Apparently some over at CNN think the concept of a man’s partner sleeping around with other men might have “positive” effects on some couples.
The claim is based off a recent study by David Ley, Justin Lehmiller, and the writer Dan Savage, a deviant and social deconstructionist of the highest order. In it, the authors find that “acting on cuckolding fantasies can be a largely positive experience for many couples, and hardly a sign of weakness,” according to CNN.
Over the last two years, the term cuckold (a word meaning someone who willingly encourages or allows his wife to have sexual relations with other men) or “cuck” has become an insult directed towards those seen as weak or unprincipled.
“This fantasy has been around as long as marriage and sexuality,” said one of the study’s authors, Ley, who is also the author of “Insatiable Wives,” a book addressing cuckolding in heterosexual couples. “But we’re hearing more and more about it these days, and more people are rejecting the social stigma against this fantasy” Ley said.
So, let’s take a look at this so-called study:
For starters, the study is called “The Psychology of Gay Men’s Cuckolding Fantasies” and centered around 580 “gay-identified men.” The idea that such a study’s findings would have implications for heterosexuals (the majority of people) is completely untenable, considering the very basic fact that homosexuals and heterosexuals have very obviously different sexual proclivities and habits.
Of course, that didn’t stop CNN from stating that such a practice could somehow benefit couples.
“Overall, our research found that for the most part, cuckolding tends to be a positive fantasy and behavior,” said Ley. “It doesn’t appear to be evidence of disturbance, of an unhealthy relationship, or of disregard for one’s partner.”
Ley doesn’t give an example of what a “nonpositive” fantasy is, but one can imagine that he could throw together a survey justifying any sexual practice.
“For men and couples considering the issue of cuckolding, it’s important there be honesty, integrity, communication, mutuality and shared values,” Ley told CNN contributor and psychotherapist Ian Kerner. “I’ve seen men who try to trick their wives into cuckolding them, and this never, ever ends up well.”
Indeed, if the kind of men who want to incorporate cuckolding into their relationship are also those who want to deceive their wives into a sexual practice, perhaps cuckolding isn’t so “healthy” after all.
Despite these experiences, Ley maintains that “the rewards can be amazing.” What those rewards are never fully explained.
One thing, however, remains crystal: CNN is willing to encourage any sexual practice, no matter how depraved.
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