In Canada, you can commit adultery without actually having sex. Canada boasts the western worlds first and only, and still legally authoritative, court ruling* that artificial insemination constitutes adultery.
Is cheating on your spouse a crime in Canada?
Yes. Historically, Canadas Divorce Act defined adultery along the same lines as the former definition of “spouses”, which involved only people of the opposite sex. Adultery was similarly defined by the courts as consisting of voluntary sex outside of marriage, between a spouse and someone of the opposite gender.
Can you get in trouble for cheating on your spouse?
Adultery isnt just a crime in the eyes of your spouse. In 21 states, cheating in a marriage is against the law, punishable by a fine or even jail time.