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The 10 Best Mattresses for Sex, Based On Bounce, Firmness, and More

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Did you know that a mattress has the power to improve your sex life? You just have to find the right one for you and your partner

Based on key components like bounce, noise, and temperature regulation, the team at Mattress Advisor created a list of the Top 10 online mattresses for sex. Read more on what to know about each of these factors when shopping for a mattress, and then explore their picks below.

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Mattress

Responsiveness: A bed that quickly responds to your movements won't hinder vigorous activity. In fact, it will make changing positions a whole lot easier. 

Bounce: Bounce is an extension of responsiveness; the more responsive a mattress is, the more bounce it will have. A bed with excellent bounce can benefit your performance because the layers promptly react to changes in movement.

Temperature: One way to kill the mood is excessive sweating. Mattresses that incorporate coils offer more breathability and airflow, allowing you to stay cool and focus on the fun stuff rather than the beads of perspiration dripping off your partner. This is also a key factor to keep in mind when picking the best mattress for couples.

Noise: A noisy bed can disrupt sleep and inadvertently announce to your neighbors that you're in the throes of passion. Though bouncier mattresses tend to be louder, hybrids use thick layers of foam to mitigate the squeakiness of coils while providing the extra support you need.

Firmness: A medium-firm mattress is considered ideal for sex. It's firm enough to comfortably accommodate two moving bodies yet soft enough to cushion your many movements (read: position switches). Plus, this level of firmness typically offers the best bounce.

Support: Beds with good edge support allow you to roll to the perimeter of the mattress without feeling like you're going to fall off. After all, the last thing you want to deal with during passionate sex is a crash landing.

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Best Overall: Saatva Classic

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Saatva beds are known for delivering hotel-style comfort, but the brand's Classic model is also great for sex because it allows couples to switch positions with ease. This mattress's combination of pressure-relieving memory foam and individually wrapped coils strikes the perfect balance between bounciness and support. Plus, the quilted Euro pillow top offers luxurious cushioning — great for long mornings spent under the covers. Each mattress purchase comes with free white-glove delivery, so you can save your energy for more, ahem, satisfying activities. 

  • Mattress Type: Hybrid
  • Mattress Advisor Score: 9.3/10
  • Customer Rating: 4.9/5
  • Firmness: Plush, luxury-firm, or firm
  • Trial Period: 180 nights

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Best Pillow Top: Helix Midnight Luxe

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The Helix Midnight Luxe's pillow top mattress appeals to couples because it's cooling, pressure-relieving, and highly responsive. Made with 1,000 individually wrapped pocket coils that spring back into place as you transition between positions, this hybrid bed will help keep the rhythm going. It also earned the title of 'best mattress for back pain' from Mattress Advisor, so you can be sure it'll keep you supported. When you're ready to crash, Helix's ultra-soft cover and contouring foam layers ensure an extra cushy cuddle sesh

  • Mattress Type: Hybrid
  • Mattress Advisor Score: 8.9/10
  • Customer Rating: 4.7/5
  • Firmness: Medium
  • Trial Period: 100 nights
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Best for Back Pain: Leesa

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If you suffer from back pain, your mattress may be the culprit. The Leesa Original's supportive foam layers keep your spine supported and help ease aches — even when you're engaged in passionate exercise. The bed's adaptive nature ensures that it will bounce back into place no matter how much you're moving. If you sleep on your stomach you're in luck: The Leesa won the title of best mattress for stomach sleepers from the Mattress Advisor experts.

  • Mattress Type: Foam
  • Mattress Advisor Score: 9.3/10
  • Customer Rating: 4.5/5
  • Firmness: Medium-firm
  • Trial Period: 100 nights
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Best Value: Nectar

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Typically at a sale price of $899, the Nectar mattress uses three layers of quality memory foam to distribute your weight evenly for all-night comfort. The different layers adjust to your movements, which comes in handy during especially active evenings. And the near-perfect edge support provides greater stability, so you won't feel as if you're about to go over the side of the bed. Plus, the Nectar's all-foam design earned it a spot on Mattress Advisor's list of the best memory foam mattresses

  • Mattress Type: Gel memory foam
  • Mattress Advisor Score: 8.7/10
  • Customer Rating: 4.7/5
  • Firmness: Medium-firm
  • Trial Period: 365 nights
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Best Innerspring: WinkBed

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Innerspring mattresses are responsive by nature, offering great bounce and easy movement. The WinkBed is no exception: It's highly breathable, allowing body heat to pass through the mattress to keep you cool. And let's face it: Compromising with a finicky partner isn't easy. Thankfully, WinkBeds offers a variety of firmness options for you and your partner to choose from.

  • Mattress Type: Hybrid
  • Mattress Advisor Score: 8.6/10
  • Customer Rating: 4.8/5
  • Firmness: Softer, luxury firm, firmer, or plus
  • Trial Period: 120 nights
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Best Cooling: Brooklyn Aurora Hybrid

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The Brooklyn Aurora Hybrid from Brooklyn Bedding is designed to keep you cool, no matter how steamy things get in the bedroom. This mattress's pocketed coil system provides breathability, and a layer of gel-infused foam works with the advanced cooling cover to promote maximum airflow. (Related: The Best Cooling Weighted Blankets for Hot Sleepers)

  • Mattress Type: Hybrid
  • Mattress Advisor Score: 8.9/10
  • Customer Rating: 4.7/5
  • Firmness: Soft, medium, or firm
  • Trial Period: 120 nights
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Best Affordable Luxury: DreamCloud

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DreamCloud's Luxury Hybrid mattress pairs the cushioning of memory foam with the responsiveness of an innerspring bed –– an ideal combination for comfortable sex. The coils keep the mattress bouncy while the foam limits squeaking, allowing you to be more discreet if your headboard butts up against a shared wall. Not to mention you get quality materials such as a cashmere blend cover, cooling gel memory foam and individually wrapped coils for a fraction of the cost of similar beds at $2,000 and up.

  • Mattress Type: Hybrid
  • Mattress Advisor Score: 9.1/10
  • Customer Rating: 4.6/5
  • Firmness: Medium-firm
  • Trial Period: 365 nights
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Best for Active Lifestyles: Bear Hybrid

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If you're active in or out of the bedroom, the Bear Hybrid will help your achy joints recover. The mattress's core contains more than 1,300 individually encased coils for spinal support and stability. For hot sleepers, the hand-quilted cover and the layer of cooling gel foam disperse heat from the surface of the bed for improved sleep quality –– and more comfortable sex. 

  • Mattress Type: Hybrid
  • Mattress Advisor Score: 9/10
  • Customer Rating: 4.7/5
  • Firmness: Medium-firm
  • Trial Period: 100 nights
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Best Customizable: Layla

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The Layla's memory foam mattress has a flippable design with both a firm and soft side, letting you choose your preferred feel and making it easy to switch things up when you're ready for a change. Everyone from stomach sleepers to side sleepers should be able to rest comfortably on this versatile bed, and its near-perfect responsiveness score from Mattress Advisor will help keep your sex life spirited. 

  • Mattress Type: Copper-infused memory foam
  • Mattress Advisor Score: 8.8/10
  • Customer Rating: 4.5/5
  • Firmness: Medium-soft and medium-firm
  • Trial Period: 120 nights
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Best for Side Sleepers: Casper

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While having a healthy sex life is important, you need a bed that'll cater to your preferred sleep style, too. The simple three-layer memory foam design of Casper's Original mattress keeps side sleepers' spines in alignment to help prevent aches and pains. For those nights when you want to spice things up, the bed's 10 out of 10 responsiveness score and impressive edge support opens up a world of possibilities for you and your partner. (And, considering all that side support, this probably works perfectly for the spooning sex position.) 

  • Mattress Type: Memory foam
  • Mattress Advisor Score: 9.1/10
  • Customer Rating: 4.5/5
  • Firmness: Medium-firm
  • Trial Period: 100 nights