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The Monogamy GapMen, Love, and the Reality of Cheating$
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Eric Anderson

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199777921

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777921.001.0001

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Prevalence of Cheating

Prevalence of Cheating

(p.157) 13 Prevalence of Cheating
The Monogamy Gap

Eric Anderson

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the findings of multiple other researchers’ work into cheating. It highlights that cheating is an increasing event, due to changing cultural norms and practices, and it highlights the variables that influence cheating. It explains that culture is incapable of controlling our innate sexual desires, and thus culture is ultimately incapable of ceasing cheating behaviors. This is not a failure to cast off our animal instincts; it is instead a reflection that there is a gap between what we are told about sex, what we feel about it initially, and what we ultimately end up wanting.

Keywords:   cheating frequency, cheating, cheating rates, monogamy gap

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