This is a question I often get asked, and have addressed in the past, but I want to revisit it and discuss it in a bit more detail since it seems there are not many blogs out there willing to talk about it.
Whether you are Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, or just your every day run of the mill loving couple, we all share one common daily activity: we all crawl into bed with our partner at some point of the night. And it is perfectly reasonable and normal to engage in some healthy intimacy together.
There has been some articles I have read over the years that a traditional metal coil spring mattress, such as a Serta, Sealy or Simmons, are the best mattresses for sex since they provide some bounciness. I have countered in the pages of this blog that a memory foam mattress could be better due to the lack of bounciness. However, since the time I published my article I have received several emails from people asking about waterbeds, latex beds, air beds and futons. There are lots of different types of mattresses out there!
- Air Mattresses - These types of mattresses, popularized by Sleep Number or Select Comfort (same thing) are the latest trend in mattresses but they have been around for many years. And air mattress is great for the occasional guest, but for sexual activity is has mixed reviews. If you like a firmer mattress, you keep your mattress pumped all the way up to the top, thus making a hard surface. However, if you don't keep it very full, you might have an issue with bottoming out where you push into the air mattress.
- Waterbeds - Honestly, I didn't think many people had these beds anymore, but there are companies that still make them and stores that still sell them. Having a surface that is not very stable would not be the best surface for any kind of rigorous sexual activity.
- Latex Beds - Or organic mattresses such as those sold in our store, make a great bed for sex due to its ability to support and not give too much. Organic mattresses are usually covered in cotton and wool, which allows the sweat that you generate during vigorous sexual activity to evaporate and dissipate.
- Futons - These types of beds can be fine for traditional positions but any position where your elbows or knees are digging into the bed can cause pain and bruising due to a lack of fill depth and a hard surface just below the thin futon.
Ultimately, you want a consistent, breathable surface such as that found in an organic mattress or good quality memory foam mattress like the certified memory foam beds at Nest Bedding.