Some 13 per cent of Canadian men and eight per cent of women say they have cheated on their spouse, according to a survey for Postmedia News. The polling was done after news broke that hackers had breached Ashley Madison, an online service that invites married people to have affairs.
Even more people, about 22 per cent, say they have considered cheating but have not done it.
Then again one has to consider what respondents meant by “cheating.” 88 per cent agree that regularly having sex with someone other than your partner or spouse constitutes cheating. But nine per cent of men and 17 per of women think watching porn is cheating. Visiting a strip club meets the definition according to 17 per cent of men and 19 per cent of women.
Kissing someone other than your partner or spouse is cheating for 62 per cent of men and 66 per cent of women and just flirting meet the definition for 37 per cent of men and 42 per cent of women.
Sending a sext constitutes infidelity for 79 per cent of Canadians.