Edited: This video is very old and one of my original pieces of content about sex swings. Over the years, I have had my fair share of “expert opinion” from the peanut gallery. But one thing that has not changed is my opinion. First, many people do not have stud finders. If they do, they may not have good expensive ones. Stud finders have also known to be wrong or off but an inch. For me personally, when I am having sex, I am trying to enjoy the moment. The last thing I want to do is be worried I am going to fall on my ass and then get whacked by a 5-pound spreader bar. That is just not sexy.
So even today, when I install a swing, which I do often, I always use this method to be absolutely sure that I am in the center of the ceiling joist where I have the least chance of problems such as a pullout or spitting the wood.
Again, this is my personal belief that I would rather enjoy sex and relax than question even for a second if I did it right.
There are a lot of sites out there that show you how to find a ceiling joist or a wall stud. This is important when installing a sex swing, but it is not everything. The fact is that we are not hanging curtains or a picture…. we are hanging a person. The last thing we want is to get hurt.
So in this video below, we look at this a little closer. Once you find your ceiling joist, it is extremely important not to just hit the joist, but hit the very center of the joist. If you hit off center of the ceiling joist or are not total square, the wood may split and make a very weak hold. Since the joist is behind drywall, you may not even be aware of this until it is too late and someone get hurt.
So below we show you our recommended procedure for drilling very small test holes to find the exact location of the joist so you can identify the center and then to quickly patch the extra holes so your ceiling does not look all messed up.
These extra couple steps are very much worth it if you want to use your sex swing safely.
If this ceiling hook thing is not for you, no worries. I created a list of 7 ways to install your swing and only 1 of them uses a ceiling hook. See what other options you can find.