Toy Review: Door Jam Sex Sling by Sportsheets

948332-300x300Having experienced ceiling-suspended sex swings in various private dungeons (all in the name of research work, of course!) and being low on space and even lower on DIY skills, Sportsheets’ Door Jam Sex Sling seemed the perfect alternative to the professional models available on the market.

Arriving in branded black packaging the size of your average cushion, at first glance Sportsheets’ Sling appeared unlikely to be strong enough to support itself, let alone the 147kg or 325lb/ 23st 2lb it stated blithely on the box. A closer look led to straps similar to seatbelt material, a padded seat and steel bars to throw over the door. Things were looking up!

First we selected the correct door: it had to be solid as the Sling could easily damage cheap modern hollow doors, and the Sling had to be set up so that any weight used to pull against it would only serve to close it further (hence Door Jam). Word to the wise: this may mean you won’t be able to use the Sling in your bedroom – we couldn’t. Then, there was the initial fiddling around with the height of the foot straps, making sure they were level, that the seat wasn’t too high for us to hoist ourselves into, and spreading the arm straps widely. And yes, we advise doing all of the above way before the actual ‘event’ so as not to kill the mood.

Thankfully, once in position the Sling was remarkably simple to use: designed to make standing sex a breeze and enabling deep penetration and easy access to the female G-spot, it takes the athleticism out of one of the most Olympic of positions – for both sides. Once you’re up in the Sling the foot stirrups ensure it’s perfectly comfortable to play hands-free, but of course you may prefer the power-play of being handcuffed to the straps…

Since you’re literally spread wide open it also allows oral to be celebrated, and if you’re feeling inventive it’s even possible to sit on the Sling with your face to the door for anal exploration (although you may like to use knee-pads to protect yourself – not so sexy!).

If you use an accessible loft hatch instead of a door, you can also increase the list of sexual positions exponentially by adding swinging movement into the mix. This also eliminates the potential for a bruised back (yes, you may like to prop a pillow behind you when using the Sling against the door) and cuts out the banging noises that result from er, banging against a door.

Great for partners of different heights, anyone who likes to travel and fancies a bit of off-the-wall hotel fun, there’s something for nearly everyone in Sportsheets’ Sling. I say ‘nearly’ because if you’re petite you may find the seat uncomfortable unless you perch at the edge, and if you’re toward the other end of the scale – ie: nicely padded or have wide hips – you may struggle to hoist yourself up without a step, or you may find the straps too narrow for you. Which is a shame as weight-wise the Sling should otherwise be suitable.

Either way, the textured straps may be strong but they could be improved by being covered in something softer: unfortunately they can be uncomfortable against the skin, leaving marks. So it’s advisable to wear stockings and perhaps even a silky top to stop your back from getting cold against the door (it could be worse!).

So, if you fit into the mid-weight/ size bracket and have access to decent doors(!), Sportsheets’ Sling is fantastic value for an unusual item that can put a whole new spin on your sex life. For stamina-saving fun, look no further than the Door Jam Sex Sling and off you swing!

The Door Jam Sex Sling by Sportsheets is available from Lovehoney for £44.99

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