How many calories does sex burn? 0 41

SEX is often described as a great workout, but could it actually help you lose weight?

Doing the deed does indeed burn calories, though it might not be the quality cardio you think it is.

GettyThe sex position you’re using, how long it lasts and how active you are will have a pronounced effect on how many calories you’re burning off[/caption]

How many calories does sex burn?

The amount of calories you burn during sex obviously depends on a few factors.

The sex position you choose, how long it lasts and how active you are will have a pronounced effect on how many you’re burning off.

A 2013 study scientists at the University of Montreal found that men burn considerably more calories than women during sex.

Their results – published in journal PLOS ONE – found that, on average, men burn 100 calories on average, while for women it’s 69.

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It was estimated that men burn around 4.2 calories during a bonking session, with 3.1 for women.

This may be because men may be more physically active during sex, but it’s mainly because men weigh more, and so their energy expenditure is higher, even for the same amount of exercise.

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What are the best sex positions to burn calories?

Different positions can yield different results in terms of calorie burning.

But which positions burn the most?

Online retailer GolfSupport.com aimed to find out just that, and gave Fitbits to 112 heterosexual couples and told them to wear it while having sex.

This is how much each position could see you burn through.

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The Squat

Women burn the most during The Squat –  188, this can be upped to 224 by going faster.

Doing a reverse squad will see you drop 137 calories, with the man found to drop 48 calories.

The Butter Churner

The Butter Churner is a pretty gymnastic position, but for those that can manage it, women lose around 179 in half an hour, while men will blaze through around 211.

The Kneeling Wheelbarrow

The Kneeling Wheelbarrow is a great way to shed loads of calories.

Women can expend 149 calories in this position, while men will lose around 167.

Standing Position

The Standing position is another big energy burner and is the second most intense position for blokes.

Men can burn around 198 calories, while women will lose around 145.

Cowgirl & Reverse Cowgirl

Cowgirl and reverse cowgirl both burn quite a lot of calories for women – around 139 and 137 respectively.

Men exert less effort in these positions and only lose 48 calories.

Lotus

The Lotus doesn’t require a high level of flexibility and will also help you lose a fair few calories – 148 for men, and 139 for women.

69

The 69 requires quite an expenditure of effort from both partners, but significantly more for women in the study who lost around 111, to the men’s 78.

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The exception to this might be getting soreness on your genitals from frequent sex.

If this occurs it might be a good idea to give your erotic equipment a much-needed rest.

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My bitter ex told lies to my friends about my ‘small manhood’ after I dumped her 0 47

DEAR DEIDRE: MY ex is so bitter about being dumped that she is spreading nasty rumours around our friendship group – saying I’m rubbish in bed and have a small todger.

She never complained when we were together, but last week she told the girls in our group that being with me was “like kissing a soggy lettuce leaf” and that she “literally didn’t feel a thing when we were having sex” because I’m so small.

My ex is so bitter about being dumped that she is spreading nasty rumours around our friendship group – saying I’m rubbish in bed and have a small todger

I’m 25 and she’s 24. I think part of it is jealousy.

She knows a couple of the other girls fancy me and I think she’s trying to sabotage any chance I have with them.

Not that I’m even planning anything.

She’s so insecure and has a vicious tongue on her.

I’m tempted to let each of her so-called friends know what she really says about them in private.

Even her best friend gets a nasty critique every time she posts anything on Instagram.

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Her top is either too short, or her hair looks like wire, or her laugh is fake . . . it goes on and on.

I don’t regret splitting up with her but this last trick has really infuriated me.

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You could maybe reply with: “Let’s just say she never complained when we were together and nor have any of my other exes.”

Your friends will soon see her behaviour for what it is – jealous insecurity.

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DEAR DEIDRE: MY partner said he was on a work trip two months ago, but he had actually got married and been on honeymoon.

Our relationship had become a bit predictable, but we still had regular sex and nice days out with our two young sons.

My partner lied about his work trip – he was really on his HONEYMOON

I’m 32 and he’s 37. Our sons are four and two.

When he returned from his “work trip” he blamed me for his cheating, saying I had let myself go and didn’t pay him enough attention.

He then told me he’d “traded up” for a better model. It didn’t stop there.

He said that his wife, who is 27, is absolutely stunning and makes him feel special.

Apparently this woman was a barmaid he’d met on a golf trip and they had been seeing each other for six months.

He told me all this, then marched upstairs and packed his games console and his clothes and drove off out of my life.

The thing is, we always talked about getting married but when we had kids there always seemed something better to spend our money on.

Mutual friends have told me he has moved into a new-build home on the other side of our small town and his wife has plenty of family money.

My sons are really missing him and I don’t even know how I feel.

Sometimes when he comes to visit the boys I beg him to come home.

But other times I’m so angry with him, I refuse to let him in.

Now he is accusing me of stopping him from seeing his children.

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Surely he can’t just show up when he likes?

I’m a mess and need to start getting a grip for the kids’ sake.

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DEIDRE SAYS: I’m so sorry your partner ended your relationship in such a cruel way.

This man sounds selfish and immature, and quite frankly the way he has treated you is emotionally abusive.

It won’t feel like it now, but you really are better off without him.

He is behaving like he still lives in your home, by just turning up unannounced.

Tell him firmly that you would encourage a good relationship between him and your sons but he can only collect them with prior arrangement.

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