Challenging the Norm: New Study Reveals Cheating May Benefit Marriages
In a surprising twist, a groundbreaking study has emerged challenging the long-held belief that infidelity is detrimental to marriages.
The research, based on a survey of 1,400 individuals who admitted to cheating on their spouses, suggests that cheating might surprisingly be good for a marriage.
These findings have sparked controversy and opened up a new perspective on the dynamics of relationships.
Surveying the Cheaters: Unveiling the Stats
The study revealed that a significant 72% of the surveyed individuals who engaged in extramarital affairs reported a “dramatic improvement” in their relationships with their husbands or wives.
This unexpected result challenges the prevailing notion that cheating irreparably damages trust and intimacy within a marriage.
Even more astonishingly, 52% of respondents claimed that their bedroom activities had increased since they started cheating.
This increase in frequency resulted in more active intimacy, with individuals engaging in lovemaking up to six times a month, a rate three times higher than their usual frequency.
Remarkably, participants managed to maintain a similar frequency of encounters with their secret lovers, resulting in a total of 12 intimate encounters per month. This average of three times a week surpasses the national average for couples in Britain, indicating an intriguing correlation between infidelity and an increase in sexual activity.
Continued Intimacy and Relationship Satisfaction
Contrary to conventional wisdom, the study found that the majority of individuals who cheated on their spouses continued to have intimate relations with their partners. Nine out of ten participants admitted to maintaining this aspect of their relationship. When asked about the impact of their affairs on their marriages, 72% reported a “dramatic improvement,” while only 2% claimed a negative impact, and 26% observed no noticeable difference.
Insights into Bedroom Activity Changes
Inquiring about changes in bedroom activity since starting an affair, 52% of respondents reported an increase, with only 23% experiencing a decrease.
These findings challenge the assumption that infidelity leads to a decline in sexual satisfaction within the primary relationship.
A quarter of participants revealed that their bedroom activity remained unchanged, suggesting that extramarital affairs may not necessarily disrupt existing patterns of intimacy.
A spokesperson for Illicit Encounters, the extramarital dating site that conducted the study, shared their insight on the findings.
They stated, “We polled 1,400 married members to see what effect having an affair has had on their relationship at home. We found that 72% of married people say they’re happier in their marriage since starting an affair, and of those, 52% said they’re actually having more sex than ever with their spouses.”