Buyer's Guide То Harnesses

Choosing a strap-on dildo

Choosing a strap-on dildo

The crux of any harness and the very purpose of its existence is the strap-on; that’s why we’ve included a quick dildo tutorial in this guide.

First off, you need to ascertain that any dongs you purchase are harness compatible, i.e. they have a wide flared base by which to be secured. You should also keep in mind that the width of the dildo has to be smaller than the width of the harness's O ring to fit through it. Most O-rings are at least one and a quarter inch wide, but you should still always check the measurements. Some harnesses come with different sized O rings; these include the Leather rider luxe and The revolution.

Weight is another factor that plays into the mix; if your harness isn’t so sturdy you don’t want to exacerbate the situation with a dildo that will sag.

Another consideration you should take into account, and the most important yet often overlooked, is that dildos can work for the harness-wearer too. For example, some harnesses sport an interior butt plug lock-in system.

Make sure you use somewhat soft and reasonably-sized dildos when embarking on an anal sexcapade. You can really stimulate any part you normally would during sex, from the prostate to the clitoris, as long as you have the right dildo, or even a vibrator, and harness.

And lastly, features like shape, material and look are all up to you, so the possibilities are endless.

Choosing a strap-on dildo

The O ring

The O ring

This is the piece that secures the dildo to the harness and sets the parameters for the width of the dong you can use. Generally, you won’t have to worry about its construction, but if you plan on using large or heavy strap-ons you’ll want an O ring that’s made out of solid metal. In almost all harnesses the O-ring is attached via straps, and this construction allows you to use different sized O-rings and thus different sized dildos. One consideration to keep in mind is that a larger dildo means more sag and a less secure fit in the lesser quality harnesses. The Leather rider luxe and The revolution both come with interchangeable and different sized O-rings.

The O ring

Locking systems

Locking systems

Some harnesses, like the Eden silicone strap on kit and plug come with the locking system which fastens compatible dildos to the harness. Something as simple as having a solid conjoining piece between the strap-on and harness is one of the best ways to secure the dildo, and besides the benefits of control and leverage this allows, it also adds to the authenticity of your fantasy role playing by making the penis look like it’s actually a part of your body. You can purchase a dildo locking system (for example, Vac-u-lock) separately as well. One thing you should keep in mind is that while this apparatus does help secure strap-ons, you will be limited to only compatible dildos. There are, however, extensive lists of compatible harnesses and strap-ons in a wide range of varieties and prices.

Locking systems