Health

How many calories does sex burn?


In 25 minutes of sex, men burn about 100 calories and women lose 70 calories of energy.

Doctor Ha Ngoc Manh, deputy director of the Vietnam – Belgium Hospital of Andrology and Infertility, said that the process of having sex consumes energy through sweating and physical activities, equivalent to the collective. mild to moderate sex. Many studies suggest that sex is considered a good way to burn energy for men. Men who weigh more than women should burn more calories doing the same exercise. Moreover, men are often active during sex, so they expend more energy.

On average, each sex session lasts 25 minutes, including foreplay. If foreplay is omitted, the actual process averages only 6 minutes.

According to the doctor, for men, the amount of calories burned in 25 minutes during sex is about 100 calories, or about 4 calories per minute. Women burn an average of 70 calories during sex, which is about 2.5-3 calories per minute. If jogging for 30 minutes, men burn about 270-280 calories and women burn 210-220 calories. Thus, jogging burns twice as many calories as sex.

The process of calorie consumption also depends on age and duration of sex. The age of 20-40 is the time when people have the strongest sex, the easiest to orgasm. As we age, sex is no longer able to affect heart rate or lower energy levels. So the number of calories burned varies from period to period. In addition, the level of energy consumption also depends a lot on the partner.

Doctors recommend that if you want to burn a lot of calories, you can prolong sex or change positions, but you should choose a comfortable position, do not try to force yourself. In addition, when reaching the peak, most of the body’s organs increase activity leading to more calories burned.

In fact, a healthy sex life has many benefits for physical and mental health, including stress reduction. Endorphins are a neurotransmitter in the brain. In addition to its pain-relieving effects, it also creates positive emotions, improves mood, reduces stress, and prevents high blood pressure. During orgasm, a hormone called Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is produced that improves immunity, repairs tissues and keeps skin healthy. The stimulation process also affects the blood under the skin, helping to make the skin brighter, younger, and mood better.

In addition, some other benefits to sex include improved sleep, good heart health, enhanced immunity, stronger pelvic floor muscles, reduced menstrual pain in women, reduced risk of diabetes. prostate cancer in men.

Thuy Quynh

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