The Colossal Liberator Zeppelin – A Review Of an Awesome Piece of Sex Furniture


timthumbMassive. Simply massive. Soft. Comfy. Firm. Sexy. But first and foremost, massive.

Oh, you want more? That not enough review of the Liberator Zeppelin for you? That’s fair.

When most people think Liberator, they think about the now classic Ramp shape, which was seen as a “travels with me” accessory of choice for George Clooney’s character in the Coen Brothers’ film “Burn After Reading”. Many who visit the site can only look on with childlike wonder at the steps beyond their Shapes, where we all move into Sex Furniture.  Because with sex furniture the questions immediately become, “Where will I hide this?” and “What if my parents see this?” and “The Shapes at least looked like…well, odd pillows.”

Luckily for us, Liberator has taken their sex furniture line toward items that are more room friendly by and large. Especially the uniquely fascinating Zeppelin series. It allows the kids in all of us to meet the adults by giving us what we’ve always wanted, namely gigantic bean bag chairs, and classing them up, firming them up, and letting our adult minds simply conjure all the naughty, naughty things we can do in them.

So, what IS the Zeppelin? Well, for lack of better description, it really is an enormous bean bag chair. Though instead of being filled with Styrofoam beads, it consists of a softer, shredded foam filling, which seems to be able to pack denser, allowing it to support weight without constantly fluctuating.

There are four different sizes of Zeppelin to choose from:  7 ft diameter by 2 ft height, 7 x 3, 8 x 2, and 8 x 3.  We got the 7 x 3, which gave us a little extra height while taking up slightly less floor space.  For the first few days after the process of filling and settling the behemoth, it sat behind my desk at Swingset Labs expanding more and more, larger and larger, like the blob with a luxurious red pebble microfiber cover.

So enough about size, how does it feel?

Climbing into the Zeppelin is a really amazing feeling. And you really do have to climb into it. Once you get to the center, the entire thing settles with your body, sinking you into a deep cocoon of comfort. When I would pine for beanbag chairs as a child, and finally get one, they were always uncomfortable and far smaller than you hoped and dreamed. THIS, however, is what I’d always wanted. Something so large I could climb in and not touch the floor, comfy enough to sleep on, firm enough so I wasn’t always sliding around.  The Liberator Zeppelin is all of these things.

And one other thing.

When I was young and impressionable, I managed to get my hands on a copy of the 1980s classic “Revenge of the Nerds”. My first glimpse of bush, in fact, was from this movie. What has stayed with me longest, though, was the sex between Robert Carradine’s “Louis” and cheerleader “Betty” played by Julia Montgomery on the moon bounce. (Since my first viewing, I’ve come to ponder the ethics of this scene, and have had the “does it count as rape?” discussion with friends, but that’s not what we’re talking about today.) We all want to have sex on a moon bounce, because we feel like it must be soft and comfy and unique, and you can get into many different positions and it would be (dear god, help me) out of this world.

That’s what sex on the Liberator Zeppelin Lounger is: out of this world.

I have now had one on one sex on it multiple times, as well as had a group of five on it, all moving at different tempos with different speeds. The foam inside is so dense it’s not always moving around, so your thrusting still has purchase, and it’s very cool to reorient yourself in all different positions all across the surface of the Zeppelin. With five people on it, it’s really maxed out and pretty flat, but surprisingly we were able to go from standing doggy style to missionary to woman on top, most of the time without even having to touch the floor, and that is something pretty special.

Everybody who has seen the Zeppelin has said that they wish they had one for their play-room.  I’ve also spent a couple hours just lying on it reading, sharing it with the wife, girlfriend and dogs, and enjoying a good relax between parties. (You didn’t think the swinging lifestyle was wall to wall sex, didja?)

The Zeppelin’s technical specs are pretty great too. The foam filling is zipped inside a waterproof bag, which is then covered over with a microfiber cover of your choosing. This allows for any sexy messiness (or hell, just spillage) to be speedily taken care of by zipping off the cover and throwing it in the wash. (However, the cover for this piece will take up your ENTIRE washer.) The double liner with zippers also ensures that you’re not going to randomly, suddenly, have a room full of packed foam, which is pretty great. It’s shipped in several boxes with the foam packing to put in and watch (in awe) as it expands.

A few caveats before we go back to play on the Zeppelin. As I’ve said up top, this thing is ENORMOUS. So when it says on the instructions that it recommends you set it up in the room you intend to keep it in, that’s not just a recommendation; you MUST do this, because it’s not going anywhere without a lot of work. Also it is HEAVY!

With those points in mind though, I can recommend this handily as something altogether amazing. It’s our new guest bed, and several people have already opted to sleep on it instead of a bed. So if you’ve grown up wanting a beanbag chair, but your parents either didn’t let you have one, or they were never as impressive as they looked, or you’ve spent your formative years wanting to fuck Julia Montgomery on a moon bounce, the Liberator Zeppelin is a fantastic idea.



About Cooper Cooper S. Beckett is the co-founder and host of Life on the Swingset: The Podcast since 2010, author of swinging & polyamory novels A Life Less Monogamous and Approaching The Swingularity, and memoir My Life on the Swingset: Adventures in Swinging & Polyamory. He teaches and speaks on swinging, polyamory, pegging, play parties, and coloring outside the boundaries of your sexuality. He is a graphic & web designer, photographer, and voice over artist, has been a guest expert on Dan Savage’s Savage Lovecast, & is the announcer of Tristan Taormino’s radio show Sex Out Loud. He is currently working on two instructional non-fiction books, one about beginning non-monogamy, and another about pegging.


  1. Nice review.  How do you rate this thing compared to a bed for sleeping on?  Would love one in my apartment, but it would have to go in place of the bed.

    • I need more support from a bed than this offers, but I have had a couple of nice night’s sleep on it. If you like a bed that sort of cocoons you, it’s perfect.

  2. Kidder Kaper on

    I think this would be a perfect bed for our beachfront guest house but Jade thinks it would suck for sleeping in as two would simply roll together into the center and get crushed. Great for cuddling, shite for sleeping. I think it would be great for an occasional overnight, guests, and a mid-afternoon nap. In your opinion, should I opt for a standard spring custom round mattress or would the 8′ Zeppelin function well enough for all our needs? That being 60% play, 40% sleeping. 

    • Swingsetlife on

      It’s actually far more stable than you’d think, unlike a beanbag chair where the contents inside move easily, the foam inside this is pretty sturdy, you sink in a bit, but you sort of sink into your own pod. I think it’d be great for the guest house!

  3. Do you have a pic of what this actually looks like? I’ve been interested but I refuse to buy something that the only pics I can find are the pretty “dealer” photographs, thanks a bunch!

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