Fisting

Fisting (sometimes called handballing) is a sexual activity that involves inserting a hand into the vagina or rectum. Once insertion is complete, the fingers either naturally clench into a fist or remain straight. In more vigorous forms of fisting, such as "punching", a fully clenched fist may be inserted and withdrawn slowly. Fisting may be performed with or without a partner.

 

Techniques

The "Silent Duck", also called "Duck-Billing", is the technique much often used in which the person engaging in hand insertion shapes the hand to resemble a duck's beak. Typically, fisting does not involve forcing the clenched fist into the vagina or rectum. Instead, all five fingers are kept straight and held as close together as possible (forming the beak-like "duck"), then slowly inserted into a well lubricated vagina or rectum.[1]

"Double Fist/Side Prayer" is a very advanced technique which only few are capable of achieving. The person engaging in hand insertion (the fister) places the hands palm to palm, forming a position similar to one used when praying. The hands are then turned parallel to the floor, pointing fingers toward the subject's vagina and/or anus.[citation needed]

Fistees who are more experienced may take two fists (double-fisting) in the vagina or rectum. In the case of double-fisting, pleasure is derived more from the stretching of the anus or vagina than from the thrusting (in-and-out) movement of hands.[2]

For anal fisting a lubricant is typically used. Crisco is a popular lubricant for this purpose amongst the gay/BDSM communities, with other personal lubricants, such as J-Lube and silicone based products, also very popular.[3][4]

Risks

Vaginal fisting has caused death by means of air embolism.[5][6][7] In general, sexual activities that cause air to enter the vagina can be fatal, with heightened risk during pregnancy.[8] Anal fisting can cause severe injuries to the receptive participant, who may require hospitalization and surgery;[9] in the absence of treatment it has also been known to cause death.[10] Anal fisting carries risks of colorectal perforation; participants are advised to use latex gloves and lubricant, and designate a safeword, the utterance of which will call an immediate halt to the activity.

 

In pornography and performance

Pornographic actresses who have engaged in the act on camera include Aria Giovanni, C.J. Laing,[11] Chloe,[12] Kylie Ireland,[13] Belladonna,[14] Jenna Haze,[15] and Audrey Hollander.[16] The 1978 film Candy Stripers features two fisting scenes.[17][18][19]

An erotic actress specializing in fisting (both vaginal and anal) and large dildos is O-Pearl.[20][21] The popular internet nude model Zsanett Égerházi (Sandy) sometimes engages in vaginal fisting for 21Sextury.[22]

 

Fisting hand positions

The beak-like "silent duck" used in the initial stages of fisting.

Sideways hand-position used for Double-Fisting, also called 'The Doppelganger'.

Fisting position shaped like the sign for the letter T in American Sign Language. The thumb is inserted between the index and middle fingers after insertion of the fist.

Gloves may be used to prevent sexually transmitted diseases, prevent foreign bodies (such as rings) from getting 'lost' internally, and simply to reduce the likelihood of minor cuts and scratches caused by sharp fingernails. Gloves available include those made of latex or, for those with a latex sensitivity or allergy, vinyl or nitrile.

Notes

  1. Herrman 1991, pp. 46-47
  2. Herrman 1991, p. 58
  3. Winternet.com
  4. Fistingacademy.com
  5. Torre, C. Delayed death from fisting. Am J Forens Med Pathol 1987; 8:91.
  6. Fain, D.B.; McCormick, G.M. Vaginal "fisting" as a cause of death Am J Forens Med Pathol 1989; 10:73–5.
  7. Reay, D., Eisele, J. Sexual abuse and death of an elderly lady by "fisting". Am J Forens Med Pathol 1983; 4:347–9.
  8. Kaiser, R.T. Air embolism death of a pregnant woman secondary to orogenital sex. Acad Emerg Med 1994; 1:555–8.
  9. Cohen, C.E., Giles, A., Nelson, M. Sexual trauma associated with fisting and recreational drugs. Sex Transm Infect 2004; 80:469–70.
  10. Preuss, J. Death after anal "fisting". Arch Kriminol 2008; 221:28–35.
  11. Anyone But My Husband at iafd
  12. Tampa Tushy Fest 1 at iafd
  13. Corruption at iafd
  14. Belladonna Official Site
  15. Jenna Hazel Site
  16. Violation of Audrey Hollander at iafd
  17. Candy Stripers at iafd
  18. "Candy Stripers reviewed by greybeard". adultdvdtalk.com. 2003-12-15.
  19. "Candy Stripers reviewed by Flash". adultdvdtalk.com. 2002-10-02.
  20. Website of O-Pearl
  21. Creative Art Collection
  22. 21Sextury.com

References

 

  • Addington, D (1998). A Hand in the Bush, The Fine Art of Vaginal Fisting. Greenery Press.
  • Donovan B; Tindall B; Cooper D. Brachioproctic eroticism and transmission of retrovirus associated with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Genitourin Med. 1986 Dec;62(6):390-2.
  • Herrman, Bert (1991). Trust/The Hand Book. San Francisco: Alamo Square Press. ISBN 0-9624751-5-7.
  • Inciardi, James A.; Surratt, Hilary L.; Telles, Paulo R. (November 1, 2000). Sex, Drugs, and HIV/AIDS in Brazil. Westview Press. ISBN 0-8133-3424-1.
  • Medical terminology and some information on risks were taken from The Intelligent Man's Guide To Handball, a guide to man-on-man fisting.