5 Sex Positions That *Almost* Count As Exercise

Sex doesn't technically burn a ton of calories, but breaking a sweat doesn't hurt anyway!
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Okay, so maybe these targeted positions won't let you skip ab day forever, but you can still work some muscles and feel like you just exercised, especially if things get intense.

The Bridge to Paradise

The bridge pose, like a lot of yoga poses, already looks kind of sexy, so just go all in. Lie on your back, then bend your knees, keeping your feet about hip distance apart. With your shoulders on the ground and your arms flat, raise your hips so your body is making a straight line from your shoulders to your knees. Works your butt, abs, and thighs, and if you arm your partner with a vibrator, your soreness later will be entirely worth it.

The Mouth Organ

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If you looooove receiving oral, try some more sexy yoga, particularly the Cat/Cow pose. With your partner angled optimally between your legs atop a shit ton of pillows, arch your back like a cat with your head and hips down, then curve back up with your belly low, keeping your head and butt up. It flexes the spine and puts you in a more relaxed flow state, but mainly, it feels like you're having really delicious sex with their mouth.

The Lunge-Taker

Not only does getting on top in lunge position give you whatever benefits lunges already provide, but it's great for angling yourself to get whatever extra stimulation you need. Tilt your hips down toward your partner, grinding against their public bone for more clitoral friction. Lean back for deeper penetration and more focused stimulation on the upper wall of your V.

The Plankfurter

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If you're already in doggie, it wouldn't hurt to lower yourself to your elbows to hold your weight. Hold your body firmly à la plank, tightening your abs and keeping your gaze down between your arms.

The Hot Seat

Being on top is already the best position for getting a workout, but if you're feeling extra, go hands-free. Raise and lower yourself, hovering slightly above their body, but never full-on sitting on them, so you're running on 100 percent thigh power.

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.

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