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Best Mattress for Sex

Today I’m tackling 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.

Top 8 Mattresses for Sex

While like any other top picks, these best mattress picks are reflective of my own preferences and biases – so just use them as a starting point! Now my top 7 mattresses:

Best Hybrid
Casper Hybrid Mattress
Casper Hybrid Mattress
Casper Hybrid Mattress

With zoned support for pressure relief where you need it most and pocketed coils for great bounce and support the Casper Hybrid is a great choice for the combo sleepers out there! Take $100 off your purchase with our exclusive discount by using the code SLEEPOPOLIS or clicking this link!

Best Latex Feel
Brooklyn Bedding Signature Mattress
Brooklyn Bedding Signature Mattress
Brooklyn Bedding Signature Mattress

The latex-like foam inside the Brooklyn Bedding Signature Mattress provides a comfortably contouring surface, and is also very resilient! This beautiful mattress has a nice foam feel, but way more bounce than you would expect.

Best Innerspring

When it comes to amorous activities, innerspring mattresses are typically the very best! Winkbeds is no exception - with a soft conforming layer of foam on top, and sturdy coils underneath that will provide plenty of bounce, you won't be disappointed! At least by the mattress...

Best for Combo Sleepers
Bear Hybrid Mattress
Bear Hybrid Mattress
Bear Hybrid Mattress

Specifically designed for athletes, the coils in the Bear Hybrid allow sleepers to change position easily, without any stuck feeling. Enjoy $225 off your purchase with code SLEEPOPOLIS225.

Best For Couples
Helix Mattress
Helix Mattress
Helix Mattress

It takes two to tango, that means two sets of preferences! Helix is a great quality mattress that allows you to customize each side of the mattress. Thus you and your partner can select the firmness, feel, etc that suit your own needs.

Best Foam Feel
Leesa Mattress
Leesa Mattress
Leesa Mattress

Some people just love to sleep on foam - we get it! Leesa provides a fantastic foam feel, but also more bounce than your typical foam bed. The top layer of Avena foam will respond quickly to the touch, giving you a soft conforming feel at night, and a bit of bounce when you need it. 

Best for Pressure Relief
Purple Mattress
Purple Mattress
Purple Mattress

Purple has a unique comfort layer called hyper-elastic polymer, which is great for pressure relief and temperature control - as well as providing a bit of bounce to the bed. Also check out the Purple 2/3/4 mattresses, which have springs as well.

Best Memory Foam
Loom & Leaf Mattress
Loom & Leaf Mattress
Loom & Leaf Mattress

Memory foam is typically not your go-to for sex, but you need to sleep on this thing too! Loom & Leaf has that great memory foam feel that is pressure relieving, luxurious, and sturdy. 

Read on for why I chose these mattress brands, as well as some additional options!

Best Mattresses for Sex  – Top Choices Detailed

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.

Best Hybrid Mattress

Taking a look at the cover of the Casper Hybrid mattress

Casper Hybrid

The Casper Hybrid is a bed in a box mattress that uses a mixture of foam and coil layers for a nice mix of comfort and support. The soft foams on the top of the mattress provide nice cushioning pressure relief, while the pocketed coils provide great bounce so you won’t feel stuck in the mattress. Another huge plus of the Casper Hybrid is that I think it is a great option for all of the couples out there.

Learn more in my full review of the Casper Hybrid.

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Casper Hybrid Mattress
Casper Hybrid Mattress

With zoned support for pressure relief where you need it most and pocketed coils for great bounce and support the Casper Hybrid is a great choice for the combo sleepers out there! Customers in the US can use code SLEEPOPOLIS to save $100!

Best Latex Alternative Mattress

Brooklyn Bedding Mattress Cover

Brooklyn Bedding Mattress

Brooklyn Bedding uses 4″ of TitanFlex foam, a responsive poly foam, to deliver great bounce and push back. This quick response from the foam combines with the pocketed coil support system to provide push back that helps improve sex enjoyment on the mattress. Strong 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.

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Brooklyn Bedding Signature Mattress
Brooklyn Bedding Signature Mattress
Resilient, latex-like foam offers sleepers of all styles great, pressure-relieving support! Enjoy 20% off your order with code SLEEPOPOLIS20!

Best Innerspring Mattress

The WinkBed Mattress


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, the WinkBed is 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.

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WinkBeds Mattress
WinkBeds Mattress

Built with a plush pillow top and a buoyant coil-on-coil structure, the WinkBeds is a great option for a wide range of sleepers! Enjoy $200 off your order with the code SLEEPOPOLIS200!

Best Mattress for Combo Sleepers

Getting a closer look at the cover of the Bear Hybrid

Bear Hybrid

The Bear Hybrid offers a great mix of support and pressure relief regardless of how you sleep. This medium feel is great for the combo sleepers out there that need proper support as they rotate through positions during the night.

The soft foams allow sleepers to sink in while on their sides, while the coils provide nice support so you won’t feel too sunken into bed. The coils really help give the Bear Hybrid some bounce which means you won’t feel stuck when trying to change positions.

Click here to read my full Bear Hybrid review.

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Bear Hybrid Mattress
Bear Hybrid Mattress

Specifically designed for athletes, the Bear Hybrid is a great supportive option for active sleepers. Enjoy $225 off your purchase with code SLEEPOPOLIS225.

Best Mattress for Couples

The Helix Moonlight mattress


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, your 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 bounce and response.

Read our full Helix mattress review here.

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Helix Mattress
Helix Mattress

It takes two to tango, that means two sets of preferences! Helix is a great quality mattress that allows you to customize each side of the mattress. Thus you and your partner can select the firmness, feel, etc that suit your own needs.

Best Foam Feel

Close up view of the Leesa cover

Leesa Mattress

The Leesa is one of my favorite mattresses when it comes to both sleep and sex. This mattress 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.However, it does a great job everywhere else.

Read our full Leesa Mattress review here.

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Leesa Mattress
Leesa Mattress

Made from a blend of proprietary foam, memory foam, and high-density poly foam, the Leesa Mattress offers a softly balanced feel that's great for a wide range of sleepers! Enjoy 15% off your purchase with our exclusive discount!

Best Mattress for Pressure Relief


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. This mattress is a great choice for sleepers who want the added bounce / response, but don’t want coils.

Read our full Purple mattress review here.

Purple Mattress
Purple Mattress

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Best Memory Foam Mattress

Pressing into the Loom and Leaf

Loom & Leaf

The Loom & 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.

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Loom & Leaf Mattress
Loom & Leaf Mattress

Enjoy the cozy comfort of this ultra-plush mattress, and save $75 with the Sleepopolis discount!

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. During 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.

Edge Support

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 amount of 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 Compared

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. For example, 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.
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Logan Block
Logan is the content director of Sleepopolis, which means he not only reviews new mattresses every week, but also curates all the comparisons, best of pages, and video guides on the site. He takes a straightforward, honest approach to his reviews and endeavors to give viewers an objective look at each new product he tries out. Logan has perfected his method by personally testing over 200 different mattresses, so he’s not only able to discern the overall vibe of a specific bed, but to contextualize its feel within the bed-in-a-box market as a whole. When he’s not hopping on a new bed or working with our editorial team to whip up an engaging sleep education guide, you can find him reading books on world history, walking his dog Pepper, or searching for the best cheeseburger in New York City.
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6 thoughts on “Best Mattress for Sex”

  1. Hi,

    My girlfriend and I are looking for a new mattress and are pretty set on Purple. We have a local mattress store with the original and new models and are struggling with deciding between the original and Purple 4.

    We are predominately side sleepers that transition to our back and to our sides again throughout the night.

    I am 5’9” 160 pounds and she is 5’3” 130 pounds.

    We are wondering if we should just stick with the original since we are lower weight. We also wonder if the hybrid design of P4 was more recognizable to us and this is why we initially liked it more and if would quickly adjust to the slightly more firm feel of the original. We are looking to replace a pillow top mattress.
    Thank you!

    • I think you’d be fine on the Original at your size. The 4 has a really tall hyper elastic polymer layer and will generally allow side sleepers to sink in without feeling pressure at the shoulders, but theres a chance you and your girlfriend would get more of a waterbed feeling because you wouldnt sink all the way through.

  2. Hi there,

    My husband & I are looking for a mattress.

    General info:
    Him – 205 lbs, 6 ft, back & side sleeper, sleeps hot.
    Me – 124 lbs, 5’4″, side & back sleeper; We currently have a pillow top mattress & I feel like I have to dig myself out of a hole when I change positions.
    Both of us prefer a moderately firm mattress.

    We’ve looked at the Caspar, Ghostbed & Bed in a Box – Tranquilium.

    What would you recommend?

    • Based on what you’ve said I’d pick the Ghostbed out of those three. Bit of a firmer feel than the others and will allow you to change positions easily thanks to the latex comfort layer.

  3. I have an Alexander Signature Hybrid, and I’ve found it’s not great for sex. The memory foam is the problem IMO. It gives too much. Moving around, changing positions becomes awkward. Just gives way too much. It’s great for sleeping, but man, it’s frustrating for sex.

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