Did you recently get caught cheating on your partner? Well, according to a new study, your padres might be to blame for your cheating behavior.
Researchers at the University of Queensland used data from over 7,000 twins between the ages of 18 and 49 to discover a surprising statistic: unfaithful behavior in men (a whopping 63%) and women (40%) can be attributed to inherited genes.
said, “Our research clearly shows that people’s genetic make-up influences how likely they are to have sex with someone outside their main partnership, said the leader of the study, Dr. Brendan Zietsch. The researchers found tentative evidence for a specific gene that influences infidelity in women.
The gene in question is AVPRIA, which is involved in the production of a hormone that regulates social behavior – thus far, they’ve found that women with certain variations of the gene are more susceptible.
Would you use the inheritance gene excuse for philandering behind your partner’s back? Sound off in the comments!