I have seen the ads. 400 pound sex swing…. 600 pound sex swing…. 1000 pound sex swing. This is AWESOME! And then you think about it, a steel cable can have a weight limit of 40,000 pounds. You wouldn't want to string that up and use that as a sex swing would you? Probably not.
The reason is simple, just because something can hold the weight does not mean it will be comfortable or usable.
It does not matter if you are plus size, a BBW or just have some curves in your hips, you need a swing that is comfortable enough to use. To find these swings, the secret is having a wider swing with larger straps.
Types Of Sex Swings For Those With Curves
There are several types of sex swings and slings, but for the plus size users we are going to focus on just two: dual hook sex swing and sex sling.
The problem with other swings is that they just do not work for larger people. Door swings for example are a very popular low cost option, but they are very limiting as far as positions for most people, when you add larger people with less flexibility and the limitations of the door, there is just very little practical use.
Single Hook sex swings are not something I would consider for anyone with hips because they tend to be very narrow and put a lot of pressure on your hips making it much less comfortable. This is different than a small girl that weights 90 pounds and is built like a 2X6 (like all the models in swing photos)
Sex Slings for BBWs
A sex sling is a great option for plus size users because it has 4 mounting points and a very large surface area. With 4 mounting points, there is less load on each point. If a 300 pound person sits in a single point swing, the total load on that mounting point is 300 pounds. With a sling that has 4 points, the weight is divided to an average of 75 pounds on each point. Since the most common cause of swing failure is the way people install it, this is a significant difference in risk.
Typically a sling has a large surface area such as 20 inches by 30 inches. This means your weight is supported by up to 600 square inches. Compare this to a swing that has 2 straps that are about 4 inches wide and 18 inches long for a total of 144 inches of surface area. This means that you will have 1/4 the amount of pressure on a sling as a swing.
So a sling is safer and much more comfortable. The draw back is that you will be more limited in the number positions that you have. In a sling, you will be limited to having one person laying on their back. This is good for a missionary style standing position and oral sex positions, but it is far more limiting than a swing.
My recommendation would be too look at the Stockroom Web Leather Sling. I choose this for larger users because it is a durable sling and the most comfortable. Several of the other slings are assembled in a way that there is a sharp corner that digs into your thighs. Again this is a non issue for very small people, but if you are a BBW, this will definitely be an issue.
When you get your sling from SexSwing.com we include a free chain kit.
Dual Hook Sex Swing
A sex swing will offer a lot more positions than the sex sling and it only requires 2 mounting points and not 4. The reason we recommend a dual hook swing over a single hook swing that only requires 1 mounting point is all about comfort.
Plus size users have hips. A single hook sex swing has a spreader bar that sets the width of the swing. These spreader bars range from 14 to 20 inches wide. When the swing is narrow it will press in on your hips and be very uncomfortable. A dual hook however can be installed much wider. You can install it at 30 inches or even 40 inches wide. This will make it much more comfortable. Additionally having 2 mounting points will lower the pressure on each mounting point just like it will with the sling above, thus increasing safety.