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    (Wikipedia) - Adultery (also called philandery) is a form of extramarital sex. It is sexual infidelity to one's spouse. It originally referred only to sex between a woman who was married and a person other than her spouse. Even in cases of separation from one's spouse, an extramarital affair is still considered adultery. Adultery is illegal in some jurisdictions. The interaction between laws on adultery with those on rape has and does pose particular problems in societies that are especially sensitive to sexual relations by a married woman and men. The difference between the offenses is that adultery is voluntary, while rape is not. The term adultery has an Abrahamic origin, though the concept predates Judaism and is found in many other societies. Though the definition and consequences vary between religions, cultures, and legal jurisdictions, the concept is similar in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Hinduism also has a similar concept. Historically, adultery has been considered to be a serious offense by many cultures. Even in jurisdictions where adultery is not itself a criminal offense, it may still have legal consequences, particularly in divorce cases. For example, where there is fault-based family law, it almost always constitutes grounds for divorce, it may be a factor to consider in a property settlement, it may affect the status of children, the custody of children, etc. Moreover, adultery can result in social ostracism in some parts of the world. Three recent studies in the United States, using nationally representative samples, have found that about 10u201315% of women and 20u201325% of men admitted to having engaged in extramarital sex. Adultery This article is about the act of adultery or extramarital sex. For other uses, see Adultery (disambiguation). For a broad overview, see Religion and sexuality. Family law Marriage and similar status Marriage Types of marriages Prenuptial agreement Cohabitation Civil union Domestic partnership Dissolution of marriage Divorce Annulment Alimony Void and Voidable marriage Separation Parenting plan Residence (ENG) Parental rights Parenting coordinator (USA) Parent legal Paternity Legitimacy Child custody Legal guardian Adoption Child support Contact & Visitation Grandparent visitation Child legal U.N. Rights of the Child Children's rights Emancipation Foster care Ward Parental child abduction Conflict of laws Conflict of laws Divorce Marriage Nullity International child abduction Hague Convention (child abduction) Related areas Family Adultery Paternity fraud Bigamy CAFCASS (ENG) CPS (USA) Child abuse Domestic violence Incest Child-selling v t e Adultery (also called philandery, anglicised from Latin adulterium) is sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than the spouse. Religious and legal interpretations of what constitu

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