Wednesday, July 23, 2008
While some 80 per cent of men who ask for a test find out they are in fact the father, only just over half had actually expected that result.
And the research, conducted by Andrea Hayward, the director of Queensland's only registered DNA testing facility, DNA Qld, shows when a woman asks for a test she often gets the result she predicted.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Couples are spying on each other in record numbers using the latest high-tech equipment to check if partners are cheating.
Two of the most popular gadgets on the market are a device that recovers deleted text messages from mobile phones and a chemical test kit to detect traces of semen on underwear.
OzSpy's SIM Card Data Recovery Pro works by placing the SIM card into the gadget and then plugging it into a computer to download the stored information, which includes deleted text messages. And the CheckMate 5-Minute Infidelity Test Kit works in a similar way to a home pregnancy test.
The company claims to be selling more than 100 of each device a month nationwide — more than twice the number sold six months ago.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
But the 21st century seems to have blurred those clear-cut lines. Is having lunch every day with an opposite-sex work friend a breach of marital trust? What about a flirtation online? If there's no sex, is it really cheating?
Such questions arise as societal and psychological pressures challenge deep-rooted ideas about the nature of infidelity. "We are as a society finally coming to grips with what it means to be faithful," says Douglas Snyder, a psychologist at Texas A&M University-College Station. "It doesn't just mean to have sex with someone else."