Male Infidelity and the Advantages of Fidelity in Relationships
In a previous video, I addressed the most common causes of female infidelity, such as the search for greater sexual excitement and the desire to feel valued and desired. Today, we will focus on male infidelity, a complex topic that could extend over several episodes.
Studies indicate that men, just like women, seek greater sexual excitement. This need, often seen as biological, can manifest in the desire for intense possession or in the constant search for new experiences. Historically, infidelity has been treated unequally between genders, with severe punishments for women and greater tolerance towards men, especially in patriarchal and polygamous societies.
Infidelity is generally defined as sexual contact with someone other than one's established partner. However, this concept has evolved to include other forms of emotional or sexual betrayal, such as masturbation while thinking of another person.
From my personal experience, which should not be generalized, men are often more unfaithful to ourselves, guided by primitive instincts and less socially restricted. We boast about our partners to acquaintances, without perceiving the potential risks of these interactions. Young people, in their quest for affirmation, compete to attract the most desired partner, not necessarily planning to be unfaithful.
Scenarios that can lead to an affair include emotional or physical closeness with someone other than the partner, a lack of connection with the partner, and situations involving alcohol or drugs. Additionally, presbyopia and andropause in men over 40 can trigger a midlife crisis, leading to transient infidelities that often end in regret and sometimes unnecessary divorces.
Genetically, some of us are more predisposed to infidelity due to variants like the DRD4 gene. However, it is crucial to recognize the importance of emotional anchoring in relationships. This concept, which associates gestures and caresses with intense memories and attractions, strengthens the connection and mutual satisfaction in the couple.
The wise popular saying should well state, when someone is less interested than usual, sleeps in different places for whatever reason, the same or different inconveniences flourish, arguments end, and there is more concern about appearance in front of others outside the couple, the conditions for infidelity are already established, and trust will be devoured as quickly as a cake at a school gate.
The Advantages of Fidelity
Fidelity in relationships offers multiple benefits. It establishes an environment of trust and emotional security, essential for the development of a deep and lasting bond. Fidelity also promotes emotional and physical health, reducing the risk of sexually transmitted diseases and the stress associated with distrust and deceit.
Furthermore, fidelity strengthens communication and mutual understanding, allowing both members of the couple to grow and develop together. In a context of fidelity, love and respect are nurtured daily, creating a richer and more satisfying relationship. Emotional anchoring will favor them forever.
In conclusion, while infidelity can be driven by a variety of factors, both biological and emotional, fidelity offers a path to a healthier, safer, and more rewarding relationship. It is a commitment that enriches the lives of both members of the couple and strengthens the fabric of society as a whole. More than one has been faithful to a cause or an idea outside of oneself because it is a trend or obligation; there is no reason not to be so to an emotional stimulus that benefits on a more personal level, enriching one's own life.