Why are women into pegging?

Why are women into pegging?

Pegging is the colloquial name for the sex act in which a man is penetrated by a woman wearing a strap-on – although, in the years since the term was first coined, the term has been broadened somewhat and can refer to anal sex featuring a strap-on, between people of any gender.

Needless to say, pegging is a controversial act, mainly because anal play is itself a controversial act, especially on straight men. There is a widespread, though incorrect, cultural belief that only women and gay or bi men are into anal play, and that enjoying anal stimulation means a man isn't straight.

This is, of course, completely wrong – sex acts don't have an inherent sexual orientation. Sex between a straight man and a straight woman is still heterosexual sex, regardless of what acts they're doing together.

The proliferation of sensitive nerve endings in the butt can make anal penetration a pleasurable experience for anyone, regardless of gender or anatomy – but it may be particularly stimulating for people with prostates. The prostate, incase you haven't heard, is a sensitive organ located inside the rectal wall closest to the penis. It's roughly analogous to the G-spot, and can feel every bit as pleasurable when stimulated – sometimes to the point of being able to achieve orgasm from prostate stimulation alone.

There are several reasons that some people love pegging or being pegged, and prostate pleasure is one of the key reasons. But this act can also be pleasurable for the person wearing the strap-on, depending on their anatomy and preferences. Some dildos and harnesses have a small pocket or hole which can hold a bullet vibrator, rendering strap-on sex more pleasurable for both partners. It can also be helpful to position the harness so that its strap, or the base of the dildo, rubs against the wearer's clit with every thrust.

Another key reason some people love pegging is the intimacy it allows for. Being penetrated by someone can be an incredibly vulnerable feeling, and penetrating someone – even with a silicone appendage – can help you feel closer to them both physically and emotionally. Good pegging requires communication to ensure no one gets injured (not to mention tons of lube), so doing it well can foster profound intimacy and connection between partners.

Many people also enjoy the power dynamics that can be incorporated into pegging. No sex act is inherently dominant or submissive, but plenty of submissive men enjoy being pegged because it involves giving up control and being "taken," while lots of dominant women enjoy it because it allows them to take charge both physically and psychologically. Pegging also works well as a component of various roleplay scenes – such as a medical-play scenario where a client receives a "rectal examination" from his secretly-strapped doctor, or a workplace tryst where a secretary flips the script by pegging her boss over his desk.

Another reason pegging can feel good is that it can evoke gender euphoria (i.e. the opposite of gender dysphoria) for some trans and nonbinary folks. For example, a transfeminine person might feel affirmed in her gender from being penetrated by a partner, while a transmasculine person might enjoy stepping into the traditionally "male" role of being the penetrator.

As we've learned, there are lots of great reasons to try pegging – and it's also fun to discover your own reasons for enjoying this much-maligned sex act! Use the code "PEG" for 20% off here on MomentumForHer.com.