Thursday, January 31st, 2013

No Point In Having Sex

'I wonder what's on for the next 50 years?'"In fact, having sex burns calories at about the same rate as walking at a pace of 2.5 mph. 'Given that the average bout of sexual activity lasts about 6 minutes,' the authors write, a man in his early to mid-30s might burn 21 calories. But wait, it gets worse: Considering that this man could burn 7 calories just watching TV, the true benefit of having sex is only 14 additional calories burned."
Many common beliefs about dieting and exercise, such as the one about how sexual intercourse burns 300 calories, are not at all true. So go ahead and take the night off.

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davidwatts (#72)

Just don't tell me self-fulfillment isn't wildly profitable. WHY DO I DO ANYTHING?

CraisinHell_a (#238,657)

Next you're gonna tell us cakewalks *don't* add calories when we participate in THAT overrated activity!

Anarcissie (#3,748)

Six minutes?

hershmire (#233,671)

Finally something to gloat about to my friends who are in healthy, long-term relationships. #foreveralone

BadUncle (#153)

In sex, as in everything else, no pain – no gain. You just need discipline to get whipped into shape.

These numbers are misleading, since the average man watches TV while having sex.

scrooge (#2,697)

@La Cieca in a turban That's how he gets to last a whole six minutes? Note to self…

Already way ahead of you.

smartastic (#2,437)

I know it's been said. But. Six minutes?

whizz_dumb (#10,650)

@smartastic Next time you have intercourse, time it with a stopwatch. Report back. 25 min of worrying-about-lasting-longer sex is probably worse than 6 min of good uninhibited sex.

deepomega (#1,720)

To be fair, a lot of men fuck like they're taking a nap.

scrooge (#2,697)

@deepomega [Citation needed]

Honest Engine (#1,661)

You're doing it wrong.

PoignancySelz (#238,693)

Unless, of course, you're an orgasm addict.

whizz_dumb (#10,650)

@PoignancySelz If that wasn't a link to the Buzzcocks song I'd be very disappointed.

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