The million dollar question, what is the best mattress for sex? For this guide we’re going to look at the major criteria that make a mattress better or worse for sex. Some factors may not be that important to you, while others may be absolutely critical. We’ll be breaking down each mattress based on these criteria so you can find the best mattress for sex.
Bear in mind, we’re not going to talk much about sleep in this analysis. You should definitely consider how a mattress feels and sleeps in addition to how it performs for sex. Check out our full mattress review series for more on that.
If you’d rather skip the intro section and just get into the top mattress choices feel free to jump down to the bottom. With that brief intro out of the way, let’s dive in!
Best Mattress for Sex Rating Criteria
A mattress response time means how fast it adjusts to your body as you move around. Mattresses with slower response times can feel like having sex in quick sand. An ideal mattress for sex will rapidly adjust to your change in movement and positions so you are well supported on a stable surface.
The bounce of a mattress relates to the feel when it’s being compressed. A mattress with good bounce will rebound, as opposed to simply absorbing your impact. For sex this can help to create a consistent rhythm that works with you and not against.
Let’s face it, sometimes you need a certain degree of discretion. Some mattresses can be extremely loud during sex, drawing unwanted attention. An ideal mattress for sex will help to keep the noise to a minimum.
The overall durability of the mattress will surely be put to the test during sex. A good mattress for sex should be able to standup to years of consistent amorous activities.
Many sex positions require, or are significantly improved, by a stable and strong edge. Mattress edges that collapse under pressure can make for a less than ideal experience. The best sexy-times mattress will be one that supports pressure and weight directly on the edge of the mattress.
And lastly we have comfort. If the mattress creates pressure points on your body during sex it can limit your desire and time you actually want to be there. The ideal mattress for sex will be one that doesn’t create pressure points in any position.
Best Mattresses for Sex – Top Choices
Below I have listed my favorite and best mattresses for sex. I’ll continue to update this list as I test and review new mattresses. Have a mattress you think should be added or tested? Drop me a note here.
Down at the bottom we have all of our favorite mattresses for sex compared to each other in a table.
One of my favorite mattresses when it comes to both sleep and sex. The Leesa has a nice balanced touch in almost every area. Both the responsiveness and bounce are quite good, making for an enjoyable experience. The only area of weakness is the edge support, which is tough on most any foam mattress. Outside of that it does a great job everywhere else.
Read our full Leesa Mattress review here.
Brooklyn Bedding Mattress
Brooklyn Bedding uses 4″ of latex foam to deliver great bounce and push back. This push back helps improve sex enjoyment on the mattress, as it behaves similar to how an innerspring would in this regard (however, not quite at the same level as an innerspring). Slightly better than average edge support makes the Brooklyn Bedding a good all around option for both sex and sleep alike.
Read our full Brooklyn Bedding mattress review here.
Alexander Hybrid Mattress
The Alexander Hybrid mattress is one of Nest Bedding’s most luxury level mattresses. Build from a high-end zoned coil system and topped with layers of memory foam and a thick quilted cover, the Alexander Hybrid creates a beautiful combination of great bounce, edge support, and comfort. The Alexander Hybrid has a quality and performance level that would put it in the $3-4K range in-stores, making it a steal at $999 for a Queen.
Read our full Nest Bedding Alexander Hybrid mattress review here.
The Purple mattress is built from 3 layers of foam and gel polymer. The gel polymer is really what makes the Purple unique. This patented hyper elastic polymer creates impressive cooling, bounce, and instantaneous response. A leaner 9.5″ profile gives it a clean and modern aesthetic in any room. A great choice for sleepers who want the added bounce / response, but don’t want coils.
Read our full Purple mattress review here.
The Saatva stands among a small group of online mattresses that are still constructed from traditional innersprings. That said, the Saatva isn’t just your ordinary innerspring mattress. Their coil-on-coil construction results in great support, durability, and impressive bounce. Additionally, Saatva’s euro-style pillow top has a delightful feel that adds softness and comfort without sacrificing aesthetic appeal or bounce factor.
Read our full Saatva Mattress review here.
Love Bed Mattress
The Love Bed mattress is the first mattress I’ve seen that’s specifically designed not only for great sleep, but great sex also. It’s built using a 3″ top layer of latex comfort foam. Latex is a unique foam in that it provides great bounce, comfort, cooling, and responsiveness. It’s the added bounce that gives this foam mattress it’s attribute of distinction and improved sexual performance.
Read our full Nest Bedding Love Bed mattress review here.
The WinkBed mattress is a hybrid mattress built with coil-on-coil innerspring construction and high-quality foam. The innerspring core results in exceptional bounce and strong edges, both important factors for bedroom activities. Truly a luxury mattress build, on par with other high-quality innerspring mattresses. You could expect to pay $3,000+ for this mattress in a retail store.
Read our full WinkBed mattress review here.
Loom & Leaf Mattress
The Loom and Leaf is a luxury foam mattress designed for maximum comfort and cooling. That said, it still performs strongly for amorous activities. Despite the multiple layers of memory foam, it has good bounce and is responsive. The L&L is one of my personal favorites. It’s a great all around mattress that can be enjoyed by most sleepers and lovers alike.
Read our full Loom & Leaf Mattress review here.
The GhostBed is the newest design from veteran manufacturer Nature’s Sleep. The Ghostbed uses a classic latex + memory foam design to great effect. Higher density foam layers further help to improve the durability and longevity of the mattress. The Ghostbed has more of a memory foam feel than a latex feel, making it a good in-between for those sleepers who like the feel of memory foam, but don’t want a total quick sand pit for sex.
Read our full Ghostbed mattress review here.
The Helix mattress is the only customizable mattress on this list. The Helix can be both very good or very average for sex. Since it’s customizable, you’re specifications, needs, and desires will dramatically influence how the mattress actually performs in your bedroom. The layers used in the Helix, notably latex and microcoils, help to solidify solid bounce and response.
Read our full Helix mattress review here.
Mattresses are judged on the above 6 criteria and are given 1 of 3 ratings.
- Great – this is the best rating, a great rating indicates it’s one of the very best choices available for that respective category.
- Good – much better than the average, but hasn’t quite broken into the great / exceptional level for that category.
- Okay – doesn’t mean bad, but just not a particularly strong functional area of the mattress. If you have a specific need that’s very important to you and it’s rated okay, you’ll want to think twice about making that purchase. Ex. If you have kids / roommates and having a quiet mattress is important you’ll likely want to avoid a mattress with coils (which all receive “okay” ratings in the noise category) due to the extra noise they can create.