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Figging Gone Wrong At Kink.com

I’ve been meaning to blog this story from Behind Kink about a figging shoot that didn’t go so well. It sounds to me, and looks from the video, like the ginger fig they carved was pretty cylindrical — without the recommended large swelled base or (my preference) a substantial perpendicular bit that you can get by carving a fig from a larger “hand” of ginger and including a wider bit of the “palm” where the individual fingers of ginger are attached to each other:

how to carve ginger to leave a wide base

Anyway, as Behind Kink described the scene:

“Figging,” for those of you new to the practice, is the act of placing a shaved ginger root into a person’s anus to induce a tingling or light burning sensation. Recently on an EverythingButt.com shoot, Maitresse Madeline figged one of Kink.com’s newest models, Mason. But the procedure went awry when the “fig” in question disappeared, vacuumed into Mason’s butthole as if her ass were a hungry little mouth. Mason recounts her anal misadventures here, a tale as cautionary as it is entertaining. Don’t try this at home, kids!

If you follow the Behind Kink link, there’s a video of this incident that includes a lot of graphic closeup figging shots; it’s free and it’s well worth your time. I’m also flattered to say that Kink.com included some of the Figging.com artwork (which we comissioned from Patty a few years back) in their video explanation of what figging is:

figging artwork from figging.com

Here’s the best and clearest screen grab I could get, that shows the ginger fig they used. Note the fairly minimalist base:

Ginger fig with a not-really-big-enough base

Seriously, you can do better than that yourself, and you should! The base of a good ginger fig should be a lot wider than the inserted part. Start with big ginger and you won’t have a problem with this.

Now here’s Mason, describing the experience in her own words, as transcribed from the video:

“It was a regular everyday shoot, going to work for Kink, for Everything Butt. I was really excited because it was actually my first girl/girl scene that I was gonna shoot. So, the whole premise of the shoot was just basically your everyday girl-dominatrix and I was being the sub. And, Lochai wanted to include a ginger root, or… it’s called figging, and it’s the act of putting a shaved fig [of ginger] into the ass. It creates a burning sensation around the sphincter, and like a cooling sensation at the same time, so I guess that’s the draw towards it. So my dom sticks the fig up my ass, and at first we’re having a lot of trouble having the fig root stay in my ass, it keeps like, slipping out, or for whatever reason, just not staying in. Anyway, I go to turn around, and I guess readjust or something, and all of a sudden, like, my asshole just [she makes a slurping noise] up the fig root. And I sort of realized what has just happened, and I’m like, I just did this, I ate the fig root, my ass just ate the fig root! So we stopped the shoot for a second, to try and figure out what we were going to do about this. So, they’re all reaching in trying to get it out, filming at some parts just because I think it was humorous.

It’s clear in the video that everybody remained in good spirits; they were taking it seriously as a problem, but even Mason was laughing pretty hard about it:

Mason laughing like a maniac while they discuss how to go spelunking in her ass for the lost ginger fig

So, they’re getting out the pliers, we tried everything. I think we tried enemas, I think we reached up ever niche, we could no longer feel it, we had no idea where it had gone! The next thing you know, Worker’s Comp is called, and I’m being taken to St. Francis Hospital, where I got to go through Porn Shoot #2 of the day, with ingesting fluids for them to scan my body, and all the nurses coming to stick their fingers up my ass, and yeah, it was awesome!

doctor looking at medical images

I got to do a lot of publicity that day for Kink as far as what exactly goes on around here. Well, long story short, I don’t know where the fig root is today. The doctor said it was organic quality, and that it just might break down, and that it will come out, but I don’t really know. It’s a mystery. It’s possibly somewhere in my body, or, hopefully, it’s come out by now.

Although I think someone at Kink.com may have made a fairly elementary mistake in figging best practices, I am nonetheless impressed by the way they kept their cool on the set, kept things lighthearted, yet treated the situation properly as a safety issue and got Mason the medical care that proper prudence demanded (even if, to be honest, it seems to have turned out that there was nothing much medical professionals could do that Kink.com’s own ass professionals had not already done.)

1 Comment on “Figging Gone Wrong At Kink.com”

  1. #1 pollymayi
    on Mar 1st, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    loved this story, it was really funny. But also a nice picture of the porn industry. Despite being very anal, and sub, I find myself not liking some anal or BDSM porn sites as their attitude toward the participants, models is . . . scary to me. Besides being kinky, I’m a mom and looking at models like my duaghters. I enjoyed this picture of Anal, D/s fantasy but also good attitudes. ty

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