Dildos, Strap-Ons, and Pegging: An Anal History

When author, pleasure activist, and Good Vibes staff sexologist, Dr. Carol Queen released her 1998 hetero how-to video series, “Bend Over Boyfriend: An Adventurous Couple’s Guide to Male Anal Pleasure,” she had no idea she was tapping into the buttgeist of so many boudoirs. "Who knew there was so much interest?" she said at the time. But indeed there was (and is). The video was a best-seller and the practice of women penetrating their men with a strap-on came swaggering out of the closet.

In fact, it became so much talked about that, in 2001, the term “pegging” was officially coined by “Savage Love” sex advice columnist Dan Savage–based on readers suggestions and a vote–and quickly became the commonly accepted slang for, as he unambiguously defines it, "a woman fucking a man in the ass with a strap-on dildo."

Zoro by Perfect Fit Brand w/Harmanus-Uppinko

With release of the new models of our revolutionary and gorgeous one-piece, "hergonomic," molded (no o-ring!) Zoro strap-on by Perfect Fit Brand (above) it seemed like a good time to take a gander at dildos, strap-ons and the depiction of pegging in the media throughout the ages.

This article was inspired by and contains (B.C.) highlights edited from a post on U.K. sex toy retailer blog ThatPosition.com, plus a few more contemporary (A.D.) bits of our own.

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