How many calories can I burn?
You can burn up to 300 calories per hour by having sex–an exercise that activates all of the body’s muscle groups. While sex is not recommended as a replacement for regular exercise, health experts report that an active sex life is good for your emotional and physical health. The amount of calories you burn naturally depends on the style and intensity of your sexual routine. Thirty minutes of foreplay burns about 50 calories (less than if you were ironing shirts). But full-on intercourse can burn 5 calories per minute or more. Let’s look at a great example, thirty minutes of sex burns 85 calories or more. It may not sound like much, but it adds up: 42 half-hour sessions will burn 3,570 calories, more than enough to lose a pound. Doubling up, you could drop that pound in 21 hour-long sessions. It takes work, from both a physical and psychological perspective