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Survey Says 1 In 5 Unhappily Married Women Are In A Sexless Marriage

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Why do married people cheat? Boredom, loss of love and anger come to mind -- but according to a new survey, unhappily married American women may be stepping out on their spouses because they're not having sex at home.

Ashley Madison -- a dating site for married people looking to have affairs -- surveyed 74,600 members from 26 different countries about how often they have sex with their spouses and U.S. women topped the list when it came to sexless marriages.

Specifically, 22 percent of the American women surveyed admitted to having no sex with their husbands at all. The numbers were lower in other parts of the world; 18 percent of women from the UK, 16 percent from Hong Kong, 12 percent from Spain, 9 percent from France, 8 percent from Italy and 8 percent from Brazil said the same.

"Married people in the U.S. face the same dilemmas as their international counterparts when it comes to keeping their marital bed active," said a rep from Ashley Madison. "But our unprecedented global study showed nearly 1 in 5 unhappily married women in the U.S. are in a sexless marriage, and I'm fairly sure that was not what they committed to on their wedding day."

Of the 74,600 people surveyed, 33,500 were from the U.S.

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