In porn, double-penetration (DP) is typically depicted as a vulva-owner being simultaneously penetrated by two penis-owners, and, as a result, many folks regard the sex act as nothing more than fantasy fodder. After all, to try it for real within the confines of that very narrow definition, you need not one but two willing, communicative, and conscientious partners. But in actuality, thanks to double-ended dildos, pleasure-seekers can explore double-penetration on their own.
And that's great news, considering that according to a recent Instagram poll I took of my followers, of 1,400 respondents, 76 percent reported that they either have already had or are interested in trying double penetration with the right person. And less than one-fourth of the respondents reported double penetration to be a hard no in on their pleasure menu. If you fall in the former camp, read on to learn more about the best double-ended dildos to buy and creative ways to incorporate them into the bedroom, according to sex educators.
The best double-ended dildos for double the fun
At 12-inches long and straight in design, the Colours Double Pleasures Double Dildo is basically an erotic ruler. “The shape makes it perfect for partnered play,” says Lisa Finn, a sex educator at sex-toy emporium Babeland. Insert one end into one partner’s mouth, anus, or vagina, then have the second partner slide their hole-of-choice down the shaft, until both partner’s meet in the middle. Shorter than most I-shaped double-ended dildos, this option is perfect for pleasure-seekers who enjoy more shallow penetration.
The idea that strap-on and pegging sex only feel good for the receiver is B.S. The dildo, after all, can press against the pubic mound, vulva, or clit of the wearer, delivering “there, there, there!” pressure with every thrust. But for wearers who enjoy being penetrated as much as they enjoy penetrating, the Fun Factory Share is the best double-ended dildo to try.
It’s one of many double-ended dildos marketed as a strapless strap-on, but it’s the best. “The toy sports an ergonomically-designed bump that hooks into the wearer’s G-zone, which keeps the toy inside the wearer’s body while they thrust,” says Finn. Most strapless strap-ons don’t have this little bump, and thus are far more likely to pop out mid-session. Plus, “the bump also stimulates the wearer’s G-zone, making play potentially more pleasurable.”
Oh, and it also features a bullet vibrator which provides buzzy vibration up and down the shafts, Sparks adds.
Curved into a giant “U,” the Colours DP Pleasure Double Dildo is designed to allow people the opportunity to explore double penetration without the “help” of a partner. Each side features nearly eight insertable inches, and each end is a different girth in order to accommodate different girth preferences between holes.
Furthermore, “it features a similar texture to a biological penis, without being realistic in color,” Finn says, noting this feature makes it ideal for people who enjoy internal texture but aren’t necessarily looking for a penis-inspired bedmate.
Compared to the Colours DP Pleasure Double Dildo, the Ruse is both longer (18 inches!) and sturdier. Because the toy is less-bendy, it’s better for simultaneous anal and vaginal penetration than for double vaginal penetration.
But, says Finn, it can also be used during partnered play; she suggests doing so by wearing a harness with a removable back (like the Spareparts Joque, $150) so the dildo doesn’t fall out of your body when your pelvic floor muscles tire out.
“Due to their short-length, stainless steel wands are often left out of the double-ended dildo conversation,” says Finn. “But they have two heads, so they shouldn’t be.”
Made out of heavy stainless steel, wands like the Bow are better-equipped than regular ‘ole silicone dildos to provide the consistent internal pressure that G-zones, P-spots, and A-spots respond well to. “One end of the Bow is bigger and features a corkscrew-like design for internal texture, and the other end is smaller,” she explains, allowing user’s preferences to dictate their sexperience.
The super-bendable Double Whammy is is the choose-your-own-adventure of double-ended dildos.“Being able to shape it allows for different kinds of bodies to access both sides of the dildo at angles that feel good,” says Stewart. A little muscle is all it takes to transform this silicone toy into a “U”, “I”, “S”, or “C” shape, she says. Four-toys-in-one and for just $36 buckaroos? Here for it.
“A vibrating strapless strap on, the Happy Rabbit has the added bonus of sporting stimulating rabbit ears, making it great for vulva-owners who love clitoral stimulation,” says to Taylor Sparks, erotic educator and founder of Organic Loven. With the help of fluttering external flaps, this toy offers not only internal stimulation to both partners, but external vibration, too.
The 3 types of double-ended dildos
Sometimes called double-dildos, double-ended dildos have two insertable heads that generally offer over 18 inches of length, according to Sparks. For frame of reference: The average single-ended dildo is just five to eight inches. The exact shape of double-ended dildos, however, can vary. Some are shaped like a giant “U,” while others are shaped like a capital "I," while others are hands-free.
How to use a double-ended dildo
U-shaped double-ended dildos: For vulva-owners who want to try double-penetration while masturbating, a U-shaped double-ended dildo is best. Contoured into a giant horseshoe, a U-shaped double-ended dildo is designed to simultaneously fill your vagina and anus, with the bend of the dildo straddling your perineum, says Marla Renee Stewart, sex expert for sex-toy brand and retailer Lovers.
I-shaped double-ended dildos: Finn says I-shaped dildos can be used for deep penetration in a single hole during solo sex or, “they can be used with a partner, allowing your bodies to meet in the middle like some Lady in The Tramp spaghetti thing with a dildo.”
Hands-free dildos: There’s a third category of double-ended dildos that are also known as strapless strap-ons (or harness-free strap-ons). One end of the toy is designed to be inserted into the vaginal canal and is held into place with the pelvic floor muscles, says Sparks. The other end is designed to be used as a strap-on dildo, thrusting in and out of another partner’s vagina, anus, or mouth.
These can be orgasmic for adventurous masturbators, too, according to Finn. “Whether for gender-affirmation through solo sex or just out of a desire to rub a phallus to climax, wearing the internal end and [manually stimulating] the end that extends from the body can be a pleasurable sensation,” she says.
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