All images by Ben Thomson. But the mechanics and implied violence turns people off, and so fisting has a stigma. But for many, the stigma is unwarranted and fisting is a joy. So, for the sake of fostering honest and stigma-free conversations around sex in all its variously human forms, we spoke to four people who enjoy it. Both giving, as well as receiving.
Fisting , handballing , fist-fucking , brachiovaginal , or brachioproctic insertion  is a sexual activity that involves inserting a hand into the vagina or rectum. Fisting may be performed without a partner, but it is most often a partnered activity. Fisting's emergence as a popular sexual practice is commonly attributed to gay male culture and it may not have existed until the twentieth century.