Handballing FAQ


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Commonly Asked Questions

What is it?

This is intended as an introduction for those who are new to the world of handballing or are curious about the subject. Hopefully it will spur on some other questions that will be posted in the mailing list and generate yet more discussion.

Handballing - a.k.a. fisting, FF, puppettering - as defined by Bert Hermann in his book TRUST: THE HAND BOOK is the manipulation of the anal canal, the rectum and perhaps the descending and transverse colon with the hand, and sometimes the forearm and beyond, in such a manner as to be sensually pleasurable.

Not only are there great pleasurable sensations at play, but there is also an intense intimacy created by the very nature of the significant connectedness.

Tools of the Trade

Gloves: provide protection to the both the top and bottom. Surface abrasion in the walls of the large intestines are an ordinary occurrence even in normal conditions. For the top, minor paper cuts, scratches and sores on the hands can be protected with the use of gloves. For most situations, the standard disposable examination glove is sufficient. The longer calving gloves should be used if the top has cuts or scratches above the glove line. When choosing between vinyl and latex, the preference is for latex.

Lubricants: one of the most popular still remains regular CRISCO from Procter and Gamble. Water based lubricants rarely provide the lubrication necessary for fisting. Whatever lubricant is being used, seperate containers should be used for each person. This can be done by transferring lubricant from a freshly opened container to individual containers for each of the play participants.

Covers: for beds or floors, underpads or "chucks" are good. These pads have plastic on one side and are absorbant on the other. There are also rubberized play sheets available. Rolls of paper towels should be nearby.

Slings: made from leather, plastic webbing or canvas, a sling is normally supsended from the ceiling or from high on walls with metal chains.

Preparation

One thing to keep in mine is your diet. Before a session, foods like fruits, vegetable and whole grains are best while red meat and fatty foods should be avoided. During this period, avoid eating nuts as well as poppy, sesame and other seeds (19 to 36 hours before). The final 18 hours should see little consumed. What you do eat should digest slowly such as dairy products and eggs. Vitamins should be a part of your diet to ensure proper strength and nutrition is maintained. To aid in flushing your system, a hot drink about 15 mintues prior will help.

It goes without saying that an enema should be done before engaging in activity to rid the system of any remaining residue in your intestines. Allow about two hours between your final enema and the beginning of play.

Shaving: If the hair around your butt is long, you may want to shave it as it may otherwises get pulled when a hand is inserted.

Positions: Many bottoms perfer a sling when available. Another position condusive to fisting activity are doggie style, belly down and butt up. This position also provides the least bending of the rectum and often permits easier depth.

Entry: This is usually a slow process. Start your entry with the fingers straight and the thumb tucked under. The fingers may slowly wiggle to aid in entry, gently massaging the sides of the anus. As the bottom relaxes, the fingers may be broaden. Avoid sudden moves or jerks as this will cause the bottom to tighten up. Always make sure that there is plenty of lubricant in front of you, on your hand and on your wrist. For the bottom, deep breathing is a big help and as he exhales, the top will have an easier time for entry. Once inside, rest a few seconds until the bottom's body has had a chance to adjust. A gentle in-and-out motion without pulling out of the cavity will usually help the bottom build confidence. From this point, be creative and take your cues from the bottom as you subtly change speed, twist and explore deeper. Lengthy repetition of the same movement at the same spot will likely make the bottom sore.

If you would like more information, drop me a line at leather@trends.ca


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