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There are plenty of ways to spice things up in the bedroom. But if you haven't tried a sex swing yet, consider this your sign to add it to the top of your list. When you think of a sex swing, you might think of some bulky thing that takes a while to set up and is located in a room specifically for *those kinds* of activities.
Actually, most sex swings are actually not that complex. In fact, many of them can be easily installed in the comfort of your bedroom and stored discretely. And it's totally understandable to feel unsure about which one to invest in, considering how many are on the market. Luckily, WH has you covered with 11 high-rated recommendations straight from experts. Before we jump in, here's what you should know about sex swings:
What is a sex swing?
"A sex swing is a type of harness that lifts and suspends off the floor, where one partner is suspended in the air during sex," explains Lucy Rowett, a sexologist and intimacy coach. "It provides excitement and novelty to sex and lovemaking, where you can experiment with new positions and just enjoy the thrill of doing it in a harness rather than the bed."
What should I look for in a sex swing?
Here are the three main things to look for, according to Javay Frye-Nekrasova, an Oregon-based sex educator:
- Weight capacity
- How it's installed
- The material
How do you use a sex swing safely?
Thought you'd never ask! If you're a beginner, you'll want to make sure you do a thorough read-through of the directions. "Install the swing before the heat of the moment so that your excitement doesn’t mean you unintentionally skip a vital piece of info that can lead to injury," says Lisa Finn, a sex educator and product expert for Babeland. Once you set it up, take a seat and move around a bit to make sure it's in place.
"Communicate with your partner, and hold onto each other’s bodies for added support as you get the swing of things. Make sure there is nothing on the floor around you and that the swing has a full range of motion without the potential to knock something over," adds Finn.
If you want to be extra cautious, try putting down pillows below you (just in case). From there, you can have fun with it—Try different positions, open up to the experience, and maintain strong communication with your partner.
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