Sex swings vs Sex slings

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Are you also confused about the difference between a sex swing and a sex sling? So were we until we researched and tested them! Check out what are the main differences, what each of these is good for, how to use them, as well as their pros and cons! 

The world of sex toys, accessories and furniture is an incredibly exotic one, but sometimes people call things differently. That can cause a lot of confusion if you’re just a beginner. 

In Wikipedia, on forums, and on many sex shop websites, sex swings and sex slings are referred to as if they are one and the same. But, they really aren’t! They do completely different things. 

Some people will tell you that the difference is that swings have a seat, while slings have a solid panel to lay on. Others will say that the difference is in the materials used. Confusing, right?

So, we decided to clear this swing/sling mess once and for all!

What is a sex swing, and what is a sex sling?



A sex swing is like a swing set for VERY adult games. It’s made of harnesses, it has a seat, it can be mounted on a door, the walls, a ceiling, or it can have its own stand. The main purpose of this sex toy is to give you and your partner a chance to experiment while one or both of you enjoy the feeling of weightlessness. Swings are great for vaginal, anal and oral play – they offer so many options, your head will spin.





A sex sling is a much simpler device. It’s harness that goes behind the neck and has straps for legs. The purpose of this sex toy is to allow you to try new positions without having to actually be uncomfortable while maintaining them. You can set the length however it suits you and try out positions usually only yoga instructors can do.


Which one is better?

Ugh, this is a tough one. You see, it all depends on what you’re looking for.

Sex swing pros

  • Trying out new positions
  • Having sex in mid-air
  • Spicing up the sex life

Sex sling pros

  • Trying out complicated, physically demanding positions
  • Good for BDSM
  • Comfortable if you plan to stay in one position for a long time

Sex swing cons

  • If you’re mounting them on eye hooks in your place, you’ll have to find a way to hide those. You don’t want your parents wondering what they’re for, do you?
  • Take up a substantial amount of space, not great for small apartments

Sex sling cons

  • Feels a bit lazy, and you can achieve a very similar effect with rope
  • Offers only a few different positions

The Verdict Is In

In the end, it all depends on you. Do you want to try positions like flying 69, chandelier and space doggy? Or do you want to flex and bend during sex in positions you could previously only dream off?


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