In the wake of former New York governor Elliot Spitzer‘s revelations about his secret occupation providing charitable support to Ashley Alexandra Dupre, now truly a “Girl Gone Wild” and other high priced hookers who have lost their sugar daddies, there has been a lot being written on the subject of infidelity and monogamy.
This morning, I was watching The Today Show. They were doing a segment on infidelity and monogamy. There were several guests of very high academic credentials. There were several interesting points made:
- 1. 1 out of 4 people know someone that has strayed. Is that all? I would think the actual number is higher, especially in light of the stat that 1 in 5 adults in monogamous relationships have cheated. Keep in mind that these are just the ones that admit they have….
- 2. Monogamy goes against a billion years of evolution. There is a basic biological drive to have more than one mate. We forget that we are animals on this planet as thousands of other species who have the same drive which is to reproduce. The point was made that it is our ability to reason and define a moral code that separates us from the pack. We are however using that reason to fight against the drive of evolution….
- 3. Males are more likely to cheat. Why? Because we can…. Biologically we are better “equipped” than women to have sex more frequently. When you combine that with the basic drive, the male needs all the reason and moral code he can get……
There is an interesting survey entitled “Many Cheat For A Thrill, More Stay True For Love” click on the link to check it out…
Finally, do you know the only creature on this planet that is monogamous for life?
Answer: THE FLATWORM!
MORAL OF STORY?
When your spouse or significant other tells you “YOU ARE LOWER THAN A WORM”, she knows what she is talking about….