Bertrand Russell, a well-known British logician, couldn't wrap his head around why people got so worked up about a little bit of flirting, why they seemed unable to "distinguish sexual intercourse from marriage as a procreative partnership" and simply wink at the former and carry on with the latter. He blamed the "psychology of adultery" for many of the sexual woes of society, the misery, as he put it, that usually follows what the French call liaison intrigue.
Traditionally having an affair was considered taboo but with the rise of extra-marital dating sites like AshlyeMadison.com and a more open-minded attitude towards sex in general that may no longer be the case.
Trending online is a new global survey done by Durex, the condom company, on infidelity. Over 29,000 people from 36 nations were interviewed and the study revealed that the females from the listed countries are the most culpable to infidelity and adultery.
Here are the top ten countries with the most unfaithful wives:
62% of Nigerian women are unfaithful. Recently Major Chitsiko, a soldier, committed suicide after his wife cheated on him. The couple was estranged. Also in November 20011, Erelu Tola Solomon, a social elite in Abuja, decided to ruin her 25 year marriage after having sex with a Lagos businessman.
59% of women living in Thailand admitted to cheating on their husbands. The rules seem more relaxed in Thailand than they are in the West. Many husbands even allow their wives to commit adultery. Although sex work and adultery are not intrinsically linked, it seems that sexual ambiance of the "land of smiles" does make monogamy a little more difficult.
3. United Kingdom:
A UNLV article on infidelity and extramarital affairs noted that Britain have cases at a rate of 42%, The country experiences a high rate of women cheating.
33% of Malaysians are known to cheat. 39% of the Malaysian women, in particular, are known to betray their marriage vows. It was also revealed that Malaysian men have on average 3 sex partners.
33% of Russian women are known to be cheaters. Interestingly enough, the adulterer is not the one to blame in Russia. The finger points towards the person who kindles the affair. The fingers also point to women and that has been a century old tradition for 100s of years.
Durex also established that 19% of women in Singapore are known to be unfaithful. Singapore men are known to have up to 16 sex partners, which explains why the country has 19% unfaithful women.
Women in France are 16.3% likely to commit adultery. Men are 22% likely. A Huffington Post article says that France makes adultery mandatory – 93% of the population is committing it.
14% of married women in the USA admitted to having an affair once during their married life. 54% of the married men did not know about their spouses extramarital activities. This comes in a society where 50% believe that adultery is morally wrong. Interestingly enough 61% of Americans believe that adultery should not be a crime.
The judicial system in Italy has decriminalized adultery for married women. Women now can lie about having an affair to protect their honor.
Technically Finns don't cheat. They have "parallel relationships." A survey by Match.com found one in five married men had had affairs with at least ten women – seven times the rate among women. Sex in this Nordic country is considered to be a "positive experience".
All in all, 50-65% of husbands and 40-55% of wives have an affair before they are 40.