Even a Pandemic Won’t Stop Affairs

It’s probably a good time to talk about monogamy

If you step away from the initial shock of what’s come upon us, we see that places like us are likely to have value. The reason to join us is there are fractures, often, at home, and those are going to be amplified, dramatically. So, if you’re under quarantine or in working from home situations with your spouse and not having [the] respite [of] going into the office and being away, people are going to look at this as an outlet, even if it won’t be a physical interaction, at least in the short term. But having someone to talk to who’s having similar feelings is going to be a relief, and it’s potentially going to be of value to a lot of people who are experiencing that.”

The men described emotionally unsatisfying primary partnerships, which lacked intimacy, acceptance, and attention. Most of the men reported having children, and more than half of the sample reported their marriages as either sexless. All but two men in the sample expressed a clear desire to remain in their primary partnership for the remainder of their lives.”

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