For most bottoms, the first sign that the session must end is external pain or soreness, which often results from repeated friction rather than from too much stretching. This is not a sign that should be ignored – as I mentioned before, pain means your body is trying to tell you something. Your hole will be much happier with you if you stop at this point, and you’ll be ready to play again much sooner  than if you keep aggravating the soreness. There is something you can do at the beginning of your play, however, that might help extend your session a little.

I’m not big on “chemical assistance”, when it comes to fisting. Per my philosophy, fisting is a sport, which would make using chemicals cheating. However, I tolerate some chemicals more than others, and lidocaine is one I do not have any problem with. Lidocaine can help you play a little past that point of external soreness, but it will not help you relax, and it will not change your mood in any way.

Lidocaine – and benzocaine, which depending on where you are might be easier to get your hands on – is a local pain killer, usually available as a gel and occasionally a spray. It is most commonly used by dentists – not the strong pain killer they inject, but the local pain killer they smear on your gums, often before injecting. Dentists like it because it works almost immediately – which is great for our purposes, too. It has very little side effects (when used locally), and it is not addictive.

In Germany it is easily available online though most pharmacies also stock it – you can ask for at is a “Mundgel”. Generally speaking it is available without a prescription but only through pharmacies, in most countries. For fisting, I find the gel much easier to use than the spray. An alternative to this “oral” gel, are “extreme” lubricants, like the black version of Boy Butter, which include a local painkiller – usually benzocaine. However, the price difference is significant – a small bottle of “extreme” lube costs about five times as much as a tube of lidocaine. If you do opt for the “black label” lube, not that you should not use it as your primary lube, but follow the directions in this post as if you were using the lidocaine gel.

The method I find the most effective in terms of prolonging a session is to apply a thin layer of the gel on the outside of the anus before play, and before using any other lubricant. The gel functions almost instantly. There is no benefit from using the gel internally, so there is no reason to mix it into your lube. You actually need a very small amount, and a single tube can last you for more than a dozen sessions.

I find that, used in this way, lidocaine can help prolong a session significantly, especially for bottoms whose sphincter is very sensitive – think of the guys who do not like punching. If you are the type who likes a fist to go in and stay in, this is meant for you. This really helps cut down the irritation caused by the in-out action. If used correctly, you should not notice any difference, except that you will be able to play longer. It will not make taking a fist any easier, just help you take it for a little longer.

If you have any experience with lidocaine, benzocaine, or another local painkiller, I would love to hear from you in the comments below! I hope you found this interesting and/or useful!