24 May 2012

figging

A long time ago I promised that I would write about the art of figging. I really wanted to experience the sensation before I would give out any information. But there was someone holding me back.  Meester wouldn't let me experience it on my own or with Him on cam. He wanted to be sure I would be alright and I guess He simply wanted the enjoyment of watching me squirm under the sensation. Would I do it again? Yes, when ever He wishes I will yield and enjoy!




My experience


In my story 'plug' I write how I felt and experienced figging. Meester read my story and made a few comments as there were things I had totally forgotten. For one is that He told me that He spanked me hard on my butt. When He told I was so surprised because I really don't remember at all. The plug had already put me in subspace. I was indeed floating on the burning sensation and didn't 'feel' apparantly the hard spanking and well some more.


I liked the feel of it and I really felt pinned down on the bed. That funny idea that if they would've picked me up I would've stayed in the same position. But I do like pain, I like to sink away in pain until I float in subspace. What I do remember is that my anus throbbed nicely afterwards for quite some time. This nice pulsation that kept me on edge for quite some time and which has even effect while I am writing this. 




What is Figging? 


Figging is a sexual practice involving the insertion of a prepared "finger" of ginger root or even pepper into the anus. The burning sensation is said to induce intense pleasure. The technique is used by some practitioners of BDSM


The practice is sometimes said to have originated in a preparation technique for show horses, where an irritating "fig" would be inserted into their anus to induce them to hold their tail high. Others claim that Victorian corporal punishment methods sometimes involved figging to further humiliate and chastise the culprit, as well as preventing the clenching of the buttocks during caning, birching or flagellation.
Wikipedia definition


This is a real pleasure/pain activity. The "burning" sensation of the ginger combined with an enhancement of sexual stimulation can be a mind-blowing experience. If you are into orgasm denial for your sub then you'll enjoy hearing them begging for the release. It's important to remember to tie the sub down for this activity.


History 


Figging, anal play (or torture) using ginger root, seems to be an art that is increasingly ignored. Maybe it's because there isn't enough information passed on about it or perhaps with the advent of fancy salves, chemicals and potions that can mimic ginger, lifestylers don't want to take the time needed to prepare for this activity. Either reason precludes a pleasurable and memorable experience. While there is still controversy as to the origins and reasons to figging, it is fairly well agreed upon that it dates back to the Victorian era. Mentions of figging can be found in some Victorian literature. Back in those days, the Victorians were a fairly bawdy, perverted, kinky bunch behind closed doors. Caning, a very popular form of punishment, especially for the female miscreant, was elevated to an art form itself. There is evidence that figging actually had its beginnings when ginger was used in a caning victim's anus to prevent her from clenching her buttocks during punishment. Clenching one's cheeks
while it hosts ginger causes an intense burning sensation

 Find a good piece of ginger in the local shop



 Cut off the to be left with right basic shape



 carefully peel until you are left with the right shape

 



  
make the shape of a ‘plug’

 



Inserting the Finger 

Now it's ready to insert. If you haven't already done so, position your sub bound, face down on the bed over a pillow. DO NOT use lube to insert the ginger finger. Lubricant acts as a sealant and prevents the ginger moisture from doing its thing. Instead, use the cold water to keep the finger wet. Slowly insert the finger into the sub's anus. DON'T RUSH HERE. TAKE YOUR TIME. Wet ginger is slick enough to slide in with care. When the anus finally opens and accepts the ginger, slide it in up the ring and let the sub close around it. The beauty of ginger is that it takes a little while for the effect to take place. Once it begins, it builds steadily. While you are waiting for the fun to begin, go and wash off your hands. You don't want to touch your eyes or your sub's eyes by accident with ginger on your hands. Now sit down in a comfy chair and enjoy the show. Most submissives will become rather vocal as the ginger works its magic.




Depending on the fortitude of the sub, the potency of the ginger and how much of a mindfuck you prologue with, the reactions will vary. 


To increase the effect, pinch your sub's buttocks together and hold them for a minute or two. This causes a big boost in burning sensation and if done every so often, keeps your sub awake.


Roll the sub onto her stomach so you can apply some spanking, flogging and/or caning. The sub will take a longer and harder beating just to gain some relief from the burn of the ginger. However she will, no doubt, regret this later after the effects of the ginger subside and she is left with the more enduring effects of a hard beating.


The effects of the ginger will last approximately twenty minutes or so, after which, the effects diminish rapidly. The nice thing about ginger is no matter how intense the effect on the sub, you won't hurt her/him and it is short-lived. Once the sensation ceases, remove the ginger and go about your other session business. Ginger also has a property that puts it far ahead of any ginger wannabe substance. The juice of the root has the ability to cause incredible horniness. The reaction is tenfold if the ginger juice comes in contact with the clit. 


Ginger and Pussy Torture 

Cut a small slice of ginger, making sure it has one flat side. Place this side directly onto the clit and hold it there. Depending on anatomy, some women will be able to retain the slice on their clit without assistance. The stimulation of the clit by the ginger juices magnifies the need for orgasm. Alternatively, slip a plug size piece just far enough inside the vagina to supply contact between the ginger juices and her own..which will flow more readily once the ginger is applied. After about 5-10 minutes you can remove the sliver from the clit and proceed with your pussy flogging or clamping etc.



You can also have the sub roll onto her stomach so you can apply some spanking, flogging and/or caning. The sub will take a longer and harder beating just to gain some relief from the effects of the ginger.


Ginger and CBT 

Ginger is dynamite for CBT. Cut a julienne slice of peeled ginger. It should be approximately 1/8-1/4 inch wide by at least 1 inch long. Make sure it is smooth and that the edges are rounded. Make sure your sub is tied down face up. Dip the ginger in water and slowly insert it into the urethra of the cock. Make sure you leave enough sticking out to be able to remove it easily. The effect of ginger in a cock is almost immediate and the sub will react quite vigorously. The burning is incredibly intense. If it become too much for your sub, remove the ginger and give him a minute's rest. When the ginger is removed, the burning sensation drops dramatically. You can place it back down the cock to resume the fun. Eventually, the sensation will wear off but not until the sub is spent.



Boosting Potency 

Now for a little technique that will turbocharge your ginger. Using your ginger soon after you buy it will assure potency. Storing ginger, unprotected, for long periods of time will rob it of its zip. However, if you have any ginger fingers left after playtime, place it in a sealed, plastic bag and place it in the veggie bin in the refrigerator. Now, like the ageing of fine wine, forget about it for a while. After a few days, check the ginger. If things are going well, the inside of the bag should have moisture on it. If a little mould has formed on the ginger, it's time for play. If not, put it back in the bin for another day or two and check it daily until mould forms. The mould is harmless and does not penetrate the tough, fibrous skin of the root. Peel and prepare the ginger as before and play as usual. But look out! The juice of the ginger has increased dramatically in potency. If you think you had a good time when the ginger was new, wait till you play now! Any unused ginger should be discarded at this point. 



(I would like to thank mcncirce and Master Michael for offering the best information found on  the web.)


Figging going wrong


So what happens if figging goes wrong? And that in the sense that gingerfingers disppears into the anus and cannot be retreived. This happened at a shoot of the porno producers of Kink with a girl called Mason. The, at least for me it was, amusing story can be seen on the following link to the American spanking society. They have also given the link to the interview with the lovely Mason.


Nevertheless... be careful always with what you do!


Love,
ara



2 comments:

David F. said...

Figging is really interesting activity, and its history is making it even more mysterious. It does take a lot of time to prepare the ginger finger properly.
What I didn't like was the possibility that the finger breaks while inside. Which implies going to the Emergency.

ara said...

Thank You so much for Your reaction.
Well, the ginger figner is not os big so I doubt it will be an obstruction, but I agree it takes care in the cutting of it. In the ned it is not the size that does the work but the juices do...