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When the power imbalances between men and women are eradicated, say psychologists, women philander as often as men do. That's because sexual infidelity is related to power, not gender.


A group of researchers in the Netherlands surveyed a cross-section of 1561 professionals, comparing the sexual infidelities of men and women who identified themselves as having similar careers and similar amounts of power. What the scientists found was that powerful people cheat on their spouses, regardless of gender.

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While I am not saying that the Dutch are a bunch of sex crazed philanderers, I don't know that this holds true for all cultures. And why do it because of power? That is just weird to me. It seems like there would be a thousand reasons to cheat, and power would be down the list.