Scientists reveal how many calories you burn in your favourite sex position

Scientists reveal how many calories you burn in your favourite sex position

In the famous words of Salt-N-Pepa, let's talk about sex. As a society, we are obsessed with gettin' jiggy with it. Everywhere you look, we are constantly being sold and exposed to sexual imagery in advertisements, on social media and in TV programmes. Sex sells, there's no debating that, but it also has other benefits that don't relate to drawing in revenue.

It is currently that time of the year where we all obsessed with our weight. The festive season is now a distant memory and the streets are currently adorned with the remaining bits of pine that have fallen off our dead Christmas trees. While the bright lights of Christmas seem like a world away from the gloomy skies of January, there is one thing that still remains from the festive period: the weight gain.

It's only natural that given the amount of food we consume over Christmas, we put on a few pounds. However, it is sadly much easier to gain weight than it is to lose it,  as many people are currently finding out. But I'm here to deliver some good news to you. If you're looking to shed a few pounds this year, look no further than the bedroom. That's right, put down the weights, get off that treadmill and start having sex.

It turns out that sex is a fabulous fat burner, and here are six sex acts that you should start doing in order to help you achieve your #BodyGoals.

Making out

We all love a good snog, don't we? If you don't, you should really get into it. Making out with someone for half an hour burns an astonishing 230 calories, making it a highly productive use of time and energy.


Let's get to some foreplay, shall we? Bashing someone off for an hour will burn through 100 calories. However, the key bit of information here is that you would have to do it for one hour. Not only would that hurt your arm, but I also imagine that it would also cause severe friction burn.

Oral Sex

 Oral sex not only feels great, but it's also a great way of burning those calories. 30 minutes of oral will burn 60 calories, the equivalent of a Babybel cheese.


Missionary is a classic for a reason and it turns out that it can also have major health benefits. One quick missionary sesh can burn up to 60 calories. However, for the more *vigorous* in the sack, this number can be doubled by being emphatic with your bonking.


This one applies to the top dog of the relationship, as the bottom is literally doing nothing. It turns out that this universally popular position is a great core workout, with a doggy sesh clocking in at 110 calories.


This one requires a hell of a lot of work from the person on top, with it being a great core, legs and butt workout. However, if you're a fan of cowgirl, you could be burning 110 calories for every half hour you spend enjoying yourself - a fair compromise, right?

So there you have it, not only is sex great in general, it's also great in an exercise sense. If I were you, I'd cancel that gym membership and start getting frisky in the bedroom. Besides, it means you don't have to leave the house - and who wants to do that on a miserable January evening? Exactly.