Oct 172011
 

It appears lexicon entries may be a regular Monday occurrence. Is that a good thing?

This week, for your information and amusement, the third installment in Dumb Domme’s BDSM Lexicon, “figging.” Oh yes, I have figged…

View all past entries here.


figging, n.,  /fɪg:iŋ/ (IPA)   [fig-ing]  (spelled)

figging, n.: The practice of inserting a piece (a “finger”) of ginger into the anus, vagina, or urethra. The finger of ginger is cut from a larger piece of ginger root, skinned, and shaped into something resembling a butt plug, with a tapered end for insertion and a wide base to ensure easy retrieval.

“I picked up latex gloves, lube, and fresh ginger at the grocery store. From the way the checkout boy smiled at me, I’m pretty sure he knew the stuff I bought was for figging.” 

“It was only a few moments after I yelled ‘Surprise! Figging!’ that I realized I probably should have discussed it with him first.”

Word of Caution:

pared finger of ginger for figging punishment

Pared finger of ginger
(let’s hope it isn’t lost)

Be absolutely sure that you select a good finger of ginger and carve it carefully. The base should be very wide–wide enough that the ginger doesn’t get irretrievably lost in someone’s anus. Just imagine having to take a squirmy sub to the emergency room to have a doctor retrieve the “lost” ginger.

How the hell are you going to explain that? What are you going to say was the “cause of accident”? Was it over-zealous stir-fry? Did your sub fall, pants-down, ass-first into the produce section of your local market? Carve carefully people. Check out a story of figging gone wrong.

victorian domestic spanking of woman or wife for punishment

1885, anonymous
(Rude Victorians)

Figging, the insertion of ginger into the anus, is a practice originally done to horses as early as the 17th century. Unscrupulous horse salesmen would “fig” a sick or old horse in order to “perk it up” for a potential buyer, essentially masking the horse’s condition for the purposes of sale. The figged horse would prance around energetically and raise it’s tail, both signs of health, thus persuading potential buyers of it’s good condition.

Various sources suggest that figging evolved into a disciplinary practice used in the Victorian era by husbands on their disobedient wives. A husband might fig his wife in order to increase her sensitivity and discourage clenching during spanking punishments. Rude fuckers, those Victorians.

Dumb Domme Commentary: 

“Surprise! Figging!” isn’t something you should ever say to your partner. I know this from experience. Of course, the whole “surprise figging” tale is another story for another time.  :)
 


works consulted: wikipedia, figging.com, urban dictionary, fetlife, unfortunate personal experience

 

  One Response to “BDSM Lexicon Entry #3: “Figging””

  1. omg you make my ribs hurt everytime I read your blog I find you so funny. “It was only a few moments after I yelled ‘Surprise! Figging!’ that I realized I probably should have discussed it with him first.” Hilarious!

    Respectfully,
    brattyboi

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