If you are in a committed relationship with someone and you haven’t already done it, I know you want to.

By Gus Bode

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If you are in a committed relationship with someone and you haven’t already done it, I know you want to. You want to so bad you can taste it (please remove your fingers from your mouth). I know you are scared and the risk is high, but that’s what drives you. You want to know if you what it will be like, you want to be bad, and you wonder if you can get away with it. I want to give you my blessing and say go for it. Cheat. But do it wisely, because there is no margin for error.

Ok, for those of you still reading, it is possible to cheat and still maintain a relationship. It can actually help improve it. I once heard that in some part of Brazil it was customary for a man to cheat on his wife once a year (this entails sexual gratification as cheating). By doing so he makes his wife angry – but strangely aroused and appreciative. I don’t know how it all works, but if its good enough for the Brazilians…


Most constitute cheating as participating in an intimate act with someone other than your monogamous partner. Sex is the first thing that comes to mind, but I say that it can be objectified as the activity itself. For instance, if you were to only take people you are dating to an exclusive restaurant where you engage in intimate conversation over wine and pasta, then one day you decide to bring a friend- not your partner – to this very restaurant and participate in a meal you only share with significant others, is that cheating? Sex is regarded the same way. It is what separates your partner from your friends because it is an act exclusively performed for one another. But as many say, sex doesn’t make the relationship. The emotional attachment and the interactions do. So if someone has a little recreational sex with someone else, why does that have to be cheating. It’s not.

What is cheating is better referred to as the “affair.” An affair is the emotional and physical relationship that equals or transcends your current one. If you can have strong feelings for another person, that is when you need to reevaluate your monogamy.

Having a physical release with another person is only deemed wrong because it is uniquely shared between committed couples. If this is true at face value, there are plenty of other physical things couples do exclusively together that could also be labeled as cheating in the rule books. Cheating can actually improve a relationship. If you have ever cheated, then you know the inevitable guilt that follows it may help you to appreciate what you have. It can also make you a better lover. Many people cheat because the bedroom activities have become stale. Cheating will always be bringing new tricks, ideas and maneuvers into the bedroom. Now even with all this sexual cheating, remember not to tell anyone. There are still things your significant other doesn’t need to know (like what you actually do when you lock yourself in the bathroom for 40 minutes). So be discreet and have fun, but don’t get attached. Get ready to explore the possiblities and go make some dinner reservations.

Do what you will with my advice, but don’t take it too much to heart. After all, I am the Single Guy.