Don’t think you can eat the fatty Super Bowl food because you had afternoon delight today. A new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham says the average sex act burns only about 21 calories.
The study, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, contradicts many long-standing claims that sexual activity is a vigorous, fat-burning workout. Funded in part by the National Institutes of Health, the study results found that “false and scientifically unsupported beliefs about obesity are pervasive in both scientific literature and the popular press.”
Most online claims about the calorie burning potential of sexual activity are based on one-hour increments, whereas this study worked off an average time span of six minutes per sexual encounter. So that means if you struggle from Premature Ejaculation it may be even less. 🙁 And if it takes women a good 10 to 15 minutes of direct clitoral stimulation to climax then you can understand why some women are frustrated. Six minutes of glory. You could have two boff during a quarter of play in today’s game and still have time left over.
The truth is that most intercourse lasts on average between 6 to 7 minutes. Foreplay should be another 10 to 12 on top of that. 21 calories for the partner doing the work. That’s the same as a casual walk.
Past claims had sex burning 100 to 300 calories
So with the Super Bowl food intake only third behind Christmas and Thanksgiving as mammoth calorie overloads, don’t convince yourself that you can burn it all up by climbing under the sheets.