Pegging (male anal dildo penetration)

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Pegging is a sexual practice in which a woman penetrates a man's anus with a strap-on dildo. The neologism "pegging" was popularized when it became the winning entry in a contest in Dan Savage's Savage Love sex advice column, held after an observation was made that there was no common name for the act.[1]

Pleasurable aspects

Physical pleasure

In terms of physical pleasure, women may get direct stimulation from the base of the dildo, or in the case of a double-ended dildo, from vaginal penetration. A woman can use a secondary vibrator, between the dildo and her clitoris, to get pleasure from pegging. Men may find stimulation of the anus, rectum, and adjacent organs, and particularly the prostate, enjoyable, which can lead to an anal orgasm. Some men enjoy masturbating (or being manually stimulated) during pegging.

Psychological pleasure

Some people who engage in pegging may find pleasure in the psychological aspects of domination and submission which can be evoked through the practice. In particular, it is quite common for a femdom roleplay to culminate in a pegging. Given the stigma associated with anal sex (and its association with male homosexuality), some people, many of them heterosexual, derive enjoyment from the associated taboo.[citation needed]

Advice columnist Dan Savage wrote that he believes all men should try pegging at least once, as it may introduce them to a new enjoyable sexual activity and illuminate them to the receiver's perspective in sex.[1] A man may cross-dress in feminine lingerie such as stockings, garters and high heeled shoes. This completion of the role reversal can be deeply erotic for some. Some people, particularly genderqueer people or those who engage in genderfuck may enjoy the gender-transgressive aspects of pegging. Some females may enjoy the feeling of having a "simulated penis".

 

Instructional materials

A few instructional movies and books have emerged in recent years, including Bend Over Boyfriend, produced by Fatale Media, Inc., and directed by Shar Rednour, SIR Video co-founder.

The American pornographic film director and sex educator Tristan Taormino released an instructional pegging movie in 2009 by Vivid Entertainment Studio, Tristan Taormino's Expert Guide to Anal Pleasure for Men,[2] featuring a detailed explanation about male anal pleasure and strap-on dildo sex. In it, she teaches a workshop with instructions and skills for safe and pleasurable female on male anal sex. There are three scenes, in which pairs of pornographic actors explore different sexual devices and positions for pegging.

As an accomplished author of numerous sex guides and informational books on various sexual taboos, Violet Blue wrote and released The Adventurous Couple's Guide to Strap-On Sex in 2007.

 

Pegging in pornography

Pegging has recently been featured in a number of pornographic movies; the first pegging scene (long before the term was developed) appears to have been in the non-pornographic 1970 film Myra Breckinridge, based on the novel of the same name by Gore Vidal, although it was not explicit. The first explicit such scene is believed to have occurred in the 1975 pornographic film The Opening of Misty Beethoven.[3]

Female-to-male strap-on pornography became a flourishing industry in the U.S. in the early 21st century, with a number of studios producing dedicated series about it. Adult titles include Strap It On (black women on white men), Babes Balling Boys, (with sixteen editions), Strap Attack, Strap-on Sirenz, Strap-on Chicks, Boss Bitches, (with over two dozen editions), various movies produced by LEDA Studios, and San Francisco-based Men In Pain. Several hundred exclusively pegging titles were developed, as well as twice as many bisexual and straight films with strap-on scenes. Well-known female porn stars who professed an enjoyment of pegging their male partners include Taylor Wane, Brittany Andrews, and Monique Covét. When questioned about her particular kink Covét replied, "If we women have to take it from behind, then why not a man?"[4]

 

Examples from popular culture and the arts

  • Dan Savage was the guest on The Colbert Report on November 29, 2010. During the interview Savage educated host Stephen Colbert on the practice of pegging.[5]
  • There is a depiction of pegging in the William S. Burroughs novel Naked Lunch. The dildo used in the scene is called a Steely Dan III, and is the source from which the musical group Steely Dan takes its name.[6][7]
  • Pegging was featured in the television show Weeds, during the episode "Crush Girl Love Panic", in a scene where Andy Botwin, expecting to have sex with Yael Hoffman in her apartment, is surprised when she refuses to have vaginal sex with him, and dons a large strap-on.[3]
  • A similar scene was featured in the UK comedy Peep Show (2005). Jeremy and his girlfriend decide to act out each other's biggest fantasy. After having Jeremy's threesome, his girlfriend takes him to a bedroom. He does not know what she intends; she turns around and is wearing a large strap-on.[8]
  • In the pilot episode of Dirt (2007), Lucy Spiller (Courtney Cox) blackmails Prince Tyreese (Rick Fox) with photographs of him being pegged by a prostitute.[3]
  • In the film Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008), Bubbles (Traci Lords) pegs Barry (Ricky Mabe).[3]
  • The theatre company Pack of Others have an entire theatrical performance devoted to "spreading the word about the pleasures of prostate stimulation and strap-on sex."[9] The show has toured nationally and won Best Comedy at the 2008 San Francisco Fringe Festival.[10]
  • In the film Fall (1997), Sarah (Amanda De Cadenet) pegs Michael (Eric Schaeffer).

References

  1. a b c These three links chronicle how the term pegging came into usage. Let's Vote, May 24, 2001 Count Every Vote, June 7, 2001 We Have a Winner!, June 21, 2001
  2. Sun, Chyng; Bridges, Ana; Wosnitzer, Robert; Scharrer, Erica; Liberman, Rachael (September 2008). "A Comparison of Male and Female Directors in Popular Pornography". Psychology of Women Quarterly 32 (3): 312–325. doi:10.1111/j.1471-6402.2008.00439.x.
  3. a b c d Nault, Curran (summer 2010). "Bend Over Boyfriend to Take it Like a Man: pegging pornography and the queer representation of straight sex". Jump Cut (52).
  4. http://www.budapestsun.com/news/54577
  5. Dan Savage - The Colbert Report. [Television production]. Retrieved December 1, 2010.
  6. Sweet, Brian (2000). Steely Dan: Reelin' in the Years. Omnibus Press. p. 42. ISBN 0711982791.
  7. Official Steely Dan website FAQ
  8. "Episode One: Mugging (11 November 2005)". Channel 4. Retrieved 2007-05-06.
  9. "Peg-Ass-Us". Retrieved 2011-01-09.
  10. Fringe felicitations: Best of winners, encores announced

 

Further reading

 

  • Violet Blue: The Adventurous Couple's Guide to Strap-On Sex, Cleis Press, 2007, ISBN 157344278X
  • Tristan Taormino: The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women, (Cleis Press, 1997/2006) ISBN 1-57344-028-0

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