In his new book, sociology professor Eric Anderson of the University of Winchester in England claims that it is natural for men to cheat on their partners. Those who practice monogamy, he says, are subjecting themselves to “socially-compelled sexual incarceration.”
In his study, Mr. Anderson found that 78% of men cheated, even though they wanted to stay with their primary partners.
How did he come up with such a high number of cheaters? Here’s one possible answer: His survey was limited to young men in college–a survey sample which, some critics of Anderson’s Book have pointed out, may not accurately reflect the behaviors and attitudes of the general (and more mature) adult population.