Cuckholding is the act in which a man or woman enjoys watching their partner having sex with another person. The word 'cuckold' is based on the cuckoo bird, which disguises its eggs in other birds' nests and leaves them to take care of the hatchlings. The Old English form of the word cuckhold means something slightly different to the term used today. Traditionally, a 'cuckold' described the husband of an adulterous wife, and it was designed to be a humiliating label. Cuckoldry was a central theme in many of Shakespeare's plays, with characters such as Othello suspecting that their wife had cheated on them. According to research 58 per cent of men and one in three women have fantasised about cuckolding. Cuckolding can lead to couples who enjoy the 'most effective communication skills', according to a research led by Albuquerque-based
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Cuckold, when used in a fetish context, describes the fetish of men who find masochistic pleasure in watching their wives have sex with other men. The man is complicit in the infidelity and often helps arrange the meetings. The couple need not necessarily be married, but there needs to be some kind of commitment between the two. As a fetish, cuckolding is a form of mental masochism that mostly involves mental humiliation. In a typical encounter, the woman has sex with another man while her husband watches. The husband is, of course, aware and willing. This lack of participation, this feeling of being left out, is what many cuckhold fetishists enjoy. Another aspect of the cuckholding fetish is competition. Some psychosexual theories claim that men will desire their wives more if they've just had sex with another man because this allows the men's sperm to compete.
You've probably heard the word used on podcasts , in articles about sex or even alluded to in popular songs , but what is "cuckolding"? Turns out the word originally derives from the cuckoo bird, which has a tendency of laying its eggs in other birds' nests. When a human is involved in the act of cuckolding , however, the eggs haven't yet been made. Instead, the term alludes to when a man or woman has sex with a partner who is already married to someone else. Sometimes, it's out of wedlock, and the experience is essentially just cheating with a fancy term. Other times, it's a fetish in which some married partners enjoy watching their spouse have sex with other partners. The word 'cuckold' also implies that the husband is unaware of his wife's infidelities.
A cuckold is the husband of an adulterous wife. In evolutionary biology, the term is also applied to males who are unwittingly investing parental effort in offspring that are not genetically their own. The word cuckold derives from the cuckoo bird, alluding to its habit of laying its eggs in other birds' nests. English usage first appears about in the medieval debate poem The Owl and the Nightingale.