double penetration

or DP

[duhb-uh l pen-i-trey-shuh n]

What does double penetration mean?

Double penetration, or DP, is a sexual act wherein a woman's vagina and anus are penetrated at the same time, whether by multiple penises, dildos, or other sex toys.

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Examples of double penetration

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Examples of double penetration
Have you thought about double penetration today? Now you have.
@hotbeefbologna, June, 2013
Ok, so if double penetration is DP porn, is triple penetration TP porn? Because TP porn sounds like something else.
@susie_qsie, June, 2018
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Frankie Mullin, Vice, April, 2018

Where does double penetration come from?

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It’s hard to say just how long humans have been engaging in the act of double penetration, but it ain’t new. The Kama Sutra—a marital and sexual manual dating back to as early as 400 BC—describes threesome double penetration.

The particular term itself, though, is more recent. An 1862 issue of Harper’s Weekly used the term in a less salacious manner, referring to a man looking at a woman’s face and being impressed by the “double penetration of her womanhood and her love.” But, we know that’s not why you’re here.

Double penetration as a sexual term takes off with the internet in the 1990s. Penetration has been a term for the insertion of a penis into a vagina or anus since the 1600s, and double refers to the fact that the sex act involves both orifices.

In the early 1990s, double penetration pops up on sex-based message boards, becoming common enough to earn mention in Cathy Winks’s 1997 modern Kama SutraThe New Good Vibrations Guide to Sex. The term spread in the 2000s as a genre and tag into internet porn, where it’s been abbreviated as DP since at the early 2000s.

Who uses double penetration?

While the sexually adventurous may enjoy it in the bedroom or on the screen, double penetration isn’t for polite conversation, though some jokesters may sneak in punning references to it.

The term can also carry something of a stigma, since the sexual act isn’t plain white vanilla. And, just for the sake of covering all our bases, the act doesn’t require a penis. Dildos, strap-ons, and other sex toys can do the job. And yes, there is such a thing as triple penetration. Use your imagination.

Bear in mind that the abbreviated DP doesn’t always stand for the double penetration. DP can also signify display picture, the superhero Deadpool, or many other Ds and Ps.

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