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Photo: Storm Is Me (Shutterstock) Can anything spice up a roll in the hay more than worrying about how many calories you’re burning while you do it? Impossible, right? So let’s take a look at the energy expenditure of various ways of having sex, as calculated by the world’s greatest scientific minds. And when I say scientific minds, I mostly mean people who work in marketing. This post was inspired by some “new research” that landed in my inbox from one of those companies that prescribes drugs by mail order to treat erectile dysfunction, genital herpes, and hair loss (among other conditions). They compared the calorie burn per minute in various sex positions, and are but the latest in a long line of marketing companies to do so. For example: The fine print on their calculator notes the data was derived from “previous articles” on the subject. Only one such article is linked; it’s from the noted reproductive health journal Marie Claire . Marie Claire , in turn, cites GolfSupport.com. The original article from esteemed journal GolfSupport.com seems to be unavailable, but I found articles citing that company’s CEO on the subject of calorie burn during sex. The CEO (name: Gary Lockwood) appears to actually/also be the CEO of a company called 24/7 Fitness, which reportedly studied the subject by having people wear FitBits during sex . (I am not confident that I have yet found the end of the trail, but this is as far as I got […]