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Cheaters Have Higher Risk for STDs than People in ‘Open’ Relationships
People whoِ cheat onِ their partners areِ more likelyِ to haveِ unsafe sex thanِ those inِ open relationships whoِ don’tِ need toِ hide theirِ sexual straying, a newِ study finds.
In theِ study, people inِ monogamous relationships whoِ cheated onِ their partners wereِ lessِ likely toِ use condoms, andِ less likelyِ to discuss theirِ history ofِ sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) duringِ their sexual digression compared withِ people inِ open relationships whoِ hadِ sex withِ someoneِ otherِ than theirِ primary partner, theِ researchers said.
Previous research hasِ shown unfaithful people doِ not accurately perceive theِ effect theirِ cheating willِ haveِ on theirِ partners’ mental health, andِ the newِ results suggest thoseِ who cheat alsoِ misperceive, orِ doِ not accept, theِ physical health risks ofِ sex outsideِ their relationship, theِ researchers said.