Lust or Love: Which One Is Stronger?



It has been a decade-long debate on the difference between love and lust. Young people are being taught to not settle for just lust, but instead, look for genuine love. But have you ever wondered why some people would continuously mistake lust as love? Are there any similarities between these two?


Many, even in books, like in Katie Santee's Passions and Pleasures, a book that consists of 12 steamy stories, has tackled the battle between love and lust. As you read the stories, you will identify each character's feelings and desires, whether the lust of love drives it.


Love and lust are forms of desire that are similar yet somewhat different. It can be challenging to figure out whether your passionate feelings come from lust or love, but you will be able to notice the difference with a better understanding of both of these words.


Lust is more about sexual attraction. More likely, if the desire is rooted in lust, the person would not take time to get to know you or will put an effort into building the relationship. Instead, they will focus on their sexual desire and not on you.



On the other hand, if it is love, sexual attraction is not at the top of the list. When a desire or a feeling is built on love, the person will take after you. They will put an extra effort into knowing you personally. They are after the relationship that both of you can create.


Another thing to take note of is, lust is a selfish emotion. It just wants to take advantage of you. It is self-centered and may even have a focus on sexual intimacy instead of relationship building.


The person would have little to no desire to chat about something but superficial topics with you. To prevent establishing a connection with you, they will subconsciously do whatever it takes.



A person who truly loves you, on the other hand, would be willing to give more than take from you. Genuine love is selfless. They will be willing to support you and even take an extra mile for you. They will do it selflessly because they want you to feel that they are always there whenever you need help.



A person who truly loves you, on the other hand, would be willing to give more than take from you. Genuine love is selfless. They will be willing to support you and even take an extra mile for you. They will do it selflessly because they want you to feel that they are always there whenever you need help.

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