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Up in Smoke: Experimental Affairs
  • June 19, 2012 : 12:06
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Science that has to do with sex is so thrilling, isn’t it? We love knowing all of these unusual facts about what makes us tick as humans, but there are some studies that come to such just plain obvious conclusions we wonder why they were conducted in the first place. We suppose it’s interesting to see the theories backed up by numbers! According to a survey by the University of Texas, one psychology teacher concluded that men are twice as likely to forgive an act of infidelity if it was between their girlfriend and another female. Kind of kinkily obvious, right?

Of about 700 college students surveyed, men had a 50 percent likelihood of continuing the relationship if it was between two females. But when it came to the hypothetical thought of their girl sneaking around with another man, only 22 percent said they would stay by her side.

Give yourselves a pat on the back, men, for being so open-minded because when it came to women answering the question, only 28 percent of them would continue to date their man if he were sleeping with another woman, and when it came to sleeping with another man? A whopping 78 percent said they would kick their man to the curb.

Maybe it’s the fact that most of us spend our college years experimenting with the opposite sex so the act seems more forgivable, or possibly it’s just really sexy to think of your woman kissing her hot sorority sister; college men are some of the most open-minded guys around.

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7 comments

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    had a good affair with another woman in college i will never forget about
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Most guys continue the relationship because she's what he wants or he's afraid he'll be lonely..
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    oh yea........make me craze
  • C
    C
    The spin here is pretty blatantly in favor of the men, spinning us as more "open-minded" than women... "only 28 percent of them [women] would continue to date their man" if he cheated with another woman, meaning that 72% of them would "kick him to the curb." That 72% is comparable to the given 78% of women who would do so if her man was sleeping with another guy. The difference is not statistically significant, and so it would seem that women are simply less likely to allow for infidelity, which is their right, regardless of the gender of the third party. The attributed open-mindedness of men isn't open-mindedness so much as it is the fascination we (I include myself) have with the idea of two women having sex. So yes, men are more likely to forgive infidelity in the case of the third party being female, but in the case of a heterosexual affair, men are less forgiving than women: "when it came to the hypothetical thought of their girl sneaking around with another man, only 22 percent said they would stay by her side."compared to"only 28 percent of them would continue to date their man if he were sleeping with another woman"We're not so much open minded as we are conditioned to like the idea of two women together. The notion of two men together is not nearly as socially acceptable.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    sex is not good for mans...
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    ashley zeitler is so hot!
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