10 Best Mattresses for Sex in 2023: From Medium to Firm Design

10 Best Mattresses for Sex in 2023: From Medium to Firm Design

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best overall mattress for sex

Saatva Classic Mattress

Best Seller

Classic Mattress

best overall mattress for sex

Saatva Classic Mattress

Pros
  • Three different comfort levels to choose from
  • Available in boosted 14.5″ height
  • Mattress will hold its shape over time
  • Easy delivery
  • Solid edge support
  • Produces little to no noise
  • Great level of bounce
  • Dual coils that are responsive and shifting
Cons
  • Expensive if not on sale

Named our “Best Hybrid Mattress”, the Saatva Classic in a luxury firm is “every bit as luxurious as a fine hotel bed” and promises a naturally breathable surface thanks to an organic cotton cover. The Classic is made with a dual-coil design that’s responsive and durable, making it a solid choice for intimacy and for those who are back sleepers and stomach sleepers.

Price Range $995-$2,710
Mattress Type Innerspring
Sizes Available Twin-California King
Mattress Height 11.5″ and 14.5″
Mattress Firmness Luxury Firm

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Dreamcloud Luxury Hybrid

Luxury Hybrid

best supported mattress for sex

Dreamcloud Luxury Hybrid

Pros
  • Under $1000 (Queen size)
  • Soft cashmere quilted top
  • Balanced feel
  • Inner spring coils that add airflow and reduce motion transfer
  • Produces little to no noise
Cons
  • Edges can feel a little weak to some

Dreamcloud’s Hybrid Mattress provides the best of both worlds for those who like a firm base and a plush top. For starters, the mattress is cashmere quilted with soft foam, followed by a pressure-relieving gel memory foam for the top. As for the inner core of the mattress, individually wrapped innerspring coils are added to help with support, add airflow, and reduce motion transfer. And perhaps the best part about this mattress build is the fact the inner coils are thicker around the perimeter, thus strengthening edge support.

Price Range $599-$1,498
Mattress Type Hybrid
Sizes Available Twin-California King
Mattress Height 14″
Mattress Firmness Luxury Firm

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Avocado Green Mattress Avocado Mattress

Avocado Mattress

best quiet mattress for sex

Avocado Green Mattress Avocado Mattress

Pros
  • Made with eco-friendly organic materials
  • Side sleepers will enjoy
  • Mattress side handles allow for easy moving
  • Produces little to no noise
  • Made from eco-friendly materials

The Avocado Mattress is made with over 14,000 pocketed support coils that are arranged strategically for pinpointed comfort. We named the Avocado Mattress our “best organic mattress” thanks to the brand’s use of materials like 100% GOLS (Global Organic Latex Standard) certified organic latex, 100% GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified organic wool, and 100% GOTS certified organic cotton. This is a cozy, medium-firm sleeper through and through. What’s cool is if you want to make the mattress softer you can add a two-inch pillow top when ordering.

Price Range $1399-$2599
Mattress Type Hybrid
Sizes Available Twin-California King
Mattress Height 11″
Mattress Firmness Soft to Medium Firm

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best edge support

WinkBeds The WinkBed

The WinkBed

best edge support

WinkBeds The WinkBed

Pros
  • Soft pillow top cover
  • Great edge support
  • Cooling gel-infused surface
Cons
  • Delivery times can lag due to demand

The WinkBed is a luxury firm mattress made from innerspring and foam. The gentle pillow top cover adds a touch of softness, making it ideal for side sleepers. One detail that makes this mattress especially good is the durable coils and reinforced edge support, making it ideal for couples that are looking to use their mattress as creatively as possible.

Price Range $1,149-$2,049
Mattress Type Innerspring and Foam
Sizes Available Twin-California King
Mattress Height 13.5″
Mattress Firmness Luxury Firm

most versatile mattress for sex

Layla Hybrid Mattress

Hybrid Mattress

most versatile mattress for sex

Layla Hybrid Mattress

Now 15% Off

Pros
  • Can flip mattress over to a firm or soft side
  • Cooling, breathable design
  • Support coils are strong and durable
  • Good for all sleeping positions
Cons
  • Soft side might cause too much sinkage during sex

Layla’s Hybrid combines a mix of support coils and cooling foam for a breathable and temperature-regulated sleeping experience. What’s special about this mattress is you can flip it over and use either side. One is a firm side and the other is a soft side. You’ve got some options here.

Price Range $1,099-$1,899
Mattress Type Hybrid
Sizes Available Twin-California King
Mattress Height 13″
Mattress Firmness Soft side and firm side

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Casper Wave Hybrid Mattress

Wave Hybrid Mattress

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Casper Wave Hybrid Mattress

Pros
  • Amazing support
  • Long lifespan
  • Easy delivery and setup
  • Little to no noise produced

The Casper Wave is one of the most trusted hybrid mattresses around. The individually wrapped spring coils prevent sinking and add airflow throughout the mattress, while a zoned support foam system up top keeps the body lifted and properly aligned. Lastly, the Wave has just the right amount of cradling top foam without being too plush.

Price Range $2,395-$3,495
Mattress Type Hybrid
Sizes Available Twin-California King
Mattress Height 13″
Mattress Firmness Medium

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best foam mattress for sex

Leesa Studio Mattress

Studio Mattress

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Leesa Studio Mattress

Pros
  • Affordable price point
  • Medium balance that leans slightly firm
  • Pressure relieving support
  • Plush enough for side sleepers to enjoy
Cons
  • Not as cooling as some might prefer

It’s true the Leesa Studio is a foam mattress, but we found it still has enough strength and support for those with active sex life. The Studio feels more like a medium-balanced mattress, so fans of a plush feel would find this a worthy transition to a sleeper that’s firm, but still prioritizes an enjoyable level of softness.

Price Range $549-$999
Mattress Type Foam
Sizes Available Twin-California King
Mattress Height 10″
Mattress Firmness Medium

best hypoallergenic mattress for sex

Nolah Natural 11”

Natural 11”

best hypoallergenic mattress for sex

Nolah Natural 11”

Pros
  • Made from organic materials
  • Premium comfort that leans firm
  • Pleasant scent and natural feel
  • Great edge support
  • Produces little to no noise
Cons
  • Overall weight of the bed leans heavy

Made with fine organic cotton and organic wool certified by the GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), the Nolah Natural is a hypoallergenic hybrid sleeper with premium comfort and support. Nolah opted for natural latex to create a special pressure-relieving layer, as well as a Tri-Zone coil system to create a level of firmness. Simply put, the Natural is an eco-friendly sleeper that hits its marks on what you’d want for intimacy.

Price Range $1499-$3198
Mattress Type Hybrid
Sizes Available Twin-Split King
Mattress Height 11″
Mattress Firmness Medium

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281 Reviews Moonlight Luxe

Moonlight Luxe

best plush mattress for sex

281 Reviews Moonlight Luxe

Pros
  • Ideal for back sleepers
  • Mattress is soft enough without causing excess sinkage
  • Good bounce with little noise produced
Cons
  • Some might find mattress design to be too soft

If you really love a plush mattress, the Moonlight Luxe is about as far as we’d recommend going without owning a mattress that could limit intimacy. The Moonlight Luxe sits at about a medium soft level, built with pressure-relieving foam layers and trusted springs. What’s great is the construction of the mattress produces little noise and gives just enough sinkage without going overboard.

Price Range $1,374-$2,874
Mattress Type Hybrid
Sizes Available Twin-California King
Mattress Height 13.5″
Mattress Firmness Medium Soft

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Best Cooling mattress for sex

Bear Mattress Star Hybrid

Star Hybrid

Best Cooling mattress for sex

Bear Mattress Star Hybrid

Now 25% Off

Pros
  • Firm enough to provide ample support
  • Solid price point
  • Cooling gel memory foam top
Cons
  • Side sleepers might want something more plush
  • Some edge support sacrificed due to softness of mattress

Outfitted with copper memory foam and coils to form the base, and a cooling gel memory foam on top, the Star Hybrid is a prime choice for keeping you from feeling too hot, no matter if you’re sleeping or, well, doing the other thing. The Star Hybrid is a fan favorite for hot sleepers, and thanks to its medium firm build it’s likely to be a favorite for those looking for a mattress that’s built to last for many years.

Price Range $748-$1622
Mattress Type Foam
Sizes Available Twin-Split King
Mattress Height 10″
Mattress Firmness Medium-Firm

What Mattress Type Is Better for Sex?

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As mentioned earlier, the type of mattress you really want to avoid is something soft, like memory foam. While comfortable, memory foam mattresses are going to cause a lot of excess sinkages, which will likely result in a lot of complicated movements during sex (remember, it will be like moving in quicksand).

The best mattress type for sex is anything from medium soft to medium firm; think on a scale from 4-7. If your mattress is too firm, your bed might cause discomfort in sleeping. You also want to account for noise level, as a firmer mattress could cause some uncomfortable shaking and stirring sound your neighbors (or worse, your kids) might have to endure.

Most hybrid mattresses will provide enough support and comfort for quality sleep and provide you and your significant other with a bed you can be intimate on. Of course, some exceptions can occur, especially when taking a look at dense foam mattresses. So really think about the mattress range first, followed by how the mattress is built.

How We Selected

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Men’s Health editors selected the best mattresses for sex by looking for specific qualities that could enhance moments of intimacy, as opposed to hindering them. We ranked each mattress based on design, comfort, and support. We also considered price point, as some mattresses provide a better overall value than others.

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John Thompson

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John Thompson is the Gear and Commerce Editor at Men’s Health, where he covers fashion, grooming, gear, and technology. He was previously the Style & Gear Editor at BroBible.com, and a commerce writer for TheManual.com. His interests include shopping for rare vintage clothes and following his favorite baseball team, the Kansas City Royals. 

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