The Sex Stool Buyer’s Guide: What is a Sex Stool?
Recently, a new kind of stool–the sex stool– has transformed stools from chance sex props to becoming major stars in people’s sex lives.
What roles can a sex stool play?
- A piece of sex furniture
- A sex toy
- A sex aide
Here is a quick overview of the most popular sex stools:
|Kinkly Sex Stool||5/5||$$$||Read review|
|Roomfun Sex Stool||5/5||$$$$||Read review|
|Toughage Sex Stool||4/5||$$$||Read review|
|Fetish Sex Stool by Pipedream||3/5||$$||Read review|
|Extreme Sex Stool||4/5||$$$$||Read review|
The sex stool is great for the following:
- Reducing weight on the knees during sex
- Longer sex with less effort (especially in woman-on-top positions)
- Adding new positions to your sex life
- For pregnant women who need extra support during sex
- Sex furniture and sex toy collections
The seat is what puts the sex in sex stool. Made from an elastic and springy material, it helps to add support while still providing the flexibility to get into a rhythm. In woman-on-top positions the seat provides a ‘weightless’ sensation.
Sex Stool Positions and Basics
A good place to start is with the ‘Trot’ position which is what the sex stool is most famous for. From there you can try the ‘Flexer’ and the ‘Hammer’. Some stools, such as the roomfun and kinkly, are designed with a narrow based frame to make the flexer position easier. The incredible sex stool on the other hand is more solid on the ground, making it easier to perform the ‘Hammer’.
Why Weightless Sex
The seat is made out of a hybrid material similar to what is used in trampolines. This adds more spring to sex and lets you ride your partner in an endless rhythm that takes very little energy. This weightless bounce is a unique experience and one of the main reasons they have become so popular.
Sex Stool Benefits
Some people wonder if they need a sex stool at all, and if they can just use a regular stool. Perhaps for some positions, however the beauty of it is its versatility, light weight, and its ‘weightless sex’ from the flexible strap supports.
For People With Injuries
A sex stool will have the biggest impact on your sex life if you have any past injuries that inhibit your ability to have good sex.
I had a sledding accident as a child and needed knee surgery. Since then I have had a recurring knee pain most of my life. This has made it hard for me to do any position that required my knee to bend less than 90 degrees. Before I found out about sex stools my lovers were doing most of the work– I wanted to be on top too.
The sex stool takes 90% of the weight off my knees in riding position, the support is amazing. It may be simple but its so life changing. I’ve become so attached to it that I even call it pet name. If a relationship with a guy ends at least I will still have the stool.
For those Expecting
One of my close friends recently had a baby, during her pregnancy she mentioned to me how difficult it was to move and do certain positions with her husband. I told her about how I had been using a sex stool for my knees and she picked one up. She and her husband loved it, I can imagine its a great place to perch up and let your lover do all the work. Even though the baby is now delivered she mentioned to me that they still use the sex stool regularly for the extra positions.
Extra pleasure from compression
One lovely phenomenon that happens when using a sex stool is extra compression. If you have ever squeezed your butt or hamstrings during sex you know what I mean. The sex stool does this naturally as you sink down and the panels push inward. For some women who have trouble reaching orgasm this pressure can make a world of difference.
A Healthier Relationship
By using sex furniture and toys you can add variety to the bedroom, which can help to keep a relationship fresh and interesting.
Leaving it Out Around the House
A sex stool can blend in with other furniture in your house. They look modest and have no labeling that gives them away. Unlike some kinky dungeon gear you can leave this laying out in the bedroom or basement and most visitors won’t think twice about it.
I leave my laundry basket on it while i’m folding clothes. If im in bed I grab it to use as a stand with my laptop. Just make sure you clean it well after sex.
Unlike some other types of sex furniture, the sex stool is light weight and easy to take with you wherever you go. I have yet to find a model that isn’t easy to assemble and dissemble in a few minutes or less. Once taken apart it can fit discreetly into a bag or underneath a seat in the car.
The metal frame is light weight so the whole thing weighs a little under 5 pounds and is 2 feet wide at its longest.
Sex Stool and Beyond
This section is for those curious about the materials used to make these guys as well as other sex stool related news.
Sex Stool History
The first sex stools came on the market in the late 1980s and were advertised as positional aides for people with serious knee injuries. They worked great for this purpose and were provided in some orthopedic and rehabilitation clinics.
In the mid 2000s they went more mainstream when fetish fantasy released the incredible sex stool which was sold in sex shops around the world.
The panels, sometimes called straps, are what separate a sex stool from your standard household stool. The panels material and elasticity do vary from model to model so its important to pick a stool with panels that are right for you.
The elasticity or flexibility of your sex stool’s panels range from flexible to stiff on a 1 to 10 scale. Panels with a flexibility of 1 are very bouncy, they let you ride your partner hard for a really long time. The bounciness lets the stool do most of the work for you, conserving your energy for longer sex. If you have any back or knee problems this can give you the extra support to go hard.
An elasticity of 10 will still have some flex but it will take alot more force to bounce it like a 1. If you or your lover are big and beautiful you will want to go for one with panels in this range.
TPU material is a mixture between hard plastic and soft silicone. These are some of the stiffer panels available in the 7-10 range and would be best if you are heavier. If you are too light your lover might need a few pillows beneath them to penetrate deeply.
One annoying think about TPU panels is they can stick to your skin, especially if its humid. If you have ever had to peel your but off a vinyl car seat in the summer then you know the feeling. If you sweat hard during your adventures they can get messy and slippery. On the plus side they are super easy to clean though so just keep a small towel handy during a dripping hot session.
TPU panels are also transparent which I love! You can see actually see your partners thighs and body, sometimes it looks like theres no stool at all. The cost of TPU is higher than other panel and strap materials. Usually these sex stools are over $70.
Cotton and Polyester
The other type of sex stool panel is an elastic made of a cotton and polyester blend. These vary in elasticity but will make the most bouncy sex stool possible, with a 1-3 rating.
These are the complete opposite of TPU in many ways. They are best for lighter people who still want to bounce hard.
The material is more difficult to clean and depending on the manufacturer you’ll get some washing instructions on how to clean these in the washing machine.
This is the more affordable strap type as well. Don’t pay more than $50 for a stool made with polyester paneling.
Other Types of Sex Stool
Trampoline (Single Panel)
This twist replaces the two panels used in most sex stools and opts for one solid panel with a single hole in the middle. The material used for the panel is woven polypropylene, similar to what is used for making trampolines.
Needless to say it is very bouncy. Compared to the spring in other stools this gives a way stronger bounce so much so that it can be really dangerous. If the woman riding on top gets a strong rhythm going she can come down hard on the guy and really injure his manliness. So be aware of that painful risk when using this model.
For the woman, sitting on a single panel sex stool can be more comfortable than two panels. It doesn’t dig into the skin at all like the TPU sex stools. You also have more pressure on your hips and ass as you ride, this means more compression and potentially stronger orgasms.
Queening Sex Stool
Also known as a face-sitting stool this is designed mostly for giving oral to women. It is has a place for the giver to lay their head back and be comfortable for long sessions of eating out. The sex stool has a place for the receiver to sit.
A queening stool is much more comfortable for giving oral than using a basic sex stool. They have more padding and have a leather exterior–all hand made. It is really only usable for that one purpose though, if you have a dungeon or collection of sex furniture this would be a great add.
Making Your Own DIY Sex Stool
Using a bit of creativity and some crafting skills you can make your own DIY sex stool. This can be a fun project and save you a bit of money. If you get good at it and perfect the process you could even create your own sex stool company! Let me know if you do;)
Sex Stool for wheelchairs
Some types of sex stool are designed for those with leg paralysis. Some popular models are the intimate rider which allow you to get alot of thrusting power without needing to use your legs.