– More than half of female cheats go to yoga, and it’s not to lose weight
– Running scores second place for top fitness hobby
– Women confess that yoga has improved their sex lives
– Research conducted by married-dating website IllicitEncounters.com, shows that cyclists and
swimmers are the least likely to cheat
Leading dating site for married people IllicitEncounters.com surveyed 2000 of its female members
asking if they took up a sport or hobby for a minimum of 2 hours per week since embarking on an
affair. 1168 polled said yes, and over half of those chose to take up yoga.
78% of women who go to yoga also admit that the hobby has improved their sex life.
Running came second place with 20% and tennis with a respectable 14%.
The findings also indicated that women were far less likely to take up cycling (2%) or swimming (3%).
The research by IllicitEncounters.com found that the most popular reason for taking up a new sport
or hobby was to try something new (26%) and to build confidence (21%).
Stress relief came in at only 6% and getting fit or losing weight came second to last reason with only
8% of the vote.
Saskia a female member on IllicitEncounters.com “I needed more excuses to get out of the house
and spend less time with my husband. One day a work colleague suggested we try yoga, I wasn’t
expecting to enjoy it, least of all become a full-blown yogi. Yoga has changed my life – it promotes
mindfulness, reduces stress, helps strengthen your core and develops your mental and spiritual
Yoga makes you feel better about yourself. I have a lover; he’s interested in meditation. Sometimes
we go to the park and teach each other breathing techniques and yoga postures. Yoga will make you
stronger and more flexible than you can imagine, and the sex; let’s just say, there’s a whole new
meaning to downward facing dog”
Monica another female member said “I must admit I didn’t realise my affair coincided with me
starting yoga until now. My affair has been life changing, but I was still craving more. I’ve found that
I needed an entire lifestyle overhaul.
I’ve not only just taken up yoga, I’ve also become vegan, and I’ve even started painting again – which
is something I used to really enjoy. My life was so unbalanced. I was giving all of myself to my
husband and family, so much so that I completely lost who I am. It’s a little bit like the change you
seek when you go through a breakup – I don’t know who I am anymore! Then you go through this
metamorphosis and blossom into a whole new person.”
lllicitEncounters.com sex and relationship expert Jessica Leoni said: “An affair gives you that honey-
moon buzz that begins to fade from a long-term marriage. That buzz is the catalyst to self-
improvement; wanting to try new things, build confidence and make new friends. Dating someone
new brings out our adventurous side.
Women are taking up yoga to continue to boost their self-esteem after rebuilding their confidence
through an affair. I’m not at all shocked that swimming and cycling is bottom of the list, these sports
are lonely and not sexy – you would engage in these sports to lose weight only. Whereas yoga and
sex go hand in hand, add a partner into the mix and what do we have? The Kamasutra. Namaste.”
Sport or hobby taken up by female love cheats
Going Gym 7%
What is your reason for starting a new sport or hobby?
To try something new 26%
To build confidence 21%
To meet new people 17%
To spend less time with my husband 12%
Influenced by my lover 10%
To get fit or lose weight 8%
Stress relief 6%
NOTES TO EDITOR
IllicitEncounters.com is the UK’s leading dating website for married people and the leading authority on infidelity. With over 1,000,000 genuine UK users since 2004, you’re sure to find your perfect match.
Established in 2004, we have been providing a meeting place for like-minded married and attached people for nearly 12 years. Our members have one thing in common – they are all looking for a little romance outside their current relationship. Whether that’s the occasional bit of flirtatious chat, a regular coffee date, or a full-blown affair, that’s up to them.
We’re always more than happy to talk about IllicitEncounters.com – please contact Christian Grant through the details below – but we’re not willing to speak publicly about SaraHartley.net at this moment in time.
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