Figging For Fun

By | November 24, 2010

I’m a very open minded girl and welcome new ideas and practices in the bedroom, a firm believer if you keep things fresh the boredom daemon will not wriggle in to your lives. That said I do have restrictions on what I’m prepared to do based upon safety and comfort.

We have tried quite a few kinky things in recent years, well since we started out on this blog actually. It has opened our eyes and taken us on a sexual adventure. I know that sounds a little corny but in our case it’s true. Not that we were staid and boring before, far from it, just uneducated in the delights of a rich and fulfilling sexual freedom.

One practice we haven’t indulged in is figging. For some reason the idea doesn’t appeal to me at all. I’ll explain what it is for those of you who haven’t come across the term before. It is the practice of placing a shaved plug of ginger in to your own or your partner’s anus.

From what I have read this induces a tingling/light burning sensation coupled with a coolness from the ginger root. Figging however does come with a warning. You must always use a large piece of ginger and carve one end in to a butt plug shape, allowing the remainder to act as a large base or handle.

If you don’t ensure that the base of the plug is wide the inevitable can happen and the muscles of the anus could pull the plug inside the intestine. Not good and has happened recently to a model who was being filmed. The plug disappeared up her colon and could not be retrieved.

A visit to the hospital didn’t make it reappear either, the hospital advised that it would probably be passed out naturally. But you would rather it didn’t happen in the first place.

Intrigued to know where the term came from I looked it up and Wikipedia gave the following explanation:

Historically, this practice, also known as feaguing was used to ginger up older horses in order to deceive the purchaser as to the age and condition of the horse, by having the animal hold its tail and head high and moving around nervously, characteristic of a younger horse. It is rumored to have become a human sexual practice in the realm of BDSM in the Victorian age.

I’m still giving the whole idea some thought. If you have tried figging let me know what your thoughts on it were, I would be very interested to know.