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Best Mattress for Sex

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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 7 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:

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

Best mattress for sex

What mattress is best in the bedroom for sex? Find out below!

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.

Innerspring – 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.

WinkBed mattress, King size, platform bed

WinkBed mattress, King size, platform bed

Foam Feel – 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.

Leesa mattress, King size, on platform bed

Leesa mattress, King size, on platform bed

For Couples – Helix 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.

Helix mattress, King size, on platform bed

Helix mattress, King size, on platform bed

Hybrid – Nest Bedding 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.

Nest Alexander hybrid mattress

Nest Alexander hybrid mattress

Latex Feel – Brooklyn Bedding Mattress

Brooklyn Bedding uses 4″ of TitanFlex foam, a responsive poly 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.

Brooklyn Bedding mattress, King size

Brooklyn Bedding mattress, King size

Purple Mattress

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.

King size Purple mattress

King size Purple mattress

Loom & Leaf Mattress

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.

Loom &n Leaf mattress - King size

Loom &n Leaf mattress – King size

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 Block

Logan is the director of content at Sleepopolis and the main mattress man around these parts. He's a big fan of sleeping in many sleeping positions and weightlifting.
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