We all have heard about the stereotype that men cheat and are hardwired for s-x and for women they want nothing but commitment and emotional stability but is the stereotype true enough? Is it always the men who are more likely to cheat? Are those societal norms and Hollywood portraying women true? According to data from the recent General Social Survey (GSS), 20% of men and 13% of women reported that they’ve had s-x with someone other than their spouse while married. The above figure indicates the gender gap varies by age. Women are more likely to sidestep than men in the age group of 18 to 29 ( 11% and 10%). Further data showed the percentage of women who sidestep increased by 40% whereas the men held steady at 21%.

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There are several social and demographic factors responsible for the up stick. “The gap shifted when women went to work and had their own money and choices; with choice comes easier dissatisfaction,” explains marriage and s-x therapist Angela Skurtu M.Ed, LM But the question remains: why do women cheat? Although there might be exceptions, here are the most common reasons why women cheat.

1. Lack of Communication

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Studies show that non-cheaters talked to their partner 30-60 minutes per way whereas cheaters talked to their partner less than 5 minutes a day.

2. Loneliness

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Being lonely can feel isolated and isolation makes people do things out of their character. They can feel isolated even when they are with their partners which tells that the couple lacks a connection so when they cheat and they feel “revitalized”.

3. They crave in-timacy

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If a woman isn’t satisfied with the in-timacy in the relationship and someone comes along and exhibits the same, there could be an attraction.

4. To cope up with difficult feelings.

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Instead of addressing the issue, people adopt unhealthy ways to run away from their feelings. Same how a person consumes al-hol to suppress odd feelings.

5. They are experiencing low self-esteem.

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They need validation and their partner is unable to fulfill it so they try to seek it from someone who gives them attention.

6. The new person made them feel special.

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The new person made them feel special. Sometimes women cheat and they don’t get the attention they crave and a new person makes them feel special and gives them a new feeling.

7. S-ual Desire.

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They are unsatisfied with their s-x life and wants to try something new.

8. Lack of emotional connection.

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Women seek empathy, support, affection, security, when they don’t get it from their current partners they try to find other ways to get it.


Strive1324L - Well, che-ating is wrong, no matter who does it. If a woman isn't happy with her guy, break up with him, don't cheat and backst-ab him. Or her.

Bob Ketteringham - If a woman wants to ch- eat, she should leave her partner. It’s not right to ch eat on him and cause him h arm..

Joshua Jones - Life is too short to be with someone who doesn't treat you right. Better to end things than live a double life.

Seth Jackson - The reason doesn’t matter just be honest with yourself and your significant other. woman up and take responsibility for your part in the relationship as well it’s not up to the man to entertain their girl we are not clowns

Sharifabc - My girlfriend told me she che-ated a week ago. I ended the relationship. I’m still hurt. I did everything right and we seemed so happy

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