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Affair

Social medicine A prolonged sexual liaison, usually understood to mean one in which one or both partners are committing adultery.
Workplace As commonly used, a compromise of public trust, significant ethical breach or other wrongdoing or series of wrongdoings, which may lead to civil litigation or criminal proceedings.

affair

Sexology A long-term sexual liaison, usually understood to mean one in which one or both partners are committing adultery Vox populi As commonly used, a major whoops–faux pas, boo-boo, etc between 2 or more people. See Baltimore affair, Burt affair, Cantekin affair, Cleveland affair, Slutsky affair, Swine influenza vaccine affair.
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However, in her book, Kris admitted to have a sexual affair outside her marriage with Robert Kardashian.
It is little surprise that the more frequently a married person looks at porn, which is often a form of sexually fantasizing about someone other than their spouse, the more likely they will act upon their fantasy through a sexual affair.
The study has revealed that 76 percent of women said they would forgive their partner for a strictly sexual affair and only 35 percent of men agreed to do the same, while 80 percent of men said they would forgive an emotional affair and only 30 percent of women claimed to do the same.
But the defence team for the married 38-year-old have argued that the sexual affair between the pair began in 2009 when Smith was no longer his teacher.
A TEACHER was jailed after being convicted of having a two-year sexual affair with a pupil 20 years ago.
Perth Sheriff Court heard Pullar was suspended from the school and later quit before admitting the sexual affair with the pupil, who cannot be named for legal reasons.
The QC argued the trial judge had been wrong to stop the jury hearing evidence that the alleged victim was having a sexual affair with another man behind her boyfriend's back.
The court heard claims last week that he began a sexual affair with a schoolgirl when she was 14.
Asked how she felt about her daughter's sexual affair with Williams, she said: 'I was angry with her initially.
We'll have a chance to see Allen do more of that this year, as a lifestyle rebel in the indie film ``Off the Map'' and as a Western woman having a hot sexual affair with a Muslim man in the British production ``Yes.
And his wife, Mac, had at least one significant sexual affair as well, with Clyde Martin, who was also her husband's lover.
IN our issue for 25 February 2001 we published a story under the headline "SOCCER BOSS'S LOVER SUBS HIM FOR A STUD - TV girl Louise plays away on Brown" which alleged that Louise Port had been cheating on her boyfriend, Craig Brown, by concealing her long-standing and sexual affair with a freelance reporter, Geoff Peters.