The Best Bed Frames for Sex

Last Updated May 19, 2022

Nothing ruins the mood quite like a squeaky bed frame, and for couples looking to take advantage of personal time, trying to keep a loud bedframe quiet can really put a dampener on things. Whether you’re looking to get some privacy from your next-door neighbours, your roommates or are hoping to avoid giving your kids another “we’re just playing Twister” excuse, choosing the right bedframe can help you reduce unnecessary noise so you can focus on the task at hand.

While almost everyone has had some experience with a squeaky bed frame, whether from personal experience or from an inconsiderate neighbour, for sexually active couples, your bed should be a pleasure palace – if you will – and not a warzone of squeaks and creaks.

You probably think a squeak-free bed frame doesn’t even exist – and while you can never be 100% certain a bed frame won’t make some kind of noise under the weight of two rambunctious adults, there are bed frames that are certainly better than others when it comes to sex.

Choosing the Right Bedframe for You

Material

There are a few key things to keep in mind when investing in a bed frame that will enhance your bedroom activities. Firstly, you should consider what materials the bed is made from. While we all associate metal bedframes with unwanted noise, a poorly constructed wooden frame can be even worse, as those telltale creaks and groans can give away more than you feel like sharing with your neighbours or housemates. A well-made metal bed frame can be just as reliable as a padded bed frame, so long as it is properly constructed, and the ability to tighten screws and oil joints gives a metal bed frame a leg up over some wooden bed frames.

Headboard

The next thing to keep in mind is the state of the headboard. While some couples don’t feel like a headboard is that important to their overall enjoyment of their bed, a headboard can offer added leverage for certain activities and can give your bedroom an overall put-together appearance. Another thing to keep in mind is that any headboard can cause noise if placed too close to the wall, so be sure to give your headboard a bit of breathing room between it and the wall. A padded headboard can give you additional comfort, and the bonus of innate soundproofing, making it ideal for the sexually active couple. Whatever your consideration, be sure that the headboard is securely attached to your bed to prevent added creaks and bumps during personal time.

Best Bed Frames for Sexually Active Couples

Now that you have a better idea of what to look for in a bedframe, here are our top picks for the best bed frames for sexually active couples.

1. The Ergoflex Custom Made Bed Base

Features

  • Highly customisable
  • Hand-made to order
  • Easy to assemble
  • Made in Australia
  • 5-year warranty​

When the Ergoflex bed base calls itself the custom base, it really means business. Every detail of this bed bade can be custom made, including size, foundation style, headboard, upholstery material and colour. In fact, there are over 3,000 potential combinations to choose from! And, it’s all made and packaged in Australia too.

What makes this bed an excellent option for sexually active couples is the high-quality materials used, using premium Australian wood (either Victorian Ash hardwood or heat-treated pine) coming from sustainable sources, and the bed itself hand-upholstered with finest Warwick fabrics.

Due to its custom made nature, there is no one price – but here’s an example:

2. The Eva Timber Bed Frame (Queen $1,200)

Features

  • 120 night trial
  • Free returns
  • Next day delivery
  • Device holder
  • No allen key required!

Who doesn’t love a bed that can be built in five mins and without an allen key? Eva says its frame can be assembled (or disassembled) in under five minutes flat. The Eva bed frame is crafted with birch ply to keep it lightweight & finished with a sturdy American oak surface. All materials used are sourced ethically to ensure sustainable forest management & restoration.

As far as sex goes, this bed is wooden and complete with a headboard, making it the ideal bed frame for sexually active couples. Not to mention the bed frame comes with an in-built device holder, good for storing your phone (or a block of chocolate).

3. Ecosa Rise Bed Frame (Queen $2,000)

Features:

  • Quick and easy assembly
  • 5 year limited warranty
  • Same day delivery (metro)
  • Made from sleek, natural wood grain

Constructed from premium American Ash timber and lightweight, shock-resistant metal slats, the Ecosa bed base markets itself as a creak-free zone and can hold up to 600kg of weight. You could say it’s the perfect bed for sex. Not to mention the bed also comes with additional leg supports, and more points of contact with the ground mean less noise. The bed base is easy to assemble with no tools required, meaning you can get to the good stuff faster.

4. Koala Paddington Bed Base (Queen $890)

Features: 

  • 5 minute assembly
  • 120-night risk free trial
  • Made from solid timber
  • Hidden storage behind headboard
  • Free 4 hour delivery (metros)
  • 5-year limited warranty

Koala’s timber bed base is made with natural cotton plywood and features a honeycomb-style core. This bed base is budget-friendly, while also being sturdy, supportive and built to stand the test of time. It’s also easy to assemble and features behind-headboard storage. Similar to the Ecosa, the bed frame supports weight up to 600kg, so safe to say it’ll support some hot and heavy action, too.

5. The Noa Venice Bed (Queen $1399)

Features

  • Choose between beige or charcoal
  • Hand-tufted headboard
  • Free and fast delivery
  • 30-day free return option
  • 1-year warranty

The Noa Venice Bed is another sex friendly bed base option, featuring a hand-tufted headboard that’s sheltered at the sides and unique angled steel legs. The warranty is slightly shorter than its competitors, and some customers do suggest the bed isn’t easy to put together, however, reviews are otherwise mostly positive.

Final Verdict

When it comes to squeaking, groaning and noise-free beds, the reality is you’re probably not going to find one that’s completely silent. After all, beds get a lot of wear and tear, especially when used for adult-only activities. However, the above-reviewed bed bases are sure to make sex sessions a lot more peaceful and without the stress of all your neighbours/housemates or, worst of all, kids hearing your bed creak.

Ally Burnie Head Dreamer Ally Burnie
Journalist, presenter and host based in Sydney with a passion for cooking, outdoor adventures, hiking, humanitarianism, and travel.

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