It’s possible. And according to a new study out of Texas A&M University, it’s males’ stronger sexual impulses — and not their lack of self-control — that could be to blame. “Men have plenty of self-control — just as much as women,” Eastwick said. “However, if men fail to use self-control, their sexual impulses can be quite strong. This is often the situation when cheating occurs.” Huffington Post, 7/2/2013.
However, “It seems that women are starting to cheat almost as much as men.
According to a report by Bloomberg Businessweek published this week, the most recent data from the National Opinion Research Center’s General Social Survey show that women have had more affairs in the past two decades then in previous years. The percentage of men who admitted to infidelity “held constant at 21 percent,” while “the percentage of wives having affairs rose almost 40 percent .to 14.7 percent in 2010.”
“Men are still more likely to cheat than women,” Yanyi Djamba, director of the Auburn Montgomery Center For Demographic Research, told Bloomberg. “But the gender gap is closing.” Huffington Post, 9/23/2013.