The news has been again been abuzz with another high profile affair. Although these seem like monthly (weekly?) occurrences, should we be surprised?
In general, society is (properly) against extramarital sex. However, from my perspective, there is much less scrutiny given to premarital sex.
The apparent logic is:
“Once you commit through marriage, you should be faithful to your spouse. Before you have a spouse, monogamy is a nice idea, but unrealistic.”
However, viewed another way, there seems to be little difference between extramarital and premarital sex: both are having sex with someone other than your spouse.