Thursday, December 2, 2010

Like to Sleep Around? Blame Your Genes

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Whether your roommate is Samantha Sleeps-Around or Paul the Prude, cut him or her some slack: People's predilections for promiscuity lie partially in their DNA, according to a new study.

A particular version of a dopamine receptor gene called DRD4 is linked to people's tendency toward both infidelity and uncommitted one-night stands, the researchers reported Nov. 30 in the online open-access journal PloS One.

The same gene has already been linked to alcoholism and gambling addiction, as well as less destructive thrills like a love of horror films. One study linked the gene to an openness to new social situations, which in turn correlated with political liberalism.

In the new study, researchers gathered a detailed history of sexual behavior and relationships from 181 young adults. They also collected DNA samples from the volunteers' cheeks and analyzed the samples for the presence of the thrill-seeking version of DRD4.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tiger Woods Still to Hurdle More Challenge Due to Infidelity

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As divulged by, Tiger Woods still has issues to tackle because of his infidelity to partner Elin Nordegren.

The hooker who has claimed that she was the 15th mistress of Woods, Devon James alleges that she has a sex tape which runs for 62 minutes with the world’s highest paid athlete. With her husband, Nick James, she has revealed that she has already sold it in a deal. As expected, she foresees to gain millions. further confirms that the husband was quoted saying they are going to sell the said video through the internet and they will benefit from half of what is earned. Additionally, merchandiser husband says that the website will kick off soon starting off with a teaser. There are even promotional strategies being used to entice buyers.

No one has confirmed the existence of the Tiger Woods sex tape, even Sandra Brinling, the mother of Devon.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Amid Downturn, Divorce and Infidelity Decrease

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Sure, divorcing in tough economic times might involve the use of a Taser, but according to fresh data released on Friday from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the divorce rate is at its lowest point since the early 1970s. And infidelity has continued to decline.

The divorce rate per 1,000 married women sank to 16.4 in 2009 from 16.9 the year before and a far cry from 22.6 in 1980, according to an analysis of the data from the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia.

“It runs counter to this image people have of Tiger Woods and divorce,” Prof. Bradford Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project, says. “They get a sense from the media that divorce is prevalent but the reality is we’re not experiencing divorce that way.”

The divorce rate has long been a sticky statistic, with some figures functioning as projections, or using experiences from one generation to draw conclusions about the unions of others. Most statisticians agree that overall divorce rate has been on the decline since the so-called “divorce revolution” of the 1970s.

The CDC data more closely points to what actually happened with marriages, Prof. Wilcox says. As the downturn wears on, the divorce rate decreased more from 2008 to 2009 than from 2007 to 2008.

The downward trend in the divorce rate from 17.3 in 2005 to last year’s 16.4 speaks to the historical trend of the number of divorces in a downturn decreasing, even in an era when many couples waiting longer to get married and have kids. Legal fees, a dreary real-estate market and other economic malaise might be causing some couples to hold off from divorcing. Others may be banding together in tough times.

Further, infidelity has fallen modestly, especially among married men, Prof. Wilcox says. Infidelity overall hasn’t increased over the last 20 years, according to his research.

Among adults who were ever married in the 2000s, 21% of men and 14% of women reported that they had ever had sex with someone other than their spouse while they were married, according to the Project’s analysis of General Social Survey data. In the 1990s, 22% of ever-married men and 14% of ever-married women said they’d had an affair.

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Studies Reveal Rate Of Infidelity Growing

Infidelity…it’s a disease for which there seems to be neither cause nor remedy. And with the number of extramarital affairs growing at an alarming rate, Michigan investigative services such as Lakeside Investigations often work around the clock to help alleviate emotional pain for the victimized spouse.

Statistics vary for the rate of infidelity that is taking place due to the amount of secrecy involved. But one thing that’s certain is more and more people are admitting to adulterous affairs than in the past.

According to one study, 22 percent of married men and 14 percent of married women admitted to straying during their marriage. Other studies show much higher percentages in recent years, even up to 55 percent or greater for men.

Studies also show that 70 percent of women and 54 percent of men did not know that the extramarital affair was taking place. This is why Chris Charow of Lakeside Investigations in St. Clair Shores, Michigan believes his services are needful in today’s society.

“With statistics showing more occurrences of infidelity than ever and the number of online affairs growing as well, a suspecting husband or wife should have a trustworthy private investigator to help verify their suspicions or alleviate their fears. It’s a much safer option than trying to investigate, on their own,” says Charow, who is the Lead Investigator and Director of Operations for Lakeside Investigations.

Is adultery a symptom of our society? Unfortunately, many TV shows portray infidelity as having no consequences. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Infidelity hurts real people and destroys the lives of all involved, including children and other family members.

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Cheating Via Text Message: The Perils of 'Chexting'

You might like texting, and frown upon sexting. Now comes "chexting" -- and it can lead to big trouble. Just ask Tiger Woods and Jesse James.

Golf superstar Woods and TV celebrity James, who is married to Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock, have seen their lives unravel amid revelations of cheating on their spouses, in part by arranging liaisons via text messages.

Their affairs have spawned a new word in pop culture, chexting, and raised the question of whether it really is cheating on a spouse. The experts say, you bet it is.

"It's lipstick on the cellular -- digital proof that becomes evidence you've been unfaithful," says Peter Dedman of Predicto Mobile, the largest paid mobile community in America.

In today's digital age, where cell phones come equipped with their own typing keyboards separate from the number pads, texting has become more popular than e-mailing for some, and sending a text from a small phone can be done almost anywhere.

It is instant gratification and contact, but for those who have a hard time staying faithful, texting has become medium to facilitate their cheating.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

When Women Seek Revenge On A Cheater, His Car's A Likely Target: Poll

Three in every five people would seek revenge if they found out their husband or wife was cheating on them, and 10% of the women who get angry would target their guy’s car, according to a poll of 3,000 people that was reported by the Independent.

The British poll, by the Autoglass company, found that women are more likely than men to seek revenge. Of those who decide to get even, 22- to 25-year-olds are the most likely to smash a car windshield. Those in the 19- to 21-year-old age group said they would damage the paintwork, while 31- to 35-year-olds were more inclined to sell the car to make a little profit for themselves.

After the age of 50, says the poll, spouses who had been cheated on were more likely to give the cheater the silent treatment and simultaneously spend as much money as possible.

"Our research clearly shows that in the UK most people won’t turn the other cheek when it comes to infidelity," Autoglass managing director Nigel Doggett said, according to the Independent. "And as the car seems to be one of the prime targets for getting even, this poll should serve as a warning to anyone thinking of straying."

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Love In The Public Eye!

When reports surfaced last fortnight of Carla Bruni and Nicolas Sarkozy, both having affairs — she with singer Benjamin Biolay; he with his stylish ecology minister, Chantal Jouanno, few found it amusing. After all, if one couldn’t decipher reasons that brought the two together (other than perhaps a shared aversion for monogamy), there needn’t have been reasons to make them drift apart. However, the conscious indiscretion that the Sarkozy- Bruni romance epitomises makes it the most bohemian one ever that involved a politician of his stature.

Consider this: Barely 10 months ago the couple flirted brazenly during a video interview, making it the first time that a French president and his first lady were filmed sharing such private moments in the Elysee Palace. In the interview, the 41-year-old Mrs Bruni-Sarkozy continually stroked her 54-year-old husband’s hand and even patted his bottom.

The diminutive president, in turn, tried to look as much a President as he could, as he perched on the edge of an armchair, with his feet swinging above the ground.

After the intimate indulgence, the wife whispered “Bon courage, chou chou”, which means “Be brave, my little darling”.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Phoenix Rejects $10M Offer From Infidelity Web Site

Phoenix leaders may be desperate for cash to solve their budget crunch. But they weren't seduced by a multi-million-dollar offer from a Web site encouraging husbands and wives to cheat on their spouses.

Infidelity Web site said it would give the cash-strapped city $10 million if it renamed Sky Harbor International Airport the Ashley Madison International Airport over a five-year period.

Deputy City Manager David Krietor told the Toronto-based company in an e-mail thanks but no thanks, saying "For a variety of reasons we will need to decline your generous offer."

"We have not solicited any sponsorships to rename America's Friendliest Airport," added airport spokeswoman Deborah Ostreicher. "The community is very happy with the current name and it is not something that is on the table."

A publicist for the Ashley Madison Agency, whose motto is 'Life is Short, Have an Affair," said she understands why the city turned down the offer but added that a naming-rights deal could prevent employee layoffs.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Law Should Punish Cheating Spouses and Their Lovers

Finally, there is a way for scorned spouses to make the person who broke up their marriage pay.


Laws in seven states, including Utah, North Carolina, South Dakota, Hawaii, Mississippi, Illinois and New Mexico, now allow spouses of adulterous mates to sue their partner's lover, according to

These "alienation of affection" lawsuits might be the best way for spurned spouses to keep their wandering partners in check. If their adulterous mates cannot find lovers, they cannot cheat. These lovers are as responsible for the adultery as their married partners and should face the consequences for violating a legally binding agreement.

However, a person who was unaware that his or her new lover was married should not pay for his or her bad judgment.

Of course, there are issues with these lawsuits. There's the possibility that married couples could dupe a wealthy person into sleeping with either of them in order to collect damages. Fortunately, the legal system is designed to prevent these dishonest people from collecting damages they are not owed.

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