The Hidden Truths of Infidelity: Debunking the Myth of Women’s Guilt

Dispelling the Myth of Guilt and Unveiling the Emotional Landscape of Female Cheaters.

Edy Zoo
4 min readApr 16, 2023
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As a man who has had my fair share of affairs with married women, I’ve often wondered how they felt when cheating. To answer my curiosity, lately, I’ve found something interesting. Contrary to popular belief, women may not feel as bad as we think when they cheat. In fact, they may experience a complex range of emotions that defy the cultural myths surrounding infidelity.

The stereotype of the guilt-ridden, regretful female cheater has been deeply ingrained in our collective consciousness. However, recent studies and expert opinions suggest that women’s experiences with infidelity are far more nuanced and diverse than previously believed.

Consider these three statistics:

  1. A study published in the journal “Archives of Sexual Behavior” found that 40% of women who had cheated on their partners reported feeling guilt. In comparison, 60% felt no guilt at all or even experienced positive emotions as a result of the affair.
  2. According to a survey conducted by the dating site for married individuals, Ashley Madison, 62% of its female members claimed they felt no guilt about having an extramarital…



Edy Zoo

Edy Zoo is an author who writes about social subjects. He contributes to the ever-growing library of social critics.