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The Fine Art of Figging


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by Elizabeth Black

When I heard about figging, I was fairly certain that I’d enjoy it. Figging is inserting a plug of fresh ginger root into your ass to enhance sexual pleasure. The ginger’s juices soak into your anal tissues, resulting in a burning sensation that is both arousing and excruciating. This practice took root in Victorian times—and you know those prim folks engaged in some very kinky pastimes.

Go Fig-ure

The name is a bastardization of the practice of “feaguing” an older horse with a piece of ginger up its ass so that it would prance about and hold its tail up high—like a younger horse—to fool potential buyers into thinking a nag was a mere filly. When someone came up with the bright idea of figging a human I do not know, but I thank that person for introducing me to a hot sex practice.

The instructions were very simple to follow, and my husband was happy to help me in my quest to spice up my butthole. We keep ginger root in our freezer (usually for stir-fry, chicken marinade or herbal tea). I cut a nice butt-plug-sized piece off root and let it come to room temperature. I also sliced off a thin, wide wedge—about the proportions of a medium sized Band-Aid—to rub on my clit and pussy lips.

Once the ginger was pliable, I removed the skin, and made sure the plug was a comfortable size for my precious bottom. I was also careful to carve a big base so it wouldn’t get sucked into my rectum. (As I chiseled the root, all I could think of was Richard Gere and that gerbil rumor. I was determined that no such thing would happen to me.)

Once the totem was carved, I placed both pieces of ginger in a bowl of cold water, as chilling makes the gingering more intense. I’d already showered and bathed my bung, so I was clean and ready for plugging. I stretched out naked, facedown on our waterbed while my husband spread lotion on my lower back, legs and buttocks. Without warning, he gave me a few sharp slaps on the ass, which made me squirm with pleasure. As he massaged my skin, he slipped a finger in my pussy, and, finding it wet, he laughed a little, knowing how quickly I get hot.

He applied the lotion to my butt cheeks, being careful not to insert any errant fingers in the backdoor. I didn’t want the lotion interfering with the ginger juices. Desperate to feel the burn, I arched my back, begging him to insert the ginger plug. “You’ll have to wait a few more minutes,” he teased mercilessly. “Our ginger isn’t cold enough yet.”

The plug was about two to three inches long and narrow enough to fit inside my anal cavity without hurting me (important) and without breaking (more important). After the longest few minutes in the history of the world, the ginger was finally ready for insertion. I lifted my butt high in the air and spread my cheeks, making access easier for my husband. I closed my eyes, waiting for the cool touch against my skin, preparing for ecstasy.

I jumped when the ginger made first contact. My husband swirled the plug slowly around my taint and anus, allowing the juices to permeate my skin. No burn yet, though. We hadn’t used lube—Like I said, I didn’t want anything to come between me and the full sensation of the ginger—so he slid the plug into my ass very slowly. The penetration was so arousing, my entire body tensed as the plug slid deeper and deeper inside. Within about a minute, the entire thing was up my bung with the base snug against my asshole.

Houston, we have liftoff!

My husband twisted the plug a bit from right to left, and I tightened my muscles gently. At first, I felt nothing but a fullness and a chilly sensation. After a short period of time, however, I felt a tingling that traveled inward as I clenched the plug more tightly. Heart racing with curiosity, I rocked back and forth, each movement shifting the plug. Within moments, the tingling had turned to a mild burning sensation. The feeling was not uncomfortable, but I found myself clenching the plug even harder, which, in turn, rendered the burning more intense—a delicious vicious cycle, if ever there was one.

My husband pressed my butt cheeks together, causing my ass to tighten like a fist. By then, that not uncomfortable conflagration had evolved into an intense sensation of heat that was both stimulating and torturous. I felt every movement of that plug, no matter how minor. My entire ass was ablaze!

I growled and squirmed on the bed. “Should I take it out?” Hubby asked.

“NO!” I hollered. The burn was simultaneously agonizing and wonderful. I knew I had to hold on. I clenched my ass muscles, which cranked up the temperature even more. All I could think of was, Get this fucking thing OUT! but I was resolved to make sure I submitted to the full experience.

I felt a sharp sting as my husband smacked my ass hard with the flat of his hand. Instinctively, I clenched the plug, and was immediately rewarded with an eruption of the internal volcano.

“Give me the ginger wedge,” I begged.

When he handed it to me, I rubbed it hard over my pussy lips, just inside my vagina, and over my clit. It didn’t take long before the intense fire in my ass had made its way to my lady bits. I was super-sensitized—and ready take it to the next level.

My husband wanted to devote the figging session completely to me, so when I grabbed my Lelo Liv vibrator, he inserted it into my pussy, which was so wet from gingering foreplay, I didn’t need any lubricant. (Par for the course for me.) I kept the vibrations at a moderate level, not too low but not too intense.

As he spanked my butt cheeks, driving stinging sensations deep into my ass, I slid the vibe in and out, holding it against my clit. The ginger juices inflamed my vage, making it tingle. With the vibrator in one hole and the plug in the other, I was beside myself with erotic joy. I clenched the butt plug hard, alternately pressing the vibrator against my clit, then sliding it in and out of my pussy.

When the inferno in my ass and pussy reached a crescendo (thankfully prior to a nuclear meltdown), I came—hard. As I climaxed, my husband twisted the ginger intruder back and forth in my ass. I’d never felt such intensely mingled pleasure and pain in my life.

Once the orgasmic throbbing had subsided, I asked Hubby to remove the plug. He slid it out gently, as I lay facedown on the bed. My ass continued to smolder and my pussy all but smoked—but it was a good burn. With a smile on my face, I enjoyed the afterglow as the embers cooled and the flames subsided to a faint tingle.

Now I can see why bondage enthusiasts love figging so much. If you enjoy anal, I highly recommend you try it at least once. Ginger. It’s not just for stir-fry anymore!


The theory and practice of

"Figging" is a name for a practice involving the use of ginger root for stimulation. It's a practice with historical roots; allegedly, this technique was developed during Victorian times as a way to discipline wayward women. In any event, it's great fun for people who enjoy moderate to fairly intense sensation play, and it's quite unlike anything else I've discovered.

At its simplest, figging is the practice of peeling and carving a piece of ginger root into a butt plug and inserting it in the anus. The ginger oils gradually create a warming, then a mildly burning sensation, that becomes much more intense if the recipient squeezes down around the root. It's surprisingly easy to do, and one of the nice things about it is that it can create moderately intense sensations without any risk of injuring or harming your partner.

Figging is a fairly rare practice that seems to have declined in popularity recently, which I think is a shame because it's so easy and the effects are so interesting. It's a lot of fun, and I encourage people to experiment with it. So without further ado, here's a simple tutorial that you can use as a how-to guide for figging.


Starting out

All you need to experiment with figging is a ginger root and a sharp kitchen knife. Look for a complete, intact ginger root, rather than one that's been cut up beforehand; once cut, the ginger oil is exposed to air, and the potecy decreases significantly (unless you ferment the root, which I'll describe below).

The ginger root, for those who haven't seen one, is a central oblong root a little smaller than a fist with several round, thick "fingers" extending from it. The root is covered with a tough skin. The goal is to carve out one of the fingers, peel it, and whittle it down into an appropriate size and shape to be used as a butt plug.

A sharp kitchen knife makes very short work of the ginger root. You'll want to cut out one of the "fingers" by carving into the heart of the root, so that the finished plug is long enough to use without getting lost. The pictures below show step by step how to carve out the root, and you can get a sense of how large the root is by comparing it to the knife:

Choose a finger and cut it from the root by slicing through the central part of the root. Peel the skin off the finger and carve it smooth and rounded, a bit larger around than your thumb (or thicker if your partner really likes anal play), as shown in the second photo. Round off the end of the root and remove all traces of the skin; the ginger oils won't penetrate the skin of the root, so you'll want to remove it completely. Near the base of the finger, carve a shallow groove as shown in the third picture. This acts to hold the root in place when you insert it.

That's really all there is to it. Once you have the root carved as shown in the third part of the picture, rinse it off under running water and you're ready to begin.

{After you've carved the ginger, wash your hands thoroughly. Otherwise, you'll probably have ginger oils on your hands, and you don't want to touch your eyes or your partner's eyes without washing your hands.}

Have your partner lie down face up or face down with legs open. Slowly work the ginger root into your partner anally until you reach the groove you carved. This groove will prevent the root from moving and hold it there. Don't use lube on the root; you'll find that it'll be slippery enough to work fine without lube, and adding lube will prevent the ginger oil from doing its job.

Then wait. The results don't happen right away; they build up slowly over time. Your partner will begin to feel a sense of warmth, which will increase steadily until it starts to tingle, then over several minutes become more and more intense.

Next steps

When the ginger works its magic, you can do what the Victorians did and take this as your cue to turn your partner face-down for some good old-fashioned impact play. The victorians would use a crop at this point; if that's your thing, you can find a guide to cropping here. Or, you can simply spank your partner with your hand, if you like. Figging works great with spanking, paddling, or cropping because if your partner tenses up and tightens in anticipation of the smack, the ginger root will create a very sharp burning, which won't go away until your partner relaxes.

But, of course, not tightening up means that the smack is more intense. Ah, decisions, decisions...

The ginger will probably last about fifteen or twenty minutes, after which the burning sensation will fade very quickly.

If your partner is female:

You need not restrict yourself to using the ginger anally. You can also carve a piece of ginger into a dildo for use vaginally, where the effects are more directly sexual; some women say that ginger root creates very strong sexual arousal.

To do this, start with the same basic idea as carving the butt plug from the ginger, but you need not carve the groove in the base of the finger. Leave enough of the central part of the root that you can grip the end and use it as a handle; and as before, take care not to touch your eyes after handling peeled ginger.

Yet another way you can add some delicious excitement to the experience is by carving a small (about 1/2" long) wedge from the central part of the root, then scooping a concave depression in the top of the wedge as shown here:

Spread your partner's labia open and place the wedge, narrow end forwrd, directly over her clitoris, so that the scooped depression snuggles down directly over her clit. As before, the sensation builds slowly, beginning as a sense of coolness and then growing steadily into a moderately strong tingle. For many women, this tingle is accompanied by strong sexual arousal and a strong desire to orgasm. When combined with vaginal or anal penetration, it's quite intense and a great deal of fun. Depending on how your partner's body is shaped, you may find that you can tuck the wedge in place so that it stays put without holding it.

Tips for advanced figging

Figging is a lot of fun, but for some people, the sensations aren't really strong enough to have the desired effect. The potency of fresh, newly-cut ginger is moderately strong, but some folks like a little more sensation. You can get this sensation by fermenting the ginger before you use it.

To do this, take a piece of ginger root and seal it in a plastic baggie or wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, then refrigerate it for three or four days. After it's been sitting in the refrigerator for several days, remove it from the plastic wrap. If the skin of the ginger is discolored or has mold spots on it, don't worry; that's perfectly normal.

Peel and carve the root as shown above. Ginger that's been tightly wrapped in an airtight plastic bag and refrigerated for a few days will be much more potent, and the sensation will be significantly stronger. Experiment with aging it for varying lengths of time to find the point that's most enjoyable!


What You Can Do With A Hand Of Ginger, A Sharp Paring Knife And A Securely Tied Sub

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.

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.


While it is a fairly easy technique to master, some care is necessary and proper preparation is required. So, let's delve into the world of ginger. Ginger, in its natural state, is sold as a hand. The protuberances from the hand are called fingers. Unfortunately, many supermarkets now pre-cut the hand into fingers and package them as a convenience. Stay away from the pre-cut stuff unless you've had enough experience to safely play with small fingers. Find a place that sells a hand. If the supermarket doesn't have any, visit any oriental grocery store.

Buy the largest hand you can find. Keep the entire hand in a cool dry place until you are ready to use it. The sooner you use it, however, the better the effect unless you age it (see Boosting Potency below)

Because the ginger butt plug needs to be freshly made when inserted it is an idea to have your sub tied down ready. Watching you preparing the plug will enhance his or her trepidation and anticipation.

Firstly, cut a finger of ginger from the hand. Unless the fingers are very long, do not cut the finger off at the joint of the hand. Remove the finger by cutting down into the palm of the hand so that you get a long, uniform width finger. Keep the finger no smaller than 4 inches. Longer is better.

Take a paring knife or vegetable peeler and remove the brown skin. Make sure all the skin is off as well as ensuring that all the bumps and knots are cut off and smoothed as well. Try not to remove too much meat underneath, as you want to retain as full a finger as possible. Take your time and don't rush this step.

As you work, rinse it under cold water periodically to help wash away pieces of skin. Ginger is fibrous and sometimes takes a little time to prepare properly.

After you have the skinned root and it is all smooth and nice, you now have to perform the tricky bit. With the paring knife, about two-thirds of the way down the root, carefully carve a concavity around the finger. This will act as a retention device. Similar to a butt plug where the sphincter locks around the tapered portion of the plug, the concavity will do the same thing.

Make the ring no more than a half inch wide. Remember; do not taper the finger all the way down to the end. You want full circumference of the finger two-thirds of the way down, a half-inch retention ring and then full circumference continuing down to the end of the finger. Do not carve out too much however, as this will weaken the finger and increase the possibility of breaking it while in the sub. You don't need a very deep ring for retention.

After you have carefully completed this step, rinse the finger off and dip it in cold water. Make sure the tip of the finger is sufficiently rounded. You can always touch this area up with a knife or peeler.

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.

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