Are women cheating on their husbands more than wives did in the past or are they just more open about their indiscretions?
40% more women admit to cheating now than confessed to it 25 years ago.
French relationship expert Esther Perel has a new book titled State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity, and says the infidelity double standard between men and women is as old as mankind itself.
“Because when it comes to sex the pressure for men is to boast and to exaggerate, but the pressure for women is to hide, minimize and deny,” she says. Perel says infidelity has a tenacity that marriages would love to have. “So much so that this is the only commandment that is repeated twice in the Bible; once for doing it and once for just thinking about it,” Perel states.
She says mores have changed, and women’s willingness to be open about their adultery has changed. “Monogamy used to be one person for life. Today monogamy is one person at a time.”