In some societies and among certain religious adherents, adultery may affect the social status of those involved, and may result in social ostracism.In countries where adultery is a criminal offense, punishments range from fines to caning and even capital punishment.
Such punishments have gradually fallen into disfavor, especially in Western countries from the 19th century.
In most Western countries, adultery itself is no longer a criminal offense, but may still have legal consequences, particularly in divorce cases.
Most countries that criminalize adultery are those where the dominant religion is Islam, and several Sub-Saharan African Christian-majority countries, but there are some notable exceptions to this rule, namely Philippines, Taiwan, and several U. By analogy, in cultures which value and normally practice exclusive interpersonal relationships, sexual relations with a person outside the relationship may also be described as infidelity or cheating, and is subject to sanction.
Extramarital sexual acts not fitting this definition are not "adultery" though they may constitute "unreasonable behavior", also a ground of divorce.
Historically, many cultures have considered adultery to be a very serious crime.
Adultery often incurred severe punishment, usually for the woman and sometimes for the man, with penalties including capital punishment, mutilation, or torture.
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Some adultery laws differentiate based on the sex of the participants, and as a result such laws are often seen as discriminatory, and in some jurisdictions they have been struck down by courts, usually on the basis that they discriminated against women.