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What Are The Best Mattresses For Sex And Couples?

Dr. Lisa Lawless

Dr. Lisa Lawless, CEO of Holistic Wisdom
Clinical Psychotherapist: Relationship & Sexual Health Expert

Mattress with finger puppet couple kissing and condom on their heads

Why It's Important

Choosing the right mattress can impact your sex life by allowing you to get a healthy night's sleep and supporting sexually fun activities. This helpful guide will review the most important considerations when exploring the most suitable mattress for you and your partner when it comes to a good night's sleep and great sex.

What To Consider

When exploring the best mattress for one's sex life, it is important to consider comfort, durability, responsiveness, noise reduction, and edge support. Hybrid mattresses are some of the most popular as they offer a combination of comfort, bounce, and edge support.

Finding a durable mattress that is comfortable and has enough room to sleep and enjoy sexual activities is what most people consider. However, the most essential consideration for sex is responsiveness (bounce), as that is what most people feel when engaging in sex.

This simply refers to how quickly a mattress regains its shape once pressure is applied. If you sink into it and it does not bounce back, it may prove difficult to move effectively for sexual activity.

Innerspring and hybrid mattresses are typically more responsive than memory foam, but some firmer memory foam mattresses can feel more responsive than softer models.

One factor many people overlook is edge support. If a mattress has good edge support, it will be easier to maneuver on the mattress when you are close to the sides. It also means you will have an easier time getting up and out of bed and can enjoy sex positions where a partner is on the edge of the bed.

If a mattress is sagging on the edges, it may prove difficult for certain sexual positions to take place and for ease of movement to occur.

Another consideration is noise, as most couples want to keep their sexual activities quiet, so ensuring a well-secured headboard that won't hit the wall, along with a quiet mattress, is a consideration for many couples.

Memory foam or latex mattresses are the most silent, while innerspring mattresses are typically more noisy.

In Conclusion

Finding the best mattress for sex is easy once you realize what to consider. Remember, the goal is to find a bed that supports a good night's sleep and makes your intimate experiences more comfortable, easy, and fun.

Investing in the right mattress can translate into your relationship's overall satisfaction, and it is worth taking the time to find the right fit for you both.

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