The main reason why today’s article is focused on finding the best bed frame for sexually active couple life is because it brings together two of our favorite things: beds and sex. All jokes aside, having a sexually active life brings both physical and mental benefits to the table. One would argue that every bed should fulfill these two main roles. Sadly, some beds are just not up to the challenge.
List Our Top Picks: Bed Frame
- Top Pick Zinus Elite Bed Frame
- Upgrade Pick Purple The Platform Base
- Budget Pick Zinus SmartBase Frame
- Easy Foundation 45Min Platform Bed Frame
Best Bed Frame for Sexually Active Couple – Comparison Chart 2019
|Purple The Platform Base
|Dimensions: 59.5 x 79.5 x 16.5 inches
Weight: 44 pounds
|Zinus Elite Bed Frame
|Dimensions: 80 x 60 x 14 inches
Weight: 46.9 pounds
|Zinus SmartBase Frame
|Dimensions: 76 x 80 x 14 inches
Weight: 39 pounds
|Dimensions: 83.1 x 61 x 35.4 inches
Weight: 47.7 pounds
|45Min Platform Bed Frame||Dimensions: 80 x 60 x 14 inches
Weight: 47 pounds
|Naomi Home idealBase||Dimensions: 80 x 60 x 14 inches
Weight: 39 pounds
What Makes the Best Bed for Sex?
Of course, there’s a list of features that makes a bed frame better than another. What did you expect? No purchasing decision is ever easy, not even when ordering take-out. A lot of articles will give you a huge list of mandatory features, but I would like to dismantle some of them. So-called expert will tell you that the best bed frames for sex should be responsive and bouncy.
While it’s true that this can add more pleasure to the act itself, these are features that a good mattress can compensate for. In other words, what’s the point of having a bouncy bed frame if your mattress can’t live up to the challenge? You don’t need a bouncy bed frame, you need a solid and high-quality latex/memory foam mattress.
While doing my homework to provide you with the best bed frame for sexually active couple mischief, I came across and article that said that a good bed frame needs to provide comfort. That meant it has to avoid creating pressure points. Wrong again, this is actually your mattress’ responsibility.
A mattress with a construction that suits your body type and favorite resting positions is the one that can help alleviate pressure points. As far as comfort is concerned, you don’t need the best bed frame for sex, you need the best mattress for sex.
The best bed frames for sex have three main features that are basically mandatory.
This is probably the most important one of all. Nobody wants their foundation to cave in when things start getting spicy. By investing in a high-quality bed frame, you will be able to enjoy it for many years to come. Today, the best bed frames for sex are usually made from metal.
It doesn’t bend, it doesn’t break, and it’s less likely to make annoying noises. In fact, if you’re out shopping for an entirely new bed, pick the frame first and then choose a mattress. And yes, there is such a thing as the best mattress for sex (but that’s for another article).
You don’t have to be discreet when making love, but your bed has to. That’s because unwanted noises can ruin the mood just as much as the doorbell ringing. But a bed frame with minimal noise output doesn’t just keep you in the right mood. It’s also an important feature to have when you have kids, visitors or you live in the same home with several other people (parents included). Nobody should or wants to hear what’s going on in the privacy of your bedroom. As a general rule, the less noisy bed frames have less joints. These joints are also as tight as can be.
You may have heard that edge support is an important mattress feature. However, it’s also something you want your future bed frame to have. The best bed frame for sex should be capable of providing 100% support no matter which corner of the bed you find yourself sitting on. Good edge support means that you position palette is in no way limited and you won’t have to avoid any weak spots. With great edge support comes great comfort.
Best Bed Frame for Sexually Active Couple – Review
Zinus Elite SmartBase Mattress Foundation
I’ll start off by focusing on the best bed frame for sex that combines a good price and great support. Straight out of the box, the assembly process is extremely simple and only takes about five minutes (see the installation steps below). It doesn’t require any tools, which is always a plus for people who don’t have such things lying around the house. After every leg is locked and loaded, you can store a matching-size mattress on top and enjoy the pleasures of a noise-free and supported sex life.
Since the bed frame can be folded in the middle, it’s easy to store whenever the extra space is needed. The 13 inch clearance underneath it gives you plenty of storage space to work with (just in case you weren’t sure where to hide your shoe boxes). The Zinus Elite SmartBase is definitely an improved version of its predecessor, as the former model sported wires.
This updated version is 100% steel. The minimalistic design of the foundation is one of its key features, alongside the great price. Is this the best bed frame for sex? If you won’t take my word for it, maybe you’ll believe the thousands of happy customers to report, no squeaking, no sliding and a product that makes the “game” more enjoyable.
Installing the bed frame is a simple 5-step process. First off, you will need plenty of space to pull the frame out of the box in which it was shipped and place it on the floor. Next up, the frame has to be unfolded. There is a total of eight legs that must be expanded until they are straight. The third step requires rotating the four support arms, so they are hooked on the corners’ bolts. Next off, rotate the two support arms in the middle, so that these too are hooked on the bolts. Last, double-check to make sure that all the support arms are securely in place.
- Improved from the standard version.
- Features heavy duty steel bar construction.
- Doesn’t make any undesired noises.
- Compatible with any mattress that matches the size of the frame.
- Surface of the frame isn’t flat.
If you’re looking for something sturdy that doesn’t make noise, then this is a great choice.
Purple The Platform Base
You’ve guessed it: the famous mattress manufacturer also sells a platform base which is not just compatible with its own kin, but also with other matching-size mattresses. I consider it to be one of the best bed frames for sex because of its durability and noise-free feature. Since it’s made entirely from steel, it brings a lot of different benefits to the table.
First off, it’s both a bed frame and a boxspring alternative (and I’m a huge fan of versatility). The foundation provides a lot of support. That’s because it can hold up to 4,600 pounds of weight without caving-in. But it’s also because of its criss cross construction, with the support slats being made entirely out of metal.
Can it compete with the other best bed frames for sex? The squeak-proof punchline went straight to my heart, promising zero noise “no matter what shenanigans you get into”. The setup process itself is easy if you follow the instruction, but it may take a while. That’s because you receive steel slats and screws that need to be put together.
But once you get past the assembly part, you get all the support you could possibly ask for, especially if you plan on being up to “no good”. There is a 5.5 inch gaps in between the slats, but the dual top and bottom support are killing it.
Because of its smart construction, the bed frame can absorb a lot of pressure and support additional weight. The central support legs do a great job in reinforcing the foundation. And unless you plan on jumping from your highest drawer onto the bed, it surely won’t make any noise. Due to its high profile, you get about 15.5 vertical inches of storage space underneath the bed. That’s always something we can put to good use. Another plus of the construction is the decent amount of airflow it provides for your mattress. Additionally, bed bugs that creep around on your foundation won’t ever be a problem (one of the perks of having steel bed frames).
- Shipped with accessories to include a headboard, if needed.
- Comes with a lifetime warranty.
- Not that heavy, can easily be maneuvered.
- Crisscross construction creates a flat surface.
- The middle legs reinforce the strength of the bed frame.
- Doesn’t include a trial period.
- Installation is easy, but takes longer.
If you’re wanting something more lightweight, then this frame is a great option.
Zinus SmartBase Mattress Foundation
If you’re on a budget, you can always opt for the Zinus Elite SmartBase’s older (and least) expensive sibling. There are lot of similarities between the Standard and the Elite, but the former is a bit of a downgrade, in my opinion. Let me explain why. The first downgrade is the use of wire supports. The Elite base was made entirely from steel, while the Standard version includes wire supports that, while still being able to provide support, will cause the mattress to feel softer.
Also, if you have a little bit of extra body weight (as in over 180 lbs.), you will surely start to feel the lack of support. This is not only due to the wires. It’s also because of the gap that rests between the sturdier support section. However, this problem can be solved by adding a sheet of plywood on top (but I can’t guarantee the platform will be noise-free if you do).
While the bed base itself doesn’t make any noise when you move around in your sleep, you will notice a metallic clanking noise if you plan on jumping on the bed from more than a foot in height. This makes me question its ability to keep people in the mood while they’re giving into pleasure.
There are a lot of things you can complain about when it comes to the Standard SmartBase foundation, but durability sure isn’t one of them. I found that it can withstand almost any stress test, including one that involves striking the wire rods with a hammer. It does, however, bend.
The King size is made from two Twin XL platforms. These can be folded in the middle, just in case you want to store the base somewhere out of sight. The fact that you can easily reassemble it is also a plus.
- Takes less than five minutes to assemble.
- Is one of the most affordable bed foundations for people with intense sexual activity.
- It’s made from highly-durable steel.
- Leaves you with about 13 inches of storage space underneath the foundation.
- Wire support rods cause the mattress to feel softer.
- The wire support can bend under a lot of pressure.
If you’re looking for a frame that’s super easy to assemble, then this is the one!
SimLife Stable Metal Frame
Not sure if this is the best bed frame for sex, but it sure is the best looking one I’ve seen so far. Available in black, brown, silver and white, it’s almost as if this frame was a fashion statement. But can it deliver? Can it support? Can it take the pressure?
First off, let’s talk assembly. This is a bit more complicated on the SimLife, as it takes roughly 45 minutes to follow the diagrams and put the pieces together. There’s also a hex and an Allen wrench included in the package, which you’re going to need. Beware of making any mistakes when putting the frame together. Putting in the wrong slats will most likely require a hammer to take them out.
I’m a big fan of the name. It reminds me of the days when I played Sims (and there was a lot of woohoo involved). But the name isn’t important. The stability of the frame is. Even with the promise of a sturdy product that’s made by using strong steel tubing, this particular metal frame does have a reputation for caving under pressure.
Even if the bed frame performs well under the pressure exerted by a single person, the bars tend to bend when the bed is occupied by a party of two. Since it can only support about 350 pounds, this is a definite clue that the foundation is not suitable for people with intense sexual activity.
- Available in four different colors.
- A very elegant and versatile choice.
- Package includes the wrenches that are needed for assembly.
- Has 10 legs to provide overall stability.
- Assembly process is lengthy and complicated.
- Metal bars will bend under heavy pressure.
If you want something stylish and modern, then this bed frame is a great option.
45Min Platform Bed Frame
Everything about the 45Min bed frame screams metal. I love it! From the reinforced leg structure to the heavy steel foundation, every part of this bed frame was put together to withstand 3,000 pounds of pure weight. Because of its construction, it provides a great balance between silence and durability, which is what the best bed frame for sex really needs. Edge support isn’t questionable because of the steel construction.
The steel bars feature cushion gaskets. These are here to reinforce the no-noise policy I’d like to see in every bed frame. Thanks to the minimalistic design, it’s fairly easy to assemble the frame. There is also a set of bedhead legs, in case you want to add a headboard at a future point. Since there are only four major components, it should take about 20 to 30 minutes to install the bed, without the need for any additional tools.
- Easy to assemble, doesn’t require any additional tools.
- All-metal construction is very sturdy.
- Has reinforced leg structure for better stability.
- Cushioning gaskets have been added to avoid noise.
- There are holes reserved for installing a headboard.
- Bed will squeak if screws aren’t tightened all the way.
- Assembly is easier if you use your own tools instead of the ones provided.
This no-noise construction is excellent for extremely active people.
Naomi Home idealBase
‘Tis the season to be shopping and if “shopping” means discovering the best bed frames for sex, Naomi has an ace up its sleeve. It’s a great option for people who are tight for cash, but want to enjoy the perks of having a solid foundation for whatever goes on in the privacy of their bedroom. With the Naomi Home idealBase, things are pretty straightforward.
It can be installed with ease because of its folding mechanism. In fact, the only thing you have to do (besides unfold the thing) is tighten a few wing nuts and you’re good to go. This assembly process leaves me a bit skeptical about how well this actually holds when love finds its way into your bedroom.
If you place the mattress directly on the frame, you will notice it slides off with ease. This is especially true when leaning on the edge of the mattress. The storage space underneath is definitely a plus, but that isn’t exactly a selling point when you want a bed frame for sexual activities. The bars may be metal, but they are not the best I’ve seen on a frame that’s designed to support pressure and movement.
As advertised, the mattress should be able to support about 600 lbs. of weights, that’s about 300 on each side. Could be a good product for when out of town guests drop by for the holidays or your college kid swings in on weekend to do laundry. It’s definitely not something I would recommend for intense love-making.
- Easy to assemble.
- Folds easily can be stored away when needed.
- Affordable price.
- Leaves about 13 inches of storage space underneath.
- Beams will bend under a lot of pressure.
- Legs are not that solid and will cave-in eventually.
If you need a bed frame that’s easily stored at the drop of a hat, this is a great option.
The Bottom Line
There are three main characteristics that are super-important when you’re looking to buy a bed frame to support your love life. First of all, such a frame needs to be durable. This means that anything else rather than metal is unacceptable.
A good bed frame is also noise-free and this is directly related to the thickness and sturdiness of the bars. You don’t want any squeaking to break the mood and make you want to watch TV instead. If you want a silent bed frame, you need to pay attention to the joints. The fewer and tighter they are, the less noise the bed is going to make. Last, but not least, the best bed frame for sexually active couple shenanigans is a platform bed. When you’re relying on a base with four legs, you’re bound to get a lot of squeaking and instability.