What is Pegging?

Double Dildo SHAREVIBE on bodies
During partnered sex, new practices and sensations boost excitement. That excitement can reinvigorate long-term relationships, especially if it’s paired with adventure, fantasy, and a great couples’ toy. Our tip for bringing on the excitement: pegging—a hot type of strap-on play. All you need: a giver, a receiver, and a dildo.

Table of Contents

  1. What Does Pegging Mean?
  2. How Does Pegging Feel?
  3. What Should You Pay Attention to When Pegging?
  4. The Hottest Pegging Positions
  5. Must-Have Pegging Toys and Accessories

WHAT DOES PEGGING MEAN?

During pegging, the giver spoils the receiver anally, hands-free, with a classic dildo—sometimes called a strap-on—or a double dildo. In most cases, they’re also using a harness. But whether you’re playing with or without a harness, you’ll find that pegging is an intense and exciting experience that lifts adventurous couples up to previously unknown heights of pleasure. Sound good? It is, especially if you follow a few important pegging rules right from the start.

HOW DOES PEGGING FEEL?

The receiver enjoys the wonderful stimulation of thousands of nerve endings in the anus, the brilliant feeling of being filled, and prostate massage (if the receiver has a prostate) during pegging. But also, anal play is so much more than pure mechanics. If the pegging involves role reversal, as it does with cishet couples, then the giver can experience the FUN of taking control. For cis women, double "pegging dildos" stimulate the G-spot with every thrust.

Couple with double dildo SHARE LITE

WHAT SHOULD YOU PAY ATTENTION TO WHEN PEGGING?

To prep for pegging, you might try some of the tips in our anal sex guide, or anything else that makes you feel good before butt play. For some, it's an anal douche. For others, a (shared) relaxing bath helps. This tip applies to everyone: Do not skimp on (water-based!) lubricant when pegging, and start with a finger or a smaller anal-safe sex toy before you reach for the XXL dildo.

In addition, as with everything you want to integrate into your sex game: Talk openly with your partner about green lights and red lights and take your time. The giver should watch the receiver closely, feel their way carefully, and make sure that what they’re doing gives both partners pleasure.

Pegging position doggy style

THE HOTTEST PEGGING POSITIONS

Doggy style promises minimal effort and maximum FUN. The receiver positions themself on their hands and knees and is penetrated from behind. A major plus: In doggy style, you can gradually increase your thrusting intensity until you max out.

If you like it a little gentler, go for spooning, which is ideal for pegging beginners. Both partners lie on their sides, with the giver behind the receiver. The receiver can relax completely, which helps during insertion, which can be a bit tricky at first. What helps? Lots of lube and using gloved fingers before toys.

Experienced pegging fans can increase their pleasure in cowboy position. In this position, the receiver rides the giver. The big perks of this position: Eye contact is possible during sex and the receiver retains full control over the rhythm and intensity of the thrusts.

FUN FACTORY dildos: LIMBA FLEX, BOUNCER, AMOR, THE BOSS, MAGNUM

MUST-HAVE PEGGING TOYS AND ACCESSORIES

Choosing the best pegging toys for you will depend on whether you want to use a harness. If you do, you'll need a harness (obviously) plus a pegging dildo. If harnesses and buckles aren't your thing, but you're still into the idea of a hands-free pegging experience, try a double dildo that can be used without a harness, like SHARE LITE.

STRAP-ON PEGGING (WITH A HARNESS)

If you’re going to use a harness, you can pick any dildo. All FUN FACTORY dildos are 100% harness-compatible thanks to their wide, flat bases. When you’re pegging with a harness and strap-on, you have the advantage of tons of options. What's more, pegging fans swear by the reliability of the dildo-harness combination, which offers more control, especially during longer sessions.

Couple with SHARE VIBE

STRAPLESS PEGGING (WITHOUT A HARNESS)

Double dildos simultaneously stimulate the giver and receiver, and some models, like SHARE LITE, are designed to work completely without a harness. SHARE LITE has a lightweight core and extra stable design to give you full control with every thrust. It works like this: The shorter shaft is worn vaginally and held by the pelvic floor muscles. The longer end stimulates the receiver anally during pegging. This practice lets you get closer than ever without losing your freedom of movement. In fact, you can experiment with double dildos, which make spontaneous position changes easy.

If you want to take the experience even further, go for a vibrating pegging toy, like our vibrating double dildo SHAREVIBE, which has a removable bullet vibrator. With five electrifying vibration levels, it provides unbelievable highs and varied, thrilling sensations. 

Curious? Want even more ideas? Then explore the different shapes, sizes, and benefits of our dildos in our dildo guide

All ideas included are for educational and entertainment value, and do not constitute medical advice.