Even if you are already 100% satisfied, there’s something alluring about exploring, experimenting, and taking it to the next level.

You can certainly find plenty of products to aid you in your erotic exploration, from vibrators to dildos to cock rings to sex swings…wait, what? Okay, maybe that last one got you.

Some people believe that sex swings appeal only to the kinkiest of people and should only be used in sex clubs. What’s more, today’s sex swings are more accessible than ever before. They are fun, exciting, and surprisingly comfortable ways to add something new to your bedroom play. There are options for everyone’s taste and budget.

Here’s a look at sex swings. We’ll explain what they are, why people like them, how to choose the best swing for you, and even what sex positions you can try to get the most out of them. Let’s get down and dirty with sex swings, so get ready!


How does a sex swing work? It’s a hanging or suspension device with straps, supports, and springs that allows you to hang in certain sexual positions that you wouldn’t be able to do on the ground (easily). Because gravity is removed from the equation, they allow for a supported weightless sensation.

For sure, sex swings are not just for BDSM scenes. These useful items can make it easier to try out different sexual positions and can even be used to add some extra spice to your experience with a sex toy. Sex swings certainly have more applications than most people realize!

There are multiple types of swings: suspension sex swings, door-mounted sex swings, and sex slings, and each has its own advantages. In a moment, we will discuss the different types in more detail, but first, let’s take a look at what makes sex swings so appealing and how they might be used.


In reality, there are as many reasons as there are people who do it. You could ask one hundred sex swing users why they use a swing, and you’ll get different answers from everyone. Many people try them out of curiosity or a desire to try something new and exciting, but there are a lot of other reasons to take their sexy times into the air.

As we have seen, sex swings aren’t solely the domain of kinksters. While that is true, sex swings are great for BDSM play. Some swings even come with parts designed for restraining a partner. While this isn’t the only reason folks use sex swings, BDSM play can be a great reason to use one!


Sex swings provide the ability to experiment with positions not possible otherwise. No need to be a contortionist to attempt them as they make it easier than ever before. With one partner supported by the swing while the other stands up, standing sex is much less of a challenge. There’s no need for an intense workout or concern about toppling over, freeing you up to explore new realms of sexual pleasure without all the fuss. Who wouldn’t love that?


Even though most of us will never get the chance to have sex in space, it doesn’t mean we have to give up our dreams of having sex in zero gravity! When you use a swing, your partner can recline fully, release their weight into the swing and enjoy the sensation of floating in the air while also enjoying sex.


It’s hard to believe that something as fun and exciting as a sex swing could have practical uses, but it really does. Whether your partner’s height is producing problems for pleasurable positions, or if you’ve got some form of disability that needs accommodating, the support of a swing can prove invaluable. Ultimately, incorporating a sex swing into your bedroom may end up being one of the smartest decisions you make!


It is important to know a few things when shopping for a sex swing so that you, your partner, and your home can all benefit from it. First of all, there are several types of sex swings. Let’s take a moment to discuss each type of sex swing in more detail:

Sex Swing on Suspension

The suspension swings are probably what you picture when you think of a sex swing. They are suspended from the ceiling or sometimes with a sex swing stand, and they give you an authentic weightless experience.

Swing of the door

It is more affordable, easier to set up, and safer to use door sex swings. However, there are fewer options for sex swing positions with door sex swings.

Sling for sex

These swings look like hammocks, and are best for that “zero gravity sex” sensation we discussed. However, they have a bit less versatility when it comes to position.

Now that you know what types of swings exist, you need to consider a few things to find the best one:

The budget

As with many products, you can narrow your choices down in other ways and then choose what suits your budget from that smaller pool. As sex swings can be a considerable financial commitment, it makes sense to start by asking yourself “how much do I want to spend on this?” and see what you can get with your budget. You can then choose the swing that checks all (or most) of your boxes.

The space

You might want to consider a door-mounted swing if you have limited space. If you have plenty of space, you might consider a sex swing stand, as it allows you to have a fun suspension swing without screwing into your ceiling.

The installation

It’s all about choosing what will work best for you, your home, and your budget. Some swings will require some tools and a bit of know-how, while others will simply require a strong door.

Limitation of weight

For optimum sex swing safety, you should know the weight limit of your swing. Swing weight limits usually range from 200 to 400 pounds. A swing with a 200 pound weight limit might not be ideal if you and a partner are curious about positions where both of you are in the swing.