There is noise coming from the bedroom, groans of pleasure, shaking, bed squeaking. Only your girlfriend has a key to the apartment. Is she having sex? She is having sex! Your heart sinks, the shame, the anger rises as you open the door.
A mass of hair is being tosses around the bed, long hair, different colors as two shapely bodies separate as they see you enter. She is having sex – with another woman! Phew, can i join in? Ménage à trois!
When your girlfriend cheats with another man, that’s unforgivable, but when your girlfriend has sex with another woman, that’s okay, say 50% of men.
However if the fling was with another man only 22% would be as forgiving.
Its a surprising result from new research released last month by the University of Texas. During the interview the 718 students were asked to imagine their response if they discovered their girlfriends had had a lesbian relationship.
Half acknowledged that they would continue in the relationship, but only 22% would if the girlfriend was found to have been involved with another man.
The study ‘Sex differences in response to imagining a partner’s heterosexual or homosexual affair
‘ was headed by Jaime Confer who assumed that men, in particularly would be more forgiving of a homosexual than a heterosexual affair.
Yet women were far more unforgiving. Only 28% said they would be forgiving of an affair with another woman and 22% if he had sex with another man.
In developing an understanding of males attitudes the researchers believed if their girlfriend had sex with another man this would be considered as a threat to their role as father of future children, yet girl on girl sex was erotic and a chance to have a Ménage à trois.
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