According to the compendium of METS (metabolic equivalents - used to classify the energy burden of different activities), where 1.0 is resting, 'vigorous effort' sex has a score of 1.5. Which is comparable to typing, knitting or having your nails done. And only slightly more energentic than standing in a queue (1.2) or attending a church service (also 1.2 METs).
This makes me wonder about the experiences of the researchers...
Just in case you want to check out the METs for sitting on a toilet (1.0) or scuba diving as a frogman (12.0)
What book are you reading now? (1.0)
I have heard that before. Perhaps it's from a time when ladies were told to lie back and think of England.
If they'd researched in the 80's it would've been about 10 with all that chandalier business.
If you reclassified it as 'multiple household tasks all at once, vigorous effort', you'd get 4.0; it's 5.0 for hoeing, 4.5 for furriery, 4.0 for tapping and drilling; all in your definition, I guess...
Is that the first use of an xkcd strip on this forum?!!
Christ it could be in which case...
how old is that assessment....................in the list of home activities...........they have butchering animals............how many people butcher anilmals in their homes
My parents do
If chickens count, I do. And it takes much less energy than sex! (as I recall)
ed. replying to post about slaughter ( what happened to the quote?)
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