Let’s take a look at what this chart has to tell us:
37.4% of women and 37.8% of men have either already had strap-on sex or would like to try it.
This correlates pretty closely with some relatively mainstream (hetero) sex acts:
Sex during period (women 40.7%; men 41.5%).
Anal sex (women 42.2%; men 33.7%)
Videotaped during sex (women 36.6%; men 40.3%)
More women (21.3%) and men (23%) want to try strap-on sex than have already tried it.
The “like to try it” figure presupposes the respondent has already considered pegging and decided it’s something they want to try. Often we don’t know what we want until a mental seed is planted. In my own case, the first time I saw a picture of woman-on-man strap-on sex in a book I had no interest, but the idea gradually grew on me. I progressed through fingers, a small vibrator, and a slightly larger dildo before I finally gave pegging a try more than 10 years later.
If you’re already in a relationship with someone you trust and pegging is something you want to try–ask them. According to this survey, there’s close to a 4 in 10 chance the answer is going to be yes right off the bat. Even if your partner hasn’t decided they want this themselves, they may be willing to try simply because you want it. If the answer is no (for now), you may plant a seed that leads to trying it some other time. If you’re in a good relationship, asking your partner to try something you want won’t end it.
If either you or your partner is worried that pegging either means the man is “gay” or “will make him gay,” get over it. Sex between a woman and a man cannot, by definition, be gay sex. If someone is not gay, a sex act can’t make them gay. Don’t worry about what gay and lesbian couples do in the privacy of their bedrooms (they don’t care what you do in yours).
Source: 2011 Sex Survey: Have You Ever… http://www.straight.com/life/2011-sex-survey-have-you-ever