The Best Mattresses For Sex

It’s something you don’t want to ask a salesperson in a retail store, and you may not even want to chat about it on an e-commerce site, but everyone wants to know all of the details. After spending 25 years designing and building mattresses, I quickly learned that a large part of the appeal of buying a new bed has to do with intimacy. And I don’t mean just younger couples, oh no, I’m talking about everybody from 20 to 80. 

Whether you are sexually vigorous and start your evening off with a round of action, schedule nooners on a regular basis, or you are a once a week couple, even a once in a while couple, choosing a bed that delivers on performance, grip factor, bounciness (or as I call it, “personality”), and extreme durability when undergoing pounding, repetitive forces, is a calculated decision.

“My secret list of mattresses that are literally designed for sex. No more slipping and sliding. Get a mattress for getting it on that holds you in place, and makes a fantastic nest for floating in the aftermath.”

And, the field of options gets narrowed down pretty fast for this category, meaning that there are really only a couple of bed types that are ideal for fadoodling and ba-donka-donking.

Another key factor that many customers I spoke with through the years had is how discreet, or quiet, a mattress needs to be during sex. Many mattresses can actually make noise, especially those with coils, but more importantly the substrate that the mattress is sitting on top of is worth serious consideration as well. If you have kids, live in close quarters with roommates, or you’re in the apartment above and don’t want the plaster on the ceiling below you to fall on top of your neighbor, even choosing the right base, or foundation, is mission critical to keep the equipment in silent running mode.

Invest in a latex mattress

If your sex life is a traveling minstrel show of delight, filled with aerobatics, safari noises and Twister maneuvers, you need a mattress that can handle all the action. The one mattress type that was literally handed down from the Gods to deliver pleasure on an unheard of level, is the latex mattress. 

Latex is an extraordinary material, and if it’s natural latex, it’s purely botanical, being nothing but unadulterated rubber. It’s spongy, lively, embracing, you can dig into it and anchor your partner with no worry of that pesky shifting and sliding, and it’s absolutely silent. 

In fact, a latex mattress on top of a platform bed that is situated above an area rug so that the legs or frame are muffled a bit, offers a cone of silence all around you, and as long as you aren’t a howler, no one would be the wiser. Even if they were sitting on the opposite side of the room. 

Natural latex is also the easiest mattress material to move around on, is extremely durability and won’t compress, mash down, or develop gulleys like most petroleum based polyurethane foam beds are known to do. “You don’t get that ditch in the middle of the bed over time.” says Chris Winters, a respected sleep expert.

He adds,  “Size is a consideration so get a queen or king”. Another feature of latex that couples love is edge support. The edges are softer and body conforming, so if you like to grind off of the edge of the bed, it’s “absolutely perfect”, according to our editor and CEO Marc Anderson, legendary bedding designer.

Memory Foam- Another Great Option For Hot Sex

While natural latex is grippy and bouncy, memory foam is more body conforming and has a unique “melt up around you” sensation, making it a tight second for the perfect bed for sex. For missionary position, prone, even doggy style action, memory foam is a great option, offering good, solid anchoring, very much like latex. 

That melting sensation is really sensual, as well, and couples often stick with memory foam after trying it once or twice. Even a memory foam topper added to the top of any conventional mattress brings new horizons to the forefront of your sex life. 

Perhaps the best thing about memory foam that couples report is the person on the bottom isn’t going anywhere, so there is little or no sliding and slipping, causing those frustrating pauses that can shut the whole game down in seconds.

Added Features That Add Magic To Your Action – A Foam Pillow, White High Thread Count Sheets

First of all, skip the satin sheets. For sex, they are terrible, they make you feel like you’re sliding on an oil slick, they’re hot, and stick to your skin. Pure cotton, especially something in the 400-600 thread count range, adds a level of sexiness to your whole environment. They feel natural, they slide gracefully across skin without feeling slick or slippery, and they breathe. They are also durable and crisp in feel. By the way, stick with white. White sheets are fresh in appearance, naturally inviting and sensual, and are a natural aphrodisiac for any bedroom environment.
 
 Just as important as sheets, pillows are often used during sex for a variety of reasons, whether used a wedge, to lift up your partners hips, to hang onto for dear life, or as a helmet when your head is against the wall. Use foam pillows for amazing results, preferably a low profile or contour pillow. 

Down pillows are great for sleeping, but foam pillows are practically designed  for sex—especially the ones that are shaped like a wedge. “These are made for people with respiratory problems, generally” says Dr. Winter. They’re also wonderful for stuffing under your partners butt to give you a better angle for penetration. 

So, what are the best mattresses for sex, and where can you find them? We’ve created a selection of latex mattresses and memory foam mattresses that have been carefully vetted by our editor and CEO, with over 25 years of design and fabrication experience, and narrowed down a list that began with over 100 mattress options, to just a handful of dealers we would buy from ourselves. Any of these options will increase your level of satisfaction, guaranteed. Hey, and be careful out there!

best latex mattressES for sex

PLUSHBEDS 10″ NATURAL LATEX- SAVE $1100 NOW
An all latex mattress top to bottom. Sourced latex is high quality. Yielding and bouncy, excellent for side sleepers. 10” finished height, 100 night trial period, 25 year warranty, $1799 for a queen. Free shipping. CLICK HERE TO SAVE $1100 and to check them out. Marc’s comments: These guys were my competitors for years. They build the best latex beds I’ve seen. I’ve cut them apart, and love the way they build them, no glue is used. Squishy, scrunchy, silky, buoyant, and luxurious. Freaking awesome in my opinion.
Jul 18, 2018
THE AWARA ORGANIC LATEX HYBRID MATTRESS
This outstanding natural latex hybrid bed is stuffed with clean, chemical free ingredients and owners love them. You nest upon a breathable organic quilted top, and beneath you, your body floats on 4” of botanical Dunlop latex. Individually pocketed coils suspend and hover you above the base layer of medium high density foam that won’t break down. Delivered with 365 day no questions asked trial and FOREVER warranty! You’ll get $200 off and 10 fruit trees planted in your name. Now, how cool is that?
Jan 11, 2020
MY GREEN MATTRESS – A MATTRESS WITH HEART
An all natural latex mattress with a lively, buoyant yet medium firm level of support. 10” finished height, 100 night period, 10 year warranty, $949 for a queen. Free shipping. MBG Rating of 5. CLICK HERE TO GET $100 OFF and to check them out. Marc’s comments: The owner of My Green Mattress created this mattress for his daughters who suffered from severe skin disorders. I’d called it a healing bed. One note: it contains coils, which are slightly firmer, but I put in the latex category because of the sumptuous and buoyant feel that its owners love.
Jul 18, 2018
LATEX FOR LESS: NO SYNTHETIC ANYTHING
Pure botanical latex, GOTS certified, uses 100% natural cotton cover, 100% natural wool fire barrier, all at a reasonable price. The mattress is reversible offering two firmness options. Overall thickness is 9”, you’ll get a 120 night in home trial, a 20 year factory warranty, and their bed is completely made in the USA. CLICK HERE FOR EXCLUSIVE DEALMarc’s comments: They focus on delivering top drawer latex at controlled pricing. Flippable, so two beds in one. Good call on this no frills, but super low pricing option.
Oct 25, 2018
THE AVOCADO MATTRESS: CHEMICAL FREE SLEEP
Probably the cleanest, greenest, and safest bed you could buy. Made using only the finest natural and organic materials, including GOLS organic certified latex from tree-tapped sources, 100% GOTS organic certified wool and 100% GOTS organic certified cotton. To you, that means no-off gassing, or chemical textiles. Made in California in their own factories, a purely American company. The latex used is imported from India, collected by hand, and is the silkiest and smoothest botanical latex available. Click here to explore and to purchase.
Aug 5, 2019
SPINDLE ADJUSTABLE PURE LATEX MATTRESS
Shipped with three individual layers, allowing you to assemble the mattress in soft, medium, or firm. Organic outer cover, no glue, wool pad pillowtop. Solid 10 year warranty, 365 day no questions asked trial period. Pure dunlop, no synthetic SBR rubber. $220 off if you click here.
Jan 31, 2020

best memory foam mattresses for sex

BEAR MATTRESS
A memory foam mattress that offers a medium firm level of support. 10” finished height, 100 night trial, 10 year warranty, $840 for a queen. Free shipping. CLICK HERE TO GET THE BEST DEAL and to check them out. Marc’s comments: High tech infrared reflecting outer fabric, carbon infused foam, sleeps cool and cozy. It looks benign, but it’s built like a star cruiser. No wonder these beds sell like freaking hotcakes!
Jul 18, 2018
KEETSA CLOUD
A memory foam mattress that offers a firmer level of support. 10” finished height, no trial period, 12 year warranty, $940 for a queen. Free shipping. CLICK HERE TO GET THE BEST DEAL and to check them out. We like them because of their use of bio-oils in their proprietary foam mix which is greener and less toxic to sleepers than conventional foam. Marc’s comments: Spoiler alert: A very firm bed. Which is great, if you don’t like to feel like you’ve fallen into an abyss. No nonsense company, actually offers 7 models, but I love the Cloud.
Jul 18, 2018
LOOM AND LEAF
A memory foam mattress that offers a medium level of comfortable nestle factor, and good back support. 10” finished height, 120 night period, 15 year warranty, $1099 for a queen. Free shipping. CLICK HERE TO GET THE BEST DEAL and to check them out. Marc’s comments: Pain reduction is the focus of this bed. Another Saatva winner, using complex gel hybrid foams, it delivers anesthesia to your door. I mean, there’s no IV bag or anything, but customers freaking rave over it.
Jul 18, 2018
NATURE’S SLEEP MATTRESS
A gel and memory foam hybrid mattress that offers a medium to medium firm level of support. 12” finished height, does not offer a trial period. 20 year warranty, $3400 for a queen. Free shipping. CLICK HERE TO GETTHE BEST DEAL and to check them out. Marc’s comments: Reviewers say that it shuts down tossing and turning. And that’s a tough one. Don’t bury your partner in your garden. Get this bed- they use a beaded gel memory foam that I’ve used and it’s built to last, too.
Jul 18, 2018
NECTAR MATTRESS
A memory foam mattress that employs several innovative gel and memory foam technologies. The result is sumptuous, supportive, yet yielding sleep without deep sinking. 11” finished height, 365 night period, lifetime warranty, $795 for a queen. Free shipping. CLICK HERE TO GET THE BEST DEAL and to check them out. Marc’s comments: A warranty that lasts forever? Right, it’s true, and they get away with it by using components that last. Sumptuous is my word on this bed. Like the TV ads ask, are you sleeping on crap?
Jul 18, 2018
NOLAH MATTRESS
A memory foam hybrid mattress with a specialized top layer that eliminates heat and ventilates effectively. Great for hot sleepers who need pressure reduction. Medium plush feel, 10” finished height, 101 night period, lifetime warranty, $1199 for a queen. Free shipping. CLICK HERE TO GET THE BEST DEAL and to check them out. Marc’s comments: Reviewers say it works for belly, back, and side sleepers. Excels at pressure point relief thanks to ingredients even I would approve. And, they donate to wildlife rescue groups, even providing an adoption program. Sleep with less guilt, I say.
Jul 18, 2018
NOVOS BED
A gel and memory foam hybrid mattress that offers a medium to medium firm level of support. 11” finished height, 120 night trial period, 15 year warranty, $999 for a queen. Free shipping. CLICK HERE TO GET THE BEST DEAL and to check them out. Marc’s comments: One of few memory foam bed with a whopping 4” of real memory foam. If you love that melt in sensation, and need to be cuddled, reviewers claims it “makes love to you”. Go for it.
Jul 18, 2018
NUVANNA MATTRESS
A gel and memory foam hybrid mattress that offers a medium to medium firm level of cradling support. Excellent outer covering. 10” finished height, 100 night trial, 10 year warranty, $765 for a queen. Priced right for utilizing the materials they offer. Free shipping. CLICK HERE TO GET THE BEST DEAL and to check them out. Marc’s comments: Customers love the efficient service and amazing massage like feel of this bed. One reviewer claims “it saved my marriage”. Hell, now that’s a review…a well made bed.
Jul 18, 2018
PURPLE MATTRESS
One of a kind polymer gel mattress with its own unique feel. Supportive yet spongy and yielding right where you need it. Medium level of support. 10” finished height, 100 night trial period, 10 year warranty, $999 for a queen. Free shipping. CLICK HERE TO GET THE BEST DEAL and to check them out. Marc’s comments: Why is it so HUGE? A unique elastic “column buckling foam” used by almost no one else. I actually designed a bed years ago with this stuff, but Purple beat me to the marketplace. Outstanding side sleeper support. Get one NOW!
Jul 18, 2018
LEVEL SLEEP MATTRESS- THREE ZONES REDUCE PAIN
The Level Sleep Mattress was designed to cradle and support the human form. Three different areas of firmness reduce causes of back pain by applying low pressure and maintaining spine alignment simultaneously. Soft at shoulders, firmer back support, and medium torso. Certi-Pur foam layers, made in USA. 365 night trial. King just $1399 with deal. Hip pain? Get this bed. 10% off with Marc’s Deal (That’s $140 Off!)
Dec 20, 2019