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Definition - What does Cuckoldry mean?

Traditionally, a cuckold refers to a man who has an adulterous wife. In modern usage, a cuckold and the act, cuckoldry, refers to being complicit in a wife's infidelity. Cuckoldry is commonly used to refer to the fetish where the husband is submissive to his wife. Here, the man finds sexual gratification from the thought or act of adultery – sometimes even involving another man in sex acts with his wife.

Kinkly explains Cuckoldry

The cuckoo bird is the basis for the term cuckoldry. The female of the species is said to change its mates frequently. It even lays its eggs in other nests. When it comes to the fetish in the United States, it takes roots during the years of slavery. It is said that some landowners would allow their wives to take on male slave-lovers. They would watch their wives have sex with these males. To this day, many cuckoldry sex scenes involve mixed races.

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