In case you weren't aware, having a sex swing doesn't mean you have to, like, break out the power tools and devote a huge space in your apartment to this giant, bulky swing contraption. Turns out, it doesn't have to be that intense. While there are sex swings that do hang from the ceiling and require you to drill holes (no pun intended) and stuff, many of the best sex swings out there don't require any installation at all. In fact, you can find some that simply hang over your door or in a doorway and take almost no time to set up or take down.
But what if you do want something a little more intense? We gotchu. Some of these sex swings come with restraints for you and your partner if you're into a lil BDSM action. Some of them spin around a full 360 degrees so that you can get *really* creative with sex swing positions. And some of them are made with genuine leather, making them feel incredibly kinky. There are also hammock-style sex swings, aka sex slings, which offer a little more support if you're unsure about dangling from the ceiling or door by just a few nylon straps. The Possibilities! Are! Endless!
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Read on for info on all the best sex swings and what you should know before buying one, and pls promise us this: Be careful when installing your sex swing! Hire a professional from TaskRabbit if you need to. We don't want any sex-related injuries on our conscience, thx.
If sex swings look super intimidating to you (or you don't even really know what the heck they are), then we should probably start with the basics: What is a sex swing? "Sex swings are amazing for elevating your sex life and giving you some exciting new positions to explore, but you want to make sure you choose the right one before you part with your cash!" says Isabelle Uren, a sexpert at BedBible. According to her, you'll find three main types of sex swings, and here's what you should know about 'em.
- Traditional sex swings: When most people picture a sex swing, the traditional model is probs what they have in mind. As Uren explains, "Traditional sex swings need to be mounted, usually to the ceiling or on a sex swing stand, meaning you either have to make some permanent modifications to your home or have space to put up a stand. Single hook swings only require one mount point, whereas dual hook swings need two."
- Door sex swings: A far easier and cheaper alternative to the traditional sex swing is a door swing, which doesn't require any specialist equipment or DIY skills. "They have two bars that are locked in place behind the closed door, with the swing hanging on the other side," Uren says. "You can put them up and take them down quickly and easily, and they are travel-friendly."
- Sex slings: These types of sex swings resemble a hammock and typically require four mounting points. And while they are the most supportive of the sex swings, they are somewhat limiting in the number of positions you can explore. "If you have strength or mobility issues, a sex sling could be a better option, as they are much more supportive due to the full coverage, hammock-style seat," Uren adds.
While you can find budget sex swings, most tend to cost a substantial amount of dough, so you'll wanna be sure you're making the right investment for your needs. A few things to keep in mind as you shop:
Consider the material
When shopping for a sex swing, you want to look for materials that are strong, comfortable, and easy to clean. "Some common sex swing materials include fabrics, such as nylon or cotton canvas, or leather," Uren tells us. "Fabric swings tend to have more padding and are easier to care for, but leather has a more luxurious feel and fits the BDSM aesthetic perfectly!"
Make sure it's comfy
In addition to getting a swing made with comfortable materials, you'll want to look for features that ensure you won't get totally chafed while hangin' around. "For the sake of comfort, you want to look for something that has padded straps to prevent anything from digging in and distracting you from the fun," says Uren. "A head strap is also a must for traditional sex swings to prevent neck ache." And if comfort is your number one priority, then a hammock-style sex sling is your best bet.
Look for bonus features
A basic model is probably the best bet for beginners, but many sex swings come with cool features that'll enhance your sex play. "If you want to be able to swivel around to switch between oral and genital play, you should look for a spinning sex swing," Uren suggests. And if you want a sex swing to use in your bondage play, then you should look for one that comes with added restraints or extra D-rings for you to attach your own.