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Through research psychologists and other researchers have claimed that sexual infidelity effects both men and women differently In addition their beliefs on sexual infidelity differ There have been many theories about the occurrence of infidelity and most researchers have different opinions about these theories Researchers from the article Infidelity and the Science of Cheating written by Sharon Begley have asked the following question to different ethnic groups of all ages and of both sexes what distresses them more emotional infidelity or sexual betrayal The results were women find emotional infidelity more disturbing than men do and men find sexual betrayal more disturbing than women do These results varied slightly depending on how the question was asked but the ratio remained almost the same Researchers found that men and women have different beliefs on sexual infidelity Women believe that men think that love implies sex more often then sex implies love 59 and men believe that women think that sex implies love about as strong as love implies sex 59 The difference researchers explain is that there is an existence of a jealousy gender gap In order to explain what causes the jealousy between genders scientists are now creating tests to prove whether the minds ability to reason rather than genes can explain the jealousy gender gap 59 Scientists theories differ on the science of sexual infidelity Some scientists use a theory referred to as my genes made me think it 58 This theory proposes that jealousy is triggered depending on our genes being passed down from Neanderthal days Evolutionary psychologists argue that the jealousy gender gap is a legacy to humankinds past and these genes shape how we think feel and act These psychologists believe the reason why men go crazy over adultery is because it is embedded into their genes This bothers men because they can never be sure of paternity For example if a woman strays from her partner there are possibilities
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