Texas Tech University

The 5 Different Types of Cheating, Explained

Men's Health

April 2, 2018

Men's Health - All cheating is not created equal. Ask 10 people what “counts” as cheating and you’d probably get 100 different answers. “Infidelity is a gray area because different individuals have their own boundaries and ideals for romantic relationships,” says Dana Weiser, Ph.D., assistant professor at Texas Tech University.

While you might consider texting an ex to be crossing a line, other people might not consider something cheating until intercourse is involved. "In fact, if one is in a consensually non-monogamous relationship being physically and sexually involved with another individual would likely not be considered infidelity," Weiser says.\

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