“I don’t think there is that much difference between a photograph of a fist up someone’s ass and a photograph of a carnation in a bowl.”

-Robert Maplethorpe


Punching as a sex act refers to when you are fisting an orifice, but instead of starting with a duck bill hand you start with a fist. It does not typically involve actual punching but is called punching because it looks like you are punching the rectum or vagina.

Punching VS Fisting

Punching is a more advanced form of fisting and often associated with more hardcore BDSM. Fisting can cause small tears and rips in the vagina or rectum. Typically when you start with fisting you are starting with only one or two fingers and slowly adding more to get the body to stretch and accept your hand. With punching, you are going from 0 to 100 asking the body to immediately stretch and accept the fist. If you do want to try punching, it is a good idea to still do a warm up, otherwise you may cause injury. 

Safety First

Anal punching is typically more painful than anal fisting. If you are doing anal punching make sure to use safety precautions. You need to use a lot of lube. Really, there is no such thing as too much lube. Do not actually punch. Put a closed fist against the rectum or vagina and gently push. Make sure you have a safe word. This is a very intense sexual practice and it is important to communicate with your partner if it is too much. We also recommend doing research on the best way to do punching and anal fisting, so you can learn about the techniques, the risk, and how to enjoy it.

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