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7 Surprising Facts About Infidelity: Once A Cheater, Always A Cheater

Update Date: May 30, 2016 06:08 AM EDT
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"Once a cheater, always a cheater." The phrase is often leveled at serial cheaters. But is it true that all cheaters inevitably cheat again? 

Here are 7 Surprising facts about infidelity:

7.INFIDELITY INCREASES A MAN'S CHANCE OF A BROKEN SEX ORGAN

Cheating is risky business and it could cost men their joystick, too. A 2011 study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found out of 16 cases of penile fracture between 2007 and 2011 that required surgery, half of the patients admitted to fracturing their joysticks during an extramarital affair. 

These men were not only engaging in extramarital affairs when they were injured, but they were also having sex in unusual locations that were outside the bedroom.

6.WOMEN ARE MORE LIKELY TO CHEAT IF A MAN HAS BIG TESTICLES

Bigger isn't always better, men, especially when it comes to cheating. The bigger a man's Instruments, the more likely a woman will cheat, according to a study at the University of Oslo.

In the study, the female partners of primates, specifically bonobos with large testicles, were more likely to have other sexual relationships. In context, human testicles are one-and-a-half times larger than those of gorillas. 

5. INFIDELITY CAN BE IN YOUR GENES

Cheating may run in the family, specifically your genes. Women with certain mutations of a receptor gene for vasopressin - a hormone that is synthesized in the hypothalamus and stored in the posterior pituitary - are more likely to be infidels.

Vasopressin affects trust and empathy levels, which play an important role in bonding, social behavior, and sexual motivation. This suggests there are biological underpinnings to this risky sexual behavior. 

4. MOST MEN ARE STILL IN LOVE WHEN THEY CHEAT 

Contrary to popular belief, men who cheat actually claim to be happy in their marriages.  In fact, many of these spouses claimed to still be in love with their wives when they cheated.April Masini, relationship expert and author, believes the main reason that people in happy marriages cheat is because one of them doesn't feel the way they want to in the marriage.  

3. WOMEN THINK MEN WITH DEEP VOICES ARE MORE LIKELY TO CHEAT 

In a 2013 study published in the journal Behavioral Ecology, researchers found when women listened to men's voices to determine which guys were more inclined to cheat, and which they were most attracted to for long- and short-term, deep-voiced men got the shorter end of the stick. They were considered to be more suitable for a fling, where fidelity was not a concern. 

2. MEN WHO CHEAT ARE MORE LIKELY TO HAVE HEART ATTACKS 

A 2012 study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found men who cheat on their wives are more likely to suffer "sudden coital death" when having sex with their mistresses in an unknown place, compared to when they're having sex with their wives at home. Although the precise reasons for the increase in heart attack death are unclear, researchers suggest it can be a guilty conscience, stress from keeping the affair a secret, and even the stress of wining, dining, and satisfying a woman who is likely to be younger than the man's wife. 

1.INFIDELITY IS NOT THE LEADING CAUSE OF DIVORCE 

This suggests couples are willing to work through infidelity than rekindle the flame in a loveless relationship.The reason why couples divorce is because they fall out of love. Infidelity ranked second on the list, followed by unreasonable behavior, midlife crisis, and emotional/physical abuse.  

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