Counting Calories? Let’s Talk About Sex

Counting calories this weekend? Don’t forget to subtract your time between the sheets!

Undressing: About 10 calories. The mere act of undressing can burn up to 10 calories. Even more interesting? Researchers believe that a man can burn up to 80 calories by trying to remove a woman’s bra with his teeth.

Kissing: 68 calories per hour. Remember when you’d spend a half hour kissing before coming up for air? “Vigorous kissing” can burn up to 90 calories per hour, says sexologist Jaiya Kinzbach.

Massaging: 80+ calories per hour. Giving a good massage can increase your heart rate and kick your body into calorie-burning mode.

Using Your Hands: 100 calories per hour. You can burn an additional 50 calories per half-hour by taking things up a notch and getting your body into it.

Giving Oral Sex: 100 calories per half-hour. Giving oral sex or running on an elliptical machine? Take your pick. Hint: you can burn an extra 100 calories per half hour by doing pushups.

Having Sex: 144+ calories per half-hour. Ordering dessert with your sweetie? Burn it off together by making it hot and making it last.

Thank you, Woman’s Day Magazine, for providing these tips. Have a good weekend, ladies!

~E

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