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COSTA, Crístofer Batista da; HAACK, Karla Rafaela; OLIVEIRA, Eduarda Lima de  e  FALCKE, Denise. Infidelity from the perspective of men and women. Pensando fam. [online]. 2019, vol.23, n.1, pp. 3-18. ISSN 1679-494X.

The aim of this study was to investigate conceptions of infidelity for individuals who are in a monogamous relationship and the motivations for extra-dyadic affective-sexual behavior. This is a descriptive quantitative research with 275 people, 211 women and 65 men, aged 18-65 years, from 16 Brazilian states participated. The collected by internet through two questionnaires. The conception of infidelity involves break of contract/trust and affective and sexual involvement. The behaviors considered infidelity were having sex, kissing, flirting or virtual relating. The motivation involved marital/sexual dissatisfaction, insecurity, fear, lack, among other reasons. The results corroborate the literature and suggest the need to attention to the process of transition and dynamism in affective-sexual relationships.

Palavras-chave : Fidelity; Infidelity; Sexual affective relations; Couple dynamics.

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