Calories Burned During Sex

Compare the calories burned during sex to a variety of other activities at the calories burned chart.

Hopefully, you are not thinking about the number of calories burned during sex while you are having sex. Most people enjoy having sex for the sex, and not for the calories burned during sex. But of course, if you need some motivation to have sex, then thinking about the calories you could be burning is one option.

And you would be surprised just how many calories are burned from sex. Sex is, after all, a fairly rigorous activity that is comparable to a lot of other activities for the number of calories burned.

This is assuming, of course, that your love making sessions last for an appreciable amount of time. Or that you are able to find the time to have sex several times during the time, to rack up the amount of time you spend having sex, and losing weight from the calories lost as a result.

Calories Burned – Sex

The exact number of calories burned during sex will vary depending on a lot of factors that probably don’t need to be mentioned, but one fairly innocent factor is your weight.

All data is from the Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise journal, the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.

  • If you weigh roughly 130 pounds: 295 calories burned during sex per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 155 pounds: 352 calories burned per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 180 pounds: 409 calories burned per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 205 pounds: 465 calories burned per hour

So you can see that if you manage to last for an entire hour, the amount of sex calories burned can really add up.

Of course, if you are really desperate to up the amount of calories burned during sex, you could always have sex several times, spaced out throughout the day, so that it adds up to an hour, or even more. Of course the last thing you want to do is burn yourself out on sex, so perhaps moderation is a good idea.

To see even more calorie burning activities check out the calories burned chart.