Finding the perfect anatomical match between Top and Bottom can greatly enhance the satisfaction and pleasure derived from fisting.
Left vs Right
Anatomy may determine which hand is better for play (both as a Top and Bottom). For Bottoms, the fist chute may align better for depth insertion with a left or right hand. For Tops, muscle development and coordination may affect the flexibility, strength, and navigational capacity of the penetrating hand and arm.
Some hands are able to collapse in on themselves to decrease the overall diameter of the penetrating hand. If the meaty part of the palm (connected to the thumb), can lay flat (or semi-flat) against the opposite side of the palm (below the pinky), then a hand is considered collapsible. These hands can be helpful in depth exercises and passing through inner rings.
Most fisters know the size of their hand on a simple scale of small to extra large; however, glove makers classify hands in eight categories of uni-sex hand measurements. Men sizing charts tend to start at XS at 7 inches and max out with XXL at 12 inches.
|Hand Sizing Chart|
Instructions on how to measure your hand are included below. With size in mind, every Bottom has limits—whether it be a finger, a fist, or a foot. Tops and Bottoms should discuss realistic depth and girth before engaging in play.
|Chute Capacity(of Finn Vortex)|
|Anatomical||Pit||Bicep||Elbow||Mid Forearm||Low Forearm||Wrist||Four Fingers||Four Knuckles|
|Yes / No||Fuck Yesss!||Hell
|Yess!||Yes!||OK!||Maybe!||Not Yet!||Not Likely!|
Measuring Your Hand
Fisters generally reference hand measurement based on circumference, with four particular categories: small, medium, large, and extra-large. There are; however, three specific hand size measurements: circumference, span, and length. Measurements from those three areas are sufficient in providing 'general' hand sizes for fisting discussions.
A fourth measuring technique (used to determine sizing for bangles) is the most accurate fisting measurement. Unless your hand is atypical (extra-long fingers or extremely large bones), report your hand size based on circumference or bangle-circumference.
Measuring Hand Circumference
Measuring Hand Length
Measuring Hand Span
Measuring Fisting (Bangle) Girth
Brachioproctic insertion involves—by definition—the fist chute and a hand (or two). In order to guarantee the safety of both participants, two simple rules apply to fisting and gloves:
- Hand inspections are required. The top should present his hands for inspection prior to fisting the Bottom.
- Gloves are optional when agreed upon by both parties. The Bottom always gets to specify if gloves are required. Gloves, like condoms, should be discussed prior to arranging a session.
If either party refuses to abide by these rules, then the fisting should be aborted. The violation of boundaries prior to penetration does not bode well for trust or confidence needed for elbow depth insertion.
Advice and Tips from the Pros