Missing sex, married women seek affairs but not divorce

Aug 17, 2014, 06:03 IST | Agencies

In a study conducted on 100 married females between the ages of 35 and 45, it was revealed that 67 per cent sought affairs because they want more sex

london: When it comes to cheating, middle-aged married women — and not just men — who are not happy with sex lives are seeking extra-marital affairs to find that missing action.

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The results reflect not marital disharmony but sexual monotony. Pic for representational purpose only

According to an interesting study, when middle-aged women seek extra-marital affairs, they are looking for more romantic passion, which includes sex — but they not want to divorce their husbands.

“Being happy in marriage is far different than being happy in bed,” said Eric Anderson, a professor of masculinity, sexuality and sport at University of Winchester in England.

During the study, Anderson focused on 100 married females between ages 35 and 45 and their conversations with potential suitors on a popular website for those interested in having extra-marital affairs.

eeking affairs because they wanted more romantic passion, which always included sex.

“The most surprising finding is that none of the 100 women were looking to leave their husbands,” Anderson added.

“Our results do not reflect marital disharmony, but the sexual monotony which is common in long-term monogamous relationship. This is because we get used to and bored of the same body,” Anderson maintained.

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