My mom just told me that it's impossible for a man to not sleep with other women during his marriage .. I must say I was astonished , is this true ?
For a more visual answer.. I ll make a poll with two choices
1st choice : Yes it is true, and all the people that you know have slept with others while married..
2nd choice : No it's not true.. you know at least one person who remained loyal to his wife..
This could include your parents as well , and even yourselves if you are married
- Choice 19% (1)0% (0)3% (1)Vote
- Choice 291% (10)100% (18)97% (28)Vote
Most Helpful Guy
No, it's not true.
BUT... it IS true that monogamy is against a man's biological programming (being in love over-rides that programming, and is really the only thing that does), and he will still have desires to LOOK AT and FANTASIZE about other women, but for the vast majority of men, those activities will satisfy the desire for variation that men are programmed with, without him having to actually cheat and sleep with someone else.
NOW... if the relationship sours and the man falls out of love with his woman, then the main thing that's stopping him from sleeping around is gone (remember, for the most part, it's being in love that overrides a man's drive to sleep around). Some men ALSO have honor, and will end the relationship before they sleep with someone else, but not all men are honorable, and will cheat if the relationship isn't healthy.
It's actually VERY rare for a man to cheat in a healthy relationship. It's just that so many relationships are god-awful, and some people think they can continue to let their relationships fester without there being consequences, and that's simply not the case.
Finally, it should be mentioned that women cheat in their marriages at nearly the exact same rate that men do, something that the statement in question is obviously not considering.2