Monogamy 'unfair' Jinky, a 29-year-old woman from Singapore, is a case in point.She decided to pursue an affair after seeing an ad for the website According to figures in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, some 22 percent of men and 14 percent of women will cheat on their spouses at least once during their marriage.Has the existence of sites like Ashley Madison encouraged and increased infidelity?"I was married at a very young age, I was 18," she told AFP in an email.When she discovered that her much older husband had been cheating on her, she set about avenging the infidelity through adultery websites."As strange as it seems, Ashley Madison has provided a way for me to fill a void in my life without having to break up my family." Others meanwhile argue that monogamy is simply impossible if you possess a high libido.
"Others are stimulation junkies -- they just can't be satisfied with sex with only one person, even if they love that person.One 29-year-old woman says it helped her take revenge on her unfaithful husband.A 45-year-old married man says it has helped prevent the break-up of his family."No one can show me a culture on the planet where infidelity doesn't happen," Biderman told AFP."Infidelity was always there," he added, noting that conventional dating websites are often "overrun by would-be affair seekers." By offering a site catering specifically for married individuals, Ashley Madison had "filled a void in many married men and women's hearts," Biderman said, noting that the site now has some 25 million members in 35 countries, earning around 0 million in revenue last year.Young and old, men and women, rich or poor, frequenters of adultery sites come from all backgrounds, with a clear majority of users being men in their 40s, according to Ashley Madison.The reasons individuals are drawn to such sites are equally diverse.There are now dozens of similar websites offering the promise of extramarital relationships with domain names that are unabashedly direct, from For Noel Biderman, the founder of Ashley Madison, his site and others like it are merely facilitating a human desire that is as old as time.Predictably, adultery sites have little time for the argument that they are a corrupting influence.Jay Thompson, a spokesman for datingforcheaters.com, says simply that the site's customers -- around three million people -- "are adults." "I believe in people's freedom, they have the right to choose who they want to be, especially when it comes to sexuality," added Biderman.