Sex Query of the Week: Is it Safe to Put a Ginger into Your Butt (Figging) For Sexual Pleasure?
Figging aka Ginger Sex (Photo Credits: File Photo)

Q. I am a 28-year-old man with a 24-year old girlfriend. My GF and I indulge in BDSM sex as well and enjoy it quite a lot. However, recently we came across figging which involves shoving ginger root up the anal or vaginal cavity to derive pleasure. However, we are not very sure if the sexual procedure is safe enough. How dangerous is figging? Amazing Health Benefits of Ginger You Didn't Know About.

Ans. Sex practices have evolved quite a lot. There was a time when people wouldn't experiment with their sexual behaviours however now things have changed. Figging is one of the recent(not technically) sex trends that is gaining popularity. This practice involves inserting a piece of skinned ginger root into the human anus or the vagina, as a part of BDSM practice. The pleasure is derived through pain and the method doesn't involve a dominant gender which means both men and women can do this to each other. In history, inserting ginger up the anus or vagina was used as a method of punishment. "Figging" comes from the 19th-century word "feaguing," which was the practice of applying an irritant into the horses'  anus so that they held their tail up high while trotting.  Figging involves ginger inserted both inside the anus and vagina and these days is also termed as natural buttplug or dildo except it helps you derive pleasure via pain.

What Are the Dangers of Figging or Ginger Sex?

  • Allergies: You may have severe or mild allergies to ginger. When the herb comes in contact with skin, it may cause irritation but if you are extremely uncomfortable you might want to give up.
  • Ginger not cut right: There is a possibility that you don't cut or skin the ginger root right. This may scratch your genital area and make the procedure very uncomfortable.
  • Ginger penetrating deep inside: You don't want the ginger to get lost deep into your intestine and therefore the plug should not be pushed too far. The ginger piece should be easily removable.
  • Bacterial transmission:  Using the same piece of ginger if put into the vagina can cause bacteria to transmit and cause severe inflammation.
  • Moderation is the key: Leaving the ginger for too long may cause severe inflammation that would require medical intervention.
  • Mutual agreement: Obviously the act should be consensual.

In conclusion, if you are planning to experiment with figging, you must be extremely cautious plus, doing it against the will of the person will be considered abuse.