Susan Shapiro Barash, a well-known gender expert and bestselling author who has written a book about female infidelity called, “A Passion for More”, spent more than 3 decades researching this topic and joined Gayle Guyardo the host of the nationally syndicated health and wellness show Bloom with the most up-to-date statistics regarding women of today.

Some findings from her research include:

*90% of the women have no guilt and actively pursue the affair.

*70% of women will engage in an affair of some kind at some point in their marriages/committed relationships.

*78% say that their lover is the opposite of their husband/partner.

*70% of the women believe their lover is their wake-up call.

*65% of the interviewees reported that sex is better with the lover.

*60% view their lover as an escape.

*52% stay in the primary relationship after the affair.

*50% of women report cyber affairs.

*48% of the women leave their marriages/committed relationships.

*45% report their lover is the catalyst to leave.

*35% of the women end up with their lover.

You can watch Bloom in the Tampa Bay Market weekdays at 2pm on WFLA News Channel 8.

Bloom also airs in 40 markets across the country, with a reach of approximately 36 million households, and in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Madison, WI.