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Me and my boyfriend want to try it, but I'm concerned that it might be dangerous. It says in this article on Wikipedia that people have died from air embolism caused by vaginal fisting, and there are references to articles which mention this. My boyfriend is very understanding and would be as gentle as I wanted him to be, but I'm not sure I want to try it if there's a significant risk. Any advice on how to make it as safe as possible?
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I have never heard of air embolisms as a risk associated with fisting, and a quick search of other, more reliable sites, doesn't turn up anything. The journals cited in that Wiki entry are also all from the 80s, so it may be that information is simply outdated. But I am also going to leave a note with the other volunteers to see if anyone has any more up-to-date information on that.

That aside, when it comes to fisting, the most important thing is to go super slowly. Use lots of lube, and if possible also gloves. It's something that takes a lot of patience and often won't happen on the first try. So if it's just not working, that's okay, too. There is no point in forcing anything, you can always come back and try again another time.

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