SEX FORUM Sex with a love rat is a real letdown
SEX cheats have worse nookie than people who remain faithful, according to a new study.
People who steal someone else’s lover have less romantic success than couples who get together when both parties were single.
The phenomenon – known as “mate poaching” – was analysed by researchers from the Journal of Research in Personality.
Researchers compared the experiences of 100 couples – 50 who got together when they were single and 50 when one or both of the partners were poached.
The study found that those lured away from another relationship tend to be less satisfied with and committed to their new relationship.
Poached partners were also more likely to be unfaithful.
They constantly believed that there were better alternatives to their current relationship and spent more time thinking about those alternatives.
Psychologist Justin J Lehmiller, who analysed the findings, said: “Stealing someone away from their romantic partner doesn’t seem like the best recipe for relationship success.
“Poached partners don’t seen as happy with or committed to their relationships, and they do not seem to feel as many qualms about cheating in the future.”
Tracey Cox, who has her own range of sex toys with Lovehoney, said cheating isn’t always bad for a relationship and can be the wake-up call some couples needed.
She said: “If your partner has been desperately trying to tell you they’re unhappy but not feeling heard, cheating might well be a cry for help.”
Lovehoney surveys show that people in long-term, committed relationships enjoy the most sex and the best sex.
Three-quarters of Lovehoney’s sales are to couples who share sex toys together.
Stunna Amanda Thatcham, 19 – single since splitting with her boyfriend earlier this year – agreed.
The 32B brunette from Wigan said: “There’s nothing dull about having the best sex ever with a person you completely trust.
“I’m certainly a LOT more adventurous in the bedroom with someone who’s completely committed to me.”