adultery

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adultery

Voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a person who is not the legal spouse. For good reasons, adultery has generally been condemned. It has ethical, theological and legal implications. In some cultures adultery still carries a death penalty.
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Extramarital intercourse, supposedly taboo and not acceptable, still is practiced by a large number of American men and women.
Of the 20 deaths, 70% (14) occurred during extramarital intercourse (Ueno, 1963).
Reference is made by several writers to the dangers of extramarital intercourse (Heggtveit, 1965;Hellerstein & Freidman, 1970: Scheingold & Wagner, 1970; Trimble, 1970; Ueno, 1963).