Strap-On Frenzy!

Strap On Sex

There’s a lot of interest in strap-on toys at the moment, especially given the rise in couple’s trying out pegging. Perhaps this could be in part from the very short, but hilarious scene in the box office hit Deadpool, in which the titular character is bent over by his girlfriend in celebration of International Women’s Day. For the uninitiated, pegging is when a woman uses a strap-on to give her partner anal sex.

For whatever the purpose, there are a heap of different options when it comes to the world of strap-ons, and hopefully this post will arm you with the right information before heading in store to add this exciting new experience to your sexual repertoire.


The Harness

There’s a broad variety of harnesses out there. Starting from simple strap styles, all the way to the beautiful Scandal range of corseted harnesses. Materials range from vinyl to leather to cotton and denim. Leather is always great as it is nice and sturdy and looks sexy as hell. However it does have the downside of being porous and a bit tricky to clean.

Tantus have some great harnesses, including some velvet ones and their gorgeous Connoisseur Harness range is a one piece deal that works on clothing sizes as opposed to needing to adjust straps.

Having spoken to many customers about harnesses, both new and experienced strap-on users, I think the Fun Factory Harness ticks all the right boxes. It’s made from soft denim, making it super comfortable and easy to wash, and still looks damn sexy. It’s got a wide belt and two leg straps and for those so inclined, it’s vegan.

Or alternatively, pick yourself up some silk rope and make your own harness!

The Dildo

There are so many different dildos on the market and picking the right one for you is really a personal choice. Size, girth, vibrating, colour, shape, real looking or not. These are all the individual’s choice.

However the most important part is the one often overlooked, and that is material. As with any insertable toy, a good quality silicone toy is typically the best choice here. Ensure that your dildo is phthalate-free. What are phthalates? Phthalates are weak endocrine disruptors and androgen blocking chemicals. This means that when absorbed into the body phthalates can either mimic or block female hormones, or in males, suppress the hormones involved in male sexual development.

Some of the better brands making silicone dildos are Tantus and Fun Factory with Tantus having a wider range of sizes, shapes and vibrating or not. Fun Factory on the other hand have no vibrating dildos, though their Bouncer range offers a vibrating like sensation via the three rotating balls within the shaft. And it never runs out of charge!

King Cock do some great lifelike dildos in a range of sizes, and are one of the many companies offering squirting dildos (great to use with Snake oil Cum Lube). Evolved, backed by their 5-year warranty, have some great glow in the dark dildos as well as a strong vibrating one.

But if vibrating is what you are looking for, then look no further than these two, waterproof and rechargeable dildos: The Uprize and the FemmeFunn. The FemmeFunn is ultra realistic in feel and detail, and is available as a straight shaft, with balls, or less realistically looking, with a clit tickling rabbit.

The Uprize on the other hand, is in a class of its own. Available in 6 and 8 inch, the Uprize goes from flaccid to erect with the touch of a button. That button can be found on the side of its ‘balls’, or on the super simple remote that also changes the vibration function.

Another note about dildos for use in strap-ons, the flared base at the bottom of the shaft where the dildo is held in place is almost always a suction cup as well.


The O Ring

The O ring is what is going to help hold the dildo in place. Oftentimes there is one or more included with the harness or kit, but there’s a few things to know about o rings.

Rubber o rings are pretty handy for one good reason; their stretchiness. However, they are a lot harder to try to work a dildo through, which can be a bit of a buzzkill when caught in the moment. They can also start wearing away at both the harness and the dildo itself.

Using either a silicone or stainless steel o ring is the way to go. However, without give, you’ll need to find the right ring size for your dildo. Measurements are always given on the o rings and same for most dildos. If you’re still unsure, just ask for some help.


The Strapless Strap-on

The strapless strap-on typically looks like a regular dildo, but at the base end, it curves back and ends with a bulb. The bulb is held in place by the wearer’s PC muscles. On a toy like the Tantus Realdoe or Feeldoe, the curve up of the dildo end is natural and allows skin on skin contact between partners. If you’re not too sure if your PC muscles will hold it firmly in place, it can be used with a harness, differing from regular strap-ons by providing both partners with internal pleasure.

This hardened shape of a strapless strap-on is what sets it apart from a double ended dildo, another version of couple’s dual internal skin on skin contact.


The Hollow Strap-on

Designed to be worn by the male, a hollow strap-on typically has enough for a regular penis to be inserted inside the dildo, and held in place by a harness or even with suspenders as well.

But why? I hear you ask. It’s not, as some people think, to make up in a department where they may be lacking. Instead, it’s to give their partner a chance to mix things up every once in a while, using a huge dildo like the King Cock 11” Hollow strap-on Suspender System, or the Fetish Fantasy Extreme 8” Inflating Vibrating Hollow Silicone strap-on.

Or to shake things up with the Fetish Fantasy Series 6” Double Penetrator Vibrating Hollow strap-on, so he can fill both her holes at the same time. Some have a significant curve to them, able to reach her G-spot or his prostate, something your natural self is unlikely to manage.

Sure, there are a lot of those options available as a sheath, some prefer something sturdier and more secure than that offered by a sheath.

On saying all of this, a hollow strap-on needn’t be worn over an erection, unlike a sheath. So it is helpful where there could be erectile dysfunction, when you’ve already come but want to keep on going while you reload.


The Rest

What, there’s more?

There’s always more, but hopefully this helps give you an idea of the sort of things to look for when you head to the store. There’s a lot of variety out there, so having an idea of what you want straight off the bat is certainly going to help keep those final decisions to a minimum.

So to find the largest strap on collections at any adult stores visit the Oh Zone stores.