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Safety Precautions when using a Sex Swing

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When it comes to branching out and spicing up your sex life, it really doesn’t get better than sex swings. They allow marvelous freedom of movement, which means that you can try out all those sex positions you’ve been curious about but didn’t have the flexibility of a freaking Cirque du Soleil gymnast to achieve. 

Not that long ago, you could only see a love swing at a sex party or in a BDSM dungeon. They were an expensive novelty that allowed people to take a swing and try something new (like hammock sex!). Today, sex swings lost none of their appeal, but they did become more affordable.

That means that anyone can buy and install one in their homes! But, before you go running off to the nearest sex toy shop (or a website), make sure you actually know everything you need to about sex swings. 

The most vital part is, of course, the sex swing safety tips. Just like with any other toy (or anything to do with sex, really), safety has to come first!

What Does the Word of Mouth Say?

Before you buy a sex swing, check what the other users had to say about it. Sure, the packaging is lovely, and the swing looks glorious. What’s more, the manufacturer (or distributor) has nothing but astounding words of praise for it.

Yeah, that’s all well and good, but what do people who actually bought the damn thing have to say? Sex swings look complicated and a bit like torture devices (especially those that allow us to pepper in a bit of bondage with our sex swing play). But the truth is — they aren’t. You’ll easily figure out how to get in and out of them, and with a bit of experimenting, you’ll find the best positions for you and your partner.

However, just because they are easy to operate, it doesn’t mean they don’t have a lot of parts. You have to know how everything works together, and what the final product can offer in terms of stability, pleasure, and value. The only way to find out is to check for honest, no-nonsense user reviews.


A Thorough Checkout Is Warranted

Alright, now that you checked what the others say, you probably found a sex swing that seems perfect for you. You ordered it and waited for the delivery with bated breath. Trepidation and excitement probably drove you nuts, and now, it’s finally here! You can’t wait to hop on and have the time of your life, right?

Hold your horses, partner. Safety first! Before you even think about using the swing, you need to check it out thoroughly. That means checking if all the necessary parts are there, and assembling it so you can test out its balance and stability.

The essential part of any checkup should be checking the sex swing parts. You need to make sure that the straps and the padding aren’t damaged. Faulty belts can leave you with your ass on the floor (or unwillingly suspended in air). All jokes aside, a damaged swing can leave you with quite a few injuries and a healthy dose of fear, so make sure everything is working properly before you entertain the idea of playing with it. 

This safety tip is paramount, and you shouldn’t take it lightly. Even when you become a veteran sex swing connoisseur, you need to check your swing before every use. Even if you used it the night before — check it anyway. 

It’s All About That Location, Location, Location

Every sex swing and a sex swing stand have a weight limit. The springs will only hold so much before they snap, and the swing collapses. So, that’s something to keep in mind whether you’re buying a regular of a door sex swing. 

But the sturdiness of the swing isn’t the only thing to be on the lookout for. You also have to be extra careful about where you install everything. If you’re going the sex swing stand route, then all you have to worry about are the limits of the stand. However, if you plan to hook your swing on the ceiling, you have to check which location would be the ideal one for that.

Those of us who prefer to suspend their swings from the ceilings have to pick the right attachment spot. You can’t just hook them up anywhere! There has to be a beam that will support the hooks and, ultimately, the weight of both you and the swing. Also, make sure that you’re using the right hooks and the proper anchors that will secure everything tightly.

If You Remove the Hooks, Move On

If, for whatever reason, you decide to take out the hooks (and the anchors) from your ceiling, do not try to suspend the swing from that same spot again. After drilling, suspending, and, ultimately, disjointing the hooks, you’ve fundamentally disrupted the integrity of the ceiling. Therefore, you shouldn’t try to pressure it further in the same spot. 

So, if you want to suspend your swing again, you’ll have to pick another attachment point, so you don’t end up on your ass.

A Few Parting Words

In the world of both kinky and vanilla sex, safety should always be the number one priority. When installing your sex swing, make sure that you go over everything in the instruction booklet. That is especially important for novices. But, even if this isn’t your first rodeo, still check what the manufacturer has to say and what advice they might have given in the instructions.

Sex swings will bring the joy and youthfulness (and the kink) back into your relationship. We recommend it wholeheartedly — but only if you keep these safety tips in mind.