The Sacred Art of Fisting front cover

Front cover for The Sacred Art of Fisting

By Larry R. Shockey
Published in 2009 by Handballheaven.com

In the preface of The Sacred Art of Fisting, Shockey discloses that he ruptured his colon in a fisting scene.  That incident, and his desire to help others avoid the same fate, inspired Shockey to write a class handout that turned into this booklet.

Coming in at 24 pages including the covers, Shockey’s book concisely covers everything needed for a fisting scene with an emphasis on safety from the anatomy of the colon, supplies you’ll need for fisting play, safer fisting sex, cleaning out the colon, aftercare, and cleaning up the scene.  My favorite part is Shockey’s warning to put down plastic over the playspace after playing to avoid slips and falls from wayward lubricants on the floor. While this book is devoted to the subject of anal fisting, most of the material in it applies to vaginal fisting as well.

Shockey also spends several paragraphs discussing HIV, Hepatitis A, B, and C, MRSA, and syphilis and how to avoid spreading them during fisting play.  MRSA is an under-discussed pathogen in the context of STDs, and Shockey deserves kudos for including it here.

The Sacred Art of Fisting is a well-written reference that covers it subject in enough depth to inform, but not so much as to bore the reader with minutae or asides.  If you find a copy of the printed book, it is well worth picking up.  If you cannot find a copy of the printed booklet, it is available as a PDF at http://www.hellholesf.com/SAOF_Final_web.pdf.