In her new book State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity, author and psychotherapist Esther Perel said since the s, the rate of married women who have cheated has increased by 40 per cent , CNN notes. The rates among men, however, have not changed. Overlooked reasons why people in happy relationships still cheat Being able to work in a larger social network with all kinds of people has also made cheating more accessible, says Dr. The pleasure in an affair Violet who has decided to only share her first name of Ontario was married for 13 years before she joined Ashley Madison in , a dating site for people seeking others who are married or in relationships. The site, whose parent company settled in a data breach lawsuit earlier this year , is free for women.
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Power, Pragmatism, and Pleasure in Women's Infidelity , another book on infidelity to be published this November, the sociologist Alicia Walker elaborates on the concept of female infidelity as a subversion of traditional gender roles. To do so, she interviews 40 women who sought or participated in extramarital relationships through the Ashley Madison dating site. Like The State of Affairs, Walker's text offers valuable insight simply by way of approaching its subject from a position of curiosity as opposed to prevention or recovery, and she investigates which factors led the women in her study to go outside their marriages. Surely, one might think, a woman who would do such a thing must be acting out of a desire to escape a miserable marriage. And yet it turns out, this isn't always the case: Many of the women Walker interviewed were in marriages that were functional.
Women who cheated on their husbands share the reasons for their infidelity
According to new research , many married women are seeking affairs for romance and sexual satisfaction without any plans of divorcing their partner. The research, which looked at heterosexual, married females between the ages of 35 and 45 and their online conversations with potential suitors on discreet dating service AshleyMadison. Cheating With No Plans to Divorce Surprisingly, many women lusting for extramarital intimacy have no intention of divorcing their husbands. Anderson explains that all of the women evaluated in the study had no desire to leave their husbands. Instead, they were adamant that they were NOT looking for a new husband.