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Are you interested in finding romance that is invigorating, sensational and passionate? All you have to do is date a man who is currently involved in a committed relationship.

What? That's immoral and sordid, you say? Not to some women, who proudly call themselves "serial mistresses".

For the sake of this article, let's discuss this issue involving only non-married men (no mention of infidelity, in other words).

What type of women would choose to be a serial mistress?

Do these women have self-esteem issues? Do they have their own commitment phobias? Are they trying to get back at women, societal inequalities or a previous ex-boyfriend? A serial mistress does not seem to be a "one-size-fits-all" type of woman, as these women are all shapes, sizes, colors, educational levels, relationship histories, and ages.

What is the motive for serial mistresses?
If we can suspend judgment for a moment, and look at a serial mistress' behavior, we may learn something about women's sexuality in general. As a type of sexual expression considered "extreme", I wonder if the continued confusion surrounding women's sexuality (such as being an "experienced virgin"), is causing some women to behave in extremes to feel liberated, sexually expressive, free, satisfied and independent.

1. Catch-and-Release. Yes, it's a fishing term, but remember the thrill of a boy liking you in grade school? There is a thrill of the hunt, then satisfaction with the catch. Sure, in this case, the prey already found someone he loves and has committed to, but, are you able to seduce him enough to second guess his first choice? Talk about a power trip, ego boost and adrenaline rush...all in one. All you have to do is play the game, and then release him back to his girlfriend at your will.

2. Sense of freedom. You can dump 'em as fast as you can get 'em, because there is no commitment. Not even a empty promise of one. Can you help it if you are so fabulous?!

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