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WHEN IT COMES to finding a mattress that caters to an active sex life, the goal is to find a bed that enhances intimacy—not one that limits. The logical approach to finding the best mattress for sex should, therefore, start with avoiding those limitations. Plush, all-foam mattresses are off the table when shopping for a mattress type that's best for sex (sorry memory foam, it's not you, it's me). Medium to firm is the way to go.

What Type of Mattress Is Better for Sex?

The best mattress type for sex provides support, a little bit of spring, and a whole lot of durability. Like mentioned above, any mattress between medium to firm is ideal. If you are someone who is loyal to memory foam, we recommend buying a hybrid mattresses and adding a foam topper. It won't be the most accommodating for sex, but at least your bed won't feel like quicksand whenever you try to impress and move from one position to another.

Determining what mattress could work for you and yours can be a lot to think about. To help you make your new mattress transition as smooth as possible, we rounded up the top mattresses for sex that will provide amazing sleep too. Keep scrolling to see our full list.

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Classic Mattress

Named our "Best Mattress Overall", 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.

You can choose between an 11.5-inch height or a 14.5-inch. Both heights will accommodate marathon sessions between you and your loved one, but if you want to add extra comfort for sleep (you know, the activity you will mostly use your bed for) then we recommend the 14.5-inch height.

The editors and writers at Men's Health are huge Saatva fans, but the glaring downside to the brand is the hefty investment. Still, when you consider how long this mattress will last, it's premium comfort, and its ability to operate as the perfect bedroom arena, the overall cost starts to make a ton of sense. Look here first before going elsewhere.

Read more: Saatva Classic Review

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Tuft & Needle Original Mattress

Tuft & Needle's mattress-in-a-box provides amazing value. The Original is a medium-firm mattress that gives quality support for sleeping and sex. The smartest design feature on the mattress is the adaptive cooling knit topper, which allows for deep pressure relief and helps limit noise.

One downside of The Original is the edge support is not great. The fact it's an all foam mattress might sway those who prefer coils for support too. But, at under $1,000 (for a queen), you get a Goldilocks bed that caters to all sleeping positions and promotes a supportive surface for bedroom activity. Did we mention the mattress comes in a box and is extremely easy to set up?

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Luxury Hybrid

Dreamcloud's Hybrid Mattress provides the best of both worlds for those who like a firm base and a plush top. The top is actually cashmere quilted, followed by a layer of soft foam, followed by a layer of gel memory foam. The result is a mixture of cooling and pressure-relieving goodness.

As for the inner core of the mattress, individually wrapped innerspring coils are added to help with support, add airflow, and reduce motion transfer (the latter detail here could prove to be super important, especially if you have kids in the house).

The best part about this mattress is the fact the inner coils are thicker around the perimeter, thus strengthening edge support; which will help keep you and your partner from losing positioning and from falling off the bed.

The comfort of the Dreamcloud won't be as incredible as Saatva, but for a price point under $1,000 (for a queen) this is an awesome deal.

Read more: Best Memory Foam Pillows

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Star Hybrid

The Star Hybrid is a supportive cooling mattress designed specifically for couples. The mattress is made with copper memory foam and spring coils. A cooling gel memory foam topper is added for final layer of coolness and pressure relief.

If you and your significant other sleep hot, or if you two get hot when making love (as in temperature hot, not hot hot), then this mattress is a prime choice. The one big downside about the Star Hybrid is it doesn't have strong edge support. The cost is also about the same price as a Saatva mattress.

But, if you are looking for a cooling mattress with maximum comfort, then this bed is sure to impress.

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Avocado Green Mattress

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 you can add a tw0-inch pillow top to make the best softer when ordering. The combination of the pocketed support coils and the add-on pillow top create elite comfort, as well as elite noise cancellation.

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The WinkBed

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.

The WinkBed might not be as supportive as Dreamcloud Luxury Hybrid, but the WinkBed is a tad bit more comfortable. If you are willing to pay up for added comfort while still getting good edge support, then this is an ideal pick.

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Hybrid Mattress

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.

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Wave Hybrid Mattress

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.

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Studio Mattress

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.

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Natural 11”

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.

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Moonlight Luxe

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.

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What Mattress Is Best for Sex?

Avoid soft mattresses like memory foam, when looking for a mattress that's suitable for sex. While comfortable, memory foam mattresses are going to cause a lot of sinking, which will likely result in a lot of complicated movements.

The best mattress type for sex is anything from medium soft to medium firm. 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.

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Which Mattress Firmness Is Right for You?

Finding the right mattress firmness is typically the easy part since it all comes down to sleep style. Stomach sleepers usually prefer softer (or “plush") mattresses; back sleepers often like firm mattresses; and side sleepers usually want medium-firm (a firmness option that falls in between medium and firm). If you tend to mix up your sleep position throughout the night (e.g., you fall asleep on your side but wake up on your back), a medium-firm mattress is a good compromise. It's also a solid choice for couples who might have different sleep styles and mattress preferences.

But, there are no real standards for firmness. One manufacturer’s “firm” might be another’s “medium-firm.” The only way to know for sure if a mattress is right for you is to test it out, ideally in person. That's why it’s so important to double-check any in-home trials and warranties. Even if a mattress seems like a good fit at first, you may not like it as much six months from now. It’s essential to know that you can return or exchange it and how much it'll cost you to do so. Some companies offer free shipping but may charge extra to return a non-defective mattress. These return fees can vary from as little as $50 to several hundred dollars—costs that can seriously add up.

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Understanding Sleep Positions

You also need to consider your sleep position. If you tend to sleep on your stomach, the best mattresses for stomach sleepers would be a firm mattress that will help you keep your head and hips level. Side sleepers usually go for something with a little more bounce—something that can contour to the body, so the best mattresses for side sleepers may be a little more plush and springy. And back sleepers can go somewhere in between, but something a little on the firmer side could help even up and naturally align your spine, which is a great option for back pain sufferers.

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How We Selected

The editors and writers of Men's Health selected the best mattresses for sex by looking for specific qualities that theoretically will enhance moments of intimacy, as opposed to hinder. 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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