8 causes of adultery
Infidelity is a major problem that couples face in marriages and relationships. We look at a few factors that lead to betrayal...
Am I good in bed?
Anxiety related to sexual performance and a lack of concern about the consequences such as pregnancy and sexually-transmitted diseases make both men and women more likely to cheat on their partners, a new study has found.
Women who worry about their ability to stay aroused and orgasm are 8 percent more likely to stray for each sexual concern.
Men, on the other hand, are 6 percent more likely to cheat for each worry, such as impotence and premature ejaculation, that they have.
Researchers found that men who admitted to becoming easily sexually excited were at least 4 per cent more likely to cheat. Sexual excitement has no bearing on women's likelihood to stray.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, being unhappy in a relationship was found to increase the chances of a woman straying by between 2.6 and 2.9 per cent.
Women ‘more likely to cheat than men’
Think that women are more loyal to their partners than men? Think again.
A poll for dating website has revealed that women are now as keen to cheat on their partners as men and admit to more affairs, reports a major newspaper.
A whopping 26.4 pc of Brit female said they have cheated, compared with 25.7 pc of men.
And 43 pc of women even think they can have a one-night stand without being truly unfaithful, compared to 33 pc of men.
Gadgets make cheating easier
Couples with the propensity to cheat are finding it easier to do so with the help of Internet, social networking and smartphones, experts have claimed.
Clinical psychologist Karen Nimmo said new technologies made the potential for cheating a growing issue for her clients.
“Many people go through others' phones and check what they have been up to. And there are also all the emotional affairs people conduct. They might not be having sex but they are only a step or two from it,” a popular website quoted her as saying.
It would be unfair to blame technology for infidelity, but it was definitely a facilitator for those so inclined, according to private investigator Kerrie Pihema.
“Now there's more opportunity, more online dating sites. It is so much easier to have two phones ... to rekindle old flames ... to be anonymous. Technology creates a new platform, for those who want to cheat, to cheat.”
The Internet was also making it easier for people to meet and progress sexual relationships faster than they would otherwise, experts say.