“Vaginal fisting” may sound like a violent act reserved only for varsity-level kinksters, but it’s more accessible than most people realize—and if you’re imagining uppercutting a vagina, you’re way off base.

Instead, picture the slow insertion of all fingers and thumb on one hand inside a vagina until they curl into a fist. This maneuver takes a little lube and a lot of communication, but thanks to the elasticity of vaginal walls, fisting is not only possible, it’s pleasurable! Fisting puts pressure on the A-spot, the internal portion of the clitoris and the cervix all at once, and the intense internal stimulation can trigger the most powerful internal orgasms you’ve ever experienced.

Fisting usually requires multiple attempts, but even if you can’t get all fingers and thumb inside, you can still take pleasure in the process.

But fisting isn’t all about the end goal of an orgasm. Porn performer and International Fisting Day co-founder Jiz Lee likes fisting for its “unparalleled feeling of fullness and intimate