Installing a sex swing is actually a lot like hanging a shelf. You just need to drill a hole in the ceiling instead of a wall.
- Before you grab your tool belt, you need to decide where to put the sex swing. Most couples pick their bedroom for the sake of privacy, but you could put it somewhere else just as easily. Just make sure you have a few feet of open space around the area for easy access. There’s a lot of bouncing and movement involved with a sex swing so you don’t want to knock over your plants or crash into a heavy dresser.
- Once you’ve picked a spot, it’s time to gather your tools. You’ll need the following items:
- Stud finder*
- 1/8” drill bit
- A heavy duty eye bolt**
- Set up your ladder underneath the spot and use your stud finder to locate the middle of a ceiling joist where you want to hang the swing.
- Drill a small starter hole about two inches deep in the middle of the joist.
- Screw the eye bolt into the joist as far as it will go. You’ll probably have to use pliers or a vice grip for this.
- Hang your swing from the eye bolt and give it a gentle test. Start by pressing down on it with your hand harder and harder to make sure everything’s secure. Then go ahead and climb in it and start swinging back and forth to test it out. Don’t be shy – it’s better to find any problems now then later! As long as everything works fine, your sex swing is ready for action!
* If you don’t have a stud finder, you can find a joist the old-fashioned way by banging your knuckles against the ceiling. Just keep knocking until you hit a spot that sounds solid. To make sure you found a joist, drive a small brad about an inch into the spot. If you can pull it out, then you’re in the wrong spot. If you can’t pull it out, then you’ve found a joist. Now you need to find the center of the joist. Drive two more brads into the ceiling about a half inch on either side of the first one and try to remove them. Keep experimenting as necessary until you’ve found the exact dimensions of the joist. Then mark the center of the joist, which is the strongest part of the structure.
**If your swing didn’t come with an eye bolt, then you can easily find what you need at your local home improvement store. Get a heavy-duty eyebolt that can support a few hundred pounds. Just tell the hardware store folks that you’re installing a porch swing and need something that will hold up multiple people. (Bouncing bodies generate more stress and tension than someone standing still or just sitting down.)