Some people believe that this behaviour is acceptable

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Some people believe that this behaviour is acceptable, and they may have an agreement with their partner about the circumstances under which it can occuroOther people, especially those in committed long-term relationships, engage in these behaviours because they find it exciting – new person, different experienceetc.oOther people are having problems with their long-term relationshipMen are more likely to engage in extradyadic sex compared to womenHow Many People Engage in Extramarital Sex?Not as common as people believeoAbout 25% of men and 15% of women report to have had extramarital sex at least onceoThere was a considerably lower amount of people in Canada – may show cultural differences between Canada and the USoMay also reflect on the methodologies used in the two studies that may have affected participants willingness to report a behaviour that is generally frowned uponoHighest rate of activity in QuebecAt the time of the surveys, some of these people were divorced, others were remarried (some for the second or third time)Should be asking a more specific question: how many people engage in extramarital sex during their first marriage?There is no indication that extramarital sex is casual or frequentAttitudes Towards Extramarital Sex
Attitudes toward extramarital sex have remained relatively unchanged over the past few decadesMost people in Canada disapprove of extramarital sexAccording to a study done by Bibby and his associates, Canadian adults felt that it was always wrong to have sex with someone other than the marriage partner Also said that it would probably lead to the end of a relationshipsSome people view unfaithfulness to a partner in any type of committed relationship as the equivalent of adultery oAnd some don’t limit the term to cases of sexual intimacyCouples in which one or both people admitted to infidelity reported higher levels of dishonesty, more arguments about trust, and more time spent apart Men who reported having affairs were older and more sexually dissatisfied Attitudes about extramarital sex are not very good predictors of extramarital sexual behaviouroThe person who approves of extramarital sex is not more likely to actually engage in it than the person who disapproved of itoSeveral other factors are related to attitudes toward sex outside one’s primary relationship: gender (men are more tolerant of it), education (those with more education are more accepting of it), and social class (upper-middle-class people are more tolerant of it)SwingingSwinging:a form of extradyadic sex in which married couples exchange partners with each other o

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