The Joys of Figging

The Joys of Figging

If figging is not something you have heard about before then do not worry, you probably aren’t on your own. It’s not a particularly well-known kinky bedroom play style such as bondage, where even if it’s not your chosen style, you are likely to know what it is and what it entails. It is, however, very common and popular in specific circles. Keep reading to find out more and increase the wild element in your love life. Let’s explore together…

Figging Fun

Do you like to mix pain with pleasure in the bedroom? Then figging could be a brilliant sexual practice for you to trial. Should you want to burn but feel amazing all at the same time, then there is no other sex technique to rival this one. But what is figging more specifically?

The term “figging” refers to the action of peeling a ginger root and then inserting it into the vagina or the anus, depending on what you’re in to. If you have eaten ginger before, especially in hearty quantities, you know the warming sensation it gives to you when you swallow it and it alters the sensation as it reaches your chest. This gives a similar feeling when it is used in figging. It makes the vagina or anus hot and burn, creating a really intense sexual pleasure to occur.

Have you tried this before? Would you like to try figging? If you have immediately read this and thought, "Oh Lord, No!" then you are seriously missing out because you will never have had sex like this. Figging is impressive, satisfying and truly deserves your full attention.

Reasons to Try Figging

Originally, figging was first used as a torturous punishment in Ancient Greek times. We all know that they did some pretty weird and warped things, especially when it came to punishments, so it will not surprise you at all that figging was derived from the Ancient Greeks. The reason the Ancient Greeks undertook figging as a punishment method was to prevent the recipient from being able to move around fully. This was due to the juices of the ginger root seeping into the sensitive vaginal or anal skin and giving the sense that it was being set on fire.

These days, the people who know it best are those who move within BDSM circles who want and enjoy the fiery sensation that ginger root insertion gives. But even if you are a not a hardcore member of a BDSM circle but still enjoying finding the fine line between pain and pleasure in your bedroom, then you should still consider trying figging, especially if you haven't already. The chances are you will love it and want to repeat it anyway!

Figging is loved by so many participants because it is a pain/pleasure play that is really easy to be able to stay in control of. This is because you can alter the effects by adjusting the amount of time that you leave the ginger root inside the vagina or anus for. The shorter the time, the less fire, the longer the time, the more fire – it really is that simple! Ginger root can be removed really easily and quickly from the anus or vagina while you are still able to participate fully in intercourse without having to take a break. You will continue to feel the effects and your sexual pleasure will stay heightened even if you have removed the ginger root.

Is Figging Liked By Everyone?

In short, the most simple answer to this question is no! Figging is not something which is liked, appreciated, or dared to be tried by everyone. But for those people who enjoy the fine line between pain and pleasure they will certainly love figging. If you are also someone who enjoys anal play, then you will enjoy the combination of the stretching of the anus combined with a burning sting from the ginger root and the increased pleasure you will feel. Figging is an ideal way to play with the pain/pleasure boundary line because it is cheap, requires little equipment and is really easy to keep within your control.

For the majority of the more kinky approaches to sex, multiple aids are necessary to be able to play out your fantasies. These can include toys and ropes, but with figging, all you need is a partner who is willing to try out this little known about sexual fad and a sizeable piece of ginger root. Once you have been able to peel the ginger root and trim it down into a shape easily accessible, usable and penetrable into the desired orifice, your fun can begin. Ginger root dildo, butt plug, or even clit stimulator – the option is yours! If you like pain, want a new toy or are feeling like a new adventure in the bedroom, figging is definitely worth trying.

With the number of toys and the variety of toys available so easily for us all on the sex market today, there is little wonder that, as a society, we have forgotten all about the art of figging. If you did know about it before reading this article, you would be in the minority. But if you want some Ancient Greek style kink to add fire to your sex life, figging can definitely be a fun addition.

All You Need to Know About Figging

Choosing the ideal piece of ginger root suitable for figging isn't as tricky as you may initially think. Seek ginger root which has multiple finger looking knobbly bits on it – the more of them, the better really. This is helpful for you for numerous reasons. Firstly, it will enable you to shave it down to being the ideal shape and size of a butt plug or dildo much more easily and quickly. Secondly, if you don't get the shape or size quite right when you do whittle it down, then you will have spare ginger root to work with.

Make a Good Choice

Choosing the right ginger root will seriously alter the power of the ginger on your vagina or anus, so there are multiple things for you to look out for when you are looking to buy the best piece of ginger root to use in figging.

Do not choose a root that has already been cut. If you do, the heat, burning and stinging sensation provided by the ginger root will be nowhere near as potent and at best, it will just be a mild feeling. If you want the full thrust of ginger, buy a whole root.

Depending on what you are wanting to do with the ginger root will alter the size of the ginger root piece you need to purchase. If you are looking to whittle a butt plug or dildo, you will need to ensure that the ginger is thick enough so that it is also strong enough for you to be able to cut it to size and shape without it snapping and leaving itself surplus. You also want to avoid a large chunk of ginger snapping off inside you as this will quickly become the wrong side of the pain/pleasure boundary line and you will lose your control. However, if you want to use ginger root as a clit stimulator, the actual size of the ginger root won’t particularly matter.

Always be sure to peel every inch of skin off the ginger root so that the oils are able to seep out of the ginger and do their job effectively. Leave the skin on and you might as well be bouncing on a stick.

Make sure that every edge of your ginger root is 100% smooth before you use it so as not to risk tearing your skin which is a high risk as you will be using this piece of ginger root in such sensitive areas. To prevent your new Ancient Greek style toy from disappearing into your nether regions, imprint a groove into the base of it. This will also make it so much easier for either you or your partner to remove it, too.

One of the most important things to remember if you are turning your ginger root into a butt plug is to ensure that there is a base on your ginger root. This is essential so that the ginger root does not end up in your anal canal. You do not want to spend your fun time in the hospital getting it removed and that’s the only way you’re going to be able to get it out if you lose it!

The Slower The Better

As with all new things, it is always advised to stay safe by taking your time and this rule certainly applies to figging, too. This is also very specific to figging in some ways because every time you are figging, you are trying a new toy because you will have to whittle a piece of ginger to a shape and size never used before.

While the idea of using lube is advised for the ease of penetration with most sex toys, it will not intensify the feelings created by ginger root. It will actually reduce the effects you feel. What is advised in this instance is to use saliva instead to help ease the way for your ginger root.

Expect the Not So Unexpected

Ginger root never works immediately wherever you choose to use it during figging. This is because the art of figging relies on the warmth of the body to heat up the ginger root in order for the oils within it to be released. It is these oils that are responsible for the initial warm sensation you will feel. Starting warm, building to a hot sensation, eventually transforming into a fully blown fiery blaze.

All ginger is different in its potency. When ginger has been peeled and the outer layer begins to dry out, the oils will not seep through it anymore, which will decrease if not cease the power that the ginger root began with. Should you want to continue with the figging fun, remove the ginger root from your body, peel another layer from it and then you can continue the fun while the ginger continues to work its magic once more.

Burn Baby Burn

There is no set time that the effects of ginger root and the pleasure of figging can be said to last for. Depending on the potency of the ginger root used, sometimes, the effects can last for hours at a time, though on occasions, only a few minutes of pleasurable pain will be gained. Multiple factors should be considered here including those of the level of sensitivity in your skin specifically, the potency of the ginger root used, and the speed at which you were able to whittle the ginger root to the correct size and shape.

Just the act of having ginger root inside the anus or vagina is enough for the majority of people who enjoy figging, though, for others, they like to engage in other activities at the same time. These additional activities are responsible for being able to increase the amount of oil produced by the ginger root, increasing its potency and thus in turn, increasing the sensations it gives off. Clenching, squeezing and spanking can all enhance the effects of ginger root, along with participating in full intercourse while you have the ginger root inside you. Of course, there are no rules as to the right or wrong way to use ginger root, so it is all a matter of personal preference really and how much pain you really like.

Using Ginger Root

For the female “figgers” who may never have tried figging before, an excellent way to experiment with ginger root for the first time is to stimulate the clitoris with it. For many women, the combination of vaginal figging and oral sex soon become their favorite combo.

Most commonly, figging is a style of anal foreplay with anal sex usually following up the rear, but do be aware that this is not always the most comfortable of combinations to undertake. If you do not have a high pain threshold, then this is definitely something to be aware of, as ginger root can often have longer-lasting effects which, for many users, can make sex challenging or uncomfortable.

Depends on what you like!

Ginger Safety

There is risk involved in everything we do. Trying figging is no different.
The biggest and most common safety risk is the ginger root slipping into the anal canal and getting stuck. If you take our earlier advise and whittle a base from the ginger root prior to use so that you are always able to prevent the ginger root from slipping out of your grasp and getting lost, this should not be a problem though. Just focus on the base being the correct width and you can enjoy figging fun with a much lower risk.

Caution Over Crazy

Be sure that you are always careful when considering using figging as sex play. Whether you choose to use ginger root as a butt plug or a dildo, always go slowly, you do not want the ginger root to snap inside your body or your partners.
Insertion is not particularly challenging as ginger is naturally oily and slippy. You can use lube to increase the penetration ease, but this will decrease the potent effects of the ginger when it is inside you. It is advised, therefore, for you to increase the penetration ease by using saliva.

Be aware that as much as ginger can increase the excitement and pleasure due to the natural burning sensations it produces, there is always a risk of irritation to your skin.

Avoid irritation to other areas of your body by always washing your hands thoroughly when you are preparing your ginger root prior to figging, or you could even choose to wear gloves if you prefer. Getting ginger oil in your eyes can be severely detrimental, so always avoid this area.

In short, be careful with the handling of the ginger root and also what you do with it when it’s ready for figging. Both are wonderful, but both need to be treated well!

Irritation Or Wonderful Sensation?

All areas of the body where the skin is thinner and is much more sensitive are of much greater risk to irritation. The eyes are one such area, but this applies to the vaginal and rectal areas, too. The question is, is there a difference between the intended pain of figging and the unwanted irritation caused by ginger oil? We advise you, especially if you are new to the figging game, not to go all-in on your first time so that you can learn more about your own body and not regret anything.

Small amounts of ginger root for short amounts of time are advised at first.
Try using ginger oil on other body parts to see if you get any bad reaction before adding it to more sensitive areas and before you enter into the world of figging. An excellent place to start with ginger oil is the crease of your elbow. This will show you the difference pretty fast between painful pleasure and an allergic reaction. This is important!

But if you enjoy the tingly, burning and the heated sensations, your experiment with ginger root might just have opened up a whole new world when it comes to figging around under the covers with your partner in crime.


Fiona Petree

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