On average, 30 minutes of sexual activities burn anywhere from 80-200 calories and depending on the position and enthusiasm, you can burn even more! From the Ancient Kama Sutra and other more modern techniques offered, there are countless sex positions each with their own creative variations. From missionary to doggie style to the more complicated 69 or reverse cowgirl, each of these sex positions can be fun, challenging and all of them feel great during sex, but which one of them burns the most calories?
Top 5 Sex Positions That Burn The Most Calories
#5 The Missionary Position: This position is as traditional as it gets. Everyone does it, everyone’s tried it. It is preferred by some and probably bores others, but this position is one of the easiest positions to do and allows for easy insertion and depth. This position burns 32 calories for men and 16 calories for women ( based upon 30 minutes to an hour session depending). On average, each person will burn 20 calories.
To Do This Position: The female partner lays down on her back, legs straight and relaxed while the male partner hovers directly over facing her. There are numerous variations to this position so have fun, get comfortable, be creative and do what you wish!
#4 Doggie/Canine Style Position AKA From the Rear : We like to call this the Primal Position! (It’ll catch on!) This position is a reader favorite! A fun and exciting position to get in touch with your primal instincts, this position burns 35 calories in men and 15 calories in women. See how long you can last to up your calorie AND pleasure count!
To Do This Position: The female partner gets down on hands & knees while the male partner gets on his knees and mounts directly behind for easy deep insertion and fun fitness for both parties! Girls, I recommend you arch your back for added pleasure and varying positions. Your man will find it sexy and your butt will look fabulous! For men, if your gal is into it, hair pulling is a plus! Use a pillow(s) or fluffy down comforter to prevent rug burn. There are many variants of this position so do what’s comfortable, get creative and use those yoga flexibility skills you learned in class! We don’t do Downward Dog or Frog Pose for nothing!
#3 A Woman On Top Position: Since I absolutely love to take control in bed, this is MY favorite sex position! Men love a woman of authority so take charge! Can you believe this position burns a whopping 75 calories for women? Although this position only burns 23 calories for men, I’m sure he won’t mind! Have fun in this position and don’t be afraid to let your wild side loose! Rawr!
To Do This Position: One partner lays on his back and keeps his legs straight and relaxed (or bent if you prefer) while the other partner saddles. There are many variations to this position; Reverse Cowgirl is a reader favorite!
#2 The Wheelbarrow Position: This position is not for the faint at heart! More challenging than your average missionary, I recommend this position for highly active couples or couples who are looking for something outside the box. Although this isn’t the easiest position, it burns 59 calories for men and 78 for women, making it worth your efforts. Use pillows for padding as needed!
To Do This Position: The female partner gets down on hands and knees while the male partner comes behind her standing up and lifts her legs off the ground, mounting her over his waistline for easy penetration and unique stimulation. Again, there are many variations to this position so choose the one that best suits you and your partner.
#1 The Sex Position Winner In Calorie Burning Abilities: Stand And Deliver Sex Position
This sex position burns the most calories by far, especially if the female partner is taller than her male counterpart. 90 Calories on average are burned for both parties in this position so be prepared for things to get intense!
To Do This Position: Stand facing one another, using the wall for support if needed. The male partner may need to kneel slightly during insertion for this to work smoothly. Good variations for this position are having your man pick you up as you wrap your legs around his waist, lifting one leg up over his shoulder or lifting one knee up into his chest or shoulder area for deeper penetration. Adjust accordingly depending on your comfort level.
Just For Fun Sex Position of the Day:
Spread Eagle Sex Position
To do this sex position, the female partner stands with legs spread apart, elevated on short sofa or large chair (make sure it’s a flat and stable surface for safety reasons), leaning against a wall for support (if needed) while the male partner holds onto her thighs and thrusts in a standing position. I don’t know how many calories this burns, but it’s at least as much as the Stand & Deliver Sex Position and just as fun!
Other Fun Ways To Burn More Calories During Sex
- In an Airplane Lavatory or other REALLY cramped space +100 Calories Burned
- Back of Your Car +38 Calories Burned
- On a Chair/Stool +20 Calories Burned
- Hammock +155 Calories Burned
- Hospital Bed +98 Calories Burned
- Floor +11 Calories Burned
- Couch +17 Calories Burned
- Moaning +6 Calories Burned
- Screaming +18 Calories Burned
- Begging +22 Calories Burned
- Added Forplay/Oral Action +40 Calories Burned
Did You Know?
- 1 Hour of Vigorous Forplay Burns 1 Large Slice of Chocolate Cake
- 30 Minutes of Nonstop Lovemaking Burns Off 2 Slices of Pizza
- 1 Hour Intense Makeout Session Burns 1 Cheeseburger & 15 French Fries
Studies show sex, aside from being highly pleasurable, fun, & exciting, also decreases stress levels, improves blood circulation, improves your cardiovascular health, mental health & overall well being. It also improves the condition of your skin, hair and nails. If you ask me, sexual fun is a win-win situation every single time. Just remember to use protection!
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