This article was written by Tony Giovanni and provided by our partners at YourTango.
Pegging: There's a good chance you've heard about it and maybe even thought about trying it. But if you want to give it a go and don't know where to start, here's a closer look at this trendy sex act, the toys required to do it, and why more couples are trying strap-on sex now than ever before.
Pegging is the practice of a heterosexual man being anally penetrated by a woman wearing a strap-on dildo. Simple as that. And since the release of "Bend Over Boyfriend," an educational film released in 1998, there's been more discussion and awareness of prostate stimulation enhancing sexual pleasure for men.
In 2001, sex columnist Dan Savage held a contest asking his readers to name the practice, and the term pegging was born. Armed with a new name without homosexual implications and a how-to video that validated the practice, some men became more open to the idea of receiving anal sex and prostate simulation.
In the past decade, Xandria, an adult toy retailer, reported that they saw a 300 percent increase in the number of heterosexual couples using strap-ons for female-to-male anal penetration. And a recent poll by Xandria found that nearly 20 percent of men who identify as strictly heterosexual reported having at least one experience with anal penetration from a female lover.
With that brief history of pegging out of the way, here are a few tips for trying it out:
Find the Tight Harness and Sex Toy
The harness should fit snuggly without moving around too much to fully enjoy the experience. If your guy is a first-timer, the dildo should be fairly short and thin with a curved design intended to reach a man's prostate.
Lubrication Is Essential
Use a generous amount of lubrication and reapply as necessary. Go slow, and communicate with your partner throughout the whole process. Half the fun of pegging is sharing the experience with your partner.
Relax and Enjoy
Many men report that the orgasms they achieve during anal penetration are the best orgasms they've ever experienced. Crazy, right? Plus, couples often say that one of the most exciting parts of pegging is reversing their sexual roles.
So, are you ready to go deep?