Gay or straight, modern men and women are more faithful than those in the disco era.
The good news keeps rolling in for those concerned about infidelity. We recently reported that the rate of divorce due to cheating has decreased, which is great news for those who have tied the knot. Now we've got great news for an even broader spectrum of lovers—overall, all couples are being more monogamous than they were in the 1970s. Would You Rather Have Your Husband Cheat Or Fall Out Of Love?
How do we know? Researchers from Alliant International University in San Francisco studied 6,864 men and women (some responses were collected in 1975, some in 2000). Individuals who participated in the study, which was published this month in the journal Family Process, were asked about a variety of issues, including monogamy.
Overall they found that men and women, no matter if gay or straight, are much more faithful than our predecessors. In 1975, 28 percent of straight men reported having sex with someone other than their wife; in 2000, that number dropped to 20 percent. Only 14 percent of straight women in 2000 had cheated, while 23 percent admitted it in 1975.
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