The neologism "pegging" was popularized after it became the winning entry in a contest for the "Savage Love" sex advice column, held by Dan Savage in 2001 upon observing that English lacked a common name or dictionary entry for the act.
Some may find stimulation of the anus, rectum, and especially the prostate, pleasurable. Prostate stimulation may even lead to an orgasm. (see Prostate massage#As a sexual practice for more information).
In popular cultureEdit
Prior to the coinage of "pegging":
- Long before the term was coined as such, the 1970 film Myra Breckinridge, based on the novel by Gore Vidal, depicted the first known pegging scene on the screen. The first explicit pegging scene is believed to be the 1976 pornographic film The Opening of Misty Beethoven.
- The Marquis de Sade describes a pegging act in his 1795 book Philosophy in the Bedroom.
- There is a depiction of pegging in the William S. Burroughs 1959 novel Naked Lunch. The dildo used in the scene is called a Steely Dan III, and is the source from which the musical group Steely Dan takes its name.
- Bend Over Boyfriend (1998) is based on a series of lectures and workshops by Robert Lawrence and Carol Queen and co-produced by Fatale Media, Inc. Bend Over Boyfriend originally inspired Dan Savage to call the act "BOBing" but his readers subsequently voted on the winning term, "pegging".
Various popular culture references since the coinage of "pegging":
- Pegging was featured in the 2005 series of the UK comedy Peep Show (2005), in a scene where Jeremy (Robert Webb) is pegged by his then girlfriend Michelle (Shelley Blond).
- It was featured in the television show Weeds, during the episode "Crush Girl Love Panic" (2006).
- In the January 2007 pilot episode of Dirt, Lucy Spiller (Courteney Cox) blackmails Prince Tyreese (Rick Fox) with photographs of him being pegged by a prostitute.
- The September 2007 film YPF features a storyline in which a couple who feel their lovemaking has become boring over time, attempt to spice up their sex by trying pegging.
- As an author of sex guides and informational books on various sexual taboos, Violet Blue wrote and released The Adventurous Couple's Guide to Strap-On Sex in 2007.
- Tristan Taormino's Expert Guide to Anal Pleasure for Men (2009) is an adult instructional video for anal sex for men made by Tristan Taormino and released through Vivid Entertainment.
- The theatre company Pack of Others have an entire theatrical performance devoted to "spreading the word about the pleasures of prostate stimulation and strap-on sex". The show has toured nationally and won Best Comedy at the 2008 San Francisco Fringe Festival.
- In the episode "Knockoffs" of TV series Broad City, Abbi Abrams pegs Jeremy Santos.
- In the 2016 movie Deadpool, an R-rated pegging scene was enacted as part of a montage of sexual activity between the male protagonist and his girlfriend Vanessa Carlysle.
- In the episode "To Peg Or Not To Peg" of TV Series The Bold Type, Kat pegs Cody.
- In episode 12 of TV series Vida Lyn pegs Rudy. In episode 20 it is referenced that she pegged Johhny.
- In the second episode of the second season of Bonding, Pete mentions pegging in his standup routine.
- In the webcomic Ménage à 3 (2008—2019), one of the main characters, Gary, has a continuing relationship with a girl named Peggy, who likes to peg.
- These three links chronicle how the term pegging came into usage.
- Levin, R. J. (January 2018). "Prostate-induced orgasms: A concise review illustrated with a highly relevant case study: Prostate-Induced Orgasms". Clinical Anatomy. 31 (1): 81–85. doi:10.1002/ca.23006. S2CID 36790429.
- Nault, Curran (Summer 2010). "Bend Over Boyfriend to Take it Like a Man: pegging pornography and the queer representation of straight sex". Jump Cut (52). Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
- Sade, Marquis (2010). La Philosophie dans le boudoir [Filozofija v budoarju ali Nemoralni učitelj] (in Slovenian). Ljubljana: Center za slovensko književnost. p. 110. ISBN 978-961-6789-14-1.
- Philosophy in the Boudoir: Or, The Immoral Mentors. Penguin Classics. 2006. p. 74. ISBN 978-0143039013.
- Sweet, Brian (2000). Steely Dan: Reelin' in the Years. Omnibus Press. p. 42. ISBN 978-0-7119-8279-6.
- "Official Steely Dan FAQ". Archived from the original on January 27, 2012. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
- "Peep Show – Episode Guide – Episode One: Mugging (11 November 2005)". Channel 4. Archived from the original on 16 December 2009. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
- Bridges, Ana J.; Sun, Chyng; Wosnitzer, Robert; Scharrer, Erica; Liberman, Rachael (September 2008). "A comparison of male and female directors in popular pornography: what happens when women are at the helm?". Psychology of Women Quarterly. 32 (3): 312–325. doi:10.1111/j.1471-6402.2008.00439.x. S2CID 143657655.
- "Peg-Ass-Us". Pack of Others. Archived from the original on August 16, 2016. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
- Jones, Chad (September 23, 2008). "Fringe felicitations: Best of winners, encores announced". Theaterdogs.net. Archived from the original on July 22, 2011. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
- Hope, Clover (February 5, 2015). "Last Night's Broad City Was All About Pegging". Jezebel. Archived from the original on July 16, 2016. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
- Le Vine, Lauren (February 9, 2016). "We Need to Talk About the Pegging Scene in Deadpool". Refinery29. Archived from the original on July 7, 2016. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
- Frey, Meaghan (2020-02-27). "The Bold Type Season 4 Episode 6 Review: To Peg or Not to Peg". TV Fanatic. Archived from the original on 2020-08-06. Retrieved 2020-05-26.
- "Vida Season 2 Episode 6 Recap: Strap-On, Snitches, and Secrets". 21 June 2019. Archived from the original on 22 June 2020. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
- "Pixie Trix Comix - Ménage à 3 - Bringing him chocolates". Archived from the original on 2021-06-07. Retrieved 2021-06-07.
- Blue, Violet (2007) The Adventurous Couple's Guide to Strap-On Sex. Cleis Press. ISBN 1-57344-278-X
- Taormino, Tristan (2006)  The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women. Cleis Press ISBN 1-57344-028-0
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