Courtney Trouble and I created Fisting Day last year to celebrate, educate, and explore the sexual act of hand sex.

It all started when “Live Sex Show” was denied inclusion on a VOD website because it included a fisting scene with myself and Nina Hartley. The fisting section of me and Nina’s scene was integral to my orgasm; if Courtney were to edit out the fisting,  my orgasm would have been edited out as well.

The act of fisting has been excluded from DVDs due to fear of obscenity charges. It’s one of the few (along with menstruation) on the Cambria List once provided to pornographers as a recommendation of things to avoid. While I have fisted in many of my movies, it’s often angled or edited out for the hardcopy version. So, having this come up for a non-physical distribution company on the more sexually lenient internet was disappointing. Rather than feel defeated, Courtney and I decided to try to educate the internet about fisting, and why the act, done consensually, is not obscene. We figure that many people probably think of fisting as a violent and threatening act, however if more people knew what it actually is, then it may not be as scary. (And hey, it might even be enticing!)

There’s a LOT to be said about Fisting and Porn. Much of it can be found on my Fisting Day post from last year.

We invited EVERYONE, ANYWHERE to join us by participating in whatever way they feel comfortable. Fisting Day does not mean “You Must Fist On This Day.” It means you can share info, or simply click a link and read a blog post. If you want to fist, please do so consensually and have a great time. If you are new to the idea and want to try it, you’ll find lots of posts on sex ed tips and suggestions, as well as some fisting erotica to inspire.

“In honor of Fisting Day, because my nails are too long to safely shove it anywhere else.” – STOYA

Fisting Day 2012 was a huge success. Several submissions rolled in on the Fisting Day Tumblr account (fistingday.tumblr.com) and even more were tweeted and posted, and between Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter, not to mention a slew of blogs and websites, we’ve reached thousands of people. Tobi Hill-Meyer‘s live show “Fisting 101 for All Genders” streamed twice that day, lots of NSFW images were circulated, Stoya paradoxically posted the most Safe For Work pic of the bunch (shown here), and Autostraddle created a Fisting Infographic! (A FISTOgraphic?!)

A special fist-bump goes out to several sex-positive companies who go the extra mile to include and promote fisting in a respectful, healthy manner: Pleasure ChestShe Bopcrashpadseries.comqueerporn.tv, and the many more companies posted to the Tumblr account.

We’ll keep the FistingDay.Tumblr.com account up to share until it’s fisting day next year on October 21st 2013. Mark your calendars! 

To end, here’s Autostraddle‘s fist-o-graphic, The Do’s and Don’ts of Fisting.