And be sure to check the weight limit. This is especially important if both of you are planning to climb aboard and try a weightless iteration of a classic partnered position like missionary or spooning.
The Best Sex Swings to Buy
Now that you know know how to use a sex swing, onto where to buy them. Good news: They’re probably less expensive than you might guess. “You really don’t need to spend more than $100 on one,” says Stubbs. (That’s actually less expensive than most luxury vibrators!) Invest in one of the four sex swings below, then give it a try.
Keep in mind, the first time you try using a sex swing, it may not be perfect. “Go in with a sense of humor and prepare to troubleshoot if you set the straps up too low or high or the position you were planning to try doesn’t quite work,” says Dr. Stubbs. Noted. (Related: 35+ Sex Positions You Can Try While Waiting for Your Sex Swing to Get Delivered)
What do avocado toast and sex swings have in common? They both combine two amazing things to create something even better.
While sex swings come in different styles (some hang from the ceiling, some attach to the door, others are freestanding), “really, a sex swing is any device that can elevate you and/or your partner, helping you get into new positions or your favorite positions with more ease,” says Megan Stubbs, Ed.D. a clinical sexologist and relationships expert.
Because getting into the (ahem) swing of things takes some savvy, Shape called on Stubbs and Carly S., sex educator with The Pleasure Chest, for the 411 on sex swings. Scroll down for everything you need to know about the benefits of sex swings, how to use a sex swing (safely!), plus a few to buy.
For starters, anytime you bring something new into the bedroom, there’s a sense of novelty. And novelty “is a really good thing for our sex lives, especially if you’ve been with your partner(s) for a while,” says Stubbs. (More on that here: Sex Therapists Share 8 Sex Tips for Women)