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Sex talk Ask Dr Angela: Will giving oral sex ruin my diet?

"I give my husband oral sex once or twice a week, and my friend pointed out that it means I’m taking in calories that are unaccounted for in my diet plan"

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Open-minded and practical, Dr Angela Brokmann has answered the nation's sex problems for 18 years. Here, she answers your dilemmas.

Dear Angela,

Ten days ago I (39) started a diet. My aim is to lose one stone, but I’m not making much progress. I only lost two pounds so far, and my best friend suggested that my sex life might be to blame.

I give my husband oral sex once or twice a week, and my friend pointed out that it means I’m taking in calories that are unaccounted for in my diet plan. My husband says that’s nonsense, but of course he’d say that. What do you think — can oral sex really ruin a diet?

ANSWER No. Oral sex won’t ruin your weight loss efforts, on the contrary. You only take in around ten calories a session, but at the same time you burn ten times more calories than you consume.

So oral sex — the same as any kind of sexual activity — will not ruin your diet, but will help you to lose weight.

If you are worried about the ten calories nonetheless, put a condom on your husband before you spoil him.

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