Fisting

Fisting, fist fucking, FF, (also known by gay men as Handballing) is a sexual activity that involves inserting the hand and forearm into the vagina or anus. Typically, fisting does not involve forcing the clenched fist into the vagina or anus. Instead, all five fingers are kept straight and held as close together as possible (forming a beak-like shape, casually referred to as a "silent duck"), then slowly inserted into a well-lubricated vagina or anus (Herrman 1991:46-47). 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 In more vigorous forms of fisting, such as "punching," a fully clenched fist may be inserted and withdrawn slowly. Even more vigorous punch fisting is known as "piston fisting". Fistees who are more experienced may take two fists (double-fisting) in the vagina or anus. In the case of double-fisting, pleasure is derived more from the stretching of the anus or vaginal wall rather than from the thrusting (in-and-out) movement of hands (Genesis 1991:58). Fisting has been performed on (& by) both men & women; gay, straight & otherwise. In addition, a Stanford study has shown that 96% of people who have been fisted move on to fist at least one other person, while 41% were found to have fisted 3 or more.

While fisting remains unexplored by many people, the ones who do have developed three main techniques: Silent Duck, Double Fist/Side Prayer, and the My Hand In Your Pockets.

The Silent Duck is the technique most often used, where the person engaging in hand insertion, makes a beak-like shape with their hand resembling a duck.

Double Fist/Side Prayer is a very advanced technique which only few are capable of achieving. The person engaging in hand insertion places their hands palm to palm forming a position similar to one used when praying. Handler then turns his parallel to the floor, pointing fingers towards subjects vagina or anus.

"My Hand in Your Pockets" is a fairly new technique, first implemented on tape in 2002. The handler will place both hands into a silent duck and insert one into the anus and the other into the vagina. The handler will then proceed to shake his hands like maracas.

Fisting in popular culture

Until the 1980s and 1990s, depictions of fisting were taboo in North American-produced pornography, even though the mainstream film, Cruising, with Al Pacino, involving a New York City serial killer targeting gay men in the 1970s, had a fisting scene in it. Vaginal fisting was described in Kevin Smith's movie Chasing Amy in 1997. In '''' the main female character appears to be fisting the main male character as part of a running gag involving their silhouettes being visible through a tent while they perform mundane tasks that appear sexual to outside onlookers.

However, in music, the concept was dealt with explicitly by Frank Zappa in the song, "Broken Hearts are for Assholes", recorded in 1977-78 and released in 1979 on the album, "Sheik Yerbouti". Known for its explicitness, the song not only said "Fist Fuck", but "Wrist Watch" and "Crisco," generally accepted as referring to deep-fisted sex. This song was about anal sex, likely referring to both genders.

In the Red Hot Chili Peppers documentary 'Funky Monks', John Frusciante mentions an experience he had with friends when he went to a strip club and seeing one stripper fisting another, saying, "The girl was on her head laughing, and the other girl got her hand all the way up to the wrist and then, this is the amazing part, the girl takes her hand out and the girl's pussy is just a black hole" to his associates.

A reference to fisting and molestation was made in the 2004 film Mysterious Skin, in which two young boys are coerced into fisting their Little League baseball coach.

The first filmed fisting act was in a documentary starring a little known actor called Grant Buck. On several occasions, obscenity charges were brought against the producers of videos and films that depicted fisting. One of the highest-profile cases, People of the State of California v. Adam Glasser, et al., involved producer Seymore Butts (born Adam Glasser), who was taken to court over a fisting scene in his 1999 video, Tampa Tushy Fest. Glasser pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of "production, distribution or exhibition of obscene matter" and "advertising or promoting matter represented to be obscene." In 2002, Glasser reached a favorable plea bargain, in which all obscenity charges against him were dropped. Today, fisting is no longer considered a taboo in the pornography world. While fisting is increasingly depicted in fetish porn films, the act is still rare in mainstream and/or heterosexual pornography.

The movie Caligula has a fisting rape scene.

In 1993, Nine Inch Nails released the single "Wish". Among the song's lyrics is the prominent line 'gotta listen to your big time hard line bad luck fist fuck'. The track went on to win a Grammy. Trent Reznor later joked that his epitaph should read: "REZNOR: Died. Said 'fist fuck' and won a Grammy."

Punk band NOFX released "Liza and Louise", a song written about a fictional relationship between two lesbians, in 1992. In the fourth verse are the lines, "She said, 'I'll never forget the first time you kissed me, now I want you to fist me.'"

The song "Mein Baby war beim Frisör" ("my baby went to the hairdresser") from the German top band Die Ärzte contained the lines "Sie war bei einem Hairstylisten, nun werd ich sie nie mehr fisten" ("she went to a hairstylist, now I will never fist her again") . Another famous hit from this band Du willst mich küssen("you wanna kiss me") was spoofed by the punk band Die Kassierer as "Du willst mich fisten" ("you wanna fist me").

The song Stinkfist by progressive rock band Tool is ostensibly about anal fisting, although lead singer Maynard Keenan has stated that "if [you] really look at it and really look at us and who we are, [you'll] understand that we go a little deeper than some write-off song about fist-fucking."

The English comedian Julian Clary caused a storm of controversy at the British Comedy Awards in 1993 when he announced on live television that he'd been backstage "fisting Norman Lamont", the then-Conservative cabinet minister.OFF THE TELLY: Comedy/Fist of Fun

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