Stick your finger

March 26, 2007 at 2:22 pm (blog)


This game, fresh from Tehran, involves a group of boys and girls sticking their fingers into each other’s fists when called to. The one who ends up with a free finger loses. Not much of a game, but an example of extremely safe sex. The hands belong to Iranian students I met in Holland Park, London the other week.



  1. Niall said,

    Nice carpet

  2. AJ said,

    No, really not much of a game at all. Like musical chairs for big kids. LOL. And, I don’t get it – even number of hands – how does anyone get left out? As far as safe sex, since they all appear to have their fingers in their own fists in the photo, well…

  3. Sahari Dastmalchi said,

    This is not a new game .. we used to play this game when we were kids. 20 years ago.. it falls in the same cathegory as klagh par … I must admit as far as games go .. this one is pretty odd..
    just the other might My sister and I got drunk and were reminising about our childhood… well when the subject of “angosht to soorakhe hamsaye came up … well … I guess you had to be there….
    where the hell were our parents when we were playing games that invole sticking a finger in your own hole or your neighbours hole…

  4. peyvand said,

    Well, you know they say Iranians invented poker. May be we invented poking too.

  5. fish5231 said,

    i think if it teaches students safe sex thats great

  6. peyvand said,

    Thanks fish. Great name.

  7. kamin said,

    ALLLOOOO! Didn’t Iranians invent everything? Poker, poking, chess, mess…

  8. Azita said,

    Oh boy! This photo brings back some OLD memories. We always played Angosht tu Soorakh and Ye Morgh Daram when there was nothing else to do. Where were our parents? Where do you think we learned it?
    Dear AJ- when it is called to stick your finger in your neighbor’s hole, you can poke your either neighbor to the right or to the left.
    There’s no telling whose hole the neighbors try to poke – metaphorically!
    I know it sounds kinky but it was much more innocent than Spin the Bottle.

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