The bedmates in the study, who were 23 years old on average, may also have been having more vigorous sex than the typical person. Based on the body weight of a pound women, here are seven different ways you can burn calories during sex, along with tips from experts on how to ramp things up to burn even more calories. The study published in PLOS ONE found that on average, women burned about 69 calories for a minute session, while men burned around calories. Push-ups burn calories in 30 minutes. Read More If you really want to know how much your personal sex 'regime' is burning off, scientists have created an online tool to measure the amount you shed when you get hot between the sheets. We hate to disappoint you, but having sex doesn't actually burn that many calories. But there are ways to burn more energy while doing this simple position - and also improve your core strength. Men should use your arms to hold yourself up as if you are doing a plank at the gym but hopefully this will be more fun and you should thrust with your pelvic muscles rather than your lower back. If you want to increase the benefit of your next round of sex, how can you up the amount burned? If they were standing during sex with her in front, she would burn 30 calories and he would burn 51 in 10 minutes. This time, scientists used research published in JAMA Internal Medicine , which found that the average bout of sex lasted only six minutes. A team from the University of Montreal compared the calorie expenditure of running to that of sex and found that—no surprise—running far outpaced the latter. To tone muscles while in this position, Ciardiello recommends the woman engages her glutes throughout. According to a post by Alyssa Dweck, M. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below. I also recommend getting a massage table — it's better on your body, and standing to give a massage burns more calories. Healthy heart.