May 14, 2008

Sex On The Side

This was kind of interesting:

"You or someone you know is having an affair. We know, it sounds surprising, shocking even, but apparently that is the case. Cookie Magazine and "AOL Body" did a survey on the subject and 30,000 people responded. As far as surveys go, that is a big number, and it's even bigger when you consider that their questions were aimed solely at married women with children. Yep, lots of mommies are getting action on the side.

The survey, "Sex and the American Mom," revealed that 34% of these married moms is in the midst of, or has already had, an affair. Think of three married moms you know and ask yourself, "Which one is cheating?" We tried this and Colleen came up empty. Taylor could think of one or two, but not one out of three--that number seems staggering. Are we just naïve? In the dark? Out of touch? Which of our friends has managed to stray without anyone knowing (and when do they find the time and where they hell do they go?)?

Another somewhat mind-blowing result of this survey was that 77% of the respondents said they want more sex. That's more than three quarters of the 30,000 women asked who said they aren't getting enough. Again, we ask, who are these people? And are we to conclude that so many stray because they are not sexually satisfied?"

You can find the full story here.


V-Grrrl said...

These numbers do seem so high. I'm wondering what the mean age of the respondents was? And how many had long-term affairs as opposed to "quickies"? I'm also wondering how many had jobs outside the home.

When I was young, I was very judgmental of those who had had affairs. Now that I'm older, I can see how complicated people's needs, situations, and moments of weakness are. I still believe in monogamy, but my view of those who stray is not as cut and dry as it was when I was 20.

Miriam L said...

Another survey verifies the universal finding: People lie on surveys. :-)

Z said...


bigwhitehat said...

I think the only safe way to live is to assume your partner could be on the verge. I don't mean that in a suspicious way. I mean that in a "what can I do to spice it up tonight" sort of way.

Jack said...

I didn't spend a lot of time looking at the survey, so I can't answer those questions.




You sound like you're from cleveland. ;)


You might have a point.