Causes of Infidelity


The word Infidelity is synonymous with cheating, straying, adultery, being unfaithful, two-timing, or having an affair.

Infidelity  is a violation of a couple’s emotional and sexual exclusivity that often results in feelings of anger, sexual jealousy, and rivalry.

According to studies, it was found that men are more likely to engage in extramarital sex if they are unsatisfied sexually.

Also, women are more likely to engage in extramarital sex if they are unsatisfied emotionally.

Kimmel and Van Der Veen found that sexual satisfaction may be more important to husbands and that wives are more concerned with compatibility with their partners.

Moreover, marital dissatisfaction overall is the number one reason often reported for infidelity for both sexes.

Individuals exhibiting sexually permissive attitudes and those who have had a high number of past sexual relationships are also more likely to engage in infidelity.

Other factors such as being well educated, living in an urban centre, being less religious, having a liberal ideology and values, having more opportunities to meet potential partners, and being older affected the likelihood of one being involved in an extramarital affair.

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