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Why People Cheat, Well, According To Science At Least

11/04/2015 03:13 EST | Updated 11/05/2015 12:59 EST

Nobody wants to be labelled a cheater, but according to science, it could be in your blood.

In the video above by one of our favourite Canadian YouTubers, asapSCIENCE, we learn the true science behind one very common behaviour that's usually looked down upon.

According to the video, some hormones might cause some people to cheat. As the video states, dopamine (or the happy hormone you get after exercising or orgasming), plays a key role for people who cheat. Those with the long allele of this gene are 50 per cent more likely to cheat.

Other research has shown people are more likely to cheat if their parents have cheated, if they're insecure about their spouse or if they fake orgasms. And while cheating can be both emotional and sexual, one report found that 90 per cent of women thought emotional cheating was worse, while 75 per cent of men thought sexual was the more harmful action.

The type of cheating in this report included passionately kissing someone else or sending flirty texts.

Watch the video above to find out other reasons why people cheat.

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