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In this guide, I'm about to get down and tell you all about the best mattresses for sex, all of which you can buy online.
As adventurous as people can be, the bedroom is still where most of us have sex.
This is why amorous couples of any pairing need to consider what makes a mattress great for sex, before they buy.
In this Mattress Buying Guide, we'll discuss the 6 most important features to look for in a sex-friendly mattress.
Then, we'll review the best mattresses I've reviewed to date that have them all.
Hopefully, this guide will help make your sexy-time, well, a bit sexier.
What's In This Guide?
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Best Mattresses for Sex in 2023
- Best Overall Mattress for Sex: Purple Mattress
- Best Luxury Mattress for Sex: Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Adapt Medium Hybrid
- Best Mattress for Quiet Sex: Nectar Memory Foam Mattress
- Best Latex Mattress for Sex: Zenhaven Latex Mattress
- Best for Heavier People: WinkBeds Plus
- Best Split Mattress for Sex: Sparrow Signature Hybrid
- Best Budget Foam Mattress for Sex: Nest Quail
- Best Hybrid Mattress for Sex: Dreamcloud
- Best Innerspring Mattress for Sex: Saatva Classic
- Best Memory Foam Mattress for Sex: Saatva Loom and Leaf
- Best Organic Latex Mattress For Sex: Pure Green Organic Latex Mattress
- Best Cooling Mattress For Sex: Avocado Green Organic Latex Hybrid Mattress
Best Mattresses for Sex (Comparison Table)
The table below compares our top picks for amorous couples.
All of these picks are excellent choices that share the following characteristics:
- Medium firmness and minimal sinkage to better support & distribute the weight of two bodies in motion. Without this the two of you can get stuck in a rut, making it difficult to change positions easily.
- A great bounce to reduce the exertion needed to enjoy & to prolong that special moment with your partner.
- Excellent heat transfer and the ability to wick-away moisture, so you can cool-off quickly after an amorous jaunt.
- Completely silent to avoid alerting everyone of your activities.
|Mattress||Rating||Price w/ discount||Description||Sinkage||Comfort Choices||Warranty||In-Home Trial||Delivery||Construction||Heat Transfer||Motion Transfer||Off-Gassing?||Eco-friendliness||Customer Service|
|Purple||4.9||$799-$1,998||Foam (Hyper-Elastic Polymer + Poly foam)||Minimal||Med. Firm|
|10 years||100 nights||7-15 days||Gel Grid + dual layer foam||Excellent||Medium||No||CertiPUR-US foam||White-glove|
|TEMPUR-Adapt||4.8||$1,699-$2,899||Hybrid memory foam (memory foam + springs)||Minimal||Med. Firm||10 years||90 nights||7-15 days||premium memory foam||Excellent||Medium||No||CertiPUR-US foam||White-glove|
|Nectar||4.7||$359-$899||Memory foam||Moderate||Med. Firm||10 years||365 nights||7-15 days||5-Layer Gel memory foam||Excellent||Medium||No||CertiPUR-US foam||White-glove|
|Zenhaven||4.8||$1,495 -$3,245||Natural latex||Minimal||Med. Firm||20 years||180 nights||7-15 days||Natural Latex + Organic Wool Layer||Excellent||Medium||No||GOTS certified foam||White-glove|
|WinkBed Plus||4.7||$849 – $1,749||Hybrid gel foam (gel foam + pocket coils)||Minimal||Firm||Lifetime||120 nights||7-15 days||Euro-pillow top+Gel Infused Foam||Excellent||Medium||No||CertiPUR-US foam||White-glove|
|Saatva Classic||4.9||$995-$2,304||Luxury hybrid |
(foam and innerspring) mattress
|15 years||120 nights||7-15 days||Innerpring + foam||Excellent||Medium||No||CertiPUR-US foam||White-glove|
|Sparrow Signature Hybrid||4.8||$1,103.40 – $2,206.80||Luxury hybrid foam + pocket coil mattress||Minimal||Soft|
|Lifetime||100 nights||7 days||Gel-infused memory foam, pocket coils||Excellent||Very Low||No||CertiPUR-US foam||Excellent|
|Nest Love & Sleep||4.7||$764.10 -$1,349.10||High-quality foam mattress.||Moderate||Firm,|
|10 years + lifetime comfort guarantee||100 nights||7 days||Energex foam||Excellent||Medium||Yes||CertiPUR-US foam||Excellent|
|DreamCloud||4.7||$534-1,004||15-inch luxury hybrid mattress||Minimal||Med Firm||Lifetime||365-night||5 days via FedEx||6 layers of foam|
+ pocketed coils
|Loom and Leaf||4.7||$1,016-$2,334||Luxury memory foam mattress||Limited||Firm|
|15 years||120 nights||7-15 days||Gel + memory foam||Excellent||Low||No||CertiPUR-US foam||White-glove|
|Pure Green||4.8||$699-$1,499||Organic latex||Minimal||Med. Firm||10 years||100 days||Ships free and arrives to your door in 3-10 business days||natural latex foam layers, organic cotton, and organic wool||Excellent||-||Yes||Mattress is Greenguard Gold certified and our foam is Oeko-Tex and ecoInstitute certified||Good|
|Avocado Green||4.7||$1,399-$2,599||Organic latex & pocket coils||Minimal||Med firm, medium||Years 1 - 10: Full coverage, Non-Prorated | Years 11-25: Limited Coverage, Prorated||365 nights||Ships free and arrives to your door in 3-10 business days||Construction of the build layers is as follows: Organic Cotton Ticking, Organic Wool, Organic Certified Dunlop Latex, Pocketed Innerspring Unit, Organic Certified Dunlop Latex, Organic Cotton Canvas||-||-||-||GREENGUARD Gold Certified®||Optional White Glove in-home delivery|
What Features Make a Mattress Great For Lovemaking?
There are 13 key features you should consider when buying a mattress online (see the complete list).
Of these, 6 are really important when it comes to making a mattress great for lovemaking: support, firmness, bounce, cooling, durability… and silence.
1. Strong, Firm Support (Enough for Two)
A strong mattress with good, firm support is by far the most important feature that sexually-active couples should look for.
The reasons are kinda obvious, but just for fun, let's go through them:
- If your mattress sags too much, then you can't move around very easily.
- The weight of 2 (or more) people will be concentrated in a small area. Without a strong support system, you're going to sink and get stuck.
- Or worse, someone will “bottom-out”, just when the going gets good 😉
Edge support is another really important factor in a lovemaking bed, so make sure your mattress has strong edge support.
Poor edge support causes a mattress to sag around the edges, which means you can't lean on or lie over an edge, which limits your options.
With a solid, firm edge support system in place, you'll get all the freedom and space you need for whatever floats your boat.
2. Firmer is Better
That wasn't a joke 😉 I'm serious!
A great mattress for sex evenly distributes the weight of two people with a minimum of sagging, no matter how active the couple may get.
Broad weight distribution also ensures that no uncomfortable pressure points are created while you're sexually active.
All things equal, a firmer mattress provides this better than a softer one.
For most sexually active couples, a medium-firm mattress is just perfect for sex. It's not too soft as to create a quicksand effect and not so firm that it creates pressure points.
For sleeping, however, each partner may desire a different firmness than medium-firm.
If one partner likes to sleep on a firm mattress and the other on a soft one, then take a look at the Sparrow Signature split-mattress from Nest Bedding. Think of it this way: everyone will get a good night's sleep, and you'll have even more surface choices when things get busy!
3. A Bouncy Mattress for better romance
I'm sure you'll understand this one.
“A good bounce” means that the mattress returns to its normal state quickly even after a deep compression.
Some of the best mattresses for sex make use of innerspring coils and latex top layers, because these two materials provide a nice responsive bounce that is awesome for good sex.
A good bounce also means you'll spend less energy fighting the bed, and more energy enjoying your partner.
4. Cool & Breezy
When it's really good, sex gets you hot and sweaty.
While you may not notice it during the ‘heat' of the moment (you're welcome), all that excess thermal energy becomes apparent when it's time to rest and sleep, afterwards.
A low-quality mattress will retain heat and moisture along the surface, which kind of ruins the ‘moment after'.
A great mattress for sex will have excellent breathability and will incorporate features to wick-away moisture and transfer heat away from the surface of the mattress.
Gel-infused foams, perforated layers and breathable fabrics all make a difference here. So do coil-based and natural latex mattresses.
If you're a parent or live in a noisy apartment building, then you understand this one.
For most people, nothing ruins the moment more than a squeaky bed broadcasting your adventures to your neighbors and to your kids.
Foam mattresses (memory foam or latex) are the quietest you can buy, for obvious reasons. Hybrid mattresses with a thick layer of foam over the coil base are also silent. Just don't make the mistake and buy a squeaky box spring or bed frame to place it on.
For the few of you who are exhibitionists, you can ignore this one. But, if you do, then please: don't have kids. You will freak them out!
The rhythmic forces created by the weight of two people engaged in frequent sexual activity wear on a mattress faster than anything else.
A poorly-constructed mattress will not last long, before it sags.
A well-built mattress will last for a decade or more, while still retaining its comfort, bounce and support.
When looking for a durable mattress, the most important part to pay attention to is the foundation layer. Check that the foundation is thick enough and the materials are strong and resilient enough to handle the repeated downforce that lovemaking delivers.
Ideally, you want a foundation made of 6″ (or more) of high-density foam or high-strength spring coils.
1. Best Overall Mattress for Sex: Purple Mattress
We love the Purple mattress for many reasons. It’s responsive, it sleeps cool, has great support and relieves pressure points in a way most mattresses cannot match.
These are the same reasons it is hands down the best mattress for sex.
The special GelFlex grid layer at the top of the mattress delivers all the magic. This grid is made with a material called Hyper-Elastic Polymer.
The grid delivers targeted pressure relief to different parts of your body. So as you bounce up and down and move about, you don’t end up with a sore back. People with back or hip problems will especially appreciate the pain-reduce pressure relief the Purple mattress offers.
Because of the top layer’s hyper-elasticity, it has a spring-like responsiveness. So while the Purple mattress doesn’t have pocket coils, it’s almost as bouncy as a pocket coil mattress.
The grid design of the top layer contains numerous air channels that quickly carry away heat and sweat from the surface of the mattress. Combined with the breathable cover, the Purple mattress stays cool to the touch, no matter how steamy things get.
Two layers of poly foam support the Hyper-Elastic Polymer layer, providing additional support and body contouring.
Because the Purple mattress contains no springs or coils, it makes for a quiet sex life, something parents will appreciate.
Currently, a Queen size Purple mattress costs $1,199, which is not too bad for a semi-luxury mattress. It comes with a 100-night free trial and a 10-year warranty.
If you want the benefits of a Hyper-Elastic Polymer layer but with coil support, get the Purple Hybrid or Purple Hybrid Premier.
2. Best Luxury Mattress for Sex: Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Adapt Medium Hybrid
Tempur-Pedic makes some of the most luxurious mattresses in the market. If you want to take your romance to the next level – comfort-wise – Tempur-Pedic is the way to go.
One of the best Tempur-Pedic mattresses for intimacy is the TEMPUR-Adapt memory foam and spring coils mattress.
The hybrid design of the TEMPUR-Adapt balances perfectly between pressure-relieving plushness and firm support, with a nice bounce added to make those intimate moments more fun. You don’t get that too-plush feel many luxury mattresses have.
The 11” mattress consists of three layers: a TEMPUR-ES memory foam layer that contours to your body, a foam transition layer and a spring coil base.
It has a medium feel that’s great for both sleep and sex. The knit cover has a cool-to-the-touch feel and quickly wicks away sweat.
One of the downsides of the TEMPUR-Adapt is the price. If you are on the hunt for a budget or even a mid-range mattress, this is not it.
The TEMPUR-Adapt hybrid mattress comes with a 10-year warranty.
3. Best Mattress for Quiet Sex: Nectar Memory Foam Mattress
Avoid those awkward moments when your bed is louder than you by getting a mattress that stays quiet.
We recommend an all-foam mattress.
Many coil mattresses today are pretty quiet. But if you don’t want to take any chance with even a little bit of squeaking, all-foam is the way to go.
One of the best and most comfortable all-foam mattresses is the Nectar memory foam mattress.
The Nectar mattress has four layers that deliver a medium-firm feel.
At the top is a quilted Tencel cover that provides breathability and softens the surface of the mattress for instant pressure relief.
A gel memory foam layer below the cover provides deep contouring, eliminating pressure on your shoulders, back and hips.
A foam transition layer adds some responsiveness and firmness to the mattress, so you don’t get that unsexy mushy feel that many memory foam mattresses have. A high-density base layer firms up the mattress’ support.
Overall, the Nectar mattress doesn’t have the bounce of a hybrid mattress. But it’s not mushy either.
Since foam doesn’t creak or make any kind of noise, parents and those living with roommates will appreciate how quiet the Nectar mattress is.
Currently, the Nectar mattress is one of the best value memory foam mattresses you can order online. A queen size costs $799 on the official website and comes with $399 worth of extras free. They include two pillows, a sheet set and a mattress protector.
The Nectar mattress comes with a 1-year trial period and a forever warranty.
4. Best Latex Mattress for Sex: Zenhaven Latex Mattress
Latex mattresses are great for sex for three reasons: they offer excellent support to keep you from sinking too deep, they are bouncy and they stay cool.
Our favorite latex mattress for sexually active people is the Saatva Zenhaven natural Talalay latex mattress.
Zenhaven is all-natural from top to bottom, making it a good choice for those shopping for natural and eco-friendly bedding.
The first layer is a quilted organic cotton cover. It feels soft against your (bare) skin, is super breathable and does a great job wicking away sweat.
An organic wool layer below the cover provides natural temperature control, keeping you cool when things heat up and warming you up when it’s chilly. The wool also absorbs moisture and acts as a natural fire retardant.
A comfort latex layer with five comfort zones provides targeted support and pressure relief. It is softer where you need pressure relief such as under your shoulders and firmer when you need support such as under your lower back.
A high-density latex core provides deep support and responsiveness.
The Zenhaven has a two-in-one firmness design. One side has a medium feel (Luxury Plush) while the other has a firm feel (Gentle Firm). You can flip the mattress over if one side doesn’t feel comfortable.
Similar to other natural latex mattresses, the Zenhaven mattress is expensive. A queen size currently costs $2,199 on the official Saatva website.
The Zenhaven mattress comes with a 180-night trial period, free white glove delivery and a 20-year warranty.
5. Best for Heavier People: WinkBeds Plus
A mattress with poor support and no bounce can be even worse for heavier people. You end up sinking too deep in the mattress with no responsiveness. Over time, you might hurt your back.
For the best intimate experience, look for a mattress designed specifically for heavier sleepers. One of the best ones is the WinkBed Plus mattress. It combines gel foam with individually wrapped coils to provide the best pressure relief, support and responsiveness.
The first layer is a Euro pillow top consisting of gel-infused foam. The gel foam provides instant pressure relief, contouring around your shoulders, back and other pressure points.
Below it is a thick layer of steel pocket coils. These ensure the mattress holds up well to plenty of weight and vigorous activity.
They also provide plenty of bounce and additional body contouring (the coils adapt to your body shape and sleeping position). Because the coils are individually wrapped, they are not noisy. So don’t worry about awkward creaking sounds.
The gel foam and pocket coils work together to keep the mattress breathable. Cooling gel absorbs heat from your skin while the coils allow air to flow in and out and take away excess heat trapped in the mattress.
A dedicated edge support system allows you to take full advantage of the entire surface of the mattress. You can comfortably sleep (or do whatever) at the center or edge of the mattress.
The WinkBed currently costs $1,499 for a Queen, which we think is fair. It comes with a 120-night trial period and a lifetime warranty. This is assurance that the mattress will not sag after just a couple of years.
6. Best Split Mattress for Sex: Sparrow Signature Hybrid
If you and your partner don't share the same firmness preferences, we recommend the Sparrow Signature Hybrid mattress.
It is a pocket coil hybrid mattress that offers excellent pressure relief, solid support, a nice bounce and great cooling.
You can get it in a standard or split option with different firmness on each side.
The top layer is made from 1″ of gel infused memory to improve cooling. A Thermic Phase Change material fabric covers this layer to keep the surface of the mattress cool.
The second 3-inch layer is made from and 3″ of Energex™ Temperature Responsive Foam, which gives the Sparrow Hybrid even better cooling capability.
The third 1-inch Smartfoam support layer further boosts the Sparrow Hybrid’s airflow, making it one of the top mattresses in terms of cooling and breathability.
Foundation support is excellent, ensuring that the mattress will withstand the roughest of activities for years. This base layer consists of a 6″ layer of Reinforced Edge Pocketed Coils and a coiled edge support system for exceptional overall support.
Beneath that is 1″ of high density support foam.
In terms of comfort level, the Sparrow Signature Hybrid offers three firmness levels: Plush, Medium, and Firm.
On the King and Cal King sizes, you can also opt for an internal split mattress configuration.
Here is where you can select different firmness for each half of the bed. You can choose medium/firm, medium/plush or firm/plush.
At checkout, you have the option to use Affirm Financing to pay for the mattress in monthly installments, without incurring additional fees.
7. Best Budget Mattress for Sex: Nest Quail
It is unusual to find a mattress designed specifically for sex, but that is exactly what the experts at Nest Bedding set out to do with this one.
The Nest Quail was specifically designed for two purposes: Good sex, and great sleep.
To do this, the Quail uses a unique foam construction that duplicates the bouncy feel of latex with the right comfort level, exceptional support and durable foundation to ensure the best experience for couples.
The top 3 inch layer is made from Energex Gel Foam, which provides a pleasurable bounce and a cool sleeping surface, much like latex foam provides.
The 2 inch poly foam middle layer provides support and prevents sagging, especially over time.
The bottom foundation layer is made of 5 inches of medium-density poly foam to provide overall support and durability to the mattress.
The Nest Quail mattress uses a cover made from a phase change material (PCM) fabric that stays cool and airy.
There are two firmness levels to choose from, medium (6/10 firmness rating) and firm (7/10 firmness rating).
The medium will work just fine for most people. But if you both love a firm surface, then the firm might be what you are looking for.
All the usual sizes are available – from Twin to California King. Prices range from $499 – $949.
8. Best Hybrid Mattress for Sex: DreamCloud
Hybrid mattresses make some of the best beds for sex.
They use a combination of coils and foam to provide a balanced sleeping experience. You get that innerspring bounce that is great for sex but without too much motion transfer and with more pressure relief.
Our top recommendation for the best hybrid mattress for sex is the DreamCloud.
This is a super luxurious (but surprisingly affordable) mattress with 6 foam and spring layers that measures 15 inches thick.
The luxury begins at the very top with an extra-soft quilted Euro pillow top layer, made of two layers of foam wrapped in a soft polyester cover, quilted into a soft and plush unit.
Below the top layer are a gel memory foam layer for cooling, soft foam for pressure relief, and a pocketed coil layer that forms the core of the mattress. But it’s not a standard coil layer.
The micro-coils are separated into zones with varying densities. Some areas have more give than others. The zones align to various sections of your body.
Where there is more pressure on the mattress, such as under your hips, the coils sink more to prevent an uncomfortable pressure point. Where you need more support, like your back, the coils are firmer to ensure you stay properly aligned.
This improves contouring and support.
The final layer is a slice of firm foam that complements the support from the innerspring core.
Only a medium firm option is available, but it’s comfortable enough for most people.
Cooling is not a problem even though there are several memory foam layers. The cover, gel foam and pocketed coils do a great job of keeping the mattress cool and fresh.
The coil layer provides a pleasant bounce. So you don’t have to worry about getting stuck in the mattress when having sex.
The DreamCloud mattress comes with a 365-night trial period and lifetime warranty. Shipping is free, and there is an option for white glove delivery (for an extra fee).
Prices range from $599 for a twin XL size to $1,299 for a Cal King.
9. Best Innerspring Mattress for Sex: Saatva Classic
Innerspring mattresses are a perennial favorite for sexually-active couples, because they check so many boxes.
First off, they provide the best bounce of any mattress types – even better than latex.
And, innerspring mattresses are super-strong and durable.
Finally, innerspring mattresses provide excellent support, especially edge support.
Our innerspring mattress recommendation for sexually active couples is Saatva Classic.
One of the first online mattress brands, Saatva uses an advanced coil-on-coil system that provides outstanding support and durability.
The lower, hourglass-shaped, coil unit is for foundational support.
The upper coil unit features individually wrapped steel coils. Steel coils provide excellent durability and bounce, two features important for sexually active couples.
Saatva also excels at edge support due to their use of a dual-edge support system.
Saatva offers three firmness levels for its innerspring mattress: plush soft, luxury firm and firm.
For sexually active couples, we recommend the luxury firm or firm comfort levels. If you need something extra soft, then try the Plush Soft, but it will probably inhibit your movement quite a bit.
Saatva offers a wide range of sizes including custom sizes.
Their mattresses come with a better-than-average 15-year warranty and a no-risk trial period of 75 nights.
Saatva doesn't normally offer discounts or coupons on its products. You'll usually find the best prices on their website, however.
Prices range from $912 to $2,171.
10. Best Memory Foam Mattress for Sex: Saatva Loom and Leaf Mattress
Memory foam does not have the best reputation when it comes to sex.
If not properly constructed, a memory foam mattress sinks too much and has poor temperature control.
The 12” high Loom and Leaf mattress by Saatva does not have these problems. It’s a premium luxury memory foam mattress unlike any other.
The Loom and Leaf mattress has a 6-layer construction that starts with a cool and breathable quilted organic cotton cover.
The cover is quilted with two layers of plush foam to provide instant pressure relief and lumbar support.
In addition, the cover contains an antimicrobial treatment to keep away mold, mildew and bacteria. It also prevents any funky odors from developing on the mattress. Below the cover is a natural thistle pulp flame barrier.
Next is a layer of gel-infused memory foam that’s specially designed to provide extra lower back support at the center of the mattress.
An additional layer of 2” gel-infused memory foam provides additional contouring and pressure relief. This layer is perforated to improve breathability and cooling.
The 2.5” core of the mattress consists of high-density 5lb memory foam that provides both pressure relief and support.
Next is a 2” transition foam layer that determines the firmness of the mattress followed by a 5.5” high-density foam base.
While many memory foam mattresses tend to feel too soft and ‘sinky’, the Loom & Leaf mattress has a more solid feel.
It supports your weight effortlessly and even offers better edge support than most foam mattresses.
The Loom & Leaf mattress doesn't have the responsiveness/bounce of a latex or hybrid mattress, but it doesn't feel as swampy as many foam mattresses.
As for firmness, you can choose between relaxed firm and firm.
The Loom & Leaf mattress sleeps fairly cool, but we don't recommend it for extra-sensitive hot sleepers. Despite the breathable cover, the cooling gel and the perforated foam, it still traps some heat.
Most couples will be fine on the mattress. But if you sleep extra-hot or live in a really hot climate, opt for the Avocado Green or Pure Green mattress instead.
Something else to note about the Loom & Leaf mattress is that it is pricey. But it’s worth it if you want a memory foam mattress that will elevate your bedroom game.
The Loom & Leaf mattress comes with a 1-year in-home trial, free in-room delivery and setup, and a lifetime warranty.
11. Best Organic Latex Mattress For Sex: Pure Green Organic Latex Mattress
Most organic latex mattresses automatically meet all the requirements you are looking for in a good mattress for sex.
They are bouncy, they sleep cool, they offer excellent support, they are silent and so on.
Our favorite organic latex mattress for sex is the Pure Green medium firm latex mattress. It’s one of the most affordable organic latex mattresses in the market, costing about as much as a memory foam mattress.
That’s probably because it is only 8” thick. But because of how natural latex is, that’s enough thickness to provide all the support and pressure relief you need.
The Pure Green mattress uses GOLS certified organic latex, so you know it’s the real deal. The cover is also organic cotton and it’s quilted with organic New Zealand wool.
The combination of organic latex, cotton and wool provides really good cooling performance. You’ll never feel hot on the Pure Green mattress.
The wool is also great at wicking away sweat, so you don't have to deal with a sweaty dampy bed afterwards.
The Pure Green mattress is medium firm, so most couples will find it comfortable. But if you prefer something different, Pure Green also sells a firm organic latex mattress as well as a soft latex topper that you can add to the medium-firm or firm mattress.
The Pure Green mattress comes with a 10-year warranty and the standard 30-day Amazon return period.
12. Best Cooling Mattress For Sex: Avocado Green Organic Latex Hybrid Mattress
The Avocado Green organic latex hybrid mattress is another great choice if you want a mattress that doesn't get hot and uncomfortable when you are having fun.
The Avocado Green mattress combines the cooling power of organic latex, pocket coils, organic wool and organic cotton. It also quickly dries up a sweat on your skin, further helping you quickly cool down after a romp.
The 3” latex comfort layer keeps you cool and provides a springy feel that’s great for sex. It’s covered with an organic cotton cover that’s quilted with temperature-regulating organic wool.
The base consists of pocketed coils. These coils create lots of airflow, ensuring no heat is trapped in the mattress.
The coils also add more bounce to the mattress. Most importantly, they provide solid support for couples, and especially heavier couples.
This support extends all the way to the edge of the mattress so you don't have to worry about falling off the bed if you get too close to the edge.
The Avocado Green latex hybrid mattress is available in two firmness levels. There’s a standard medium-firm feel that consists of 3” of latex and a coil base.
For extra money, you can opt for the more luxurious pillow top version that has a medium feel. It comes with an additional 2” layer of soft latex on top.
The pillow top Avocado Green mattress still offers good support, but it cradles your body more and has more sinkage. We recommend it for lighter couples.
For average-weight and heavier couples, the standard version offers more support.
The Avocado Green comes with free shipping within the continental US, a 1-year trial period, and a 25-year prorated warranty.
How We Rate Mattresses for Sex
Here are the 13 factors will look for in mattresses when rating them:
A mattress is only as good as the brand behind it.
Generally, we are looking for companies with a great reputation for producing quality products and providing exceptional customer service.
While brands that have been around longer, such as Saatva and Casper, will get the nod over young startups, we also appreciate niche products produced by smaller players like Nest Bedding, Helix and Bear.
Aside from sleep quality, price is the most important feature for most online shoppers.
A pricey mattress needs incredible or unique features to justify a high price point. We score mattresses high for price when they represent the best overall value, relative to their peers.
3. Firmness and comfort choices
The firmness of a mattress is a crucial factor in the overall sleeping experience. We look at two things here: how many comfort choices do they offer? or, if a single-firmness is all they offer, how well does it meet the needs of most people?
4. Mattress construction
We look at the materials used in construction and how the structure (layering) of the mattress affects sleeping experience.
5. Heat transfer
We consider the cooling technologies used in the mattress and how effective it is at preventing a buildup of heat and moisture near the surface of the mattress.
6. Motion transfer
Motion transfer is an important issue for many couples who sleep together. For most couples, the best mattress is one with the least amount of motion transfer. It ensures that everyone has a restful night without any disruptive movements.
This refers to the level of depression a mattress exhibits when a given weight is placed on it. Different sleepers prefer different levels of sinkage, but generally speaking, too much sinkage is not desirable.
Most manufacturers today are sensitive to the eco friendliness of the materials they use. Today, it is easy to find eco friendly mattresses ranging from partially natural to 100% organic. That said, truly 100% organic mattresses are hard to find online – and they are very expensive.
Box-packed mattresses often have an issue with off-gassing after they are unpacked at home. Though it is usually not harmful, it can bother some people. Our highest-ranked mattresses have little to no off-gassing..
10. In-home trial
This is not that much of an issue these days, since almost all online mattress sellers offer in-home trial periods ranging from 75 to 120 days. Longer the better.
11. Return policy
Most online mattress companies have adopted easy and friendly return policies that eliminate costs and frustrations of the traditional mattress return process. That said, there are important differences when you read the return policies. We prefer companies that accept mattresses with no preconditions and no return fees.
The longer the warranty, the more trust a company has in the durability of its mattress. The industry standard is 10 years though some companies offer warranties as long as 15 or even 25 years. Another key thing we look at are the restrictions – can I sell my mattress with the warranty intact? is the warranty prorated? are certain kinds of stains/damage restricted?
13. Delivery and setup
The delivery of the mattress matters a lot in a good customer experience. Factors that we look at include shipping costs, shipping period and delivery options. If a company sets up your mattress for you for free, we'll give them a higher score.
Do bedframes matter for sex?
Yes they do. A sturdy bed frame will provide extra support, especially for heavier people. It’s also important to get a bed frame that stays quiet during sex.
Do you need a mattress topper for a better sex experience?
It depends on how comfortable your current mattress is. If you love how it feels, you don’t need a topper.
But if you think the mattress is too firm, too mushy or too hot, the right mattress topper can help. You can even add a latex topper on top of your mattress to make it bouncier.
What’s the best type of mattress for sex?
Latex mattresses and hybrid mattresses are the best types of mattresses for sex. They stay cool, they are bouncy and they offer great support.
If you are on a budget, you can get a decent memory foam mattress like Nectar that has some responsiveness and doesn't get too hot. Alternatively, get an old fashioned innerspring mattress, but these can get embarrassingly squeaky after some time.
Is latex better than memory foam for sex?
When it comes to sleeping, some people prefer the soft and deep hug of a memory foam mattress. It’s great for relieving pressure on your body.
But when it comes to sex, a latex mattress is better. Instead of the mushy feel of many memory foam mattresses, it’s responsive and moves with you.
It also doesn't get overly hot.
If you really love sleeping on memory foam but want a mattress that’s good for sex, look for a memory foam hybrid mattress (memory foam + pocket coils). It feels a lot cooler and bouncier.
Is a firm or soft mattress better for sex?
Neither is good for sex. A mattress that’s too firm will leave you with body aches and soreness since it doesn't have much give. So it presses against your body.
A too-soft mattress on the other hand will have too much give and you won't get any support. It can lead to back, shoulder and other body pains.
A medium to medium-firm mattress is the best mattress for sex for most couples.
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3 thoughts on “What’s The Best Mattress For Sex in 2023? MY Top Picks For A Roll In The Hay”
Those giant mattress in most 5 star hotels are nonsense. Definitely for old people, above 80 years old for sure. You get buried in that fluffy cloud type mattress. Then your girl gets buried in too, and it’s difficult to hump. Total garbage. Mattress needs to be soft yet hard enough to keep you stable on knees. I think most cheap non branded mattress are the best for sex.
Thanks for the review and attention to detail in your review!! Have you ever Reviewed or Tested the Purple mattress, either standard or hybrid with the coils?
I’m interested in the design, and think the hybrid might be ‘bouncy’ enough! We have a three inch memory foam over a standard innerspring thats 15 plus years old, and it has way too much ‘sinkage’! lol thanks!
Hi Paul. Yes, we’ve reviewed both the Purple Original and Hybrid (used to be called the Purple 3-4).
For lovemaking, honestly they’re both pretty good. The only downside of all Purples is that the polymer top layer has an uneven “breakpoint” when pressure is applied. So it can feel kinda strange when you’re moving around a lot or trying to hold yourself up with hands, etc.
The hybrid def. has more bounce than the original, and I would get that one for the topic of this page. The Purple original absorbs all forms of energy without mercy.