On October 5, the New York Times published an exposé alleging that Harvey Weinstein, one of Hollywood’s most revered moguls and influential kingpins, has been sexually harassing and abusing women for nearly 30 years.
On October 10, the New Yorker followed with another extensive report, including several graphic, on-the-record accounts from more of Weinstein’s alleged victims.
Cheating and affairs are more common among the rich and less common in conservative cultures.
From golf star Tiger Woods to Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich, cheating seems commonplace among famous and wealthy men.
Worse, buying into this myth makes the wronged individuals blame themselves for their partner’s infidelity.
For most people, monogamy does not necessarily provide a lifetime of sexual contentment.
“At the start I wasn’t cheating on her,” one explained.
“But it felt like I was getting the same old thing.But today, the Internet and its democratization of pornography not only make yesterday’s stigmatized bedroom activities seem mundane but also force us to ask what defines cheating. I’ve found little agreement on what counts as cheating among today’s youth. Your partner won’t stray as long as you keep your sex life exciting.“If you’re just in some chat room [masturbating], and you are watching other people you’re chatting with, that’s not really cheating, is it? If you’re in a relationship, spicing up the physical intimacy won’t prevent cheating.2 Perhaps one of the most tragic misconceptions about cheating is that people stray because they have fallen out of love with their partners.We are taught to value fidelity as the litmus test of a relationship and conditioned to feel victimized if someone cheats on us.I just needed some other sex.” 5Most married people don’t cheat.