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    Adultery People utilize many different words to describe, define and even attempt to dismiss adultery; unfaithfulness, infidelity, playing the field, extramarital relations, having an affair are just a few. The net result of this choice however is the destruction of a personal reputation, trust and respect, while at the same time laying waste to spouse and children alike. Even in the earliest days of civilization adultery was understood to be destructive, thus earning its own “Thou Shalt Not”

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    Adultery in the Military As citizens of the United States of America we are all governed by a certain set of rules. These laws are set forth by our elected officials. These laws deal with almost all aspects of life including morally wrong actions such as murder and theft. However, these laws do not govern many other moral choices such as adultery. As members of the United States Armed Forces, we are also regulated by an additional set of rules. We must abide by the sanctions of the Uniform

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    The word adultery is derived from the Latin word “Adulterium” i.e. extra-marital sex which is seen as a crime on moral, social, religious and legal grounds. Adultery can be defined as voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a woman who is not his/her spouse [1]. Historically, many cultures, religion and ideologies have a very negative view of adultery, and also have punishments defined for it in living as well as after death. In many societies it is believed that adultery corrupts

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    A Short Argument on the Morality of Adultery The recent discussion of Richard Wasserstrom’s article “Is Adultery Immoral” has raised a controversial issue of whether the view that adultery is immoral is indeed a valid view. On the one hand Wasserstrom presents two of the standard reasons why we would consider it immoral, because it breaks a promise and because adultery involves deception. From this perspective, we might automatically assume that adultery is immoral based on the following simple train

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    or phrases in an attempt to avoid the term adultery; unfaithfulness, infidelity, playing the field, extramarital relations, and having an affair are just a few. Regardless of how the act is labeled, the net result ends in the destruction of reputation, trust, and respect. Ancient cultures understood adultery to be dangerous, even the writers of the Bible granted the act its own “Thou Shalt Not.” Many societies, including the U.S., have outlawed adultery; in some cultures the penalty for this crime

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    Evaluating Adultery Bonnie Steinbock in her essay “What’s Wrong with Adultery?” starts by quoting the data from studies to show that the number of women who have committed adultery has significantly increased. Despite this increase in female adultery, it is in some degree due to the attitudes changing toward sex and sexuality, but Steinbock thinks that people should use rational justification to evaluate the disapproval of adultery. Then in the rest of the parts of Steinbock’s essay, she is generally

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    Steinbock/What’s Wrong with Adultery? Adultery is a horrible sin to commit, but it can actually be avoided, although many people in today's society respond differently based on their religion and culture. When a person commits adultery they fail in keeping his/her commitment to their partner. When adultery happens the trust is broken in the relationship and the other person will feel deceived and betrayed. When a man and a woman come together and bind in holy matrimony, two people become one

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    That Nathaniel Hawthorne to chose such a controversial topic as adultery for The Scarlet Letter, his nineteenth century novel of "seventeenth century sexual repression and hypocrisy" (Zabarenko PG), demonstrates a delicate yet changing climate with regard to infidelity. Historically, carrying on an adulterous affair back in such an era of Puritanism and traditional values was not taken lightly; in fact, by today's standards, such horrific treatment for what is now considered an everyday occurrence

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    Infidelity is depicted as an extremely negative thing in the United States, and is often blamed for trust issues, psychologically damaging the spouse and their children, tearing apart marriages and families and more. People who commit adultery are often shamed and told how wrong what they did is and what a terrible person they are for doing it. According to the Journal of Martial and Family by the Associated Press, however, 41% of “marriages where one or both spouses admit to infidelity, either physical

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    spouse. They are committing adultery. Adulterous behavior can be seen to fall with the domain of morality. For men and women there are many reasons they have committed or are committing adultery. For the most part many who have affairs have a good sex life but come from marriages with little or no intimacy. When a spouses needs are not met many marriages tend to become more susceptible to an extramarital affair. Often the

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