Written by on August 18, 2017

More Than Two Glossary Term: Cheating

In a relationship, any activity that violates the rules or agreements of that relationship, whether tacit or explicit.

Commentary: In traditional monogamous relationships, any sexual activity with anyone outside that relationship is generally viewed as cheating. In a polyamorous or swinging relationship, sexual activity with people outside the relationship may or may not be seen as cheating, depending on the context of that sexual activity and whether or not it violates the agreements of the people in that relationship. Even in such relationships, most commonly sexual activity without the knowledge and explicit consent of the other members of the relationship is likely to be viewed as cheating.

Planned Parenthood Term: Infidelity

Planned Parenthood Glossary

Failing to keep a promise to be monogamous, usually in the context of a marriage.

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