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Best Mattress For Sex

Best Mattress For Sex

Here is a detailed review of the Slumber Yard’s top six choices on the best beds for sex.

Last Updated: September 13, 2020

McKenzie Dillon

There are two activities in which a mattress is best designed for -- sleeping and sex. And while you certainly want your mattress to contribute to a good night’s sleep, you also want it to help make those intimate moments more comfortable and accommodating. In this post, we discuss the best beds for sex including Avocado and Saatva, what features you should specifically be looking for, and much more.

HOW WE DECIDED

  • Mattresses Reviewed

    150+

  • Brands

    60+

  • Made the List

    5

  • Number of Contributors

    6

Outline For This Best Mattress For Sex List

Our Top Picks For Best Sex Mattress

No more squeaky, uncomfortable mattresses during sex. We’ve tested over 100 beds, and while each one is technically a viable enough surface to do the deed on, these top six choices stood out to be some of the bounciest, most luxurious, and least noisy beds for intercourse.

Continue on in this review where you’ll find major highlights about each mattress, and additional information on the criteria in which we picked these beds. For more in-depth reviews on these beds or other online mattresses, check out our mattress reviews page.

Top 6 Best Mattresses For Sex

AT A GLANCEPRICINGHEADLINE
Avocado Green Mattress Latex Foam $175 Off Code: GREEN175The Avocado Green Mattress is the most sought after natural/organic mattress online. It’s supportive, comfortable, and constructed with high quality materials.
Saatva Classic Pillow Top $200 Off Orders $1,000+ Applied in CartSaatva Classic is the original innerspring mattress online. It comes in three firmness options, all of which have coils for support and a fluffy pillow top.
Purple Hybrid Unique Free Gifts w/ Mattress PurchasePurple Hybrid is a coil mattress that features a proprietary comfort layer called Hyper-Elastic Polymer. It’s a unique mattress thats comfortable and great for hot sleepers.
Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Soft Foam 20% Off Code: SLUMBERYARD20Aurora is one of the best cooling hybrid mattresses online. It’s made in the USA, comes in multiple firmness options, and has a cool-to-the-touch cover.
Nest Bedding Alexander Signature Soft Foam 15% Off Code: LWYSNest Alexander Signature is a luxury foam mattress that has an organic cotton cover. It’s also double sided, allowing you to try two firmness options on the same bed.
DreamCloud Premier Memory Foam $200 Off + Gift Discount In CartDreamCloud Premier is a memory foam hybrid mattress that comes with free shipping/returns and a full-year trial period.

Avocado — Best Natural and Organic Mattress For Sex

For health-conscious individuals who prefer to shop organic, Avocado is a hybrid mattress made entirely with natural and organic materials, including: organic Talalay latex foam, organic cotton, and organic New Zealand wool.

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Kaite Kale prefers the pillow top

We rated it around a firm without the optional mattress topper, and a medium-firm with the topper. For those looking for a more plush sleeping experience a.k.a. side sleepers — we definitely recommend the topper. A queen size Avocado mattress retails for around $1,400 prior to promos.

Why we chose Avocado for this list — Avocado is made with two extremely bouncy and responsive materials; latex foam and pocketed coils. This will help give you the spring you need for momentum during sex. It’s also naturally more breathable than a memory or poly foam mattress, which will help keep you and your partner’s body temperature down.

Saatva — Best Innerspring Mattress For Sex

The Saatva Mattress is a luxury mattress with a premium innerspring design available in a 11.5” thick construction or 14.5”. It has a back-to-back innerspring design for maximum support, but it also provides a ton of spring and comfort. Furthermore, it is reinforced with dense foam around the perimeter of the bed to enhance edge support.

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The Luxury Saatva is sure to impress your significant other

The bed’s comfort layers are made with a thin slab of memory foam and a plush pillow-top for additional pressure relief. It’s available in multiple firmness levels, therefore, ideal for just about any sleeper type. A queen size Saatva mattress will cost around $1,300 before discounts.

Why we added the Saatva Mattress — The supportive yet responsive dual-layered innerspring and pillow-top design makes this a good sex mattress. The dense foam around the perimeter for edge support also helps provide additional support if you or your partner are on the edge of the bed. It’s also a great value for being a luxury bed.

Purple Hybrid — Best Bouncy Mattress For Sex

Purple Hybrid combines the responsive powers of pocketed coils with ultra durable and bouncy Hyper-Elastic Polymer, the brand’s signature material that’s unlike any foam or innerspring bed you’ve ever laid on — but in a good way.

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A closer look at Purple’s Bouncy Hyper-Elastic Polymer

Purple Mattress has become increasingly more popular over the years and It’s suitable for all body types, and all sleeper types. We rated it a medium on our firmness scale — making it ideal for most individuals unless you’re a petite side sleeper or heavy back/stomach sleeper. A base Purple Hybrid Mattress in a queen size will cost around $1,600.

Why we picked Purple — It’s a gel-like material that’s softer than latex foam but just as bouncy. It’s also completely covered in air pockets, making it one of the most breathable materials on the market. More so than latex foam, and especially memory foam or poly foam.

Brooklyn Bedding Aurora — Best Cooling Mattress For Sex

This mattress has a neutral-foam feel and pocketed coil base layer which both add to the responsiveness of this mattress, but it’s also topped with a cooling-cover which seriously helps regulate the temperature of the mattress and the bodies on top.

Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Mattress Construction Graphic
The layers that make up the inside of Brooklyn Bedding Aurora

It’s available in three different firmness levels which range from soft to firm, making it a suitable mattress for every sleeper type. Brooklyn Bedding Aurora’s MSRP for a queen size is about $1,700.

Why We Chose Brooklyn Bedding Aurora — Some tend to get hot during sex, and this cooling mattress is actively helping keep you and your partner comfortable and your minds off the heat — temperature wise at least. It’s also bouncy and supportive for all body types.

Nest Alexander Signature — Best Foam Bed For Sex

Nest Alexander is the only bed on our list with an all-foam design, but it’s actually a flippable mattress. One side has a softer profile, while the other is more firm; you and your partner can choose which side you think is most accommodating and comfortable.

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The wonderful cover on the Nest Alexander Signature

Inside you can find gel-memory foam to sleep more temperature neutral than regular memory foam, responsive energex foam, and an organic cotton cover. The retail price of a queen Nest Alexander Signature is about $1,600.

Why Nest Alexander Signature Topped Our List — We had to add a mattress with an all-foam construction for those who aren’t in the market for a hybrid bed. This mattress provides two beds in one with its dual-sided design, and it has a soft foam feel that won’t make you feel like you’re stuck in memory foam during sex. Plus, it has great edge support for being an all-foam mattress.

DreamCloud Premier — Best Memory Foam Mattress For Sex

While sex on a memory foam mattress isn’t always top-tier thanks to the material’s conforming and viscous tendencies, DreamCloud uses a more balanced memory foam with a slightly firmer profile so you don’t sink into the bed.

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Testing edge support on DreamCloud

It also has a hybrid construction, which contributes to the bed’s solid edge support and responsiveness (both of which are ideal attributes for sex). DreamCloud Premier retails for about $1,400 before discounts.

Why we chose DreamCloud Premier for this list — We know some of our readers are big memory foam fans, and this bed is an affordable luxury option (after discounts) which doesn’t retain as much heat, and it’s much more responsive than your typical memory foam. And thanks to its premium design, it looks pretty dang nice in a bedroom.

Review team

  • kenzie
    McKenzie Dillon

    Combo Sleeper

  • Tharon
    Tharon Green

    Stomach Sleeper

  • Owen Poole

    Side Sleeper

  • dillon lopez slumber yard
    Dillon Lopez

    Combo Sleeper

About Our Process

Here at the Slumber Yard, we’ve tested out our fair share of mattresses. In fact, we have a whole storage room stacked to the brim with different beds we’ve tested. We have a team consisting of 10 members who range in heights, weights, and sleeper types. This allows us to test beds using varying opinions and preferences. We test everything from motion isolation, temperature, edge support, firmness, feel, and more.

It’s important to note that we aren’t paid for any positive reviews, or a top spot on our best lists. All of our content is 100% honest, and we strive to provide helpful reviews to guide mattress shoppers, who might be overwhelmed with the vast amount of options available on the market.

Top Considerations For Best Sex Mattress

Here are the main mattress attributes we took into account when testing the best mattresses for sex.

Responsiveness

This refers to how quickly a mattress bounces back once pressure is applied. The more responsive and bouncy a mattress is, the more it will help you with your rhythm and movement during sex.

Temperature

When our bodies are so close together, it can get a little warm during intercourse. You don’t want your mattress to contribute to the heat. Mattresses that are breathable, or incorporate cooling tech can help keep you and your partner’s temperature down. Read more about temperature regulation in our recent post.

Edge Support

This is especially important if you have a smaller-sized bed. You want the perimeter of your mattress to be sturdy and feel supportive — not as if you and your partner are going to roll off the edge if you stray too close to it. Learn more about edge support in our recent post.

Noise

A noisy mattress that squeaks during sex is a complete buzz kill. The beds on our list are premium, high-quality beds that won’t make noise when you apply pressure to it — even the ones with innersprings.

Support

Mattresses with better support will last longer than all-foam mattresses, and are better suited for heavier body types. Beds with coils and innersprings, for example, are generally more supportive.

Durability

A durable mattress with a quality construction will prove to be more long-lasting after years of being intimate, and will give you a better bang for your buck.

Best Mattress Materials For Sex

Latex — Latex can either be synthetically made, or natural and/or organic. Either way, latex is generally a very bouncy and responsive material — almost like a sponge, but way more supportive.

In fact, it has a reputation for being more firm than other foams, which will help keep you and your partner from sinking into the bed during sex. It’s also aerated, and more breathable than traditional memory foam or polyurethane foam.

Polyurethane Foam — Polyurethane foam or as we like to call it, neutral-foam, is a comfortable and pressure relieving material like memory foam, but we think it’s more responsive and accommodating for sex. You don’t get that “sink in “feel with poly foam as you might when you have sex on a memory foam mattress.

Coils/innersprings — Coils and innersprings allow for increased airflow, easily compress but push back towards pressure, and make a mattress much more supportive.

Hyper-Elastic Polymer — This is entirely reserved for the Purple Mattress who uses Hyper-Elastic Polymer in all of their mattresses. This material is comparable to Dr. Scholl’s insole — gel-like, and built to be soft and supportive. It’s ultra responsive to pressure like latex foam, and sleeps much cooler than just about all foams on the market.

Mattress Firmness Levels

Think about your predominant sleeping position, because it will help you decide which mattress is most suitable for you and your needs. Here is an overview of the different sleeper types and their most accommodating firmness profiles.

Back sleepers — If you’re a back sleeper, you should opt for a bed with a medium firmness or firmer to keep your spine in a neutral alignment.

Stomach sleepers Stomach sleepers should also sleep on a firmer mattress to keep their spine in proper alignment. If you predominately sleep on your back or stomach and you buy a soft mattress, you might wake up with a sore back thanks to your trunk sinking into the bed all night.

Side sleepers Side sleepers usually feel the most comfortable on softer beds — especially if you’re more petite. The bed should contour to the sides of your body, and provide comfortable relief for those pressure points.

Combo sleepers — if you switch positions during the night, you have one of two options when it comes to firmness. You can cater to your most dominant sleeping position, or you can opt for a “medium” firmness level.

Best Mattress For Sex Price Table

Here is a breakdown of the different prices on the bed’s mentioned on our list.

BrandTwinTwin XLFullQueenKing/Cal King
Avocado$899$999$1,199$1,399$1,799
Saatva 11.5”$799$949$1,199$1,299$1,699
Purple Hybrid$1,399$1,399$1,599$1,699$1,999
Brooklyn Bedding Aurora$999$1,249$1,549$1,699$2,124
Nest Bedding Alexander$1,049$1,199$1,399$1,599$1,799
DreamCloud$899$1,099$1,299$1,399$1,599

Best Bed For Sex Overview

Mattress Best Of Title Firmness Level
AvocadoBest Natural and OrganicFirm or Medium-Firm w/topper
SaatvaBest Innerspring2 Firmness Options
Brooklyn Bedding AuroraBest Cooling3 Firmness Options
Nest Bedding AlexanderBest Foam Mattress2 Firmness levels (Flippable)
DreamCloudBest Memory FoamMedium to Medium-Firm 

FAQs

How long will my Mattress last?

The longevity of your bed depends on the type of mattress you purchase. An all-foam mattress may last around 7-8 years, while a hybrid or innerspring bed can last around 10 years or more.

Will I get a trial period for my mattress?

If you purchase your bed online, you will receive a risk-free trial period so you can properly test out your bed before fully committing. Depending on the brand, it can range from around 90 days to a full year.

How does shipping work?

You will get free shipping right to your doorstep, and your mattress will show up in a box about the size of a set of golf clubs. Some brands like Saatva, however, offer free while glove delivery and will also complete the set-up process for you.

How often do online beds offer discount codes?

Often, and we mean very often — not just holidays. Check the Slumber Yard’s Deal Page for all the up-to-date online mattress promotions.