Size does matter…just not the size of what you think.
A new study claims that women are more likely to cheat on their man if he has big balls. (Yep, you read that right.) Researchers from the University of Oslo studied monkeys, grasshoppers, and sea urchins specifically—and they found that a female is more likely to have other sexual relationships if her mate has large testicles.
The testicles of humans are one-and-a-half times larger than those of gorillas—and researchers say this shows that we are an unfaithful race by nature.
Personally, we’d like to know why they decided to study monkeys, bugs, and sea urchins to determine human behavior, but we digress. The point is that you’d probably have to have big balls to interject yourself into someone else’s relationship. (Bro code, guys?)
Hungry for other bizarre facts found from cheating studies? Here are 10 research-backed findings that had us doing a double take:
1. Facebook Could Foster Infidelity
A new study published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking suggests that Facebook leads users to reconnect with old flings, which in turn, leads to more affairs, breakups, and divorces.
2. The French Are Big-Time Cheaters
The French are known as the world’s best lovers, but they might not be the most loyal. In fact, a French poll found that a majority of men and a third of women admitted to cheating on their partners. Infidelity has been on the rise in that country since the 1970s, when only about 19 percent admitted to cheating.
3. Fakers Are More Likely to Cheat
If your partner is faking the big O in bed…watch out. It could be a sign that he or she is getting action from someone else. One study found that both men and women who faked orgasms were far more likely to be unfaithful.
4. Cheaters Love Chain Restaurants
Suspect that your partner is cheating? The first place you might want to scope out is a chain. (Yo quiero…an affair?) The infamous extra-marital affair dating website Ashley Madison asked more than 40,000 cheaters where they loved to wine and dine in secret and revealed the top 10 dining destinations to have an affair. Among them? Red Lobster, Outback Steakhouse, Chili’s, and P.F. Chang’s.
5. Cheaters Also Love Chain Stores
After delving into the dating habits of the unfaithful, AshleyMadison.com asked about their shopping habits. In their poll of 50,000-plus women, more than a third said they spend more money to keep up their looks for their secret lover. In addition, 27 percent said they have a secret credit card to keep their financial infidelity under wraps. So what are some of the most popular stores for cheaters? Banana Republic, J. Crew, Macy’s, Ann Taylor, and H&M all ranked high on the list.
6. Faking the Big O Is A Big Red Flag
If your partner is faking it in bed … watch out. It could be a bad sign that he or she is getting action in a bedroom somewhere else. One study claims that both men and women who faked orgasms were far more likely to be unfaithful.
7. Suspicious Of An Affair? Enter Kamikaze Sperm
Another bedroom-based sign of possible infidelity? Clinical sexologist Dr. Lindsey Doe told The Daily Mail that a man’s sperm reveals whether he thinks his partner is cheating or not. According to her, 40 percent of ejaculate is made up of what she calls “kamikaze” or “fighter sperm” designed to block another man’s sperm from inseminating the egg. When a man suspects his partner of being unfaithful, he produces more of his fighter sperm to ward off other suitors. Granted, you need a microscope to see the differences for yourself, but just in case you have a lab handy …
8. Jews Are More Faithful Than Christians
If your mom is nagging you to find a nice guy on JDate … you might want to listen to her. In an annual survey released by JDate.com and Christian Mingle.com that surveys the two online datingcommunities on their dating etiquette, social influences, and attitudes towards infidelity, an interesting result revealed itself: 84 percent of Jewish singles reported that they’ve never cheated in a relationship, as opposed to only 66 percent of Christian singles. (So it looks like the Christians over at ChristianMingle might be mingling a little too much, am I right?)
9. Have A Deep Voice? People Think You’re A Cheater
Barry White might have had one of the sexiest voices of all time, but if this study is any indication, a deep voice is a perceived clue to infidelity. According to research published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology, women fear that men with deeper voices are more likely to cheat on them whereas men think women with higher-pitched voices will cheat on them. That’s because the more testosterone a man has, the lower his voice, and the more estrogen a woman has, the higher her voice.
10. Blonde Women Cheat The Most
Blondes have more fun (like, a lot more fun). Cheater Ville conducted a survey to find out whether hair color could be an identifying factor in someone’s likelihood to cheat and blondes were caught red-handed. They found that 42 percent of cheating women have blonde hair. After blondes, redheads were second-most likely to cheat at 23 percent, followed by brown-haired women (20 percent) and black-haired women (11 percent). But we have to wonder if that’s au natural or not.