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Men Prefer Women to Cheat With Other Women

If You're Going to Cheat, Men Prefer You Have a Same-Sex Affair

OK, so maybe it's not that surprising that men would be less upset over their girlfriends or wives sleeping with another woman, but when it comes to why, biology, once again, takes the blame.

Psychologists found that men are far more likely to stay in relationships when the affair is same sex, while women are more likely to stay when the affair is heterosexual. All, circumstance aside, because men's mating instincts are threatened by the potential of another man impregnating a partner. For the same reason, men are more troubled by physical affairs than emotional and vice versa for women. Even we agreed with this when 64 percent of you said emotional cheating is worse than physical.

Meanwhile, women run at the first sight of a homosexual affair. While I'm not naive enough to be surprised that this double-standard exists — she blames herself for same-sex exploration, he credits himself — it's good to know science has a better explanation. The reason women are more troubled by being left for a man is because, it's believed, homosexual affairs are more likely to grow out of emotional intimacy than a primal whim.


"What if my husband's just having bathroom trysts at rest-stops?" you ask? As you were!

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jocupcake jocupcake 6 years
I can understand the men preferring same-sex cheating... but not women preferring heterosexual cheating from men. I would much rather find out my boyfriend cheated on me with a guy than with a girl. At least then it's more of a question about his sexuality and maybe not just because he's a total douche and felt like sleeping with another woman.
Jake2010 Jake2010 6 years
Ditto... all men like to watch and participate in a girl on girl arrangement... we are not threatened by it at all... it fascinates us and we see it as more of what we love.... sorry if this comes across as "pigish" but it's true....
junebrug junebrug 6 years
Of courrrse they do. Most straight men are turned on by lesbians. They're just picturing themselves as the filling in that oreo.
Venus1 Venus1 6 years
It's only because they hope they can watch! Of they then find out it's a little or more serious and you are not going to become an entertainment centre just for them, then they think differently.
lickety-split lickety-split 6 years
^^ lol, both funny. and both true.
stephley stephley 6 years
If I'm going to cheat, I'm not going to care what he'd prefer.
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