Strap-less Strap-ons, Harness-less Strap-ons, Double-enders or Doubles.
I’ve seen them referred to as all of the above. There are a number of manufacturers who makes these babies and they vary quite a bit. Let’s take a look at what’s out there….
The Feeldoe is perhaps the most well known and has a smooth shiny finish. They also manufacture the Realdoe, which basically looks more realistic in color and shape and has a matte finish. The Feeldoe is offered in varying sizes; Classic, Slim, Stout and More. The Realdoe is offered only in Classic and Slim (same measurements). Both models are offered with vibes and without. The vibes are not strong but some women enjoy them. The material used is 100% silicone. These dildos are quite firm – too firm for some users who prefer a softer, more gentle anal experience. The firmness of the toy does make penetration easier, however and can also make it easier to stimulate the prostate effectively. Some say the angle is not quite right for pegging. (Some say the angle is better for lesbian strap-on sex.) Other users have no such complaints and love their Feeldoe!
Fun Factory Share
The Fun Factory Share comes in 3 sizes, the regular size as well as XS and XL. The matte finish on these toys means that when it’s time to reapply lube – don’t wait because it can be irritating on the tissues rather quickly. These toys are softer, have more give to them and are a bit heavier that the Feeldoe line. Some users complain about the floppiness. They are 100% silicone. The bulb insertion is larger which presents a problem for some women but is exactly what others prefer to keep it in more effectively as well as have more sensation on their G-spot. The XL seems to be quite a challenge size-wise for most receivers!
XS – Lengths of inserted parts: active part: 3.9″ passive part: 5.5″
Diameter – peak active part: 1.7″ toy-peak passive part: 0.89″
Share – Lengths of inserted parts: active part: 3.4″ passive part: 6.3 inch”
Diameter – Toy tip active part: 1.5″ Toy tip passive part: 1.38 ”
XL – Lengths of inserted parts: active part: 3.4″ passive part: 7.1″
Diameter – Toy-peak active part: 1.49″ toy-peak passive part: 1.37″
Another softer and more flexible double-ender, the main difference between this toy vs the Share and Feeldoe is that it was never intended to stay in without a harness. It was always intended to be used with one. The Nexus is offered in 2 sizes; Senior and Junior. A vibe option is not offered. Criticisms are that it is too floppy, but some say this can be a good thing for positions that are not a “straight shot”, so to speak. This is another toy made of 100% silicone. The base of this toy where the dildos are joined can provide nice cushioning for those hard thrusting couples.
Senior: Curved side: 5-¼” x 1-¼” Straight side: 6″ x 1-¾”
Junior: Curved side: 5″ x 1-¼” Straight side: 5-¼” x 1-¼”
Happy Valley Tango
Tango – 6 3/4″ x 1 3/8″ and 4 1/2″ x 1 5/8″.
Love the name. I had not heard much about the Tango, but find that it’s sold in a couple of big name on-line retailers. Described as firmer than the Nexus but softer than the Feeldoe, some people say that the Tango takes all the best parts of the other models and puts it into one toy. This toy is 100% silicone and comes with a vibe. Can’t wait to hear more..
Update: It was time for Ruby to get a double-ended dildo and she chose the Tango. Partly for the reason that it is touted as taking the best parts of all the others. I used it with the Spare Parts Joque harness. My partner enjoyed the feel of the Tango and it was not either too firm or too floppy. The size was good for him, even though he tends to be somewhat tight.
The bulb end fit nicely inside me, not too tight or too loose. Felt great. The vibe placement was excellent. Between the G-spot stimulation from the bulb and the vibe I had a lovely time. I did remove the weak bullet vibe and replace it with a WeVibe Salsa (below). Pricey choice but an excellent one. Love that little vibe; it packs a punch! Plus it is easier to get out of the dildo because it’s a little longer. The Salsa is totally rechargeable, too. Forget about the batteries.
A Word About Bullet Vibes
The bullet vibes included with these toys are not very powerful. One toy store recommended replacing the regular bullet vibe included with these toys with a stronger, corded bullet vibe. (2.2″ x .6″)When I say corded I mean connected by a cord to a controller battery pack – not plugged into the wall. You can find some that have different speeds and are fairly inexpensive. That way the control for the vibe is easy to reach for on and off or changing the intensity. Just make sure the vibe that you buy is the same size as the one included. An experienced pegging couple recommended the rechargeable WeVibe Salsa bullet vibe (3″ x .625″)as much more powerful. The Salsa is a tad larger than the standard bullet (2.25″ x .5″) and will stick out a bit, but that does not seem to get in the way, according to a couple who have done this. The Salsa sounds like a top of the line bullet vibe – with rechargeable batteries, 8 different vibe patterns and it’s waterproof!
You have probably heard me rant about this a fair amount – but I can’t write an article about double-enders without mentioning the “strapless” part. For heterosexual couples who are using double-ended dildos for pegging, which I assume most of you reading this here at Pegging Paradise are, it is very rare to not need a harness. (This apparently is not the case with lesbian strap-on sex.) So if pegging is what you are doing, just ignore all the ‘strap-less’ or ‘harness-free’ claims…and feel free to admire those fetching pictures of women wearing a double-ended dildo and nothing else, but do not take them for reality.
Why is this so? Kegel muscles, no matter how strong, cannot compete with anal sphincter muscles. In addition, when a woman gets turned on and juicy – that is one more challenge to holding the toy in. Do not fall for the “if she has strong enough Kegel muscles she can keep it in” reasoning. The vast majority of women cannot use these toys without a harness so there is no need to feel less-than or like you don’t have strong enough muscles. Needing a harness for pegging with a double-ended dildo is completely normal.
A Word About Lesser Doubles
I am not going to give serious discussion to toys like a long large jelly worm that you are supposed to stick in both people. Those toys are toxic and cannot be sterilized. Do not waste your time or money…and your health. There are a few others out there that cost less but you will likely find they are made of sub-standard materials. Do your research well if you are considering buying one. Make sure it is 100% silicone, phthalate-free and can be sterilized.
Whichever toy you use – please write and share your story…contribute to the collection of knowledge about pegging equipment so the next group of beginners can benefit from our trial and error.
As always – happy pegging!
© ♥Ruby Ryder♥