Figging

Each time I hear or see the term figging, I have to check what it is. Maybe after this post I will never again forget what it is.

So what is figging?

According to Wikipedia:

Figging is the practice of inserting a piece of ginger root into the anus, vagina, or male urethra. Originally applied to horses in a practice known as gingering, it now most-commonly refers to a practice in BDSM.

According to the Urban Dictionary:

A peeled ginger root, shaped like a slender butt plug, inserted into the anus without lubrication of any kind. The ginger juices cause pain and extreme horniness. The person belonging to said anus become twitchy, jumpy and very lively. The effect lasts for about 20 minutes or more depending on the freshness and strength of the root. The root can also be applied directly to the clitoris or inserted into the urethra. Just be sure the sliver can be retrieved. Also, after peeling the ginger, wash your hands afterward because ginger juice in the eye just plain hurts like a mother fucker and is not fun or horny inducing in any way!

The word comes from the 18th century. Unscrupulous horse dealers would insert a peeled ginger root into the anus of a slow or half dead horse. The horse would become lively and hold its tail better. The spelling was feague, but over time became figging.

AND…

1) A sexual practice involving the insertion of a prepared “finger” of ginger root into the anus. This practice dates all the way back to the Victorian era.

2) The act of putting a shaved ginger root into the anus. It creates a burning sensation around the sphincter, and a cooling sensation at the same time.

In the 2.5 years I have been blogging I have frequently come across the term ‘figging’. Each time I have read the posts with interest and felt this pull towards trying it. There are, however, some things that hold me back from just jumping on this horse and riding it. Pun intend of course!

The first thing that’s holding me back from trying it is that I am ‘afraid’ I would not be able to handle the burning sensation in my ass. Somehow, even though I have come to like pain more than just a little bit, there are some kinds of pain I try to avoid. Now that I have read that the effect of ginger lasts for 20 minutes, the pull to try figging is even stronger than it was before.

A second thing is that I don’t want even a tiny bit of my pussy to come in contact with the ginger. I am frantically keeping away from anything that could disrupt the tender balance between my legs.

A third and last and maybe the most important reason of all why I have not take the step yet to try figging is that I do not take initiatives like this. There is just something in me that keeps me from taking action when it involves something with sex. I talk to Master T about what interests me, but it always takes me a long time to build up the courage to talk to Him. I know He won’t get angry and He won’t laugh at me, but still I have to build up the courage to talk to Him. And then, when I talk to Him I only express my interest. There is this enormous block in me that prevents me from asking Him whether I can try something. That’s the same with figging.

Ginger Root

When I told Master T about the subject for this weeks ‘Kink of the Week’ He told me that I could buy ginger root at our local grocery store. I nodded and waited for Him to tell me that I should buy ginger and try it. He did not, so I said that I would either have to go to the store directly after work to get it and try it in time for this post, or I should first write about it and then try it some other time. Again I waited for Him to make it an order for me to try it this week, but He did not. At that moment I hated the fact that I cannot just ask Him something. I guess I will just have to build up the courage to ask Him and promise you that I will be back and tell you more about my actual figging experience.

Oh, the thought of trying it… exciting!!!

© Rebel’s Notes

Kink of the Week

6 thoughts on “Figging

  1. I wonder if making you ask – and watching as you screw up the courage to do so – is part of *his* kink? I read a LOVELY description of just this dynamic from a top that attended Shibaricon in his Fet writings…to be honest I love that dynamic – the Top being turned on by making his submissive actually *ask* for what she wants.

    On the topic of ginger…everyone’s reaction is different, and it may be different each time you use it (it has been for me.) The nice thing about it is that it DOES dissipate rather quickly. The bad thing is that for that amount of time – you are STUCK with it. You can’t make it go away any other way than by letting it just wear off.

    I can’t wait to hear how it turns out!

    • I have never stopped to think about that: if He actually likes me to ask, whether that is part of His kink. I find it so very difficult to ask, almost humiliating, but mostly in the end I do.

      When I try it, there will be a blog post about it. Hopefully not to far away in the future 🙂

      Rebel xox

  2. I read the complete descriptions with interest, and then squirmed at the notion of putting it down the male urethra (and yet I find the idea of sounding really hot, and make Hylas squirm whenever I mention it …).

    I hope you get to try out ginger soon!

    xx Dee

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