Members are typically single people looking for casual hookups, and also those who are already in relationships, whether it is open or committed.
The site operates on a points system, making it feel like a 'game'.
But in spite of all these efforts, when I try to initiate sex, my wife participates through the foreplay and then tells me that she just doesn't feel like having sex or is too tired.
I am a 40 year-old married white male who has been married to my wife for 12 years (together for 16) and have always been faithful to her but circumstances have forced me to look for a woman on the side. When I first met my wife, she had a voracious appetite for sex and since my drive was also strong we had an amazing sex life right from the beginning of our relationship.
55 million users have joined the infidelity website Ashley Madison since 2002, making it one of the world's leading married-dating websites.
The user base is generally married people looking to have an affair but that's not to say that there isn't single people on there too. Post signing-up, members have the ability to search and bookmark profiles.
It's easy to sign up to and the general layout is easy to navigate, with emphasis on browsing erotic profiles, photos and videos.
There's also adult chatrooms where groups can interact with each other, direct messaging and a newsfeed where members can post statuses for other members to see.