Sex on a Memory Foam Mattress

If you have seen all the commercials, you probably know that memory foam mattresses promise an unmatched level of comfort that will put your old mattress to shame.  What you may not know is that these technologically advanced mattresses can offer a whole lot more.  Believe it or not, more people are coming out to make the claim that the memory foam mattress is one of the essential keys to a better sex life.  Sound farfetched?  You may not think so after reading this. 

Can you say, "BOW-chicka-wow-wow?"
Can you say, "BOW-chicka-wow-wow?"

Advantages and Disadvantages of Sex on Memory Foam Mattresses

It is no secret that next to sleep, sex is the activity that generally occurs the most on the average bed. For this reason, it is pretty safe to assume that how well suited a mattress is for sex is often a crucial factor in the selection process. According to a recent study, an estimated 60% of memory foam mattress owners reported that sex was better or at least no worse than on other types of mattresses. The remaining 40% of users commented that it actually worsened the experience. It is also interesting to note that a small percentage of users said the mattress was great for sex, but horrible for sleep and vice versa. As you can see, consumers are very divided on this matter.

If you are someone who plans to buy a memory foam mattress on the basis of sex, the following pros and cons might come in handy when making your decision.

Many modern memory foam mattresses feature heat reduction channels, so your bed doesn't get too hot... even when you and your partner do.
Many modern memory foam mattresses feature heat reduction channels, so your bed doesn't get too hot... even when you and your partner do.

The Good

  • Ultimate Comfort


Several memory foam mattress owners state that the foam's traction works to their advantage, providing enough comfort so that various active parts of the body do not become soar during intercourse.

  • Encourages a Faster Climax


According to some owners, the traction of the mattress allows for greater efficiency, thus resulting in a faster climax. This could be a good or a bad thing depending on how you look at it.

  • Helps Facilitate New Positions


A large number of memory foam mattress owners have said that their bed gives them better control because how the body sinks into it. This gave those particular users the leverage to enjoy sex in positions that were not able to be performed comfortable on other types of mattresses.

The ultra-contoured, supportive nature of memory foam means you won't have a whole lot of room to move around... nor engage in more "athletic" sexual activity.
The ultra-contoured, supportive nature of memory foam means you won't have a whole lot of room to move around... nor engage in more "athletic" sexual activity.

The Bad

  • Hinders More Aggressive Sex


Some memory foam mattress owners have complained of traction and temperature responsiveness, two elements that cause the body to sink further into the bed during hot-tempered intercourse. This drastically limits mobility and could damper the night of the couple who likes to get acrobatic in the bedroom.

  • More Energy Consumption


Touching on the point above, many owners have stated that the traction of a memory foam mattress requires them to expend more energy and tire considerably faster. In some cases, this led to cramping and aching muscles.

  • Too Stiff


Memory foam mattresses offer little to no motion transfer, which basically puts a wrap on the traditional bouncing effect. For some owners, this makes it far more difficult to get into a good rhythm.

Conclusion

When it comes down to it, the quality of sex on a memory foam mattress all depends on one's individual preference.  Being that this has become a hotly debated topic, you should not hesitate to ask the retailer for an expert opinion on the matter before making your final decision.

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