Kelly Ripa jokes about playing dead to avoid having sex with Mark Consuelos

Kelly Ripa jokingly compared herself to female frogs after discovering they “fake their own deaths to avoid unwanted attention” from males.

“Let me just say they learned that from us,” Ripa told audience members after her husband and co-host, Mark Consuelos, shared the report on Friday’s episode of “Live with Kelly and Mark.”

Consuelos leaned into the bit and joked that he carries a “little mirror” next to the bed, so when Ripa is “faking her own death, I put it over her face to see if she’s breathing. If it fogs up, it’s gonna be a nice Friday night!”

“That’s why I’ve learned to hold my breath for 7 to 18 minutes,” Ripa quipped before bursting out laughing. “He thinks I’m dead constantly.”

Consuelos continued reading the study about how “amphibians are taking ghosting to the next level in their world by playing dead to avoid unwanted male interaction.”

The topic arose when Consuelos read a study about female frogs “playing dead to avoid unwanted male interaction.”
Ripa jokingly added that she’s learned to hold her breath in bed.

“The frog will stretch out her arms and legs and act as if she were dead,” Ripa, 53, read while laughing and noted, “I gotta try that one. My death pose is too animated.”

Consuelos, 52, then mimicked Ripa “playing dead” by putting his arms in a 90-degree angle above his head and telling her she needs to be “more amplified.”

“Yes, I’m always afraid to stretch out though, because stretching out to you is sometimes — that in and of itself an act of…” Ripa said before Consuelos interjected, “That’s second base!”

Consuelos then joked about Ripa asking for “second base” fun.
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“So gross,” Ripa said after the audience and Consuelos laughed.

Despite Ripa claiming she’s not always in the mood, she and Consuelos have previously gushed about their steamy sex lives.

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“We can’t help it if we’re sexy!” Consuelos exclusively told Page Six last week.

Meanwhile, Ripa added that it’s their jobs as co-hosts to talk about “the news of the day” and they have to talk about their own “stories.”

The lovebirds have shared more than a few steamy stories since Consuelos joined the “Live” team.

Consuelos replaced Ryan Seacrest as Ripa’s co-anchor on “Live” earlier this year, and ever since then, the duo hasn’t been shy about packing on the PDA and talking about more intimate moments.

Ripa previously raved that Consuelos’ penis size is “really good,” while Consuelos later praised her “perfect” body.

The lovebirds tied the knot in 1996 and share three children together: sons Michael, 26, and Joaquin, 20, and daughter Lola, 22.