Tempur-Pedic and other memory foam mattresses may be great for a night of sleep, but they may be ruining your sex life.
Described by one user as “being stuck in quicksand,” the main complaint against memory foam in terms of sexual activity seems to be the lack of bounce and memory foam’s inherent quality of sinking. These may help you from tossing and turning with your eyes closed, but they certainly impede quality sex.
Website SleepLikeTheDead.com surveyed a variety of memory foam owners and over 40% reported their sex poorer because of the mattress. Between more energy needing to be used and lack of edge support, the memory foam definitely has its detractors.
“There’s a lack of resistance for the knees and feet,” said New York sex therapist Sari Eckler Cooper. “And whoever is on the bottom is sinking into the bed.”
But there is 60% of users who say the beds are beneficial to sex. They cite discreteness and comfort as the best reasons to choose memory foam as your sex base. Because the mattress is heavy, absorbs motion and does not bounce, the bed moves little during sex. This allows sex to take place with no one in the next room being aware of it. This could be especially beneficial for parents who seek to keep their intimate moments secret from their kids.
Lucky for you, if you do have a memory foam bed and don’t want to get rid of it but don’t love your love life with it, Liberator products have a foam density that does keep you above the mattress and provides that needed traction and resistance.