Alternative Lifestyles

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 11–39 | Cite as

Extramarital sex in the Netherlands

Motivations in social and marital context
  • Bram Buunk


This investigation of the social psychological and demographic variables associated with extramarital sexual and erotic involvement was carried out on a heterogeneous sample of 250 subjects. About one-quarter of the men and one-fifth of the women reported extramarital coital experience during the past year. The results indicate that subjects with higher educational backgrounds and no church attendance are relatively more involved in extramarital relations. Determinants of extramarital sexual and erotic behavior appear to be quite similar for both sexes.


Social Policy Demographic Variable Social Issue Educational Background Heterogeneous Sample 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bram Buunk
    • 1
  1. 1.Catholic UniversityNijmegenThe Netherlands

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