Consider These Factors Before Buying a Sex Swing

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How does one go about buying a sex swing? It seems easy enough. You browse some websites and pick what you like. That’s it, right? Wrong. We can only wish.

There are many things to consider when buying a sex swing for the first time, especially if you don’t know what you want exactly. This is totally normal. You should do some research first. So don’t worry. We’re here to help you find your perfect sex swing.

How a Sex Swing Is Set Up

Before you hop on and start swinging away, you need to figure out exactly what kind of swing you want. Why? They all have different setups. The most common adult sex swings include straps and anchor points. 

Despite the same basic design and some similarities, swings can be vastly different. They can help you achieve certain sex positions more easily. Some make BDSM bondage a breeze. Others require you to drill a hole in your ceiling. 

Many of these are adjustable, and they come in a variety of materials too. How about a leather sex swings? If you want it — you’ve got it. Picking a swing that will take you to new heights requires some serious thinking.

Picking the right swing might be overwhelming at first because there are so many variations. But once you have the basics down, it’ll be easier than you’ve ever imagined.


Design Setup

How do you decide on a design? Think of your capabilities and desires. Do you want to be able to spin your partner by 360 degrees? Interestingly enough, there’s a swing for that as well.

Some designs are easier to set up than others. They may require special stands. With some, you only get a couple of straps, and you’re left figuring out how to use them. Don’t worry though. Following instructions is easy unless you’re building IKEA furniture, and IKEA doesn’t have the naughty section (yet?). 

After you decide and make your purchase, you’re ready to swing.

Where to Attach the Swing

You know how Sia loves to swing from chandeliers? You can follow in her footsteps. Attach your swing to the ceiling. Add some lights to it, and voila — it’s a chandelier or a sparkly centerpiece in your sex dungeon, whatever. 

Not all swings require a special sex swing stand. Thankfully, door sex swings exist. They’re by far the easiest to set up unless you get wrapped up in straps. There’s no need to drill any holes either.

Unless you’re a handyman, we recommend going for something easier to set up.  Also, if you are planning to use your sex swings while wearing costumes during roleplay, then you have to also have to consider the space around it to allow more movement. 

The Budget

Let’s get real for a moment here. A kinky lifestyle is far from being cheap. If you want quality, you have to pay the price. However, you can be kinky on a budget as well.

Cheap sex swings exist. They’re excellent for when you’re just trying things out. Maybe you think you’re into swinging, but you end up changing your mind. That’s why it’s always better to go for a cheap one first before you make a serious investment.

Imagine spending hundreds of dollars on a swing just to realize you’re not that into it. What a nightmare.

The Comfort

When you look at some of these swings, they seem uncomfortable. It’s like the designers didn’t have comfort in mind when they made them. Luckily, it’s not all as grim as it seems. 

Many of the swings come with padding. Some are even full-on padded chairs. So it’s not like you don’t have options. The straps aren’t that comfortable, but they can’t exactly be super soft either. They’re meant to withstand a lot of weight, so sturdiness is definitely a requirement.

The Straps

With sex swings, it’s all about suspension. Some people want more of it, and some want less, so they choose accordingly. So should you. How well your swing holds you depends on the straps alone.

Straps play the most important role in your swinging sessions. Do you think putting all of your weight on your butt is comfortable? It’s a lot different than sitting in a regular chair. Plus, you’re in the middle of sex. 

We say the more straps, the merrier. They will help distribute your weight evenly, and you’ll be cozy.

The Color

Some people reading this won’t care about the color of their swing. However, what if it needs to fit into the interior of a red sex dungeon? You can’t get a blue one, can you? 

Unfortunately, swings usually come in black. There are some pink, red, and animal print exceptions. If you think you’ll find your favorite color, we have to disappoint you as there are not many options. We wonder if you could paint them yourself. Maybe it’s better not to try this.

Either way, will you truly care about the color once you’re all strapped in?

Sex Swing Adjustability

Putting sex swings in action is not all that easy. Their adjustability is important. Swings aren’t custom made. Therefore, they won’t always suit you perfectly. Adjusting the straps and everything else is how you make yourself comfortable. 

What if you or your partner wants to try another position? That’s where adjustability comes into play as well. You’ll want to be able to readjust the length of the straps quickly to accommodate your other needs.

If you’re planning to use it only for one position, then it doesn’t matter how adjustable the swing is. Just make sure you’re comfortable.


Now that you know more about them, it’s safe to say that buying a swing isn’t a walk in the park — or a swing in the park if you will. It’s much more complex than shopping for any old sex toy. There are many things to consider. 

But guess what? It’s worth it. There’s nothing like the feeling of hanging in the air while your partner pleases you. We encourage you to find that out for yourself.