Our series, Who's Sleeping with Your Husband?, definitely created some heated conversations at home and among women. But it's the results of our survey that really have people talking.
We polled over 3300 women and discovered...
52% of women have had sex with a married man: Momlogic contributor Shannon Fox says one of the reasons women will sleep with a married man is because women tend to be very competitive. "If they can get a man who's committed to someone else, they take it as a win."
81% of women have been approached romantically or sexually by a married man: Dr. Fox points out that 60% of married men cheat--and the 40% who don't cheat aren't likely to be in the bar or places where these women are being hit on. If a married man is determined to cheat, he's apt to go to a bar to pick up a woman or-- more commonly now--on the Internet.
Only 12% of women felt guilty about cheating, and only a shocking 5% always used a condom: "I would suspect people who cheat with a married man often have been cheated on themselves," Dr. Fox says. "It's their way of getting back at men who hurt them. They also blame the wife for not giving her man what he needs--it's their way of justifying it."
What's your man telling (or not telling) these women to get them in the sack?
â€˘ 19% of women were told by the man that his wife wouldn't have sex with him anymore
â€˘ 22% say the man never even told them he was married
And it's not the young, hot thing who has her eyes on your husband:
â€˘ 4% of women were 18-25 when they slept with a married man.
â€˘ 7% were 26-35 when they slept with a married man.
â€˘ 13% were over 35 when they slept with a married man.
Why are they interested in your man?
â€˘ 18% said they did it for the "thrill"
â€˘ 11% of women have had sex with a married man because the sex was hotter than with her own partner or other guys
â€˘ 14% said the married man was more romantic than her partner or other guys (more romantic? Try marrying him--that'll stop.)
Of all the women we polled, 87% know someone who's had an affair with a married man, and 60% polled said they had considered it themselves.
So does this mean that your husband is destined to cheat and you have no control in preventing it? Dr. Fox says, "A marriage is a kind of living, breathing organism and you have to feed it every day--you have to take it for walks, you have to pay attention to it. It means that you value your relationship enough to make sure that it stays together."
This morning, momlogic's Shannon Fox appeared on the Today show to discuss our exclusive survey and pull back the curtain on infidelity and the women who sleep with married men.