I know you weren’t looking but here it is, a much more pleasant workout. A study to determine energy expenditure in kilocalories (kcal) during sexual activity in young healthy couples concluded that energy expenditure during sexual activity appeared to be approximately 85 kCal or 3.6 kCal/min performed at a moderate intensity (5.8 METS). These results suggest that sexual activity may potentially be considered, at times, as a significant exercise.
The following calorie burn approximations are based on The Daily Mail report of experts at 24/7 fitness on the number of calories burned by different sexual positions during 30 minutes of sex.
Let’s get freaky;
In this position, the giving partner penetrates the receiving partner while standing face to face. The receiving partner can lift their legs and have their partner hold them up at either their waist or, against their chest and shoulder. The standing position burns the most calories, with 198 calories for the man or giving partner and 145 for the woman or receiving partner.
If you’re a fan of rear-entry penetration, here is one for you. In this position, the giving partner holds the receiving partner’s legs who most of the time is on the floor, using their hands to balance in a plank-like position. Because it’s a more challenging position that requires a lot of muscle activation as well as core strength for both partners, you can burn 167 calories (man or giving partner) and 149 calories (woman or receiving partner).
It’s one of the most intimate position involving eye gazing and chest play. In this position, partners sit face to face wrapping their legs and arms around each other for penetration. You can’t get more entangled than this. For this position, 148 calories can be burned for the man or giving partner and 139 calories for the woman or receiving partner.
In the mood for a deep penetration, this is it. In this position, the receiving partner lies back and raises their legs way up, giving room for the giving partner to penetrate them. If you cannot keep your legs up in the air but would like to continue with this position, rest your legs on the giving partner’s shoulders to get comfortable. For this position, 153 calories can be burned for the man or giving partner and 111 calories for the woman or receiving partner.
Just in case you didn’t already know, doggy is a type of rear entry penetration where the receiving partner faces away on all fours or ‘ass up, face down’ position to get a good deep thrusting from the giving partner. This is great for the stimulation of the G-spot or P-spot. If it’s too deep for the receiving partner, they can take control by thrusting backwards onto the giving partner. Doggy style can burn 149 calories for men or giving partners and 111 calories for women or receiving partners.
Missionary and ‘Missionary hips dips’.
Do I really need to spell this classic out for yuh , huh? Well if I have to, the receiving partner lies on their back while the giving partner lies on top of them for a slow or fast ‘stroke’. You burn 148 calories on top and 52 calories otherwise.
According to 24/7, women (or receiving partners) can potentially double the number of calories burned by adding a simple twist to the vanilla-style missionary. They can do the ‘Missionary hip dips’ — tilting your hips up and forward. This engages your core and strengthens your abs, which in turn can burn a lot more calories (102 calories) compared to the classic version (52 calories). Giving partner burns 148 calories and 102 calories for the receiving partner.
In this position, the receiving partner squats steadily on the giving partner who lies on their back. It’s deep and hits all the right spots. The receiving partner mostly takes charge to control the rate of penetration. Here the receiving partner burns 188 calories and the giving partner burns 50 calories.
Cowgirl and Reverse cowgirl.
For the cowgirl position, the receiving partner sits up and grinds their body on the giving partner (who lie on their back) for penetration. The partners face each other. Reverse cow girl is the same but this time the receiving partner faces backwards. In both positions, the receiving partner burns 137 calories and the giving partner burns 50 calories.
Cuddling just got hot! Literally, you just cuddle for a rear entry penetration. In this relaxed position, you burn 30 calories if you are in charge and 26 calories otherwise.
The take away is, whoever is on top is doing the most obviously, therefore, they are likely to expend more energy and burn more calories. So, to burn a few more calories under the sheets, take charge or turns with your partner. If can’t be on top, participate under, Move your hips okey!