Best mattresses for sex

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Best mattresses for sex


Buying a mattress which works for you is important for lots of reasons. It needs to provide the right support, align your spine correctly, provide pressure relief and overall provide you with a good night of sleep. 

By Imogen Groome | 21st August 2019
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But there’s another reason making the right mattress purchase is important – sex. There are factors such as firmness, bounce, cooling, durability and silence which come into play in this instance. Here’s an overview of how to make a purchase with this in mind, and some of the best options currently on the market.

How to choose the best mattress for sex
  • Support: It’s important to have a mattress which is strong and provides firm support. If you’re sexually active, a mattress which sags a lot will make it difficult to move around. Furthermore, multiple people will be restricted to one area, as they will have sunk into it and become stuck!
  • Firmness: The ideal mattress for sex will ensure weight is evenly distributed across it, so there is no risk of sagging or pressure points being stimulated, which can lead to joint pain later on. A medium firm mattress is perfect for couples, as it won’t be soft enough that you sink into it, but it won’t be so firm that you end up experiencing pain.
  • Bounce: A good mattress for sex will spring back to its original shape quickly, even after it’s been deeply pressed into. Good options include those which have innerspring coils and top layers formed of latex, as these have excellent levels of bounce.
  • Temperature: If you’ve ever had sex then gone to sleep, only to wake up feeling particularly hot and sweaty, there’s a reason for that. Mattresses which don’t regulate heat well will retain it during sex, then keep doing so when you’re lying down and sleeping. Due to this, it’s important to pick a mattress with good breathability, which wicks away moisture and transfers heat away from its surface.
  • Noise: Nobody wants to announce to the world that they’re having sex because the bed has started squeaking. Therefore, it’s worth investing some extra time in finding a mattress which is quiet. Good options in this category include memory foam and latex foam mattresses. 
  • Lifespan: People who are frequently sexually active will want to invest in a mattress which can withstand such use. It’s therefore useful to research mattresses which make use of durable materials and have a long lifespan. Well built mattresses won’t sag, and will instead last for ten years or longer, while still being comfortable, bouncy and supportive.

With all of the above in mind, here are some of the best mattresses for sex:

WinkBed Mattress

As mentioned above, it’s important to find a durable mattress if you’re choosing one with sexual activity in mind. In this regard, the WinkBed is a good option, as it provides purchasers with a long lifespan. Its construction is solid and makes use of several high quality layers. Features include micro coils, soft foams and a good level of bounce and support with innersprings on the lower levels. The construction features multiple levels of coils, with both Micro Air-Springs and eight inch innersprings made of tempered steel. You’ll also benefit from high quality edge support, which overall ensures you won’t get a saggy bed for a long time with this product.

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Layla Mattress

The Layla is a good choice for couples who are especially conscious about not having their bed make too much noise during sexual activity. Its all foam construction makes it a great choice if you’re looking for noise reduction, as these layers will work effectively to muffle sound. Furthermore, this product is double sided, featuring both soft and firm options so you can switch it up or choose the firmness level which suits you both best. There is also a layer of memory foam on the top portion of this mattress, which serves to eliminate any potential pressure points. A nice plus point about this memory foam is that it’s infused with copper, which will help with cooling.

Saatva Mattress

If you’re a couple who wants to benefit from edge support when choosing the best mattress for sex, the Saatva mattress should do the trick. This innerspring bed features a Euro pillow top and strong edges, which makes for more usable space without the risk of rolling off it or feeling unsafe on certain parts of the mattress. The reason this bed has a high level of edge support is thanks to the foam encasement around the outside of it, which reinforces this area and provides a durable feel, so you can be sure that the edges won’t be prone to sagging after extended use. Saatva doesn’t compress their products for shipping, instead offering a high quality white glove delivery service and set up free of charge. Furthermore, the construction of this bed sees a coil on coil design which makes for a good level of bounce, and motion isolation is achieved due to individually wrapped coils. 

Written by
Imogen Groome
Imogen is editor-in-chief of Hot5. She is also a lifestyle blogger, author and freelance journalist, with particular interests in music, politics, psychic readings and dating. She is usually found at home with her collection of animals, drinking iced tea. Read more.
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