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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thoughts About Strap-ons

Visit almost any sex toy web site, and you will find a category of products known as "strap-on dildos". Sometimes, the dildos are hollow, which means that men can use them as "extensions" for their own genitals. (This type is known as a PPA, or Prosthetic Penis Attachment, according to this page at BigSexToyStore.com.)

I guess I can understand why a guy might want to wear the hollow type. When used as an extension, such a product could make it easier for him to give physical pleasure to his woman, especially if he is one of the numerous men who suffer from erectile dysfunction. (There are other ways to deal with that issue, such as penile implants, but as it says at Wikipedia, "Most men will not wish to proceed to surgery when properly informed of the likely outcome and risks of complications.")

Of course, a man would still have to get some kind of erection in order to use an extension, but his member would not have to be as big as the dildo could be.

I think that a hollow strap-on could be worn by a woman, not just by a man. She obviously wouldn't need to have anything to insert into the hollow part.

Why would a woman want to use a strap-on dildo of any kind, whether hollow or not? It depends. Some male partners may consider themselves to be straight, but they may still want to occasionally "take a walk on the wild side". "Pegging" is the name for a practice in which a woman "anally penetrates a man, in most cases using a strap-on dildo harness". The practice has also been described as "bend over boyfriend", the acronym for which is BOB, which must annoy the heck out of the folks who run the Christian ministry known as Band Of Brothers (which has the web address of www.bellinghambob.org). Speaking of acronyms, DILDO is also an acronym for Direct Input Limited Duty Officer. I guess that the "duty" is sexually pleasing a person with penetration of a bodily orifice.

I think that strap-ons are also popular among lesbians and bisexual women. The idea that two women could sexually satisfy one another might seem a bit weird, since a woman does not have any physical endowment suitable for penetration of another woman, unless one counts her fingers (or, in extreme cases, her firsts). But where nature has not naturally endowed a woman with a penis, technology (albeit a primitive technology, based on a modification of the dildo, which has existed for some 30,000 years) has come to the rescue.

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