Sometimes it is best to just not worry about hiding the sex swing hook in your ceiling.
One of the most important things I have learned over the years of doing a sex swing business is to just be proud of who you are and what you do. Do not hide it.
When I first got into this business, I blogged about sex swings without ever showing my face online. I did not tell anyone in my small conservative town what I did for a living for fear of being shunned. I kept things very secret.
What I learned is that the secrets and the hiding make a lot of stress in your life and that can lead to unhappiness.
If you try to hide your sex swing, you may spend so much time making up excuses or worrying someone will see the eye hook that the level of stress will equal or exceed the pleasure you get from the swing. This is not a good way to live.
So after a couple of years, I just changed. I took ownership of what I do. I am proud of my business. I started creating YouTube videos to teach people. I stopped hiding what I was doing from everyone in town. I just let go.
Then an interesting thing happened. Without the stress and just being out there, my business started to grow rapidly. I started to have more fun. And all those people that I thought would shun me, instead bought swings from me. Now, I am sure there are a few prudes that try to avoid me now, but those people were probably not worth my time in the first place.
So here is the secret to happiness and being yourself.
If you are trying to hide something such as the fact that you own a sex swing, remember that everyone else in your circle of family and friends are human as well and by nature they are probably hiding something from you as well. Maybe they even own a sex swing themselves.
Just by being open you may find that you are more like some of your friends then you ever knew because you were both trying to hide parts of your life. If not, find better friends.
Oh – and avoid the hypocrites… you know those ultra conservative politicians that get caught in a sex scandal or something like that.
Now I know this was not really about sex swing and more about happiness, but in my life, the sex swings have brought me happiness.
One of the most common questions I get is how to mount a sex swing in a concrete/cement ceiling. I had no idea that so many horny folks lived in industrial lofts. Then again, I would love to live in an industrial loft rather than my basic ranch construction home. So, my envy pours out and makes me find a solution for your needs.
Well there are a few options that you can use if you are in a loft. Typically people living in building with concrete ceilings will also have high ceilings so I will include that information as well so you can get using your swing right away.
Option 1: The easiest option is to just purchase a sex swing stand. The stand does take up space when set up and is a little expensive, but it is quick and easy to assemble and safe so you can not argue with that. The swing stand will also be around 6.5-7 feet tall and that will solve your ceiling height problems.
Option 2: Anchors in your ceiling. It is possible to drill into concrete and install an anchor that can support your weight. This will require some special tools and knowledge such as the structural integrity of the concrete you are mounting to. As demonstrated by this guide, you can easily see there are anchors that are strong enough to do the job, but you really should hire a contractor for this project and you should check with your HOA as well. Tell them you are hanging artwork or something. If you have high ceilings you may need to purchase extra chain at your local home improvement stores.
Option 3: Many buildings with concrete ceilings are industrial lofts, and thus have an industrial decor. We have a number of people that install the swings in their hallway. They mount the anchor bolts into the wall studs on opposite sides of the hallway and use a sex sling or dual hook swing. Then when they remove the swing, they use the big eye bolts to hang picture frames with a very industrial look. Nobody will suspect a thing.
Option 4: A great option is to use a swing such as the Screamer Dual Hook Sex Swing or the Whip Smart Sex Swing where you can remove the straps. Then use a bar in your doorway as shown in this video. The drawback here is the lower weight limit of around 200 pounds.
Option 5: Well if you are into this sort of thing…. You can always SHARE! Find your hottest friends and come to an arrangement where you will buy a swing if they agree to install it at their place. PARTY! Do not forget the beer!
If you have any other ideas that I could pass on, please let me know. I think I should move into a loft just to experiment. I think I have more hooks in my shop and in my house than anyone on the planet!
We get asked all the time about plus size sex swing, so I thought it was time to write something up and share all my current recommendation.
When you are looking for a swing, there are really 2 consideration: Safety and Comfort.
When it comes to safety, sex swings are pretty safe. Most of them are made with things like 2 inch webbing for their straps. 2 inch webbing will have a breaking point of somewhere around 1,000 to 1,200 pounds. So that should be plenty for just about anyone. They usually come supplied with a chain and some types of hooks at the top of the swing. Typically these have breaking points of around 600 to 800 pounds.
The real issues come in the spring and the actual mounting into the ceiling. Most of the swings come with springs that are only rated up to 200 pounds and then they recommend you use the swing without the spring. Everyone knows how I feel about that, and if not, you can read about it here. But springs can be upgraded and there are ways to work around that.
The real challenge is actually mounting the swing. When you screw into your ceiling, you are screwing into the ceiling joist. The strength of the hold in the joist is completely unpredictable. The weight limit for these holds can vary based on if you hit the very center of the joist or are slightly offset. The size of the hook you are using. Things change depending on how square your screw went it. The weight limits are affected by the type of wood you are screwing into since different woods have different hardness’s. Ceiling joist come in different thicknesses such as 8 inch, 6 inch, 4 inch and even 2 inch depending on the type of home, age and geographic location.
So for the ceiling mount, it is very difficult to predict how strong the mount will be short of hiring an engineer. So swing companies and this site always error on the side of caution and say you should assume a lower weight limit.
So for higher weights, there are a few recommendations. You can use a swing stand that has a known weight limit and you can control all the variables. You can use something like the ceiling mount from Screamer where you actually go in the attic and attach a plate to the ceiling joist.
We strongly recommend for all plus size installations to use a dual hook sex swing or a sling style swing. A sling style sex swing has 4 hooks and a dual hook as 2 hooks. What this does is spread the weight out. If you install a dual hook and make sure that both hooks go into a different ceiling joist, you essentially reduce the load on each hook and joist by 50%. This will greatly increase your safety.
The added benefit of these types of swings is they do not have a steel spreader bar overhead. This means if the ceiling mount does fail, there is no 8 pound bar to come down and hit you on the head. You will still fall to the floor, but you are not going to get clobbered by the bar.
When it comes to comfort for plus size swings, you need to look at the width of the swing and the width of the webbing to construct the swing.
Wider webbing will spread the weight more. If a swing uses narrow webbing and a wide pad, it is not very effective since the padding just folds around the narrow webbing and you still have a narrow seat. This causes a lot of pressure on the back of your legs and thighs like sitting on a rope. It is not very comfortable. Wide webbing is better. For standard swings, the range is from the Pleasure swing at 1 ¾ inch webbing up to 4 inches on the Screamer Swings.
In addition to the width of the webbing, the other measurement that matters for plus size swing users is the width of the swing. Most swings are attached to spreader bar where the straps hang down from. If this bar is narrower, the swing is narrower. This puts pressure on your hips when you sit in the swing. It kind of squeezes you and can really hurt in some swings if you have hips.
Spreader bars also vary in width from the Pleasure Swing at 14 inches to the Screamer Single Hook Swing at 22 inches. But even 22 inches is pretty narrow if you are plus size or just have big hips. So at this point we again recommend a dual hook swing or a sling style swing.
With a dual hook and a sling, there is no fixed width. You can set them much wider. Ceiling joist are often 24 inches apart, so I set the hooks 24 inches apart. In some cases, the joists are 16 inches apart so you can set the hook 32 inches apart by skipping a joist in the middle.
By having a swing 24 inches wide, you are going to greatly reduce the pressure on your hips and increase your comfort.
So from a safety stand point and a comfort stand point we have come to the conclusion that a dual hook swing or a sling are best for plus size users.
Now to determine between these 2 is really about personal preference. In my opinion, slings are the most comfortable of the 2 by far, but a sling will be limited in the number of positions you can do. Slings are best for having the girl on her back. A dual hook swing will have all the creative positions available of any other sex swing.
No matter what swing you choose, you may also want to consider adding on a head support of some type. There are head supports that can attach to just about every swing and that will increase your comfort.
Let us know what swings work best for you.
So I just wanted to share this awesome idea I had for creating a door swing for apartments or other rentals where there is no way to screw a hook into the ceiling. In the past the only options you would have had was to go without a swing, use a swing stand that costs you about $300 or to use a door swing which makes you lose some positions options.
So to get around this all, go to Wal-mart and purchase a chin up bar for about $30 and convert it to work with a Screamer Dual Hook Sex Swing and it will support up to about 250 pounds and work exactly like a ceiling mounted swing. This is one of the coolest things you can do to make your swing apartment friendly. Here is a short video on how I did it.