The Spinning Fantasy Swing is made of multiple materials. The installing hardware is steel, and the top of the swing and handlebar are made of metal. The straps and stirrups are made of neoprene. Neoprene is a choice material for BDSM materials and harnesses. It is designed to be durable and last. The material is definitely sturdy and made to withstand weight and stress. The adjustable straps are a bit rough, but the padded supports and stirrups are made of a softer, thicker, and foamy material.
The stirrups are even softer and are made of a faux fur. Both the padding and stirrups hold heat, so it can feel a little warm depending on positioning. The areas where the straps can be adjusted are made of a thick plastic.
The make of the Spinning Fantasy Swing is almost industrial. It does not have any immediate frays or signs of wear. Out of the box, however, there is an apparent odor. The odor is strong enough that it will remain on your skin after touching the pads of the swing. It smells like an auto parts store or new car mats. To reduce the smell, you can wipe the padding and fabrics down with damp cloth that has a mild toy cleaner on it. When exposed to air and given enough time, the smell starts to fade.
The Spinning Fantasy Swing is not designed for water, and it is best to keep it from getting wet. While the distance between paddings, straps, and stirrups can be adjusted, parts of the swing are not designed to be removed. In fact, the straps are either sewed or bolted in.
The swing does not have a cover or designated storage. If anything, the indiscreet box can be used.
There will most likely be a learning curve when first using the swing. The Spinning Fantasy Swing is designed for a variety of positions, but especially standing positions. The straps and padding may need to be adjusted to match your and your partner's height. It makes it possible to do a variety of positions in which one partner bears the other's weight. These can be positions you were always curious trying, but were afraid your partner would drop you or hurt themselves. The swing is body friendly and comfortable.
The giver can grip either the user or the straps of the swing when thrusting. If grabbing the straps, you will be putting more weight on the swing. The swing isn't limited to traditional penetrative positions. The are novel oral sex postions that can reduce the strain on the neck muscles as well. More creative uses could be rocking your partner into a secured toy, or creating a bit of a head rush by dipping the giver's head a bit low (for short periods of time).
The possibilities are nearly endless with the Spinning Fantasy Swing. Your variety may be limited slightly if installed in the doorway, but you can still enjoy all the great qualities the swing has to offer.
The packaging for the Spinning fantasy swing includes:
1 Swivel clip
1 Swing (pads, straps, stirrups, and metal handle bar)
1 Bolt (with 2 nuts and 2 washers)
1 Torsion Spring
1 Bonus Blindfold
All the items come packaged in a large, glossy, white cardboard box. It has multiple pictures of scantily clad couples using the swing, so it is far from discreet. Open this box and there is another, plainer cardboard box. This is the box that has the plastic handle. The plainer box has all the items inside. The packaging can be used for storage, but it is not discreet and is cumbersome. If traveling, it is best to put the swing in a gym or camping bag.
A page of instruction are included. It includes safety warnings and information on installation.
All major components for installation are included. If installing in your doorframe, you're good to go with a hammer (or a drill). Do note that you will have less room and maneuverability for positions if you install in the doorframe. Also, be sure to place the eyelet so that you will be able to close the door. If installing in the ceiling, you will need a stud finder, which can be bought at any home improvement store. This will allow you to find a support beam that will hold you, your partner, and the swing.
To install, mark your desired location with a pen or marker. Then turn the eyelet screw into the spot using the hammer, elbow grease, the claw of a hammer, or a combination of the three. Screw the eyelet in until the threads can no longer be seen. NOTE: never unscrew the eyelet because this can weaken the support system and can increase the chances of an accident. Once the eyelet is in, you can clip the chain on. Before placing the swivel clip on, put the bolt on the swing.
The washers are large enough that you can tighten them with your fingers (but you can use a wrench if needed). Attach the swivel clip to the chain and the bolt, and you have a sex swing!
The Torsion Spring
The torsion spring acts like a shock absorber. If you choose to install it, make sure your hands stay clear from it to avoid pinching during use. If you install the torsion spring, the weight limit goes down to 200 pounds. Without the spring, the weight limit is the advertised amount of 350 pounds.
There is both a chain and torsion spring. In the instructions, it appears that the chain can be removed from the torsion spring.
However, it doesn't seem to be the case. There is no carabiner between the torsion spring and chain. Instead, the chain is attached directly to the torsion spring. It cannot be bent or manipulated (easily) to remove the chain and spring. If you are foregoing the torsion spring for a higher weight limit, the swing can still be installed. Simply remove the chain and spring from the set up. If concerned about the integrity of the carabiner, you can buy a climbing grade one at any outdoor store.
To remove the swing, simply unclip the swing and chain from the eyelet. Always keep the eyelet in as long as you intend to use the swing. Here's how it looks when it is installed.
If anything gets on the straps and paddings, it's best to wipe them with a damp cloth. Avoid making the swing wet. You can add a bit of toy cleaner to the cloth to clean the swing. Keep the swing away from sunlight to keep the straps and color from fading. Always store the swing in a cool, dry place to prevent rusting and/or molding. Storage is a bit of a challenge with the swing. If you can't leave it hanging in all its glory, the closet can be a good place to keep the swing. You can store it in its box, but its obvious what's inside.
A sex swing was always something my partner and I joked about. It wasn't that we didn't like the idea of a sex swing, it was that we didn't see ourselves getting one any time soon and thought it would be a hassle installing and maintaining. However, when this was presented to me, I barely hesitated to grab it. Discretion wasn't an issue since we are very open with our housemates, and after kissing up to my partner he said he would install it (I was prepared to do it if he said no, and said such, but he's always afraid I'll hurt myself since I am a klutz).
So... it arrives. You know you have something different and special from Eden when they send you "the bigger box." It's that size of box they send you when you order a lot of things or something big. While I knew it was a swing and had some hardware, I was still surprised at how heave and massive this swing is. It does not lack in the quality department.
My partner was set on installing the swing in the doorframe, but I wanted to have a full range of motion when using it. So we finally placed it in the ceiling. Installation was fairly simple, as all the needed hardware was included. We only needed to get a stud finder to make sure we used a beam in the ceiling. When installed, my partner was hesitant about the swing holding my wight. We decided to install it with the torsion spring, since we agreed I would be the only person on the swing.
And... wow. Just wow. There was a bit of bumbling about when starting because the straps had to be adjusted for my partner's height. But after that, it was amazing. We never experienced many standing positions because of height differences, and I didn't want to break his back bearing my weight. With the swing, it was effortless. He was able to move me about in a variety of ways and have access in a variety of ways. This is something I recommend everyone try at least once.