What Is Double Penetration (DP)?

The term double penetration means being penetrated by more than one body part or sex toy simultaneously orally, vaginally, or anally.
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Q: What Is Double Penetration (DP)?

A: The term double penetration means being penetrated by more than one body part or sex toy simultaneously orally, vaginally, or anally.

Also known as DP, double penetration is a fun, sexy, and sometimes kinky way to engage in sex using multiple body parts and/or toys at the same time.

Double penetration sex can happen in a lot of ways:

  • Two penises in one vagina
  • A finger in the vagina and a penis in the mouth
  • A penis in a vagina and a penis or finger in the anus or mouth
  • A dildo in the vagina and a butt plug in the anus
  • Two dildos in a vagina
  • A dildo in the mouth and a butt plug in the butt
  • Lots of other combinations, see below

DP is the ultimate in “double the pleasure, double the fun.”

What Is Double Penetration During Sex?

As we mentioned, double penetration is the insertion of more than one body part or sex toy into a person’s mouth, vagina, or anus during sex.

The most common form of double penetration — you may know it from porn — is two penises in a vagina at the same time.

During DP, bodies can be penetrated with penises, dildos, insertable vibrators, butt plugs, and fingers.

Double penetration comes in a variety of flavors:

  • Double vaginal penetration: Two penises, a penis and a dildo, a penis and a finger, two dildos, or a finger and a dildo inside a single vagina
  • Double anal penetration: Two penises, a penis and a dildo, a penis and a finger, two dildos, or a finger and a dildo inside a single anus
  • Double oral penetration: Two penises, a penis and a dildo, a penis and a finger, two dildos, or a finger and a dildo inside of one mouth
  • Vaginal and anal penetration: A penis, dildo, or finger inside a person’s vagina and a penis, dildo, finger, or butt plug in their anus at the same time
  • Vaginal or anal penetration and oral penetration: One penis, dildo, or finger in the mouth with another in the vagina or anus

Double penetration can be a hot threesome with two partners. One uses their penis, while the other wears a strap-on harness and dildo to penetrate your vagina, mouth, or butt in any simultaneous combination you desire.

DP can also be a hot fantasy during sex with yourself. For instance, you can insert a butt plug while also using a dildo to penetrate your vagina.

DP can also be what’s known in some circles as a spit-roast.” At one end, a partner penetrates your vagina or butt while another fills your mouth.

Double penetration sex can be whatever you want it to be.

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Is Double Penetration The Same Thing As A Threesome?

While double penetration sometimes occurs during a threesome, it doesn’t have to.

A threesome may not involve DP at all. There are plenty of other sexy things three people can explore in bed together.

At the same time, double penetration doesn’t require one or even two partners. Women can easily explore DP alone using sex toys, their hands, or a combination of the two.

There’s no “standard” in any sex act, and that goes for threesomes and double penetration.

If you want your threesome to feature DP action, talk about it with your partners.

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What Does Double Penetration Feel Like?

You might be wondering what double penetration actually feels like, but the truth is that it all depends on how it’s being done.

As we talked about earlier, DP can be achieved in a variety of ways so the way it feels is based on where penetration is taking place.

For instance, two penises or sex toys in one vagina or anus will create a stretched and full sensation.

A penis or toy in the vagina and anus will create a similar feeling of fullness while pleasuring both body parts.

Trying a spit-roast, which involves penetration of the mouth and vagina or anus can be overwhelming for some because so much is happening at once, while for others that feeling of being overwhelmed is part of the fun.

If a woman is exploring DP alone, she might stimulate her vagina, anus, or mouth with the use of sex toys or her fingers.

Regardless of how double penetration happens, for women who enjoy the activity, it can be exhilarating and highly satisfying.

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Is Double Penetration Safe?

Double penetration can be done safely for everyone involved, but like any type of sex, take precautions first.

This is especially important for DP sex.

Move slowly with double penetrative sex, especially if your fantasy involves two penises or sex toys in the same orifice.

You also want to take your time with anal penetration if you’ve never done it before.

Penetration that’s done too quickly or without enough lubricant can tear your vaginal or rectal walls — or both, an injury known as a rectovaginal tear.

You may bring a third partner into your sex life to make your double penetration fantasy a reality. Before you do, everyone needs to discuss safer sex practices and contraception.

Will condoms and other barriers be used? Has everyone had a recent STI test? Do you each know your STI status?

Taking these basic safer sex precautions will help everyone have a better DP experience.

All partners involved should discuss and understand what will and won’t happen — and where everyone’s personal boundaries are.

It’s important to remember to keep the lines of communication open between partners — before, during, and after — to ensure safety and comfort all around.

It is also wise to establish a safeword AND a safe action — a gesture that conveys the need to stop the activity when speaking isn’t possible, such as during double oral penetration.

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Does Double Penetration Hurt?

Can double penetration be painful? Yes, but it doesn’t have to hurt.

Two things help prevent double penetration pain:

  • Using plenty of lubricant before and during penetration. If you feel like you’re swimming in the stuff, you’re probably using enough.
  • Communicating with your partner(s), going very slowly and allowing your body to adjust to the new girth or type of penetration, especially with double anal.

A dildo or penis in the mouth and another in your vagina will likely cause less discomfort compared to two penises in your vagina at the same time.

You know your body, so listen to it. Stop when penetration hurts and think about how to try again on a smaller scale.

For example, if two penises cause vaginal pain, use a finger instead of a second penis.

Pain is a signal that something is wrong, but you don’t have to suffer through it.

Slow down and add more lube or stop completely and try something smaller.

A Note On Numbing Lubes:

When exploring double penetration of the same orifice, particularly the vagina or anus, you may be tempted to use a numbing lube to minimize any pain.

We caution against this, as numbing lubes can mask signs of injury as it occurs. If you use numbing lubricants, we highly encourage you to proceed with caution and care.

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Is Double Penetration Normal?

What is “normal” exactly? In sex, there’s no such thing, regardless of what society tries to tell us.

Do women enjoy or fantasize about double penetration? Absolutely!

Do they explore it for a variety of reasons? Definitely.

One survey conducted in 2019, however, discovered that just 9% of men and women had actually experienced double penetration.

Double penetration can be part of kinky fun and pleasure for playing with power and control in your sex life.

It can also be a fun addition to threesome sex.

DP can also simply allow you to experience new sensations with a partner or on your own. This is especially true for women who want to explore penetrative sex or orgasms in a new way.

The question shouldn’t be, “Is DP normal?”

Instead ask yourself, “Does it turn me on and excite me?” 

If the answer is yes, put it on your sexual bucket list and give it a try!

Bottom Line: 

Double penetration can be a fun way to explore sexual pleasure alone or with a partner, with body parts or sex toys.

You can enjoy it safely as long as you take precautions and use plenty of lube.

If it feels good to you and you want to do it, DP can become a part of your sex life.

But if you have no desire to explore double penetration — don’t! Your sex life belongs to you.


Have you ever fantasized about double penetration? Have you experienced it yourself?

We encourage you to share your thoughts and experiences with us and our readers!

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