Sex furniture. It sounds, well, kind of unappealing to many people - or at least not like something you'd find in the bedrooms of loving couples you know. But before you dismiss this as a tacky idea for single men, give it a fair hearing. Many sex furniture designs are tastefully realized, and they help to support a more adventurous sex life. Now that's something your everyday couch or armchair can't promise.

Who's Using Sex Furniture

Maybe the question should be who isn't using sex furniture. Your neighbors. Your friends. That nice couple from the gym. Sex furniture is a multimillion dollar industry, and there are literally thousands of different pieces, colors and features available. That means chances are pretty good that you already know someone who owns a piece of furniture that would fit into this category. (Vibrators pack the biggest punch among sex toys. Read more about it in Vibrators: Bigger and Generating More Buzz Than Ever.)

Many couples think of buying sex furniture as an investment in their long-term sexual satisfaction. Couples that buy sex toys to use together are also likely to be interested in the new possibilities sex furniture provides.

You should also know that gender and orientation are irrelevant when it comes to sex furniture. Sure, a lot of it is marketed using images of heterosexual couples, but the beauty of most sex furniture is that it's suitable for all types of couples or relationships!

How Sex Furniture Helps Your Love Life

The leading principle of sex furniture design is to produce attractive furniture that supports and aligns couples' bodies for increased pleasure and stamina during sex. But better alignment doesn't just help you hit all the right spots during sex - it also means you can get after it without throwing your back out. Being well-balanced and supported, with your neck and spine correctly aligned helps to prevent sex-related injury (it happens!). Plus you’ll be less likely to suffer from post-sex backaches. You can even avoid the dreaded slipping-bracing-slipping-again maneuvres that go with using a stack of pillows for support during sex.

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Sex Couches/Loungers

Lying or kneeling on a sex lounger like the Liberator Standard Esse Chaise or the Love Bumper Love Lounge positions a couple's bodies for better alignment of your erogenous zones. Many couches even come with vibrator pockets or detachable restraints for some extra-kinky fun.

If firm support isn’t your style, try a beanbag-style lounger like the Liberator Zeppelin. These are enormous, squishy yet supportive cushions that couples can play on in a variety of ways.

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Sex Slings and Swings

The most obviously sexual type of sex furniture is probably the sex swing. These have to be attached to something - a hook in the ceiling, a sex swing Stand, or in some cases the top of a door.

You can usually guess from looking at them that they’re designed to seat a person in some interesting positions! These swings support your body weight, so you can make love standing up or swinging freely with your feet off the floor. They're nothing if not playful, and can be easily tucked away when Grandma's coming to visit.

Sex Wedges and Pads

For those who aren't ready to replace their living room set with a sex lounge, there are many smaller sex wedges, pads and cushions available. You can think of these as your sexual soft furnishings. They’re designed to fill in the gaps between your body and a flat surface like the floor or bed, supporting your pelvis and spine in a position that’s healthy and that improves your alignment with your partner. These cover all the major bases of freestanding sex furniture, without having to make room for something bigger.

Liberator Wedge

Sex Furniture in Plain Sight

The latest sex furniture designs look pretty cool, and can pass as part of any sleek, modern home's style. That makes it useful in a variety of non-sexual situations, too. Try using wedges as footstools, headrests or lower back supports to keep you sitting comfortably on your sofa or your office chair. And hey, if you're using sex furniture on a day-to-day basis, it might make it easier for you and your partner to switch into love mode. That's just what a couple featured on TLC's "Strange Sex" did. Watch the video about this loving couple's home here.

With some of the sleek, ergonomic furniture designs coming out now, you could invite your grandparents over and seat them on your sex lounger for coffee. There’s no way they’d guess they were sitting on sex furniture. Unless, that is, they own some themselves.