High mobility

6 Calorie-Burning Sex Positions That Count as Exercise

by Kinkly
Published: AUGUST 26, 2015 | Updated: JANUARY 22, 2024
Sex is a form of exercise - and it might just be the most fun you'll ever have burning calories.

Disclaimer: Great sex comes from great connections and I am a proponent of great sex. I can teach you all the positions in the world, but if you don’t have a great connection, the sex won’t be that great. You've been forewarned.


We’re all busy people living hectic lives. Who has time to hit the exercise balls and fondle actual balls? Probably not you. So, what’s being tossed aside? The human balls, most likely. Don’t worry; you’re not the only one. There are millions of us juggling priorities and luckily some of us have figured out how to get it all done. So, take this knowledge and run with it!

Men burn an average of 100 calories in the average sex session while women burn 69 (yes, 69) calories. To calculate how many calories you burn the next time you have sex, multiply the time in minutes by 4.2 (for men) or 3.1 (for women). Not a bad way to accomplish two goals in one sitting/standing/rolling/moaning session.

Here are six super-sexy positions that are way more fun than hitting the gym.


Looking for more sex position ideas? Check out our Sex Positions Playlist.

Plank Pose on Top

Plank pose on top is a wonderful way to enliven the traditional missionary position. Have him hold a plank and wrap your legs around him so that he has to bear your weight as well. Allow him to enter you with just the tip and then have him pull out. Count to 30 in this position. You can switch by having him on the bottom and you in plank. You will lower down to have him enter you while you remain in the plank position. Or flip over and make it doggie style, as shown below.

Bridge Pose

Place your hands behind you and your legs parallel, stretched out in front of you and rise up on your palms with your legs extended. Your butt should come off the floor. Keep your head in line with your body. Resist the urge to allow your head to drop back. Hold the bridge for 30 seconds. Have him straddle you and penetrate. You can also perform oral on him while in bridge pose.

diagram of the bridge sex position the receiving partner makes an upward-facing bridge position, holding themselves up with her arms and legs. The giver kneels between their partner's legs uses their hand to help support their partner's hips.

Shoulder Stand

Another great calorie burner is the shoulder stand. This works best on a soft, supported surface. At the very least, place a blanket on the floor. Have your partner grab your ankles and pull your legs up over your head. Help him by thrusting your hips and legs upward while using the support of your arms to ground you down with your arms pressing against the floor. Separate your legs slightly to allow him to enter you.

Standing Missionary

Standing missionary is one of the more difficult positions because usually the woman is lifted by the man. You can cheat it by having your back up against a wall when he lifts you. Wrap your legs around his pelvis and press your back into the wall. Use your core strength to keep you upright. Wrap your arms around him to help support your weight. You can also wrap one leg around him and stand on the other and do the deed. Regardless of the position, you have to have stamina to play while standing.

The Plow

To get into the plow position, start off by lying on your stomach on the bed with your hips touching the edge. Then, support yourself by resting on your elbows. Your guy then stands between your legs and stands in between your thighs. This position is great for really deep penetration.


Happy Baby

You might have learned about happy baby during your last yoga class. It also doubles a calorie crushing sex position. Lie on your back with your knees drawn in towards your chest. Grab your feet with your hands. Make sure your arms are in front of your shins, and you are holding on to the outside edges of your feet. Draw your shoulders on to your back, stretch your arms, and flex your feet as you pull down on your feet. Draw your knees wide and toward your armpits and try to align the ankles with the knees. Lengthen your lower back down to the ground and try to touch the tip of your tailbone to the floor. Stay here for one minute at least and allow him to enter you. Release and draw your knees in to your chest.

Happy Baby Position. The receiving partner is lying down on their back with their knees pulled up towards their face. The wrists grip the ankles to help keep the ankles in the air. The penetrating partner climbs on top to penetrate.

This isn't an all-inclusive list of sexual fitness positions, but it is a great step to get your sexy fitness time on! What's your favorite? Comment below!


Latest Sex Positions