SparkNotes: The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath’s Prologue (continued)
Candaulism , or candaulesism , is a sexual practice or fantasy in which one person usually a man exposes his usually female partner, or images of her, to other people for their voyeuristic pleasure. The term may also be applied to the practice of undressing or otherwise exposing a female partner to others, or urging or forcing her to engage in sexual relations with a third person, such as during a swinging activity. Similarly, the term may also be applied to the posting of personal images of a female partner on the internet or urging or forcing her to wear clothing which reveals her physical attractiveness to others, such as by wearing very brief clothing, such as a microskirt , tight-fitting or see-through clothing or a low-cut top. The term is derived from a story involving ancient King Candaules who, according to the story, conceived a plot to show his unaware naked wife to his servant Gyges of Lydia. After discovering Gyges while he was watching her naked, Candaules' wife ordered him to choose between killing himself or killing her husband in order to repair the vicious mischief. The term was first used in psychology by Richard von Krafft-Ebing in his book: Psychopathia sexualis.
Studies and Google Trends results show cuckolding is increasing in popularity — but why do people do it? Apparently, 'cuckolding' is increasing in popularity. Or at least it's being talked about openly more often. We're talking about the fetish in which married partners enjoy watching their spouse engage in sexual activity with another person.
Despite being married for seven years and having three children together, Matthew was rarely allowed free time with them. Matthew is one of the increasing number of men who are the victim of coercive controlling relationships. A new study found that more than a third of men in the UK have admitted being a victim of such a relationship, which strips the victim of their liberty and sense of self and became illegal in December Separate research suggests the reasons men don't leave abusive relationships are varied, but for 89 percent it's because of worries about their children. Coercive control is different to other types of abuse as it is so subtle - in fact many people will have no idea it's happening at the time, presuming their relationship is just troubled.