Word of the Week: Double Penetration

by Violet

on 26 Aug 2022

Get your tongue around some new sexual terminology with this week's Word of the Week...

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Word of the Week:

Double Penetration

When a vulva owner penetrates their vagina and anus simultaneously.

This can be achieved alone, with a partner, or with multiple partners.

In this week's Word of the Week we take a look at the term double penetration. From what is it, to how to do it correctly, we tell you everything you need to know about this fun-filled treat.

As you may have guessed, double penetration does exactly what is says on the tin: It's the act of penetrating the vagina and the anus at the same time.

We have absolutely tons of nerve endings in our butts and our vulvas, and by stimulating both of these extra-sensitive areas simultaneously we can potentially reach incredible levels of pleasure.

While double penetration (or DP for short) has got a bit of a name for itself as an extreme sex act between two cis men and one cis woman (usually seen in porn), DP can be explored by anyone with a vulva and a butthole.

Furthermore, DP needn't involve more than one person. Just by penetrating yourself anally and vaginally, you can enjoy the incredible pleasure possibilities of double penetration.

Toys for double penetration

Want to try double penetration?

Double penetration is a super fun backdoor activity to try. However, it's not something you should rush into - especially with a partner.

Trying double penetration by yourself

  1. Use plenty of anal-safe lube. Anal lube is a great thing to have in your arsenal (pun very much intended). It's thicker than regular lube so provides even more glorious glide.

  2. DP needn't be complicated. Next time you're having a solo session, try popping a finger into your butt while you use your favourite dildo on your vulva - congratulations, you've been doubly penetrated!

  3. Step it up a notch with a toy. Adding a butt plug into the mix when you're using your favourite dildo is one way to explore DP. Another is to invest in a specially designed toy, like this Double Lover Vibrator.

  4. Take it slow. Once you're comfortable with your finger or a small butt plug, you can start to experiment with larger, girthier anal toys. Just make sure they are designed to be used anally and have a flared base.

Trying double penetration with a partner

  1. Invest in some new toys. Anal dildos and butt plugs are a great way to explore DP together. Simply pop one in before penetrative sex to add a little spice to your couple's play.

  2. Discover strap-ons. Double penetration strap-ons, like this one, are specifically designed to give you the sensation of DP without having to enlist a third person. Pop it on your penis or over your strap-on dildo to play.

  3. Communication is essential. Whether you're doing the penetrating, or the one being penetrated, check in with your partner and speak up if anything doesn't feel right.

Want to learn more sex terminology? Check out our Ultimate Sex Dictionary.

Violet

Written by Violet. Lovehoney Editorial Team
Violet joined Lovehoney's writing team in 2019 as our lingerie aficionado.
Violet is also an avid sex toy collector and co-host of The Sexual Happiness Podcast

Originally published on 26 Aug 2022. Updated on 11 Mar 2022
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