Strap Ons Beginners Guide

What Is A Strap-On?

Strap-ons are sex toys designed to be worn during sexual activity. They can be used by both men and women for masturbation, oral, anal or vaginal sex.

We strongly recommend using a lubricant if you are a newcomer to using this type of sex toys. There are many variations of strap-on dildos depending on the type of harness, style of the dildo and how the dildo attaches to the harness.

What is a Harness?

Harness helps you connect the dildo to your body so you can use it on your partner. There are different harnesses to chose from and many lovers have more than one to fulfill all their naughty fantasies.

Be careful that you choose a comfortable harness for maximum enjoyment.

Type of Harness

G-string Harness

Consists of one strap that goes around the waist and the other one going between the legs connecting to the other strap. It's the basic strap-on harness sometimes known as the Thong Harness.

  • Plus: Easy to use, very simple, usually allows changing dildos. Dildo in a natural position.
  • Minus: Sometimes can be uncomfortable. Dildo or harness strap can rub against the skin.
  • Alias: G-string Harness, 2-strap harness, thong harness.

Three strap Harness

One strap goes around the waist and the other two go around each thigh connecting to the first strap.

  • Plus: Dildo attached very firmly. Genitals and anus uncovered, so you can use other toys or enjoy sexual stimulation even when wearing this strap-on.
  • Minus: Some lovers don't enjoy this design as they find it uncomfortable or unnatural.
  • Alias: Three strap harness, Jock harness.

Strap-on Body Harness

There are many possible variations of this Harness like the ever popular Thigh Harness or Gag harness. This type of harness allows lovers to enjoy different sexual positions.

  • Plus: Not limited to what you can do with a penis.
  • Minus: Some people find it unnatural. The harness can slip if not fitted properly.
  • Variations: Gag harness, Thigh Harness.

No Harness

There are many dildos that don't require a harness and are designed to be held by vagina or anus. This new design is becoming very popular.

  • Plus: Very comfortable, stimulation to both lovers, easy to use.
  • Minus: Less control, can slip.
  • Alias: No Harness Dildo, Strapless Dildo, Strapless Strap on.

Attaching Dildo to the Harness

O-Ring

This type of harness has a round hole or either a steel or plastic ring (O Ring) through which you insert the dildo. You can use different size or shape dildos with the same harness an as long as they fit in the O Ring. Some harnesses allow changing the O Ring, so you can use dildos with different diameter.

  • Plus: You can use many different dildos, changing the dildo is inexpensive.
  • Minus: Dildo can sometimes turn and offer less control as the Vac-u-lock system.
  • Alias: Ring Harness, O Ring, Wide Base Harness.

Vac-u-lock

Vac-u-lock dildo attachment is used by Doc Johnson Strap Ons. This type of harness does not require an O Ring. Dildo is attached to the special plug on the harness that holds the toy firmly in place. It can be used with various compatible toys.

  • Plus: Vac-u-lock holds the dildo firmly so it doesn't rotate or flop downwards. Very comfortable, easy to use.
  • Minus: You can only use Vac-u-lock compatible products.
  • Alias: Vac-u-lock, Vacuum seal dildo.