Sex involves fluids. There’s just no way around it — no matter who you are, what your sexual orientation is or what type of sex you prefer — liquids of all kinds tend to be part of the equation. Whether it’s bodily fluids like sweat, tears (of joy) or ejaculate or externally introduced fluids like massage oils or personal lubricants, they’re what make sex fun and they can also leave behind wet spots and stains. No one wants to try to fall asleep with wet sheets underneath them or have to wash their sheets after every sexual encounter (even though you probably should regardless). Guys, this is for you — no man, woman or person is going to want to have sex on a bed covered in disconcerting stains. Take care of your partners and yourselves by keeping the environment clean.
Sure, you could throw a blanket down over your sheets but what if that blanket has been outside? Or is difficult to wash? Or is the nice cashmere one your mom bought you for Christmas and you feel ~weird~ having sex on it? We get it, that’s why you need a dedicated blanket for sex. You need a sex blanket.
Sex blankets are am emerging product category that I’m in full support of, because there’s nothing sexier than practical hygiene. Sex blankets are designed to be used for sexual activity, as they’re typically easier to wash than your standard cozy throw blanket. Sometimes they even have a water-resistant side that makes them even better for fluid, and a cozy side so you’re not just having sex on a tarp, even if that would be conducive to an easy clean-up. If you’re intrigued by this idea and want to invest in a blanket sex companion of your own, I’ve gathered a few of the best options available out there. Here are the best sex blankets of 2021.
What To Consider Before Buying a Sex Blanket
There are a few things to keep in mind when buying a sex blanket. They make an excellent addition to your bed and sexual routine, if you get the right one.
1. How Big is Your Bed?
If you’re looking for full coverage of your entire sleeping and sex surface, make sure you figure out what size your bed is first. There are some waterproof blankets that come in all standard bed sizes, so if you want a totally waterproof surface to roll around on, one of those would be a great choice.
2. Do You Need Something Waterproof?
This question gets a little personal, but it’s a good thing to keep in mind. If your sex tends to be very fluid-involved, if you know what I mean, then you’re going to want something waterproof. If not, and you just want something cozy to lay down and set the mood — you can go for a blanket made of softer material.
3. Are You Allergic to Any Fabrics?
This is a crucial one, as you’re going to become intimate with this blanket pretty quickly. Many of the blankets in our round-up are made of standard fabric like nylon, fleece, etc — so if you’ve got any allergies to those I’d recommend choosing an alternative.
1. Blue Zoca 100% Waterproof Blanket
If you’ve gotta go the waterproof route, this is the sex blanket I recommend the most. It’s 100% waterproof and is actually made for people who share their bed with their dogs, so it can probably handle whatever you’re got going on. It has two plush layers of fleece as well as a waterproof core so liquids don’t seep through and get on sheets and comforters. It’s not fully sized for queen or king beds, at 80″ x 65″ total, but will give you plenty of coverage without the bulk of a king-sized blanket. It comes in black and grey colors, but I recommend black for hiding any liquids and stains between washes.
2. Liberator Fascinator Throw Blanket
Liberator is a popular sex furniture company and they’ve made a blanket specifically designed for sex, which is why it nearly tops the list. It’s a plush throw blanket that’s lined to soak up any liquids and fluids. It has a silky and satin side as well as a microfiber side, so you can pick whether you want sleek or cozy vibes. It has an inner moisture barrier so fluids won’t seep through to your mattress, and it’s discreet so it won’t totally stick out on your current bed or in hotel rooms.
3. LovingBlanket 100% Leak Proof Blanket
This blanket is BIG — with plenty of coverage to fully protect a queen-size mattress. If you want super comprehensive coverage against sex stains, this triple-layer blanket with leak proof protection is a great choice. It’s a completely leak proof blanket that hasn’t just used a spray on solution or nylon backing for liquid protection. It’s reversible and comes with two different color options, it’s also waterproof on both sides. The queen size is big enough to completely cover a queen bed as well as a king bed, but less will be hanging off the sides.
4. Throws of Passion Waterproof Blanket
This waterproof blanket from Throws of Passion is 100% waterproof and leakproof, and consists of a noiseless waterproof barrier inside nestled between two layers of fleece. It’s the perfect balance of comfortable and hygienic, as it’ll keep liquids off your mattress without sounding like or feeling like a standard waterproof barrier. It’s fully reversible and waterproof on both sides, and it’s stain-resistant and machine-washable so you’ve got plenty of cleaning options. You can also safely put it in the dryer so it stays soft and comfortable after cleaning.
5. Avana Waterproof Throw Blanket
BEST FOR TRAVEL
This waterproof throw blanket comes in a travel size, making it easy to pack in your suitcase for sexual exploits abroad. It’s 100% waterproof and can be used indoors or outdoors, if you’re trying some freaky nature sex and need a barrier between you and the forest floor. It’s reversible, and absorbent as well as moisture-proof on both sides. It’s machine-washable and can be put in the dryer on low so cleaning for it is easy. It also comes in a bunch of different colors and larger sizes, but the travel size is definitely the most convenient.
6. Liberator Liquid Velvet Sheet & Pillow Covers
Alright, now that you’ve hopefully got a blanket picked out it’s time to choose a set of sheets and pillow covers to go with it. These are from the Liberator, the company that makes the Runner Up blanket above, and they’re as elegant as they are useful. The sex comes with a fitted sheet and pillow covers, all of which are made with a 100% polyester liquid-velvet. The fabric is safe to use with both water and silicone-based lubricants as well as massage lotions. The pillowcases have concealed zippers for comfort, and the set is available for queen and king size beds.