Everything You Need To Know About Pegging

A sex tape featuring Usher and his ex-wife, Tameka Foster, is being shopped around, and rumor has it the activities are slightly kinky. TMZ reports: “We’ll keep this PG-13 and just say … the people in the video are both givers.” Sounds like mutual oral sex to us, but rumor-mongering blogs have decided that Usher and his wife are into pegging.

A tipster suggested we devote a post to this subject, so we talked to Lux Alptraum, editor of Fleshbot and resident sexpert, and she helped us out with a little Pegging 101. Herewith, we ask and she answers.

What IS pegging?

As it is generally understood, pegging is defined as a woman using a strap-on on her male partner for anal play. The name (and this touches on your followup) came from a poll conducted by Dan Savage a few years ago—a reader wrote in asking for a word to describe this then unnamed sexual practice, and pegging was the winning selection. (There were two other choices, but the only one I remember was bobbing.)

If a woman uses a strap-on with a woman, is that pegging?
I would say no. As I mentioned above, the term came out of a desire for a term specifically to describe this one sex act; strap-on sex between women (which can, of course, include vaginal as well as anal play) is not considered pegging.…