Pegging (sexual practice)
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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.
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 during pegging.
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. 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. 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".
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 features a detailed explanation about male anal pleasure and strap-on dildo sex. She teaches a workshop with instructions and skills for safe and pleasurable female on male anal sex. The material provides three scenes in which couples of porn stars explore different sexual devices and positions for pegging.
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 such explicit scene is believed to have occurred in the 1975 film The Opening of Misty Beethoven. 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. In the 21st century, female-to-male strap-on pornography has suddenly become a flourishing industry in the U.S., with such a high market value that a number of studios focused primarily on this subject started producing dedicated series about it. The most notable ones are Strap It On (black women on white men), Babes Balling Boys, which currently has sixteen editions, Strap Attack, Strap-on Sirenz, Strap-on Chicks, Boss Bitches, which currently has over two dozen editions, various movies produced by LEDA Studios, and San Francisco-based Men In Pain. It is unclear what triggered the increasing popularity of this genre, but there are now several hundred exclusively pegging titles, as well as twice as many more bisexual and straight films with strap-on scenes. Well-known female porn stars who have professed an enjoyment of strap-on pegging with male partners include Taylor Wane, Brittany Andrews, and Monique Covét. When questioned about her particular kink Monique Covét memorably replied, "If we women have to take it from behind, then why not a man?"
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." The show has toured nationally and won Best Comedy at the 2008 San Francisco Fringe Festival.
The practice has received burgeoning "mainstream attention" in the online world.
Examples in popular media
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- There is a pegging scene in the movie Acid House based on the book of the same name by Irvine Welsh.
- 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.
- Pegging is mentioned in the Chuck Palahniuk short story "Guts", from his book Haunted.
- The award winning 1992 movie Tokyo Decadence by Japanese director Ryu Murakami features an SM-Scene with a Dominatrix pegging her customer.
- The character Abby pegs her husband, Andrew, in the film Young People Fucking.
- Two characters from 2008 comedy movie Zack and Miri Make a Porno also perform an act of pegging.
- There is also a pegging scene in the movie One Way.
- There’s an aggressive pegging scene in the Australian movie The Book of Revelation based on the homonymous novel by Rupert Thomson in which the character Astrid (Zoe Naylor) sodomizes Daniel (Tom Long) with a strap-on dildo against his will.
- 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. A similar scene was also featured in the UK comedy Peep Show. 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.
- One of the plot threads begun in the pilot episode of Dirt involved Lucy Spiller blackmailing basketball superstar and "family man" Prince Tyreese for story information on a missing (and murdered, as it is revealed) rap star after entrapping Tyreese with photos of him being pegged by a prostitute, Stormy (played by pornographic actress Stormy Daniels), whom Lucy had hired for precisely such purpose.
- Channel 4's Manchester-based comedy/drama Shameless also regularly featured Sheila, Frank Gallagher's then-girlfriend in strap-on episodes.
- BBC's program Love Soup featured a scene where an 18-year-old topless model surprises her boss (with whom she's about to undertake sexual intercourse) by wearing a strap-on.
- It also featured in the ITV series Bonkers starring Liza Tarbuck.
- Ralph Cifaretto in the television series The Sopranos is depicted as a person fond of being pegged by his girlfriends.
- Singer/songwriter/record producer Peaches has a song titled "Back it Up, Boys" about pegging on her album Fatherfucker, and on her album The Teaches of Peaches: Expanded, the song "Casanova" on the bonus disc mentions pegging.
- In Vertigo's series Preacher, it's hinted that the main villain, Herr Starr, is regularly pegged by prostitutes after a sexual assault leaves him unable to enjoy vaginal sex. Also published by Vertigo is the graphic novel The Filth. In chapter 6 Miami, a heroine, pegs villain Tex Porneu.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 These three links chronicle how the term pegging came into usage.
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- ↑ Pegging gets mainstream attention and kinky porn gets rightfully slapped upside its head
- ↑ ["Official Steely Dan website FAQ" http://www.steelydan.com/faq.html]
- ↑ Weeds/Crush Girl Love Panic - The TV IV
- ↑ "Episode One: Mugging (11 November, 2005)". Channel 4. http://www.channel4.com/entertainment/tv/microsites/P/peep_show/series3_episode1.html. Retrieved 2007-05-06.
- ↑ From Beer To Paternity: November 2005
- 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
These three links chronicle how the term pegging came into usage.