How to Use a Hollow Strap-On

Slip into a bigger, bolder penis with the power of an eternal erection by diving into the world of hollow strap-ons.

If you struggle with erectile dysfunction (ED) or premature ejaculation, or you’re just looking for a way to change up the length, girth and feel of your first mate, a hollow-strap on is a simple option to give you the results you’re looking for.

Many couples also enjoy hollow strap-ons as a way to explore fantasies, since the partner receiving penetration gets to experience an eternal erection that feels different from usual. But hollow strap-ons aren’t just for people with penises to wear: some are designed for packing and stand-to-pee (STP) purposes, and some people with vaginas prefer to wear them because they’re lighter than usual dildo + strap-on harness combos.

Whatever your reason for choosing a hollow helper, these tips will help you get the most out of your experience.

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Lube your enhanced length

When wearing a hollow strap-on, many people consider the increased length but forget to think about the increased girth. Like penis extenders and penis sleeves, a hollow strap-on goes around the entire penis, enhancing its dimensions in all directions.

Lubricant is always an important part of slick, sensational penetrative sex, but even more so when the tool of penetration is larger than usual. We recommend a generous splash of water-based lubricant around the outside of your hollow-strap on and, if you’re putting your penis inside it, a good handful of lube on your penis and the inside of the strap-on too.

“I found that the most comfortable way of entering the hollow dildo was whilst my penis was semi-erect and a with a good amount of water-based lube applied to it and inside the hollow section of the dildo, then for comfort putting my balls through the cut out space in the harness.” - Funguy70

Last longer

For people with a penis, one of the greatest benefits of a hollow strap-on is that it keeps going for as long as you need to. If you and your partner ever find yourselves wishing your erection was a little bit harder for a little bit longer, then hollow strap-ons may be the solution for you.

“I felt so close to her while we were making love. I would highly recommend this product for ED suffers like myself. You won’t be disappointed.” - mac101263

Hollow strap-ons can reduce the sensation to your penis, which helps reduce the chance of premature ejaculation getting in the way of your good time. Additionally, hollow strap-ons also stay hard after you’ve ejaculated, which lets you continue to please your partner until they’re ready to stop.

Explore fantasies and shared experiences

Even if you’re in a happy, exclusive relationship with a partner, you may still have fantasies about other experiences that won’t naturally occur with the bodies you both have. This is another great strength of hollow strap-ons, which can change the size, shape and even colour of your penis to suit a fantasy you both share.

“Ordered this on impulse! I have a large fella but both my wife and I have fantasised about her trying a monster, so we decided to give it a go.” - Experimental pair

Plus, most hollow strap-ons are stiff enough to be worn without a penis inside them, which means that a partner with a vagina can wear one to penetrate their lover, too. You could also purchase a vibrating hollow strap-on to add a thrilling new element to your adventures together.

Form and function

Although they’re not commonly referred to as hollow strap-ons, hollow packers or stand-to-pee (STP) packers do bear mentioning here. Normally designed to fit inside brief or boxer-style packing harnesses, STPs are hollow to enable a person without a penis to stand while they urinate.

“I've been trying this in the shower the last few days and have finally perfected my technique. I've discovered that I need to stand like a man – feet apart and hips forward. I can finally write my name in the snow!” - VR

This kind of hollow strap-on can really help to reduce dysphoria for trans individuals or anyone who suffers from discomfort when having to sit to pee. If you’re someone without dysphoria, you can still explore the benefits of an STP packer on your next camping or festival trip – no need to crouch in the bushes.

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