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Sex Q&A: Are Men Hardwired to Cheat?

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The Nest Q&AEvery day, it seems like there's a news report about an actor or politician cheating on his wife -- or worse -- seeing a prostitute. Are men hardwired to cheat? What's the deal?

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No, men aren’t hardwired to cheat! Statistics vary, but on average, they find between 30 to 40 percent of people (both men and women) admit to cheating in one relationship at some time in their relationship history. So this includes people that cheated in college, were posted overseas through work, or at some other point in their life -- but not necessarily with their present partner.

There are two common profiles of cheaters. The first is insecure people who cheat because even love isn't enough to boost their confidence. They’re risk-takers and feed off of the adrenaline rush. Then there are those who cheat because they're bored at home or their partner won't give them the type of sex they want, so they look elsewhere.

Are you worried about your own relationship? Have you had a difficult patch? Has your sex life diminished? Do you worry that your husband isn't a faithful guy? Consider bringing these issues into the open. It's also a good idea to make sure you don't always say “no” to sex because you're tired and stressed. And a surefire way to keep you both interested is to be honest about what rocks your world when it comes to sex.

Nestpert Dr. Pam Spurr, author of Make Love All Night & Talk to Him in the Morning and Naughty Tricks and Sexy Tips: A Couple's Guide to Uninhibited Sexual Pleasure

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-- The Nest Editors

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