There are many reasons why both men and women are tempted to commit infidelities. It is been talked about this issue several times in Psychology and Mind, but it is not been yet echoed one of the recurring questions on this topic: What gender does infidelity practice most?

In addition, you can ask yourself other questions about the same thing: do men or women feel more guilt when they commit an infidelity? What are the reasons that lead to committing adultery to each other? Today we will delve into this thorny issue about more loyal male or female.

Infidelity: is it a matter of sex (s)?

It seems that times have changed, and also in what affects sexual intercourse. A survey reveals that, at least in Spain, women would be more unfaithful on average than men. It would be denied, to the light of these data, the popular belief that it is men who most often ‘cheat’ on their partners.

Women cheat more

The survey was conducted about loyalty of men vs women using a sample of 500 people who answered anonymously to a series of questions related to their relationships and infidelity. The results, although adjusted, may indicate a curious trend: 52% of women acknowledged having been unfaithful to their partner or ex-partner on occasion.

Among the male gender, “only” 48 percent of men said they had cheated on their sentimental partner at one time.

Fantasies and other motivations to commit adultery

The survey also yielded other interesting data that show some significant differences between the extramarital sexual behavior of men and women. It says that women have less loyalty than men.

For example, up to 80% of women admitted having had sexual fantasies with a partner (or co-worker) in their work environment. Broad coincidence

The survey also showed how women feel more emotionally linked in their adventures, while men are more likely to commit infidelity with the sole purpose of satisfying their sexual desire with a new person.

The psychology behind deception

Other motivations that would lead some people to have intimate relationships behind their partners’ backs would be related to the ego, the need to feel “more men” or “more women” when having contacts with other people.

Finally, the study highlighted that another usual reason for committing infidelity is the feeling of being undervalued by their current partners, or the low periodicity and quality of intimate relationships with the usual partner. Another reason discussed, and also important, is poor communication between the members of the couple.