Strap-ons

As the name suggests, strap-ons (also called harnesses) let you strap a dildo onto your body. Often used to penetrate a partner hands-free, strap-ons can be worn by people of any gender and can be used for vaginal, anal, or oral sex.


Strap-ons generally come in four styles: Jock, G, Briefs or Thigh:

1. Jock-style strap-ons have two leg straps which sit more or less under the bum cheeks. Conveniently, this leaves space between the legs to play.

2. G-style strap-ons have one strap which lies between the bum cheeks. Though it restricts access to some sensitive bits, it can also provide the wearer with added stimulation, and help to hold a butt plug or dildo in place.

3. Brief-style strap-ons look like brief-style underwear with a hole in the front-middle. This strapless style is particularly comfortable and is quick and easy to slip on and take off. Because these harnesses aren't adjustable, getting the right size and fit is especially important.

4. Thigh strap-ons simply wrap around the thigh, or can even be fastened to the back of a sturdy chair or pillow for hands-free fun.

Now, let's get a little more technical …

Fit and fasteners: Strap-ons should hug the body comfortably, but snugly. Buckles and D-rings are commonly used as fasteners, as both are quite secure and adjustable.

Removable O-ring: On some strap-ons, the O-ring is held in place by a few clips which easily snap open and shut. The advantage of having a removable O-ring is that you can use almost any size dildo as long as you have the right ring. You can also decide between using a metal or rubber ring.

Standard Opening: Some strap-ons don't have an O-ring, but rather have a standard size opening at the front, allowing for a dildo to slide through. These strap-ons usually have a sleeker aesthetic which some people prefer. They don't have

any obtrusive metal hardware which sometimes causes discomfort or pain to the receiving partner especially during deeper or more rigorous thrusting. But the size of the opening doesn't work with all toys, especially relatively small or large dildos.

Flexible O-ring: Some manufacturers, such as Spareparts and RodeoH, use a non-removable, elastic ring. The stretchiness of the ring allows the use of most dildos, except those larger than 5cm in diameter or with very small bases.

Material: Strap-ons are often made of leather, but there are some great animal-friendly alternatives, which are likely to satisfy anyone, whether vegan or not!

Choosing a dildo: Chances are that if you've got a strap-on, you'll need a dildo to go with it. Whether you already have a favourite dildo or need a new one, check out our dildo info page, complete with tips for pairing dildos with strap-ons.

Whichever dildo you decide to strap on, you might want to get comfortable with your cock on your own before introducing it to your lover(s). Try your dildo and harness on a few times, experiment with the position on your body, tug on your dildo to make sure it won't slip out at an inopportune moment. And don't forget to look in the mirror and tell yourself how hot you look!

At Other Nature, we have a pretty vast selection of strap-ons to choose from. All our strap-ons are animal-cruelty-free, made either by local crafters who use recycled materials or by sex-positive manufacturers who share our commitment to high quality products.