Alicia Walker, PhD in the Media


Coverage of The Secret Life of the Cheating Wife 


Ben-Zeev, Aaron. 2019. “I Love Him, but I Need Someone Else, Too.” Psychology Today. February 26, 2019.

Shea, Courtney. 2019. “Is Cheating the Secret to your Happily Ever After?” Elle Australia. February 18, 2019.

Middle Chicks. 2019. January 8, 2019. “Women Cheating – Is the New Black?”

Fournier, Annabelle Bernard. 2018. “The Real Reasons Women Cheat.She Knows. December 18, 2018.

Balsalm, Joel. 2018. “New Book Shows Women Struggle with Monogamy more than Men do.AskMen. November 26, 2018.

Dodgson, Lindsey. “Here’s how to tell if you cheat for lust or love—and why it’s important to know the difference.”

Emery, Lea Rose. 2018. “The top 5 places cheaters meet with their affair partners the first time.” Bustle. October 24, 2018.

Mitchell, Ashley. 2018. “The Wonderful Weirdness of Female Sexuality.” Marie Claire. October 23, 2018.

Dodgson, Lindsay. 2018. “October is the most popular month for men to sign up for Ashley Madison.” Business Insider. October 22, 2018.

Robert, Sophie. 2018. “Why do people cheat?” Daily Star. October 22, 2018.

Thomas-Corr, Johanna. “Untrue by Wednesday Martin, A Review.” The Evening Standard. October 18, 2018.

Dodgson, Lindsey. 2018. “Why Ashley Madison still gets thousands of new users every year.Business Insider. October 13, 2018.

Reprinted in My San Antonio. October 14, 2018

Reprinted in Times Union. October 14, 2018.

Reprinted in Stuff.

Hughes, Kathryn. 2018. “Untrue by Wednesday Martin Review.” The Guardian. October 4, 2018.

Bielski, Zosia. 2018. “Women are closing the infidelity gap.” The Globe and Mail. October 1, 2018.

Roberts, Anna. “The Rise of the Female Cheat.” The Sun. September 27, 2018.

Martin, Wednesday. 2018. “The Rise of Female Infidelity.” Daily Mail. September 27, 2018.

Lehmiller, Justin. 2018. “Monogamy may be even more difficult for women than it is for men.” Vice. September 19, 2018.

Staff. 2018. “Book excerpt: ‘Untrue’ Challenges dated thinking on female sexuality.” Flavorwire. September 19, 2018.

La Ferla, Ruth. 2018. “Wednesday Martin dares to call her new book ‘Untrue.’” NY Times. September 15, 2018.

Martin, Wednesday. 2018. Untrue: Why Nearly Everything we Believe about Women, Lust, and Infidelity is Wrong. Little Brown. (Mentioned in the book). 

Martin, Wednesday. 2018. “There’s a reason monogamy sounds like monotony.” Cosmopolitan Magazine. Print version. September 2018.

Dodson, Lindsay. 2018. “A woman who cheats on her husband using Ashley Madison’s services told us why she does it.” The Insider. August 14, 2018.

Kraft, Stephanie Russell. 2018. “Ashley Madison has been quietly making a comeback.” The Outline. July 12, 2018. 

Ritschel, Chelsea. 2018. “Women Cheat Because They Love Their Husbands And Want To Save Their Marriages, According To New Book.The Independent. June 15, 2018. 

Paradox. 2018. “Researchers found when women begin to cheat on her husband.Mice Times Asaia. June 15, 2018. 

Griffiths, Josie. 2018. “CHEAT SHEET: Women cheat because they LOVE their husbands… and it’s more about orgasms than intimacy (says woman who spent a year interviewing female cheats): Professor Alicia Walker found frustrated women think affairs make them 'better wives' - and do it to 'save' their marriage.”  The Sun. June 13, 2018. 

Lifestyles Reporter. 2018. “Why your woman is creeping.IOL. June 4, 2018. 

Fellizar, Kristine. 2018. “7 Surprising Things That Might Cause Even A Loyal Partner To Cheat.Bustle. June 1, 2018. 

Moore, Anna. 2018. “‘I go online... each encounter leaves me feeling happier, more alive': Why good women cheat.Daily Mail. May 19, 2018. 

2018. “Here are the Reasons these Women gave for Cheating on their Men.The Michael Baisden Show. 

Roche, Kelly. 2018. “You’ll Never Guess How many People Joined this Dating Site in 2017.InBrampton. April 1, 2018. 

Bernama. 2018. "Cheating spouse website Ashley Madison on the rebound."March 30, 2018. Free Malaysia. 

Ruby Life, Inc. 2018. Ashley Madison Returns to Growth in 2017. Cision PR NewsWire. March 29, 2018. 

Syed, Fatima, and Robert Cribb. 2018. "Another date for Ashley Madison? Cheating-Spouse Website Says it has Cleaned up Its Act.The Hamilton Spectator. March 29, 2018. 

Torstar News Service. 2018. Cheating-Spouse Website Ashley Madison has its Affairs in Order After Notorious Data Breach. Metro News. March 29, 2018. 

Syed, Fatima, and Robert Cribb. 2018. "Another date for Ashley Madison? Cheating-Spouse Website Says it has Cleaned up Its Act.Toronto Star. March 29, 2018. 

 WMAR-TV. 2018. Midday Maryland. Live Television interview. ABC-affiliate, Baltimore, Maryland. March 21, 2018.

Jared. 2018. “Why Your Wife Cheated (And What You can do about it).Unfinished Man. March 8, 2018. 

Brown, Jeremy. 2018. “The Reasons so many Married Women Cheat on their Husbands:  What is it that drives women into someone else’s arms, and what can men do to prevent it? An infidelity researcher has the March 8, 2018. 

Dodgson, Lindsay. 2018. "5 of the biggest myths about the ways women cheat — and why they're not true." Business Insider. March 8, 2018. 

Pais, Anna. 2018. “Why are there more and more infidel women and why do many staywith their partners after being deceived?BBC Mundo. March 8, 2018. 

Covert, Jerilynn. 2018. “Infidelity.” Men’s Health. February 2018 print issue.

Daily Telegraph. The Secret Life of the Cheating Wife by Alicia Walker: Why are Women Cheating?Daily Telegraph. February 10, 2018. 

Tuohy, Wendy. 2018. “US sociologist Dr Alicia Walker reveals why women are unfaithful in new book The Secret Life of the Cheating Wife.Herald Sun. January 26, 2018. 

Navidad, Angela. 2018. “Ashley Madison Gives you one more Reason to go Running in the Morning.AdWeek. January 26, 2018. 

Walker, Alicia. 2018. "The Secret Life of the Cheating Wife: These women cheat to keep their marriages strong." Psychology Today. January 17, 2018. 

Sahagian, Sara. 2018. “New Research Explains Why Women Cheat On Their Partners.” She Does the City. January 15, 2018. 

A crescut rata infidelității în rândul femeilor.” Libertatea." December 23, 2017.

Lollie Barr. 2017. “Why People Cheat Over The Holidays: The reasons will surprise you.

Whim. December 22, 2017. 

Micki Spollen. 2017. “If someone cheats on you, it’s because they love you.Your Tango. December 19, 2017.

Nicodemus, Margot. 2017. “Female Infidelity: 5 Ideas Devised by an Expert.Biba. December 16, 2017. 

Logan, Casey. 2017. “Casey Logan: Getting inside the mind of a cheater.Calgary Sun. December 15. 

Rabu. 2017. “Tak Selamanya Hasrat Seksual, ini 5 Pemahaman Keliru Mengenai Wanita yang Selingkuh.Tribun Manado. December 13, 2017. 

2017. “Survey shows: Why women go strange.” Brigitte. 

2017. “The lies about Female Infidelity that you did not know.Atitud Fem. 

2017. There are a few clichés that are heard: 5 myths about female infidelity!Athens Magazine. December 12, 2017. 

2017. “Five of the biggest myths about Female Infidelity that you did not December 12. 

Haus, Sophie. 2017. "Warum Frauen fremdgehen: Die 5 größten Irrtümer." Woman. December 12. 

Anggraini, Ariska Puspita. 2017. "Hai Lelaki, Pahamilah Apa Penyebab Wanita Selingkuh.Kompas. December 12.  

Wick, Jessica. 2017. “The No. 1 Reason Women Cheat will Make you Question Everything.”  Cheat Sheet. December 11, 2017. 

Minggu. 2017. “Alsan Wanita Berselingkuh dari Suami.” December 10, 2017. Tribun Lifestyle. 

Rian. 2017. “Ketahuilah Bebrapa Sebab Mengapa Kaum Hawa Selingkuh.Selebex. December 8, 2017. 

Hodgkin, Emily. 2017. "Why do women REALLY cheat? Expert reveals what drives a  cheating wife to stray." Express. December 7, 2017.

Hodgkin, Emily. 2017. "Why do women REALLY cheat? Expert reveals what drives a cheating wife to stray." Express. December 7, 2017.

The Society Pages. 2017. Women’s Sexual Lives may not be about What We Think: Pragmatism in Women’s Infidelity. December 5, 2017. 

RomanzotiNatasha. 2017."A verdadeira razão que leva mulheres a traírem seus maridos" Hypescience. December 4, 2017. 

Dodgson, Lindsay. 2017. “Women sometimes cheat on their husbands—but not for the reasons you think.Business Insider. December 3, 2017. 

Avila, Carmela. 2017/ "Infidelidad ¿exclusiva de los hombres?". El  Sol De Puebla. November, 29. 

Kuperberg, Arielle. 2017. “Women who cheat on their romantic partners: An interview with Alicia Walker.Council on Contemporary Families. “The Society Pages.” October 31, 2017. 

Anderson, Charlotte Hilton. 2017. “32 Signs Your Marriage Is Built to Last: You don't just love your partner — you also like them.Redbook. October 30, 2017.  

Anderson, Charlotte Hilton. 2017. “32 Signs Your Marriage Is Built to Last You don't just love your partner — you also like them.Redbook. October 30, 2017. 

Abundancia, Rita. 2017. "Por que las mujeres son cada vez mas infieles a sus parajas." SModa El Pais. October 24, 2017. 

Digital Staff. Meredith. “The new reason why women cheat on their husbands.Fox Carolina.  October 8, 2017. 

Digital Staff. Meredith. 2017. “The new reason why women cheat on their husbands.KMOV News. October 8, 2017. 

Digital Staff. Meredith. “The new reason why women cheat on their Nashville.  October 8, 2017. 

CNN  Wires. 2017. “The changing reasons why women cheat on their husbands.Fox2Now St Louis. October 5, 2017. 

WITW Staff. 2017. “Women are cheating on their husbands more than ever.NY Times. October 5, 2017.  

Brooks, Kim. 2017. “Why so many women cheat on their husbands.CNN. October 5, 2017.

Goldberg, Susan. L.M. “How the trans movement is ruining your marriage.PJ Media. September 28, 2017.  (Even bad press coverage is still coverage!)

Wong, Kim. “Women are cheating on their husbands more and they aren’t the least bit ashamed.The Stir.  September 27, 2017. 

Brooks, Kim. 2017. “Why so many women cheat on their husbands.The Cut. September 21, 2017. 


Coverage of Same-Sex Hookups

Gremore, Graham. 2018. “The real reason straight dudes have gay sex but still identify as straight.” Queerty. September 2, 2018.

Burris, Robert. 2018.  "Why do straight people hook up with same-gender partners?” Psychology Today. August 28, 2018.

Staff. 2018. “Same Sex Hook-ups by ‘straight’ college students on rise.” Baltimore Out Loud. June 26, 2018. 

Comer, Matt. 2018. “The six kinds of gay ‘straight’ hookups.” Cover story. Qnotes. May 18, 2018. 

Dolan, Eric W. 2018. “A Significant Number of People who hook up with Same-Sex Partners Identify as Heterosexual, Study May 7, 2018. 

Rhode, Jason. 2018. “Many Straight Students have Same-Sex Experiences, Study Says.”  Georgia Gay Voice. May 2, 2018.

Manzella, Samantha. 2018. “A Lot of Straight College Students are Having Gay Sex.Logo. May 1, 2018. 

Randall, Devin. 2018. "Á New Survey Says Many College Students are Engaging in Same-Sex Encounters.Instinct. May 1, 2018. 

Braxton, Conrad. 2018. “Straight Guys are really getting into Gay Hookups.Gay Pop Quiz.  April 30, 2018. 

Jackman, Josh. 2018. “Straight Men have a lot of Gay Sex, Study Shows.Pink News. April 29, 2018. 

Reid, Rebecca. 2018. “Loads of straight people are having same-sex sex.Metro UK. April 23, 2018.

CCF. 2018. “CCF’s Kuperberg and Walker Publish New Research on College Hookups.Council on Contemporary Families. April 20, 2018.  

Holebi. 2018. "Homo en lesbische seks populair onder heteroseksuelen." Holebi. April 20, 2018. 2018. “À l'université, les millennials vivent leur sexualité au-delà des é April 19, 2018. 

Gale, Rebecca. 2018. “What’s a Label Anyway? New Research Shows Same-Sex Hookups are Pretty Common.Marie Clare. April 18, 2018. 

Martin, Wednesday.  2016. “Gay until Labor Day: Stretching Female Sexuality in the Hamptons.Observer. May 18, 2016.  

Coverage of Men’s Self-Esteem and Perception of Size

Hay, Mark. 2019. “Why No one can agree on the Right Way to Measure a Penis.” February 26, 2019.

Tate, Anouszka. 2019. “Men Slide into my DMs to tell me about their massive… Feelings.” The Book of Man. February 21, 2019.

Vinopal, Lauren. 2018. “Why Big Dick Energy was the Most Important Meme of 2018.” Fatherly

Herzog, Stephen. 2018. “Professor Shuts down Penis Size Study After Receiving Hate Mail.USA Today. July 10, 2018.

 Herzog, Stephen. 2018. “Professor Shuts down Penis Size Study After Receiving Hate Mail.Springfield News-Leader. July 10, 2018. 

 Walker, Alicia. 2018. “The Rise and Fall of One Professor’s Penis Study.The Society Pages: The Feminist Perspective. July 9, 2018. 

Masterson, Andrew. 2018. “Genitalia study cancelled after media response. A project looking at whether size and self-esteem are linked is dropped after things turn bizarre and researcher is threatened.Cosmos: The Study of Everything. July 9, 2010. 

Lampen, Claire. 2018. “Is Big Dick Energy Real? A Researcher tried to study the link between penis size & self-esteem, but here’s what went wrong.” Bustle. July 9, 2018.

Cosslett, Rhianon Lucy. 2018. “Enough of the knob gags: Penis size is a mental health issue.” The Guardian. July 6, 2018. 

Pringle, Brenden. 2018. “University study on penis size cut short after bad publicity.” The Washington Examiner. July 6, 2018. 

Baynes, Chris. 2018. “Penis size study cut short after men submit cartoons instead of pictures of their genitals. Some participants sent images of Spongebob Squarepants throwing 'the study’s findings into jeopardy.’” The Independent. July 4, 2018. 

Staff. 2018. “Penis study axed after photo data compromised. Study findings skewed after participants submit images of SpongeBob SquarePants.” The Week. July 4, 2018. 

Matthews, Melissa. 2018. “Dick Pic Study Called Off After Overwhelming Public Response. The researcher who was seeking 3,600 penis photos said the study's reliability has been compromised.” Men’s Health. July 2, 2018. 

Whitford, Emily. 2018. “Clipping Study of Male Organ Size. Professor halts study on link between size and self-esteem, saying publicity hurt her effort.”  Times Higher Ed. July 2, 2018. 

Tayag, Yasmin. 2018. “Huge Penis Size Study Shut Down Because of a Deluge of Obscene Photos. And you thought Tinder was bad.” Inverse. July 2, 2018. 

College Fix Staff. 2018. “Professor ends study that analyzed pictures of penises and self-esteem levels.” The College Fix. July 2, 2018. 

Grant, David. 2018. “Study on ‘penis size’ cut short after public outcry.” Queerty. June 30, 2018. 

Staff. 2018. “Put your junk away! Professor halts penis-measurement study over ‘public reaction’ to pic request.” RT. June 30, 2018. 

Velasco, Carl. 2018. “Professor collecting dick pics for science announces she’s ending the study.” Tech Times. June 30, 2018. 

Cerullo, Megan. 2018. “Professor cancels study on penis size over public reaction.” New York Daily News. June 30, 2018. 

Brown, Jennings. 2018. “Professor ends penis-size study soliciting 3,600 dick pics, citing ‘public reaction.’” Gizmodo. June 29, 2018. 

Salo, Jack. 2018. “University calls off penis study after enormous response.” New York Post. June 29, 2018. 

Husley, Joel. 2018 “You could say size matters.” KDSK. June 29, 2018. 

Staff. 2018. “Professor ends penis-size study soliciting 3,600 dick pics, citing ‘public reaction.’” FinTech. June 29, 2018. 

Staff. 2018. “Missouri professor with 3,600 penis pics calls it quits.” Instinct. June 29, 2018. 

Herzog, Stephen. 2018. “Top Facebook comments from penis study stories.Springfield News-Leader. June 29, 2018. 

Lamaroux, Mack. 2018. “How dick size matters to men’s health.” Vice. June 28, 2018. 

Staff. 2018. “Professor ‘penis size’ study seeks intimate pictures from 3,600 men.” Instinct. June 28, 2018. 

Schmitt, Will. 2018. “‘Penis size study’ cut short after public reaction, Missouri State says.” Springfield News-Leader. June 28, 2018. 

CBS8. 2018. “‘Penis size study’ cut short after public reaction, Missouri State says.” June 28, 2018. 

Staff Writer. 2018. “MO State professor ends ‘penis size’ study due to ‘public reaction.’ The study, which the professor described as a study of men’s ‘relationship between penis size and self-esteem’ became national news this week.” KMOX News Radio. June 28, 2018. 

Staff. 2018. “Professor calls for thousands of photos for research on ‘penis size.’NZHerald. June 27, 2018. 

Matthews, Melissa. 2018. “A Researcher needs 3,600 dick pics for a new study. Yes, really. Here’s how to get involved.” Men’s Health. June 27, 2018. 

Riley, Claudette. 2018. “Professor’s ‘penis size’ research seeks 3600+ explicit photos.” USAToday.June 27, 2018.

Kovner, Aliyah. 2018. “This sociologist wants to see your dick pics—for science.” IFS. June 27, 2018. 

Staff. 2018. “Penis pics: Professor asking men to send manhood photos for self-esteem study.” The Province. June 26, 2018. 

Parke, Clark. 2018. “Professor asks men to send pictures of their private parts for 'size and self-esteem' research study.” Fox News. June 26, 2018. 

Staff. 2018. “Penis pics: Professor asking men to send manhood photos for self-esteem study.” Vancouver Sun. June 26, 2018. 

Riley, Claudette. 2018. “Professor’s ‘penis size’ research seeks 3600+ explicit photos.” The Coloradoan. June 26, 2018. 

Kiefl, Franziska, 2018. “Professor receives hundreds of penis pictures - and is pleased about it. Everything for science.” Huffington Post DE Edition. June 26, 2018. 

Riley, Claudette. 2018. “Professor’s ‘penis size’ research seeks 3600+ explicit photos.” CBS8. June 26, 2018. 

Mangus, John. 2018. “This professor wanted to see pictures of your penis — for science. Not anymore.” Kansas City Star. June 26, 2018. 

Limbaugh, Rush. 2018 “Missouri professor asks men to send pictures.” Rush Limbaugh Show. June 26, 2018. 2018. “Missouri State University professor’s ‘penis size’ research research project.” June 26, 2018. 

Staff. 2018. “New study looks at the relationship between penis size and self-esteem.” The Canoe. June 26, 2018. 

Staff. 2018. “Study looks at relationship between penis size, self-esteem.” Toronto Sun. June 26, 2018. 

Ciccotta, Tom. 2018. “Missouri State professor solicits penis pictures from men for ‘research.’” Breitbart. June 26, 2018. 

Konstantinides, Aneta. 2018. “Don't get cocky! Professor asks men to send her pictures of their penises to help study how size affects self-esteem.” Daily Mail. June 25, 2018. 

Van Voorhis, Drew. 2018. “Professor asks men to send her pictures of their penises to help measure self esteem.” The College Fix. June 25, 2018. 


Coverage of Infidelity and Life Satisfaction

Sparks, Hannah. 2018. “Cheating made this lesbian couple’s marriage stronger than ever.New York Post. November 29, 2018

Sultan, Aisha. 2018. “Sultan: Missouri State professor reveals when an affair can make you happier.” August 31, 2018.

Finello, Beth. 2018. “MSU study talks about marriages.” OzarksFirst News. August 2, 2018.

Jalili, Candice. 2018. “Does Cheating Make you Happy? A New Study Finds that your Gender is a Huge Factor.”  Elite Daily. August 1, 2018. 

TNN. 2018. “Extramarital Affairs Make Women Happier than Men: Study.India Times. July 31, 2018. 

2018. “New Study Finds Women are Happier in Affairs than Men.My Joy Online. July 31, 2018. 

KOLR-1o. Television coverage. “MSU Study about Affairs.” 

Radio Interviews, Podcasts

You Do You, A Dating Podcast “The Truth about Cheating.”

Project Pleasure. S2 EP3: PENISES & MASCULINITY

Daily Beat with Joe Virgillito. Podcast Interview. “Part III: Penis Size, Self-Esteem, & Hate Messages.” July 12, 2018. 

Daily Beat with Joe Virgillito. Podcast Interview. “Part II: Penis Size, Self-Esteem, & Hate Messages.” July 11, 2018. 

 Daily Beat with Joe Virgillito. Podcast Interview. “Penis Size, Self-Esteem, & HateMessages: Part I with Alicia Walker.” July 10, 2018. 

 W Radio.  2018. Live Radio Interview. July 10, 2018.

WLS-AM 890. 2018. Big John and Ramblin Ray Show. Live Radio Interview. “A female Sociology Professors quest to find out if size really does matter to men.” June 27, 2018. 

Newstalk1010. The Night Side with Barb Digiulio. Guest hosted by Jeff Sammut. June 25, 2018.

Davila, Vicky, and Rafael Manzano. 2018. Live Radio interview W Radio station in Colombia. March 12, 2018. Prisa Group. 

LBC. 2018. Radio Interview with Dr. Lucy Beresford. Sex and Relationships. January 13, 2018. 

CJAD 800 AM. 2018. Radio Interview with Dr. Laurie. PASSION. January 8, 2018. 

KSMU radio interview December 26, 2017.  (Scroll down to listen)

2017. “Research: Four most common bribes: How and why women cheat in a relationship.” December 12, 2017. Radio Sarajevo. 

UK Talk Radio. 2017. December 9. 23:00-23:30 section 

ManCow in the Morning live radio interview about Secret Life. November 15, 2017. First mention is at 40:13 seconds. Actual interview begins at 41:18. 

WGN Morning News live television interview November 6, 2017.  

PA LiveWilkes-Barre, PA.  (Scroll down to listen.)

Other Coverage

Roy, Ishani. 2017. “Parental Happiness Gap in U.S.: Rising Child Care Costs a Key Concern.IBT. September 9, 2017. 

Szczypinski, Sarah. 2017. “The 'happiness gap': What having kids really does to your marriage.Today Show. June 27, 2017.