Men will cheat for a variety of reasons but the physical need for sex is not one of them. We constantly hear in the news, celebrities who claim they suffer from a sexual addiction and this is the reason for their cheating behavior. This misguided information further reinforces the stereotype that men cheat because all they care about is sex.
Individual circumstances exist that create men to cheat. Larry W from Winter haven states that he cheated because his job pulled him away from home too much and he developed a close relationship with a female coworker. He commented “it was not because I had to have sex with this women, its because our relationship moved to this level and it seemed natural for sex to happen.”
A majority of the Orlando men interviewed consistently stated it’s because their relationships were filled with constant fighting and hurt. Mike C commented ” I truly felt like my girlfriend did not love me anymore because she was so angry with me all the time.” Relationship issues are the most common factor in why both men and women will cheat. If a person’s emotional stability, self-esteem , and ego are damaged, it’s sometimes easy to fall into a situation that makes a person feel better. Some men have difficulty communicating and it may be easier for them to start with someone new. Often people who cheat are just looking for a way to take the emotional pain away, men included.
When sex decreases in a relationship, it depends on the reason as to whether this could lead to a man cheating. If there is a health concern or a family situation that is interfering with the sexual relationship, men will typically hang in there with hopes that the dry period will end.
There is no physical reason why men cannot go without sex, but because men enjoy sex, they prefer not to. This connects with the idea stated in this writer’s last article that women do not enjoy sex as much as men because they not being sexually satisfied. Its much easier for men to get satisfied so each sexual encounter is a pleasurable one. If this were true for women as well, they too may carry the stereotype that women cheat.
Just because men seem to want sex more, does not mean they are willing to cheat to get it. Men cheat for the same reason women do because of low self-esteem and hurt caused by relationship turmoil.