There’s a lot of preparation and research you need to do when buying and installing a sex swing. If you’re reading this though, then congratulations! You got through the tough part, now you can ha...Read More
Choosing a sex swing can be a daunting task, especially if it’s your first one. There are so many different kinds to choose from, each with their own features and benefits (which we cover in more detail in our types of sex swing article).
To help you make the right decision when buying your sex swing, we’ve put together this guide explaining all the different things you should think about when making your decision.
Is a Sex Swing Right For You?
The most obvious consideration you’ll need to make is whether or not a sex swing is something you should be buying at all. These are some of the most expensive sex products available, not to mention the largest. They will take up considerable space in your house, and for most people will take time and effort to set up and use.
Additionally, you’ll want to consider the experience you’ll have while using the swing. Some swings are capable of much more than others, with a much greater range of movement and choice of positions you can try while using it.
You might even be buying a sex swing to make your sex life easier or simpler, rather than just as a kinky addition. This is particularly true if you suffer from disabilities, as swings can greatly increase your range of movement and enjoyment of sex.
If you’ve been browsing for a while and still aren’t sure, then you might want to start with a cheaper option like a sex sling or door swing. You could even try some of the relatively new services offered online, where you can rent a room in a “sex dungeon” and try out the equipment before you start spending significant amounts of money and making alterations to your home.
Things to Consider When Buying Your First Sex Swing
Once you’re set on buying a sex swing, there will be many choices you need to make. Devoting adequate time to these decisions can make a massive difference between buying something average that you use once or twice then forget about, or buying an amazing swing that you love using at every opportunity.
First and foremost, you’ll need to think about where you’re going to put the swing, and how often you’ll use it. Both of these decisions will have a large influence over the type of sex swing you buy.
At the same time, you’ll need to consider whether you’ll want to leave the swing up as a permanent fixture in your home, if it’s something you want to be able to put up and take down when you want to use it, or simply have it hidden away in a spare room of your house (who doesn’t want to start their own sex dungeon?).
If you have plenty of space, and don’t mind what you’re friends or family will think if they see your swing, then you’re free to buy pretty much any swing that will fit in your house! On the other hand with less space available or privacy concerns, you will usually have to rule out any swings that are fixed to your walls or ceilings and try a door swing or body sling instead.
With a rough idea of where a swing will go in your house, you can start doing research into specific models. This is an important stage, and you shouldn’t rush to buy the first swing that you like the look of!
Different swings come with different equipment, so you may have to buy some parts separately to be able to actually put the swing up and use it.
The next large consideration will be the weight limit of the sex swing. You need to make sure it can comfortable hold your weight (and sometimes your partner’s weight too), or it will simply break and likely cause you some injuries.
To be on the safe side, you should usually look for swings with plenty of extra weight capacity compared to what you need. Adding at least an extra 100kg is an ideal choice. This gives you plenty of wiggle room if you put on some extra weight, and can help with the forces and stress you might put on the swing while using it.
It’s also important to make sure that your house will be able to support the weight you plan to put on it. If you’re fixing the swing to the wall or ceiling, you’ll need to make sure that the place you choose is made of strong, sturdy materials. Likewise, if you choose a door swing, you’ll need a well fitted, strong and sturdy door which is also made of strong material. Things like MDF or plywood just might not hold the weight!
If you can’t find an appropriate place to mount your sex swing, then it’s usually best to get one with a stand. Just “making it work” is an easy way to cause yourself some real harm.
The final important thing to consider is your actual sex life and desires. Different swings will have different ranges of motion. Some can only go back and forth, or side to side, while others can spin around in a full circle. Likewise the position of the straps and supports may make some positions impossible, and others a breeze to get in and out of.
We advise taking some time to talk with your partner, and draw up a list of all the things you want to try. Then you can go through and rank them based on how important they are to you, and start ruling out sex swings that simply can’t do what you want them to.
Ideally, with these things out of the way, you’ll have a shortlist of features that your swing needs to have. You can then start looking at specific models and comparing them, before making your final decision.
The Best Sex Swings?
With almost any product you can buy online, you’ll almost certainly find lists and rankings of the best and worst of each product. Normally these lists will pick out a clear favourite and encourage you to buy it.
The big problem with these kinds of pages is that they don’t address the obvious fact. There simply isn’t one “best sex swing”. All of us have different desires when looking to buy them, and even if something is perfect for your friend, it doesn’t mean it will be right for you too.
Of course, some things are better than others. Some swings will be put together better, made with better materials, and much more sturdy. Similarly, some swings will be much better at getting into certain positions, easier to get in and out of, and simpler to put together than others.
We like to look at the whole situation a little differently. Rather than trying to find the “best sex swing”, you should devote the time and effort to finding the best sex swing for you.
The best way to approach this is by considering what features are actually important to you. Does it matter whether or not the swing can spin, what material it’s made out of, which bonus features and attachments it has, or even how high the swing is. Again, come up with a list of important features that you want in a sex swing before you start taking other people’s advice.
With these features in mind, you can approach articles titles “TOP TEN SEX SWINGS EVER MADE!!!” with a more critical eye, and only pay attention to the things which are important to you. If they don’t mention any swings that fit the bill, then keep researching. It’s always better to find the perfect swing first-time, rather than going through many different models and wasting lots of money.
Another great resource when trying to find the best sex swing are the experiences of others. Online forums or sites like reddit are a great resource for this. Not only can you read through the information and sex swing reviews that others provide about their own experiences with their swings, but when you find a model you think is right for you, you can seek out others who have bought it and find out what they think of it.
What Makes a Sex Swing Comfortable?
Along with considerations of price, location and features, something which should never be overlooked is comfort. After all, if your swing isn’t comfortable (or too comfortable, which we’ll get to shortly) then you’re probably not going to use it as much as you want to.
For most couples, this will simply be a case of “the more comfortable it is, the better”.
This means making sure that the swing is appropriate for your weight and height. If not, then the various straps and supports may end up in an uncomfortable position, which can press into your body. These can be itchy, get in the way, and leave unsightly marks on your body.
Making sure that everything is the right size will mean that your straps can be adjusted to the correct length, laid out in a way that they don’t interrupt you, and generally will do their job without you even noticing them.
Similarly, the main support (essentially where you put your butt) will need to be comfortable. If not, you’ll be severely limiting the amount of time you can spend in the swing before feeling achy, numb and uncomfortable. Nothing can kill the mood faster than losing the feeling in your butt or legs!
On the other end of the spectrum, there will be people looking for sex swings that aren’t comfortable. These devices are a common fixture in the BDSM community, and if you’re trying to create a scene involving pain, discomfort, or even humiliation, then a swing stuffed with the softest goose feathers isn’t exactly going to help your situation.
In these cases, you’ll want to find swings with harder seats made of metal or wood. You might even want to look for a swing which doesn’t have a proper seat, but simply various straps that will support your weight.
Most Comfortable Sex Swing
If you’re looking for the most comfortable sex swing you can buy, then the primary consideration will usually be which materials the swing is made out of. Most of the time, you’ll want something made of leather or a soft fabric. You’ll also want plenty of padding, especially around and on the seat.
Another area where your comfort can be compromised is in any straps or stirrups which help hold you in place or support your weight. Again, the more padding you can get, the better. Some swings even have super soft fabrics or even feathers in any area that will be in contact with your skin.
Again, the experiences of others will be a great help here. While manufacturers will try to make their swings as comfortable as possible, it’s the customers who really get to test them properly. They spend long periods of time using the swing, and sometimes will have the same one for years at a time!
Don’t just pay attention to the things people say about specific swings. Also look at what they say about the different materials, the amount of padding, and any comparisons they draw to other pieces of furniture. If someone says their sex swing is more comfortable then their couch or bed, then it’s surely going to be one of the more comfortable models available!
Take The Time To Find The Perfect Swing!
It’s all too easy these days to rush out and make an impulse purchase. Maybe there was a sale and you got a bargain, or lots of people said it was good so you bought it.
With sex swings, this is definitely something you want to avoid. These sex toys can take up a lot of space, be a challenge to use, and it’s easy to get disheartened and forget about them. By taking the time to consider all the different things we’ve mentioned in this article, reading the thoughts of others, and paying close attention to what manufacturers say about their products, you can be sure to pick up the perfect swing every time!