EN Looks Back

February 2002 Issue

Whats a Kiss Worth?

In looking back over ENís 25 years of issues, we found this gem from 1978: "A few years ago, the press reported that Italian nutritionists were hard at work calculating the energy cost of love. Working with a computer, they determined that a round of lovemaking might burn 125 to 300 calories, depending on the fervor. A kiss alone is worth six to 12 calories, again depending on the intensity." We then calculated a yearís worth of "burniní love" (assuming three

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