Yesterday was Fisting Day, and we're bummed we missed it. Maybe you've heard of fisting. Maybe you've even enjoyed it with a partner. Or maybe, now that you've looked it up, you're thinking these fisting festivities have nothing to do with you.

Well, you'd be wrong about that. Here's why: Fisting is something some people - a lot of people, actually - enjoy. It's also considered "obscene" under U.S. law. Which means, of course, that you can do it as you please, but someone else has decided that it's too obscene to be seen in pornography or magazines or any other media. In other words, it's somehow raunchier, ruder and more offensive than other sex acts. Which is kind of stupid, and more than a little troubling when you consider that the part of this law that legislated what people could do in their own homes was only struck down in 2003. Before then, certain sexual acts - including anal sex, oral sex and sex between members of the same sex - were illegal.

Fisting isn't any better or worse than any other sex act out there (and take our word for it, there are many). It's just one more option in that great, big, ever-surprising bag of tricks that is human sexuality. It's also helps explain why no safe, consensual sex act should be a crime. Whether you engage in fisting is entirely up to you. But whether someone else does it or watches it or produces pornography that shows it? Well that's their business. No one else's - and certainly not the government's. That's why we're giving a big fist bump to fisting day.

Check out Queerie's video below for more info on obscenity laws - and a brief tutorial on fisting technique.