My First Time

I Cheated on My Boyfriend and Got Pregnant—and the Guilt Almost Destroyed Me

After I cheated on my boyfriend with a classmate, I found out I was pregnant—and wasn't sure whose it was. But even worse than the unwanted pregnancy, I was surprised to learn, was the guilt.
Charlie Stone
Sex machina

When Does Constant Texting Count as Cheating?

If you're constantly sending emotionally intimate but totally nonsexual messages to a "close friend" who is probably romantically interested in you without telling your significant other, are you being unethical?
Maria Yagoda

What We Can Learn from Women Who Cheat

"Cheating: A Handbook for Women" addresses the advantages of cheating on your partner. Author Michèle Binswanger explains why monogamy can get so monotonous.
Lisa Ludwig

Millennials May Cheat on Their Partners Because They Are Freaking Out About Life

A new study explores how infidelity can be a means through which young adults try to navigate their own development—but also finds that this isn't always the case.
Kimberly Lawson

Being Cheated On Doesn't Just Ruin Your Life—It Also Ruins Your Health

A recent study reveals the mental and physical consequences of experiencing infidelity.
Kimberly Lawson

​Woman Swallows $7,000 Vacation Fund to Spite Cheating Husband

When one Colombian woman discovered her partner's infidelity, she did the only logical thing with their holiday savings—she swallowed it to make sure he wouldn't get any.
Sirin Kale

You’re Being Cheated on to Pay a Karmic Debt, According to a Psychic Matchmaker

Scientists have proposed a host of neurobiological reasons for infidelity—but could there be a more esoteric explanation? We turned to the star of TLC's "The Psychic Matchmaker" for some answers.
Suzannah Weiss

Jealous Partners Purchase Flashy Garbage, Just to be Seen

A new study finds that partners who experience jealousy are likely to buy attention-grabbing products, like crazy sunglasses—even if wearing them hurts their reputation.
Diana Tourjée

Why People Who Cheat Are Still Not Cool with Being Cheated On

According to a recent study, cheating doesn't necessarily spell the end of your relationship, especially if you're the one doing the cheating. We asked a sexologist why people are such hypocrites.
Kimberly Lawson

'Platonically' Sleeping in the Same Bed with Someone: Probably Cheating

What do you do when you want to have sex with someone but can't? Spoon for hours in the protective caress of night, but no kissing.
Lauren Oyler

Women Are Evolutionarily Programmed to Cheat, Researcher Says

Research argues that women are programmed to line up replacement males in case their original mate gets sick or dies. We speak to the researcher behind the controversial theory.
Sirin Kale

What It's Like to Find Out Your Significant Other Is Cheating on You

Whether it's by Facebook snooping or getting confronted by an angry shaman-in-training who blew your boyfriend, discovering infidelity sucks.
Leah Carroll