This article was originally posted on July 22, 2019 in Elite Daily quoting Peaceful Way Psychology’s own sex therapist, Danica Mitchell.
Doing the deed. Getting laid. Making love. It seems as though every euphemism for sex implies an action. (And I just thought of another one: Get some action. No ambiguity there). That’s because sex is largely considered a physical activity, though it really can be just as much an emotional undertaking as it is a physical one. Sex is intimate in more ways than one, which is why, when a partner is unfaithful, your bedroom activities might suffer as a result. Sex changes after cheating, and the changes can happen due to several factors you might not expect.
I spoke to Danica Mitchell, an NYC-based sex therapist and social worker at Peaceful Way Psychology, and she offered some insight into how sex may change after one or both partners in a relationship cheat, whether they engaged in an affair or a one night stand. “There is often a shift in sex after infidelity,” she explains. “People can respond very differently, especially factoring in their upbringing and past relationships.” So what sort of responses can you expect? If you or your partner has strayed, here are some of the ways in which your sex life might just be impacted as a result.