( CNN) In our current political climate, the term “cuck” — short for “cuckservative” — has become an insult of the so-called alt-right, aimed at humankinds they view as spineless and emasculated. The slur has its roots in the concept of cuckolding, or having an adulterous partner.
But, according to a recent analyse by David Ley, Justin Lehmiller and the writer Dan Savage, acting on cuckolding fantasies can be a largely positive experience for many couples, and barely a sign of weakness.
References to cuckolding appear in literature as early as the 13 th century, typically in the form of male characters who fear that their child has been sired by another man during an act of infidelity. Today, however, cuckolding has become fetishized into a powerful sex fiction for some humen, who get aroused by the idea of their romantic spouse engaging in sex activity with someone else. Women also share this fantasy, but less so than boys.