Product Review: The Lovehoney Beginner’s Strap On Harness Kit with 5 Inch Pegging Dildo

I have mixed feelings about the Lovehoney Beginner’s Strap On Harness Kit. On the one hand there’s a lot to love about this set—at £24.99 this harness provides an affordable way for people to explore strap-ons and their benefits. But on the other hand it really didn’t work for me or my partner. I guess no harness is perfect.

The Lovehoney Beginner’s Strap on Harness Kit

The Lovehoney Beginner’s Strap On Harness Kit comes with a sturdy harness and a 5 inch dildo. Being made of silicone, this dildo is phthalate-free, non-porous, and body safe. The harness fastens around the waist and legs and can accommodate users of various sizes.

The Lovehoney Strap On Harness Kit is a great for easing newbies in.
The Lovehoney Strap On Harness Kit is a great for easing newbies in.

In addition to the dildo, this set also comes with three different O-rings which are easy to attach to the harness. This is a fantastic feature, which allows the harness to stay with you long after you’ve moved past the beginner stage.

Three different O-ring sizes means that this harness grows as you do.
Three different O-ring sizes means that this harness grows as you do.

However, this set primarily has beginners in mind, and it succeeds in this respect.

The harness is very easy to put on and adjust (being very self-explanatory in design) and feels 100% unintimidating because of this. As I’ve already mentioned, the O-rings can be switched out easily—via four press studs—and the harness is easy to clean for added convenience. All of this left me feeling incredibly confident, and undoubtedly sexy.

I mean, let’s be honest, if you’re floundering around in an uncertain stupor to try and get a harness on then it kind of kills the mood. But being able to simply slide this harness on and intuitively adjust some straps, left me feeling empowered and capable for whatever fun awaited. So kudos to this set for making me feel like a strap-on pro when, in reality, I’m a relative rookie.

The harness that comes with this kit is adjustable up to 68 inches in circumference—so it can accommodate people of varying sizes.

Another great aspect of this set (which really allows it to shine through as a beginners set) is the 5 inch dildo provided. People new to pegging are often left worrying that the toy that comes with a strap-on kit may be too big or intimidating to start with, and my partner and I were no exception. However, upon taking the kit’s slender, manageable, and (dare I say) cute dildo out of the plastic wrapping that it came in, both my partner and I felt a wave of relief come across us.

The dildo provided instantly put us at ease.
The dildo provided instantly put us at ease.

The dildo provided is slim and very approachable. It is not much bigger than some beginners butt plugs, and seems to be the perfect size for the role it fills. The silicone used on this dildo is also divine; silky smooth and similar in quality to that of Lelo’s silicone. Impressive, to say the least. Not to mention this dildo seems to retain less of an after-scent than other silicone anal toys that I own, which I’m grateful for.

The PVC material makes for an easier clean.
The PVC material makes for an easier clean.

Returning to the harness for a moment, another really good aspect of the harness is that its front section is covered in PVC—minimizing the mess caused from lubricant and other bodily fluids. At the back of this section there is also a little stretchy pocket that can accommodate a bullet vibe for the wearer’s enjoyment. Good call Lovehoney team!

At a stretch this can accommodate a We-Vibe Tango, but it does leave the bullet precariously tipping out the top, which is a shame.

A little pocket on the inner side of the harness is provided for some bullet-sized fun.
A little pocket on the inner side of the harness is provided for some bullet-sized fun.

And, sadly, this is where my enthusiasm has to end, because the Lovehoney Beginner’s Strap On Harness Kit really didn’t work with my body, or my partner’s.

Now, I would consider myself to be a larger lady and, while the harness in this kit did easily accommodate my waistline, it did not work well with the various curves and folds of my body. So, while putting this harness on made me feel like a confident pegging goddess, the feeling didn’t last long.

No matter how much I tightened this harness it never quite seemed to remain snug enough for effective use and refused to work with my body—meaning I never felt like I got the secure fit that I craved. This left me constantly worrying about the harness during use, instead of actually enjoying the act at hand. Not ideal.

In addition to this, while my partner could easily accommodate the dildo provided with this kit, he said that it didn’t do much for him at all. He could feel it was inserted, and was aware of its presence during use, but it didn’t have as much of a curve as he requires and, as a result, it wasn’t hitting the right places for him.

While it didn’t apply to us I’m also aware that people with a smaller waist may also find the excess strap length to be a bit distracting during use—adding another issue to this harness depending on your body type.

Final Thoughts

Despite both having problems with the Lovehoney Beginner’s Strap On Kit, both my partner and I realise that these are problems that we have, and not anything that is fundamentally wrong with the kit.

Overall, the Lovehoney Beginner’s Strap On Kit provides a great way for couples to explore pegging, and to do so in an accessible manner that disarms many of the common apprehensions associated with pegging. However, I advise buyers to keep in mind their body type and personal preference when deciding whether or not to buy this otherwise great starting kit.

Recommend to:

People who want to explore pegging.

People who want a strap on set that will make them feel confident.

People who can accommodate beginners butt plugs with ease.

Do Not Recommend to:

People with certain body-types.

People who prefer a more prominent curve in their anal toys.

People who dislike nylon straps.

Lovehoney provided me with the Lovehoney Beginner’s Strap On Kit in exchange for an honest review before its public release. Because of this a slightly modified version of this review can also be found on the product page.