I wrote about the best mattress for couples, but that was really focused on sleeping, not sex. People asked me about the best mattress for sex after foam mattresses became more popular – which can end up being really bad for sex (though good for sleeping).
Of course, you don’t want to pick a mattress solely based on how it is during sex, but it is an important factor for some. Below, I recommend 3 mattresses that are great for sex and are amongst my top reviewed mattresses overall (weight other factors like comfort, support, durability, value, etc). Again, this isn’t the most important factor for a lot of people, but if you’re buying a mattress as a couple, I’d recommend at least giving this a read.
These are all high-quality mattresses that also have good bounce, lack of noise, ease of movement, edge support, and comfort. My top picks are:
Personally I think innerspring mattresses are best for sex (most bounce, best edge support, thighs and knees don’t sink in really far), and Saatva is my top innerspring mattress recommendation.
Saatva is one of the few online-only coil mattress options, so they are one of the best values (in terms of quality vs price) on the market (learn more HERE). They have three firmness options as well (soft, luxury firm, and firm), all which should be good options for sex. To learn more about the mattress in general read my Saatva mattress review.
The Love & Sleep mattress is a great value and has a lot of characteristics that make it a great choice for sex. It has great bounce to it because of the use of Energex foam. It doesn’t make a ton of noise and it doesn’t get too hot. It’s also an amazing value and a mattress that I generally recommend overall.
Leesa is neither spring nor memory foam; rather it’s a polyurethane foam mattress that is designed to have more bounce.
Leesa would not be my first choice if your mattress is only going to be used for sex, but it is an overall great option that is better-than-average for sex compared to other online mattresses. If you like the memory foam comfort/support tradeoff, but also want more responsive foam, Leesa is perhaps the best compromise. It’s not quite the support level of an innerspring, but it doesn’t sink in as far (and stay that way) compared to memory foam.
Leesa is also one of the few mattresses I recommend for all sleeping positions, including side and stomach sleepers. Learn more in my full Leesa review.
Now that you know what to look for to find a great mattress for sexual activity, how do the three major types (latex, memory foam, and innerspring) stack up? Let’s go through them here.
How The Major Types Stack Up
I’ve made some recommendations based on the assumption that your mattress will not be used only for sex. I picked a mattress from the three major categories (innerspring, latex, and memory foam) so that you can choose a mattress that is both great for sex and aligns with your sleeping preferences.
This post was last updated on October 2nd, 2017 at 10:32 am
Joe is the editor of Mattress Clarity. When he isn't testing sleep products, he enjoys working out, reading, and playing classical piano.