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Green Up Your Sex Life: 10 Tips

        Health | Sexuality

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Have Sex, Save Energy

The average American household spends a bundle on energy bills: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates an average family has an annual $1,400 energy bill, with about 50 percent going toward heating and cooling.

Save money and make your home a little bit greener by adjusting your thermostat and heating things up the old-fashioned way: under the covers. Among its many health benefits, sex raises your body temperature. And to top it off, an average 160-pound person will burn about 55 calories with 30 minutes of vigorous sexual activity -- keeping you warm and helping you save some green [source: Discovery Health].

How low should you go? The U.S. Department of Energy recommends lowering your thermostat to 68 degrees Fahrenheit in the wintertime, and even lower when you're asleep or not at home. They estimate you'll see about 1 percent savings on your energy bill for every degree you lower the thermostat (over a period of 8 hours). Bundle up!


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