How many calories do you burn having Sex?

Calories Burned Calculator
Calories Burned Calculator

Sex burns an average of 103 calories per hour for someone who weighs 180 pounds. Calorie burn also depends on the type and intensity of your activity, as well as your body weight.

Use our Calorie Calculator below to determine how many calories you burn with Sex or other activities.

Calories burned with Daily Activities (weight: 180 lbs)

MET 15 mins. 30 mins. 45 mins. 60 mins.
Climbing Stairs 7.7 165 330 495 660
Gardening 3.6 77 154 231 309
Housecleaning 2.8 60 120 180 240
Kissing 2.6 56 111 167 223
Lying in bed 0.8 17 34 51 69
Sex 1.2 26 51 77 103
Sitting 0.9 19 39 58 77
Sleeping 0.7 15 30 45 60
Standing 1 21 43 64 86

How do we calculate how many calories Sex burns?

For the calorie burn calculation, the MET value (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) of Sex is used.

Sex has a MET of 1.2.

We multiply the MET value with your bodyweight in KGs. The result is multiplied by 0.0175 and the duration of the activity you performed in minutes.

For example:

  • Your body weighs: 180 lbs
  • Durition: 60 minutes
  • MET value of Sex: 1.2

Here’s how to calculate the calories burned during 60 minutes of Sex:
(180 / 2.20462) * 1.2 * 0.0175 * 60 minutes = 103

What is MET?

MET stands for metabolic equivalent of task, we use MET value to estimate energy expenditure. The MET value is the ratio between the working metabolic rate and resting metabolic rate, which refers to the amount of energy being expended relative to the amount of time spent doing Sex.


* There is no way for METs to accurately estimate the energy cost of physical activity in individuals when taking into account differences in weight, adiposity, age, gender, and intensity of movement, as well as environmental conditions. The result is that energy expenditures will vary from individual to individual even when the same activity is performed.

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