Their female counterparts are somewhat more restrained, but are still half as likely to be adulterous.
But while infidelity is flourishing among those with letters after their names, adults who left school with low level or no qualifications are mainly resisting the temptation of an extra-marital fling, according to a new analysis of the sexual attitudes survey, which drew on interviews with nearly 19,000 randomly selected Britons. Only around one in 20 poorly educated men confessed to being unfaithful.
The research also reveals a sharp fall in the age at which teenagers become sexually active. Forty years ago, the average age was 21 for women and 20 for men - now this has fallen to 17 for both men and women. Lucy WardReuse content