Sex swings are alluring in theory, but they can be a little confounding in practice. (Sex on its own can get complicated, and now you’re bringing in the element of one person being suspended in midair!) If you just bought a sex swing, or are thinking about purchasing one, know that it’s not quite as simple as strapping in and going at it-it takes some finesse to figure out exactly how to use it, and which positions work best for you.
If you’re not familiar with this particular piece of sex furniture, a sex swing is a hanging contraption that allows you to hoist yourself into the air to access new angles, get additional support for your body, and generally achieve sexy things you can’t normally do when gravity is a factor.
The positions you can pull off in a sex swing will depend on exactly which kind of sex swing you own. There are three common types of sex swings: door swings, which mount over a door; sex slings, which are more like a hammock; and proper sex swings, which consist of straps and stirrups. Some, we’ll admit, are a little more complex than others, so if you’re just starting out in the wonderful world of sex swings, know there’s plenty of room to expand your skills.
How to do it: Have the bottom (person being penetrated) lay back in the swing and grip the straps for support. From there, the top (penetrating partner) can scootch up and penetrate. They can grab onto the straps for additional support and to help stabilize the swing (so it doesn’t move around so much).
How to do it: Have the bottom lay face down in the swing. They put one strap around their chest and the other around their belly for support. If your swing also has stirrups, strap those legs in, too. From there, the top can enter from behind.
Why it’s great: Doggy style is great on a bed, and it’s still great on a swing. The perfect position for ass lovers.
How to do it: The bottom lies down on the swing on their back, placing one strap behind their mid-back and the other behind their booty. Then they place their legs atop the penetrating partner’s shoulders.
Why it’s great: This position allows for great depth-and if your partner has a clitoris, it’ll be right there for you to play with.
How to do it: The exact details of this position will vary depending on how close the swing is to the ground. But in general, one person sits in the swing and the other person either lies down or kneels underneath their partner and performs oral sex.
Why it’s great: It’s a fun way to include oral on the swing! The person riding their partner’s face also feels like a goddamn queen.
How to do it: All right, this one’s clearly for more advanced folks, since you’ll both be off the ground. With this position, the penetrating partner reclines in the swing. Then the person riding him straddles them, and, well, rides them.
Why it’s great: Besides being great for deep penetration, this position allows for intimate eye contact-and a sense of bonding over the fact that you’re both being suspended in the air.
How to do it: The penetrating partner sits back in the swing and their partner straddles them in cowgirl position. The person doing the straddling should hold onto the straps for support as they move their body.
Why it’s great: This position is less about in and out thrusting, and more about undulating together, which many vulva-owners actually prefer. You also have direct access to manually stimulate your partner’s clitoris.
You’ll notice that some of the sex positions on this list are only doable with a proper sex swing-but if you only have a door swing or a sex sling, there’s still plenty of options to choose from!
How to do it: This one is a little trickier. The bottom puts their legs through the middle strap, so it’s placed around their thighs. Then they hold onto the top straps and place their legs into the stirrups.
How it works: One partner lays back in the swing, so the straps are around their back, lower butt, and heels. The second partner, with their legs firmly planted on the floor, bends over. Then bam, you two start going to town on each other!
How to do it: One partner straps in their legs and arms and leans back. The other gets on their knees for an oral sex buffet.
Why it’s great: Yes, it’s great for oral, but it’s also really simple to go from here directly to penetration.
How to do it: This is similar to the Lie Back; the only difference is the bottom’s legs don’t go over the top’s shoulders. Instead, the bottom bends their legs and places them on their partner’s chest.
With that out of the way, put on «Defying Gravity» from Wicked (okay fine, you don’t have to, but it’s an option) and let’s get to the best sex swing positions!
Why it’s great: The top can grab their partner by the ass and thrust hard and deep in this position.