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It seems to have become more socially acceptable for women to go and see toned, oiled men taking their kit off. After all it’s nothing but a harmless bit of fun, isn’t it?
However according to the latest research carried out by an online pharmacy, a night out with the girls to see a male stripper might not be as innocent as it claims to be.
New research conducted by UK Medix has revealed that a staggering 73% of women admitted that when faced with a killer six pack and abs to die for they considered cheating on their partners.
Shockingly 19% of the woman surveyed admitted that not only did they consider cheating, but they did. So according to the research, 1 in 5 of the woman surveyed confessed that they have cheated on their partner following a girl’s night out, which included a male strip tease.
The majority of respondents put it down to being caught up in the moment and admitted that too much vino, the excitement of a night out amongst friends and a heightened feeling of freedom played a role in their dalliance.
This came as a surprise to Sarah Bailey from UK Medix who said: "We couldn’t believe it when we saw the results. So many people look at a strip tease as a harmless bit of fun associated with Hen dos which are all about celebrating having found the one you want to settle down with."
She continued: "Of course people imagine what it would be like to have a steamy night with a male Adonis, especially when he is jiggling his junk in your face, but we assumed it would be a rule of look but don’t touch. Clearly this isn’t the case for a lot of women."
However, could another reason for this shock result be the renewed push for gender equality?
Even in this day and age, society tends to judge women and men differently when it comes to sex. Society will be a lot more forgiving of a man who sleeps around; he is just sowing his wild oats, having some fun before he settles down. Whereas a woman who has a healthy sexual appetite is often labelled as being "easy".
But now, following on from the success of the E L James books, women are more open about their sexual appetites.
Sarah Bailey said "Wanting to have sex still feels like a taboo subject, particularly for women. Society constantly tells women that they will struggle to have meaningless sex, that they need a ‘strong emotional connection.’ However, that isn’t always the case. It would appear that women are just as able and feel just as empowered as men to have a meaningless one night stand, even when that means cheating on someone you are committed to. It may appear men and women aren’t so different after all."
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