The Best Mattresses For Sex

Whether you are super sexually active and start your morning or 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 the best mattress for sex takes a little expertise.

You might want a mattress that delivers on performance, grip factor, and bounciness (or as I call it, “personality”). Nobody wants to mess around on a dead bed!

Or, you and your partner might want a buttery smooth, melting in sensation that wraps and cradles your bodies.

The pros at Women’s Health said it best:  “The rectangle you’re bouncing up and down on can make all the difference when it comes to achieving that ‘Yes, yes!’ rhythm.”

Quote from Saatva.Com

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.

“So, Bob, we’re looking for the best bed for sex”, is not something a mattress salesperson hears very often.

After spending 25 years designing and building mattresses, I quickly learned that a large part of the appeal of buying a new mattress has to do with sex.

And I don’t mean just younger couples, oh no, I’m talking about everybody from 20 to 80. Damn right.

As a mattress designer and manufacturer for 25 years, I can tell you that the field of options gets narrowed down pretty fast for this category.

There is really just a handful of mattress types that are ideal for sensuous, cuddly sex- or outright ba-donka-donking. We’ll shown them all to you below.

I’m going to explain why there are just a handful of mattresses actually designed (but not overtly advertised as such) as mattresses built for sex.

The components, textiles, overall thickness, and the plushness all add to the mystique of the perfect bed for sex.

Best Mattresses For Sex By Mattress Type

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.

Natural Latex

One particular mattress option that was literally handed down from the Gods to deliver pleasure on an unheard of level, is the latex mattress. 

Natural latex is hand collected on sustainable plantations, it’s purely botanical, being slightly jiggly and highly responsive when micro-bubbled with air and vulcanized into its solid form. You can learn more about natural latex here.

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. 

Natural latex rubber lasts forever as well, doesn’t compress, won’t dry out unlike memory foam and other ingredients. But the real reason why owners truly love their latex mattresses is simply its lively, bouncy nature.

It also helps with pressure points and cradles your body better than memory foam or coils alone. When you stack latex on top of a pocketed coil layer, too, you get better support, more restorative sleep, and edge support.

If your sex menu includes going at it near the edge of your mattress, a hybrid coil option is your only best bet.

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.

If you want to learn more about latex, especially natural latex, check out our in-depth page on latex mattresses.

Memory Foam

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.

If slipping and sliding on your conventional mattress keeps you from getting the traction you need for really penetrating sex, give memory foam a shot.

There’s not as much bounce factor on memory or gel foam, but you’ll feel a more restrained and melting in sensation that will not disappoint.

If you’re not up to investing in an entire mattress, we’ve reviewed the best topper pads, and even adding a 2″ or 3″ latex or memory foam topper pad can spice things up a lot.

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. As an option for the best bed for sex, it scores head to head with latex in my opinion.

I’d say they both offer grip and keep you from sliding, but memory foam will swallow you a bit more (no pun intended) and might be a tad more difficult to climb out of, but owners who review them about sex are just as devoted as latex fans. You’ll melt in to it, because it’s temperature responsive and moving around on it, especially when it’s a bit thicker.

The best mattress for sex often will include a separate layer of natural latex along with a layer of memory foam, generally with each being 2″ think, though I personally think the best “cake recipe” would include a 3″ layer of natural latex right below a 2″ thick section of memory foam.

Pocket Coil and Foam Hybrid Options

An example of a pocket coil mattress configuration ideal for sex.

In a hybrid mattress option, pocketed coils situated below the foam layers will add bounce, but also allow yielding and pressure relief benefits. For missionary or reclining sex, you’ll get some lift and buoyancy, making moving around easier, and you won’t feel as much “digging out”.

For doggy style sex or upright positions, a hybrid mattress can reduce instability, give you a chance to “dig in”, and if it’s on the softer side, offer a more nest like sensation.

Even more, hybrid coil options often give the mattress much better edge support for standing and edge of the bed action.

We’ve included some of these options in our buffet of option below for you. We also provide ratings with five star rating being the highest in our lineup. We used objective characteristics based on actual owner reporting, and our own technical evaluation of each mattress we included.

Here are the parameters we used to evaluate each option included in our list of best mattresses for sex, below:

  • Comfort and Support– from initial perception to the enduring appeal of a mattress, a general score that rates the overall gratification a typical owner experiences. Five would be excellent.
  • Motion Transfer– low motion transfer and impact energy absorption, five would be excellent.
  • Bounce – ranks liveliness and springiness of mattress, 5 would be jiggly and lively, 1 would be minimal or undetectable.
  • Cooling– since heat is often an issue, this ranks cooling ability, 5 being best and most noticeable.
  • Durability and Lifespan– based on material composition, the likelihood of the mattress lasting for longer periods of time without depression, ruts, or failure over time. 5 is top score.
  • High Energy Sex Rating– whether or not the mattress is best for high energy sex, 5 being extremely optimized for vigorous action.

One often underreported characteristic is durability and lifespan, which for sexually active couples, can be very important. Poorly made mattresses can often compress and mash down over time, so we’ve chosen options most likely to last a true lifespan of 10-15 years.

We recommend replacing any mattress every 8-10 years mostly because even with a mattress protector installed, they can still accumulate dust mites, dirt and debris from underneath, and materials that are absorbed from the atmosphere around them.


Our Curated List Of The Best Mattresses For Sex

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.

We’ve narrowed down a list that began with over 100 mattress options, to just a handful of online store we would buy from ourselves. Any of these options will increase your level of satisfaction, guaranteed. Hey, and be careful out there!


With three firmness options to choose from, including Plush Soft, Luxury Firm, or Firm, you can select the comfort level from immersive, cushy and soft, all the way up to very resilient.

This luxury class hybrid innerspring boasts a generously organic cotton pillowtop layer that is quilted with a billowy and luxurious foam layer- but without a trapped sensation. Right underneath, a special lumbar support cushion is included so you can “put your back into it” a little bit more.

Saatva owners are fiercely loyal about their feelings about grinding with their partners on what they called a “perfect mattress“. Here’s how we rated it, testing the medium firm version:

  • Comfort And Support 5
  • Motion Transfer 5
  • Bounce 4.7
  • Cooling 4.8
  • Durability & Lifespan 5.0
  • High Energy Sex 4.7


Stuffed with organic cotton, New Zealand organic wool, and a plentiful 2.5″ layer of Dunlop Latex, this handcrafted totally chemical free and non toxic bedding option, is a “sleeper” favorite for sex.

With softer coils in strategic spots and stiffer coils at the edge, this mattress is specifically, maybe unknowingly, designed for really good edge of the bed sex.

Silk & Snow is a very transparent company, too, with full disclosure on their latex, wool, cotton and family made tempered steel pocketed coil systems. Here’s how The Silk & Snow Organic Mattress performed in our sex testing:

  • Comfort And Support 5
  • Motion Transfer 5
  • Bounce 4.9
  • Cooling 4.9
  • Durability & Lifespan 5.0
  • High Energy Sex 4.9


We reviewed it, slept on it for weeks, and loved it. Simply the best natural latex and coil hybrid mattress out there. This mattress is 11″ tall, cushy, excellent for side sleepers, it loves and lusts after your shoulders and hips. Buoyant, sumptuous, and great for sex.

Individually pocketed coils for excellent edge support. Organic cotton, organic wool, and sustainably sourced pure botanical latex. Solid ten year warranty, 120 night trial. Two free “squishy” pillows you’ll fight over. $1199 in queen.

The reviews on this mattress destroy the competition..consistently rated 4.9 out of 5 by actual owners for overall comfort. I built latex mattresses for years and can vouch on quality by this brand. Totally worth the money.

Here’s how The Nolah Natural 11″ Hybrid Mattress scored on our sex test:

  • Comfort And Support 5
  • Motion Transfer 5
  • Bounce 5
  • Cooling 4.8
  • Durability & Lifespan 4.8
  • High Energy Sex 4.7

Often owners specifically mention that the level of bounciness for sex is not overwhelming, but obvious enough, and the all natural materials built into the pillow top add a sensual, soothing feel.


Probably the cleanest, greenest, and safest bed you could buy. Made using only the finest natural and organic materials, including organic certified latex from tree-tapped sources, organic certified wool and organic certified cotton. To you, that means no-off gassing, or ghastly chemical textiles.

Note that this mattress is a tad more expensive, because it’s made top to bottom with pure latex only-no springs, no polyurethane foam. Queen $2999.

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. 

Here’s how it fared up when we rated it for hot sex:

  • Comfort And Support 4.8
  • Motion Transfer 5
  • Bounce 4.9
  • Cooling 4.8
  • Durability & Lifespan 5.0
  • High Energy Sex 5.0

One of the hottest selling mattresses on the west coast, but I’m working to change that. Totally worth the investment, you’ll get decades of great times on this mattress.

Owners often go through 2-3 other brands before keeping their Avocado- primarily due to better sex!


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, medium firm or medium plush.

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.  

Marc’s comments: They focus on delivering top drawer latex at controlled pricing. Flippable, so two beds in one. Good call on this bed-no frills, but super low pricing option. Queen: $1199, no springs, just pure latex.

Latex lovers rank it super high for sex, let’s see how it did in our analysis:

  • Comfort And Support 4.6
  • Motion Transfer 4.5
  • Bounce 5.0
  • Cooling 4.5
  • Durability & Lifespan 4.7
  • High Energy Sex 5.0

For the money, you essentially get two mattresses in one. There’s no formaldehyde, heavy metals, or other harmful agents in this mattress, so ideal for immune compromised individuals.

Latex For Less uses only purely botanical, hand tapped natural latex which translates to a livelier, plusher, and highly responsive feel.

Owners love the lively yet yielding sensation, pushes weight to the sides rather than down, and for vigorous sex, it’s a winner.


The DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid Mattress is a 14” hybrid mattress with individually pocketed coils, a quilted cashmere top and is a firmer option for people with back issues requiring more support.

Why I recommend it: It’s half the price of Casper and Purple’s more basic models, which lack a quilted top section, making them feel mushier and not as supportive. With over, 4,971 reviews, it ranks a solid 4.8 consistently, not easy to achieve- and that’s on Google.

I would compare the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid to a resort hotel mattress because it is embellished with a quilted cashmere top piece (which feels like silk!) and two layers of sink-right-in gel/memory foam.

And for sex, come on, it has a cashmere top! You can even feel it through your favorite sheet, too. Here’s how it ranked for sex:

  • Comfort And Support 4.7
  • Motion Transfer 4.7
  • Bounce 4.8
  • Cooling 4.8
  • Durability & Lifespan 5.0
  • High Energy Sex 4.9

It’s slightly softer (but not too soft!) than most hybrid mattress options, but it’s what your spine needs to keep oxygen flowing to tissues, by reducing pressure points-but with a more nestled, inviting, and sumptuous feel.

Free shipping, a 365 day no questions asked trial, and a LIFETIME warranty with my exclusive link. Thousands of owners rave about this mattress, and tell their friends and family. Comparable to $1800 coil beds in retail stores.

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The Nectar Mattress is a well known brand with a cult like following. Outfitted as a gel/memory foam mattress, it also uses CertiPur® non-toxic ingredients, so there are no toxic fumes.

Using just the right density of memory foam layers, The Nectar Mattress delivers a cuddling feel that embraces and soothes all at the same time. Owners mention often that it’s a perfect bed for sex

No odor, no exposure to heavy metals. 365 Day Trial, Forever Warranty. Get $300 off with my link, free sheets, 2 pillows, and a mattress protector! Consistent reviews, this bed’s one of my favorites.

Excellent for calm, embracing, longer sex sessions where attention to detail is foremost-let’s look at the scores:

  • Comfort And Support 5
  • Motion Transfer 4.7
  • Bounce 4.8
  • Cooling 4.7
  • Durability & Lifespan 5.0
  • High Energy Sex 4.6

Nectar is a hugely popular brand with a cult following..for a reason- it’s well crafted, made with greener, cleaner components and higher quality premium memory foam. At 11″ tall with great edge support, it’s the perfect thickness for the nasty.


Still one of my personal favorites. Certi-Pur rated non-toxic foams, excellent pressure relief for side and back sleepers, innovative design keeps you on top with no sink or digging your way out.

For overall comfort, slightly firmer rather than softer, no mushy or sloppy sensation- immediately responsive and easy to turn on, delivers excellent edge support.

Google reviews show it as having a 4.9 Rating out of 5, from a total of 6,572 Online Reviews. It’s just $1,049 in queen size, and with my link you also receive free sheets, a pair of pillows, and mattress protector.

Here’s how The Puffy Original Mattress did when we evaluated and reviewed it for sex:

  • Comfort And Support 4.7
  • Motion Transfer 4.8
  • Bounce 4.6
  • Cooling 4.6
  • Durability & Lifespan 4.8
  • High Energy Sex 4.8

I’ve reviewed these mattresses for years, and owners love them. Sink right in plushness that is very sexy and inviting. A terrific option when factoring in fooling around.

The Mattress Is Only Half Of The Magic- Pillows, And 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.