Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Pegging

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Anal activities have become increasingly popular in porn—and in people’s sex lives, too. For example, changes in Pornhub search trends reveal that queries for anal sex have increased by more than 100% in the last decade. At the same time, there’s been a sizeable increase in the number of men and women who say they’ve tried anal sex at least once before when you compare recent data to 1990s data.

Anal sex isn’t just one thing, though—people are exploring anal stimulation in multiple forms, from rimming to pegging. And if there’s a trend in anal sex right now, it seems to be pegging, an act that has been depicted and discussed with great frequency not just in porn, but also in pop culture.

Pegging is a sex act in which a woman anally penetrates a man while wearing a strap-on dildo. This activity is the subject of my latest column over at Playboy and, in this article, I look at how many men and women are turned on by the idea of pegging based on recent data I collected on sexual fantasies for my book Tell Me What You Want. My findings reveal that pegging is surprisingly popular across the sexes.

There are a lot of factors that can help to explain the appeal of pegging, which is something I explore in the article as well. Part of it has to do with the potential for powerful “P-spot” orgasms in men (i.e., orgasms from prostate stimulation), but it also stems from the fact that pegging often co-occurs with dominance-submission play, something that many people find arousing in and of itself.

The growing popularity of pegging is also revealing of a major change in the way we think about men and masculinity. Strictly gendered sexual roles and behaviors have been decreasing, and the rise of pegging is just one sign of this. To learn more, including best practices for pegging according to a sex coach, check out the full article over at Playboy.

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