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Surprise! Websites for The Unfaithful!

Years ago it was thought that husbands had affairs and wives did not. Really. I was thrown off several radio shows for insisting that the legions of men having affairs across the globe were not, as these talk-show hosts thought, sleeping only with a small pool of unmarried women, but with other wives as well.  That I had spoken with these wives and reported on their feelings about affairs, as I did for my first book, The Erotic Silence of the American Wife, made me almost as evil on these shows as the wives themselves. (I was called “a witch” on the Larry King show.)

In a piece in The Times Style section last Sunday about sexting, a study revealed that yes, online dalliances occur. And women, the study showed, sext more than men do. Women also send naked pictures of themselves to men. One of the study’s researchers, Dr. Kholos Wysocki, a professor of sociology and women’s studies at the Universityof Nebraska at Kearney  said she didn’t feel the internet was causing infidelity, but that “something is going on with marriage that’s the bigger social issue. Before, people would just get a divorce. For some reason, people are staying and cheating instead.”

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