The decision to cheat on a partner is deeply individual, with various factors at play for each person involved. While cheating is seldom justifiable or acceptable, it frequently arises from a dearth of emotional fulfillment or intimacy within the relationship.
One poster shared, “I cheated when I was younger, and the answer is simple. Instant gratification. I knew it was wrong, but it didn’t matter. My mindset was, why wait to get what you want later? I can get it now AND later. I felt terrible about it, and I would never do it again.”
Lack Of Intimacy
A second poster said, “Married for 14 years, and I have cheated 4 times. I have two kids, and my wife isn’t a bad person, but she is pretty much not interested in s****x. A few months ago, on a business trip, I had a totally unanticipated romp with an acquaintance I only see about once a year.”
What He’s Not Getting
A third poster added, “It was amazing, and everything that is not what I get at home. The smile and feeling of being needed lasted well after the fling ended. My wife actually asked straight out if I had an affair, and I admitted it to her. Surprisingly, it had the effect of increasing her s****x drive, but only for a week. Now we are back to the same old place.”
All You Think About
This user said, “I didn’t want to cheat on my wife, but going without s****x makes me want to nail every woman I meet. It is like money. When you don’t have any, it is all you think about.”
A Redditor divulged, “All of the women knew I was married, and I’m not interested in getting a divorce. I have thought about counseling, but not really sure if it would help. It wouldn’t reduce my s****x drive, and it probably isn’t going to convince my wife to have more s****x.”
A Way Out
A user commented, “I cheated on a boyfriend because I was miserable in our relationship and didn’t know how to escape it. Or maybe I was afraid of dealing with the pain of getting out of it. Cheating gave me a reason.”
A top-liked comment said, “I was in a very turbulent relationship with a guy I knew was cheating on me. I cheated on him in retaliation because I was too weak to leave the relationship but too proud to let it go on with no reaction.”
Wanted To See
This poster recalled, “My ex told me that I couldn’t handle and manage multiple relationships and was incapable of cheating. So I wanted to test it. She was wrong.”
One Redditor recalled, “I’m not currently cheating, but I used to..a lot. Honestly, I don’t have an explanation other than being young and having “daddy issues,” I guess. I was attention-hungry and loved every bit of positive feedback a guy would give me that my live-in boyfriend at the time did not.”
A user added, “My wife, for some reason, no longer finds s***x important. She would rather watch a show or do the dishes than get overly intimate. I, on the other hand, enjoy it immensely. It’s vitally important to me in regard to feeling close to her.”
This commenter stated, “The person I’m with is in a similar situation and has no desire to leave her current relationship. She just has a need that is not being met at home. So we fulfill that need for each other and nothing else.”
One Redditor shared, “My girlfriend uses s****x (or lack thereof) as a weapon. I use cheating as my weapon.”
This poster said, “I’m not physically cheating, I guess you could say because I LOVE the “puppy love” feeling you get when you date new people. I couldn’t care less about the physicality of s****x. For me, it’s all about the emotional rush of making a connection with someone — holding hands, learning about them, kissing them.”
Found “It” Elsewhere
A commenter recalled, “My wife dared me/told me to find “it” elsewhere. So I did. I guess it’s a sh****tty thing to do, but neither of us is happy but won’t say anything to each other about it.”
One user shared, “I’ve been in a long-distance relationship for about two years. We don’t seem to be moving towards living with or even near each other. So I began cheating because it’s easy, convenient, and fills a void. My cheating is only about the s****x.”
A Redditor stated, “I NEED that filler person to fill in the gaps where he’s gone on month-long business trips.”
One commenter said, “I found out my girlfriend had s****x with an old friend while I was away for 4 months, so I decided to scr*w every girl I could on my way back home.”
A user posted, “She got pregnant and said it was mine, but our lack of s****x would say otherwise. I cheated on her out of spite. It turned out I am not the father of “our” child.”
This Redditor said, “My boyfriend is so boring, and he never wants to do anything besides stay home and watch tv or play video games. I love him to death, and he is so supportive of me. I thought if I started going out with friends, it would fulfill my need for excitement, but it turns out cheating is the thrill I’ve been looking for.”
Finally, a Redditor shared, “I’m caught between being in love with the person I’m with currently and wanting the feeling of being wanted. They rarely want s****x or any type of physical intimacy, but the mental and emotional connection we share is unreal. I use s****x with other people to fulfill my physical needs. I don’t get attached to people I cheat with.”
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