Diversity Paper

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Society today is obsessed with celebrities. It seems like every time you turn on the television all you hear about is someone having an affair. When I hear about people like Tiger Woods, Jesse James, and John Edwards cheating on their wives, it leaves me wondering; why people would risk losing their families, their jobs, or their self-image for what seems to me as just sex. And it’s just not celebrities; it is people in all walks of life. I am going to put all judgment aside and really try to understand this behavior from a biological, psychological, and sociological aspect.

Biological Aspect When we first meet someone our body undergoes many chemical changes. Our palms began to sweat, our hearts race, and an excitement fills our bodies. “Endorphins, biochemical compounds that are responsible for making us feel pleasure, are released into the body. This creates a thrilling and dizzying feeling almost like a high. As time goes by and the relationship continues, the biochemical environment in the brain slowly changes” (Cheating and Narcissism Support, 2010). Some people begin needing that high, like a drug, just to feel normal and will go to any lengths to get it, even if it cost them everything. This can create a sexual addiction. “Just like drug addiction, sex addicts have a compulsion towards fulfilling their sexual desires. Sex and the thought of sex tend to dominate the sex’s addicts thinking, making it difficult to work or engage in healthy personal relationships. Sex addicts engage in distorted thinking, often rationalizing and justifying their behavior and blaming others for problems” (Medicine Net, 2010). Heredity, although there is no scientific evidence, could also play key role in this behavior. If their mother or father were unable to control their sexual impulses, maybe that can be passed on in their genes. Like animals, our bodies are…...

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