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10 Reasons Why People Cheat on Their Partners
Cheating is many people’s greatest fear, and it’s also sadly common. Over the past decades, my clinical office has been full of couples and individuals working to make sense of and heal from this very confusing and wounding experience. This article isn’t about monogamy, but instead, a look at why people cheat.
Statistics show cheating occurs in as many as 60% of relationships. But cheating doesn’t even come with a universal definition, and most couples have never discussed the specifics of what they consider “cheating.” But, then again, I wouldn’t trust most people’s definitions to be healthy anyway. Some therapists even call porn use a low level of infidelity, so we clearly have some work to do to dismantling the unreasonable expectations we put on our partners.
Here’s why people cheat...
What do gay white men say about black men when we’re not around?
There’s an episode of the late, sometimes-great HBO series Looking that I’ve never been able to shake off, even four years after it aired.
In the unfortunately telling opening scene, Patrick, Agustin and Dom joke about uncut penises and the probability that Richie, the Mexican guy with whom Patrick is about to have his first date, will have one. (He doesn’t? – ?so much for racial and ethnic stereotypes.)
As I watched the exchange at the beginning of ‘Looking for Uncut’ (season one, episode two), it dawned on me that I’ll never know for sure what any gay white man really thinks about black men because I’ll never be privy to one of their conversations with other gay white men when a black man isn’t in the room.
Isn’t that when they’re likely to show their truest colors (pun intended)?
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This Marvel superhero has just had his first gay kiss in the comics
Comics has had another landmark moment as adult Iceman – Bobby Drake – has had his first gay kiss.
But wait, you’re saying, hasn’t Iceman been out and gay with a boyfriend for a while now?
To be clear, there are two Icemans currently running around the comics X-Men universe. There is the adult Iceman, the same one that comic fans have grown up with since the 1960s.
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