Jail is definitely not the only place that boards repeat offenders…you might want to explore your own home!
Statistics compiled by the Kinsey Institute suggest that individuals who have affairs are likely to have more than one. The report determined the percentage of males and females that had one affair, and then counted the number of individuals that had multiple affairs among those same case studies. The report found that serial infidelity was very common among men, as it was determined that two-thirds of the men involved in the study were serial cheaters-they had more then one affair. Furthermore, 25 percent of men and only 15 percent of women had four affairs or more.
Like John F Kennedy and Elizabeth Taylor, regular folk are serial adulterers too! Chronic cheaters don’t just belong in Hollywood.
Monogamy is, in theory, wonderful. But is Monogamy simply a myth? Is it in our nature to be monogamous? Apart from the studies that claim some people are born with an infidelity gene, looking at our biology alone suggests we are not meant to be sexually exclusive.
Males are sperm producers; they turn out sperm in vast quantities and at little cost. Females, on the other hand, board the egg. Because eggs are not cheap, females do what they do best-they continually shop for something better then what they current have. In this case, better genes. Why keep a 14-karat diamond when you can have an 18-karat diamond? If the female sees something better, it is out with the old and in with the new. Since females have a lengthy gestation period and are responsible for rearing offspring, the males with the overabundance of cheap sperm move from female to female in order to produce as much as possible. After all, what is the point of being the big distributor if you deal exclusively with one client with a low delivery rate?
Ancient history gives us the story of Solomon, alleged to have 500 wives and just as many sexual playmates.
In the bible, one of Jesus’ 10 Commandments is “Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery”. I doubt that would have made Jesus’ top 10 list if it were not an issue. The 1960s saw a huge rise in sexual promiscuity, and this free love movement was glorified. Swinging was the thing. Sexual Expression reigned.
In today’s society, there are even online services for individuals seeking discreet extra-marital affairs-the demand is out there. The Ashley Madison Agency is the largest online resource available. Ashley Madison’s tagline: where monogamy becomes monotony. Today’s society, however, frowns upon infidelity. So if we all think cheating is distasteful and disgusting, why are there so many serial adulterers?