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How to Use a Sex Swing – 6 Tips for Success

How to Use a Sex Swing

Some sex toys are really intuitive. Most of us can figure out what we’re supposed to do with a new vibrator. Even really kinky toys like floggers are pretty self-explanatory.

That’s not really the case with something a bit more complicated like a sex swing. Most of us need some help understanding how they work, how to install them, how to use them, and how to play safe!

Six Ways to Play With a Sex Swing

Let’s start with the fun stuff. Sex swings are popular for a reason. They help people have amazing sex! So, let’s dive into some basic information about sex swings, and how you can use them for amazing sex.

What is a Sex Swing

A sex swing is an adult swing that hangs from a door, the ceiling, or is part of a freestanding unit. In general, one person mounts the swing, and the other is allowed to move freely.

You then engage in any variety of sex acts including oral sex, touching, and intercourse. There are some swings where both partners can be suspended.

Why Are Sex Swings so Great?

Not everyone has a sex swing, but those that do love them. The key benefit to using a sex swing is that you and your partner are no longer limited by gravity.

Have you ever tried to have a marathon sex session or attempted a kinky new position, only to find that it was too hard to sustain? With a swing, neither one of you has to support the other’s weight!

You may also be turned by the bondage aspect of sex swings. The person who goes in the swing finds themselves in a very sexily vulnerable position.

Imagine being weightless as your partner can pull you close for penetration, or give you intense pleasure with oral sex, use a vibrator for the G-spot and some warming lube.

Sex Swing Position 1
Acrobatic, but extra supportive and comfortable for the limbs.

Now For Some Fun

As promised, here are six ways that you can use your sex swing for a mind-blowing experience.

1. Oral Sex

You can really experience oral sex in new ways with a sex swing. Think of it.  You or your partner is suspended from the swing. The other can easily access your body as it’s spread open.

The giver can sit in a chair, kneel in front, or even turn the swinger around for some rimming. You could even try a sex swing 69! Best of all, you can do all of this without dealing with the back, shoulder, and neck pain that often cuts oral sex short.

2. Standing Penetrative Sex

Of course, most people use sex swings for penetrative sex. This is done with one of you sitting in the swing with your legs open. Because the person is suspended in the air, weight and gravity are much less of an issue.

Try shifting your weight forward in the swing so your partner can penetrate you from behind. Enjoy the loss of control as they can take the swing, and pull you towards them, or spin you away from them. If you have a couples swing, you can enjoy the rocking motion as one of you penetrates the other.

You can try many fun positions in a swing, and the weightlessness and stability makes things so much more enjoyable. Try having sex face to face, doggy-style, or anal sex. Once you get used to the swing, and can balance well you can try moving your legs to allow deeper penetration.

Getting in The Swing Together

Some swings are capable of holding two people at once. Check the instructions on yours first, and make sure it’s anchored very well. For example, this may not work in an over the door swing, and a swing that’s hung from the ceiling must absolutely be tied into a beam.

But, let’s assume that your swing can hold both of you. Imagine the possibilities. One of you can straddle the other for some intimate face to face sex. You can also face away from each other for a different approach to anal sex. 

Sex Swing Position 2
The real Zero gravity sex position.

3. Weightless Handjobs And Fingering

You might not think about handjobs and fingering in a sex swing, but you can definitely try out some new things like this. With a swing, you can easily try out different angles.

Don’t forget that the swing can be pushed, pulled, and spun. This is a great way to enjoy foreplay. You can get someone so close to orgasm, and leave them begging for more. Then, you can dive into the main event.

4. Getting Kinky With It

Sex swings are very popular with people on the BDSM scene. In a sense, the sex swing is a restraining device for the person in it. They are vulnerable to whatever the other person has in mind. As they are suspended in the swing, they can also focus on the sensations of being flogged, paddled, or tickled.

5. Sex Toys

You may think of a sex swing as toy, but it can also enhance the pleasure of so many other toys. Using a dildo is my favorite tip. Once you get your swing set up, grab your ‘bag of tricks’. After you get used to the swing, try adding butt plugs, dildos, and vibrators.

Even trying a vibrating strap on can be used for entirely new experiences. Who knows, you might be inspired to add a few new items to your collection.

6. Sex Swing Tips And Precautions

The true key to fun in a sex swing is to use it properly, and to be safe.  We’ve put together some important tips for maximum enjoyment.

Sex Swing Position 3
Perfect position for masturbation, fingering and foreplay.

Safety First

Every swing is different, so we can’t tell you how to install or use yours. However, we do advise you to follow the instructions provided, obey any weight limits, and inspect your swing regularly.

Also, you may be tempted to go at it with abandon. That’s great, but be careful as well. You’ll be using muscles that you may not normally exert. Stay safe!

Don’t Spend Too Much Money on a Sex Swing

Your first sex swing should be pretty inexpensive. This way, if you don’t like the type you’ve purchased, you won’t feel as if you are out hundreds of dollars.

You should be able to find a door swing for less than 100 dollars. That’s a good place to start. Finally, ask around! Read reviews to learn what other people really enjoy.

Relax And Experiment

Once you’ve installed your swing, try a bit of solo play. Get used to climbing in and out of it. Experiment with different positions.

Use a sex toy from an online adult shop, and experience an orgasm while you are suspended. As you try it out, you’ll identify which muscles you’ll need to strengthen for a better experience.

Explore, Play, And Have Fun

There’s a good chance that your first time in the swing won’t be very hot or sexy. In fact, it will be quite a bit like riding a bike for the first time.

So, manage your expectations, and keep a sense of humor. Not everything will work out the first time. Instead, focus on exploring, learn to use the swing, and enjoying the process.


If you’re on the fence about a sex swing, go for it! This amazing, and surprisingly inexpensive toy can really help you and your partner enjoy sex in new ways.

Mayla Green

Mayla Green has been involved in the sex toy industry since 2004. Working behind the motto “Sex TOYS should be FUN”, Mayla provides unique tips & advice amassed from over a decade of hands on experience with adult products. She also coaches clients how to fully enjoy sexual pleasure and can be seen in major publications & magazines online.

Happily married since 2009, she knows firsthand how the sex life eventually becomes repetitive (which truthfully means boring), so if you're looking to spice things up in the bedroom, Mayla's your gal! Her literary pride & joy is covering topics for established couples needing inspiration to keep lovemaking exciting and fun.

Not in a relationship? Her other focus is teaching women how to properly handle the “little person in the canoe” to experience the best orgasms ever, no partner required! Her creative and innovative tips, techniques and advice is on par with a certified sex therapist or Sexologist, but with an extra advantage from her knowledge of the adult toy business.

View all articles published by Mayla Green exclusively for The Adult Toy Shop sex blog. Mayla Green's Linkedin profile highlights her professional background, experience and training.

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