Take your training to the bedroom with this online calculator

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Sex is perhaps the one exercise that never sees our motivation wane and when it comes to burning calories, this online calculator now lets you know how many calories are burned with your favorite position.

While few things kill the mood as quickly as checking your Fitbit during sex, we get it: sometimes you just want to know the stats behind your wild, euphoric romp between the sheets. From those endurance sessions to steamy kisses that leave you sweaty and out of breath, few can deny that sex is a form of exercise that’s as enjoyable as it is beneficial for mental and physical well-being, and for establishing better connections.

But if you’ve ever wondered how many calories you could have burned during sex, you’re not alone. In fact, it seems the request is so popular that there’s even now an online calculator to help people see how strenuous certain positions can be. British company From Mars has created the online tool to calculate which sex positions burn the most calories, building on previous research that surveyed 112 couples with Fitbits to do so.

Using an average of the number of calories burned by men and women in the same position, the calculator will multiply the number of minutes by the number of calories burned by that position, to let you know how much training you have had. Ah, science – gotta love it. The website currently lists 12 positions to choose from online. Coming in at number one with a staggering 211 calories for men and 106 for women every half hour is the “butter churn” position. This involves the woman “lying on her back with her legs raised above and behind her head, with the man entering from above,” the website says.

The standing position comes second, but the website notes that although more calories are burned in this position than most others, it comes at the expense of an orgasm for women, with most of the study detailing that ‘they couldn’t climax in that position. and only 17% were able to finish. Doggy style was rated as one of the best positions for female orgasm and also came in third place as a calorie torch, followed by standing wheelbarrow and lotus.

So when you’re pressed for time and can’t work out, why not just take things to the bedroom instead? We definitely suggest deleting your Fitbit during sex, but at least you can check your stats after sex. You can check the website to see how many calories you burned during sex, here.

jessica campbell

Jess is a storyteller committed to sharing the human stories that are at the heart of sport.

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