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Sex can get messy. Whether you’re taking your new sex toy for a spin or DTD with your partner, we all know the hassle of having to replace your bedding or couch cushions once bodily secretions end up on them. But what if you didn’t have to worry about making a mess?
Sex blankets (aka liberator blankets, intimacy blankets, and squirt blankets) help to shield your bedding during intimate moments. They’re a smart bedding addition that will help to preserve all passion when DTD, all while keeping your sheets fresh and clean so you can avoid the ‘wet spot’. After all, nobody wants extra washing to do in the week. Big brands like Lovehoney, Splash Blanket, and Ann Summers all offer a variety of sensual blankets to choose from for both PIV sex, foreplay and/or solo pleasure in bed or on the sofa. A good sex blanket should be comfortable and soft, non-slip, easy to clean, offer large coverage and - most importantly - waterproof. The best squirt blankets might even be multipurpose, and suitable for incontinence or during your period.
I didn't realise until recently that you can buy sex towels/mats for the bed. They are washable... Maybe worth a look?
So, as with any product we recommend, off we went to our community of real parents who offer their unbiased and honest reviews of products over on our sex Talk board. Armed with their recommendations, we cross-referenced their reviews with others on the web across sites like Lovehoney to bring you this definitive guide to the best sex blankets out there. For even more excitement, check out our guides to the best sex toys for couples, best massage oils, best sex games, as well as the best cheap sex toys.
Best sex blankets 2024: at a glance
1. Best overall: Liberator Regular Fascinator Moisture-Proof Throw
2. Best budget: MIA 100% Waterproof Mattress Protector
3. Best multipurpose: Catalonia Classy Waterproof Blanket
4. Best non-slip: PassionMate 100% Waterproof Sensual Blanket
5. Best PVC: Lovehoney Slippery Vinyl Flat Double Bedsheet
In-built moisture barrier
Made from soft microfibre
Can be used everywhere
Discreet and won’t look out of place
Only available in one size
Made from polyester
Material: Polyester | Size: 72 x 54 inches | Special features: Specially lined with inner moisture barrier, throw blanket, discreet for travel
This versatile, discreet throw blanket has earned top spot as it has been specifically designed to protect your bedding or your sofa, all while helping you to create a plush environment for sex. The blanket itself has an inner moisture-barrier to soak up all bodily fluids and lube. It’s not so big that it can’t be packed when travelling or tossed over the sofa, and it won’t look out of place in your bedroom should your unsuspecting child wander in. Although, some reviews on Lovehoney say that they’d love an even bigger size for larger beds.
Although, with that said, where the Liberator Regular Fascinator Moisture-Proof Throw is short in size, it certainly makes up for in effectiveness, and is a worthy investment for those of you who want to make sure your bedding stays spotless after a session.
How we choose our recommendations
Before we start work on any product roundup on Mumsnet, we first consult our Talk boards. Filled with thousands of recommendations from real people and parents, we first arm ourselves with what they like to use (and avoid). For sex blankets, we of course consulted our dedicated sex board, making a list of the brands and products that are recommended.
We've considered if each sex blanket is waterproof and leak-proof. After all, the whole point of having a squirt blanket is to make sure no fluids end up where they shouldn't be ie your expensive bedding or couch.
Then, we considered comfort and materials used. And finally, each sex blanket in this list is easy to clean and store. Most are discreet, should an unsuspecting child find it, while a couple are not so much - but all can be easily stored, aren't too large and are even great for travel.
MIA 100% Waterproof Mattress Protector, £12
Affordable, budget option
Available in six sizes
Terry fabric for extra softness
Breathable and not noisy
Some reviews claim it rips when washed frequently
Not specifically for sex
Material: 60% polyester, 40% cotton, polyurethane backing | Sizes: Six available, including king and super king | Special features: Odour resistant, hypoallergenic, breathable, blocks all types of liquids with polyurethane layer on the back
For those of you who don’t want to spend a small fortune on protecting your bedding, choosing a simple waterproof mattress protector like this one from Amazon is a good choice and one of the best budget sex blankets available. This particular fitted sheet by MIA has a 4.4 star rating on Amazon, thousands of positive reviews, and plenty of reviewers claim how easy it is to clean, comfortable, soft, and water resistant.
We did see a few remarks about how the protector became ripped after washing - so if you go for this mattress protector cum sex blanket, do take extra care when washing it and remember to read the care label.
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Catalonia Classy Waterproof Blanket, £37
Leak proof protection
Soft, thick fleece and sherpa backing
Large in size
Only available in three colours
Not specifically for sex
Material: Polyester | Sizes: Two available | Special features: Leak-proof, machine washable, suitable for beds and sofas
Admittedly, this one isn’t really sexy - but it does have all the same attributes of a sex blanket, so we think it deserves the award of the best multipurpose sex blanket. Despite being made for pets and children to protect your bed and furniture from sneaky wees, for those of you who see a blanket for sex that’s leak proof, waterproof, soft and easy to clean without breaking the bank, then the Catalonia Classy Waterproof Blanket might be the one for you. At just £37 compared to Liberator Regular Fascinator Moisture-Proof Throw that’s £150, this one is definitely worth considering if you’re in need of a sex blanket without the faff.
PassionMate 100% Waterproof Sensual Blanket, £79
Tuck-in sides to avoid movement
Easy care and travel
Comfy and quiet
Extra wide waterproof area
Only available in two colours
The storage bag is flimsy
Material: Polyester | Sizes: 60 x 55” (use with a queen bed), 75 x 55” (use with a king bed) | Special features: Leak-proof, machine washable, breathable and noiseless, non-slip, fade-resistant
For those of you seeking the luxuriousness of the Liberator Regular Fascinator Moisture-Proof Throw but with the lower price tag of Catalonia Classy Waterproof Blanket, look no further than this 100% waterproof sensual blanket from PassionMate over on Amazon. Retailing at just short of 80 quid, this sex blanket is leakproof, noiseless, ultra-soft, washable and comes with a feature that no other sex blanket on our list offers: tuck-in sides for extra security to avoid movement while DTD.
We’re a tad annoyed it’s only available in two colours - burgundy and black. It would be nice to see a few more colours to choose from to make it a bit more discreet in the home and less Fifty Shades of Grey.
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Lovehoney Slippery Vinyl Flat Double Bedsheet, £25
Oversized for a secure fit
Not machine washable
Only available in one size
Only available in one colour
Material: PVC | Size: 200 x 230cm | Care instructions: Wipe clean, do not machine wash | Special features: 100% waterproof, purple colour, does not discolour
At a reasonable price of just 25, this PVC vinyl flat bed sheet is probably closer to what you had in mind when you think of a sex blanket. While great for those who love latex and PVC, it’s also superb for those of you who really don’t want a huge clean-up. Simply wipe this sheet, stash it away, and it’ll be good to go for next time. Although, we are a little disappointed that it’s not machine washable but that’s understandable given the material. It’s also one of the largest options in our sex blankets roundup at 200cm x 230cm, giving you plenty of space on or off the bed to get lubed up to the max and enjoy.
What are sex blankets and how do they work?
The best sex blankets are specially designed blankets that are waterproof and absorbent, providing a protective barrier against any fluids or messes during intimate activities. They work by preventing liquids from seeping through the blanket and staining furniture or bedding, making cleanup easier and more discreet.
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Do you need to use a sex blanket?
It’s not a requirement but it does come in very handy. Especially if you or your partner have a tendency to squirt or gush. Having a protective barrier between you and your sheets means you don’t have to worry about stains and can just relax and let yourself go. And who needs to be worrying about stains when they’re close to orgasm?
What should you look for in sex blankets?
A lot of sex blankets or waterproof blankets have an absorbent layer, which means stains and spills won’t pool in the centre and leave a wet patch. This is a massive benefit if you want to fall asleep right after your sex session. We think it’s also good to make sure it’s machine-washable, so you don’t have to spend your time hand washing anything. And, due to the thick nature of some of the blanket’s designs, being able to use the tumble dryer is an added bonus.
How the best sex blankets can protect your bedding
By using one of the best sex blankets on our list, you can enjoy intimate moments with your partner without worrying about potential stains, moisture damage, or the hassle of cleaning up afterward. The best sex blankets should provide a protective barrier that maintains the cleanliness and longevity of your bedding, while also contributing to a more comfortable and enjoyable experience.
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About the author
Rebecca Roberts is a writer, editor, and content marketing expert hailing from Leeds. Here at Mumsnet, she commissions, writes, and edits to bring parents content designed to make life easier. After birthing and breastfeeding two babies in two years, Rebecca knows first-hand how hard it can be to reignite intimacy. From condoms, to lubricants, to sex toys - she’s on a quest to find the best ones, with the help of Mumsnet user recommendations.
Beyond her role as an editor here at Mumsnet, Rebecca can be found balancing life as a working mum of two toddlers and when she’s not at her desk, you’ll likely find her at a local playgroup, in a nearby coffee shop, walking the dog, or hiding from her neighbour as she attempts to buy condoms during her weekly “Big Food Shop”.
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