In some legal systems, it is the intruder (the third party) who is punished, not the adulterous spouse. Thus, article 266 of the South Sudan Penal Code, it states: “He who has consensual sex with a man or woman who is and whom he fofully believes to be the spouse of another person commits the crime of adultery […]”. Similarly, under india`s adultery law (section 497 of the Indian Penal Code until it is overturned by the Supreme Court in 2018), it was an offence for a man to have consensual sex with a married woman without her husband`s consent (no party has been criminally sanctioned for adultery between a married man and a single woman). The United States is one of the few industrialized countries to have passed laws criminalizing adultery.  In the United States, laws vary from state to state. Until the mid-20th century, most American states (particularly the Southern and Northeast states) had laws against fornication, adultery or cohabitation. These laws have been phased out or abolished by the courts as unconstitutional.    We also found that 37% of those who had committed adultery on holiday did so because they were swept away, while 34% said it was because they had consumed too much alcohol, and 31% said it was due to relationship problems. The legal definitions of adultery are different. For example, New York defines adultery as a person who “has sex with another person at a time when he or she has a spouse or other person alive.”  North Carolina defines adultery as occurring when a man and a woman “live with each other in a printable and lascivious manner.”  Minnesota law states that if a married woman has sex with a man other than her husband, married or not, both are guilty of adultery.
 In the case of new Hampshire Supreme Court 2003 Blanchflower v. Blanchflower, it was found that same-sex sexual relations did not constitute sexual intercourse, based on a definition of Webster`s third international dictionary dating from 1961; and therefore a woman charged in a divorce case was not convicted of adultery. In 2001, Virginia sued a lawyer, John R. Bushey, for adultery, a case that ended with a guilty verdict and a fine of 125 $US.   Adultery is contrary to current U.S. military law.  The UN Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and Practice is deeply concerned about the criminalization and repression of adultery, which results in discrimination and violence against women. Then I think of the great writers of misery in the suburbs (and drinking and adultery), Updike and Cheever. There are delays in adultery cases that you must respect if you use adultery to file for divorce.
The amputation of the nose – the rhinotomy – was a punishment for adultery among many civilizations, including ancient India, ancient Egypt, among the Greeks and Romans, and in Byzantium and among the Arabs.  Zina` is an Arabic term for illegal, premarital or extramarital sex. Various conditions and penalties have been attributed to adultery. According to Islamic law, adultery is usually sexual intercourse by a person (male or female) with someone with whom they are not married. Adultery is a violation of the marriage contract and one of the main sins tried by Allah in the Koran: adultery has sometimes been successfully claimed as a defense of the crime of murder by a person accused of killing his spouse`s lover.