The ladies at my counseling office have noticed a new trend of women cheating just as much, if not more, than men. There are a few questions that run through my mind when I her this. Why is this happening? Is this really a new trend or are women just more open about it? As we all know there has been a women’s sexual liberation movement and women no longer have to have sensual appeal as long as they have sex appeal. There was once a time when women were admonished to always be a lady and leave something to the imagination. This is no longer the case I wonder is this the reason why more cheating from women is taking place. Some might argue that women have always cheated. If men were cheating, they had to be cheating with someone; women have just become more open with the admission of cheating… but why. Is this a liberal movement saying that women can be just as sexual as men or is it an excuse to be wild? According to the Huffpost, 8.8 years is the average length of an American marriage.
This is a horrible statistic. This means that marriages are barely making it past the ‘7-year itch’. Could this be because of infidelity? This could be a valid argument if the cheating/infidelity was only happening in marriages, but it is not. The reality though, is that women in general are having more sex and more likely to cheat. This is whether they are single and have multiple partners, whether they are in a committed relationship, or whether they are married. Honestly women are naturally sexual beings. We have been conditioned to suppress it a let the man pursue us. This may be a reason as well. Maybe women are just more able to be themselves in this day and time and as a result are more open with their sexuality. Whatever the case may be, it is clear that women are liberated and more in tune with their sexuality