Fisting (fist fucking)

Fisting, also known as fist fucking (FF) or handballing, means anal fucking using your entire hand. Fisting can be damaging to your anus and intestinal wall, so it is important that it is done carefully.

Fisting or fist fucking is a sexual technique that demands great care, since it can damage the intestinal wall of whoever gets fisted. The term fist fucking is somewhat misleading: fisting doesn't necessarily actually involve a clenched fist. An often-used technique for fisting is an arrow-shaped hand with the fingers stretched out straight.

General tips for fisting

When you are fisting someone, you run the risk of injuring your partner. The intestinal wall is very vulnerable. Never force anything and always remain alert to signals from each other. Keep asking your partner how it feels. 

1.    Use a lot of silicone-based lubricant.
2.    Make sure the active partner (the top) has short and carefully filed fingernails. 
3.    Never wear rings, bracelets or armbands while fisting. 
4.    Use gloves when fisting someone.

Fisting for beginners

Especially if you don't have a lot of experience, it is very important to start slowly. This holds both for the top (the active partner) and for the bottom (the passive partner).  

  • Start with just one finger and build it up slowly, finger by finger. 
  • Hold your fingers still in the passive partner's anus for quite a while, as that will help relax his internal anal sphincter. 
  • Have the passive partner practice inhaling and exhaling deeply. When he exhales, move your fingers slowly inwards.
  • A lot of men have difficulty allowing the knuckles of your hand inside. Never force it!
  • If the lube turns pink, this means that the passive partner has bled a little. Take a break. If more blood comes out, stop with fisting.

Give yourself an anal douche before getting fisted

If you are going to get fisted, make sure that you have cleaned out your anus properly beforehand. That will make more space available inside your intestines. Anal douching will help make your fisting experience more enjoyable. Read here about the right way to give yourself an anal douche.  

Lube for fisting

  • Make sure you have plenty of lube available. If you don't use enough lube, it will feel very uncomfortable and increase the chances of damage.
  • Silicone-based lubricants are the best suited and the safest type of lube for fisting.
  • Avoid using oils or grease (including vegetable shortening, such as Crisco), since those will damage any latex gloves and condoms that enter your anus up to a full day after you have been fisted.
  • What if you prefer oily lubes? In that case, buy non-latex condoms and gloves in advance. Those are made other materials, such as polyurethane or polyisoprene, instead of latex. 

The risk of contracting HIV and Hepatitis during fisting

No matter how careful you are, fisting will always cause tiny wounds in the anus and rectum. HIV and especially Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C are easily transmitted through contact with blood. 

Not only the bottom, but especially also the top runs a risk during fisting. There can be tiny, invisible cuts or damaged skin under your nails where STIs can enter.

  • Always wear gloves when fisting.
  • Never use the same glove to fist different men. Use new, clean gloves with each new partner. 
  • Wash your hands and your lower arms thoroughly with soap and water to remove any dirt and (oil-based) lube.
  • Use a separate jar or bottle of lube for each sex partner and never share those. 

HIV positive and Hepatitis B

A free vaccination will protect you against Hepatitis B. Are you HIV positive and have you been vaccinated against Hepatitis B in the past? Have your HIV doctor check to make sure you are still properly protected. 

Using drugs during fisting 

Fisting is one of the sexual techniques that are often combined with drug use. Men take drugs to relax, to become sexually greedier or to suppress signs of pain.  Some men cannot be fisted without using drugs. 

Drugs intoxicate you, which means you will be less conscious of pain signals. Drugs can also make it more difficult to communicate with your sex partners. That means that there is a much greater chance that you will go beyond your limits and take major risks without being aware of doing that. If you want to take drugs to be able to get fisted, find out in advance about the effects those drugs will have on your body.

Fever or stomach cramps after fisting

Have you recently been fisted and are you having (serious) stomach aches, abdominal cramps and/or a high fever? If so, contact a hospital immediately. You could have peritonitis and need urgent medical assistance.

The greatest risk involved in fisting is a ruptured intestinal wall. If that happens, intestinal bacteria can leak into your body and cause an acute case of peritonitis (i.e. inflammation of the membrane that lines inside of your abdomen). Peritonitis caused by a ruptured intestinal wall can lead to death. Besides fever and (serious) stomach aches or abdominal cramps, other symptoms of peritonitis include a partial loss of consciousness, loss of blood and abdominal swelling. 

 

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