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I Know the Difference Between Lust and Love

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 3,363 People

    There Is a Huge Difference

    I have lust- and have lusted MANY times -- most when I should never have done so. But lust doesn't hold your head when you are sick, or make you laugh when they know you need to, or hold you when you are too scared to love and care for yourself.   I...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72
    36-40, F
    8 Responses Feb 19, 2009

    As a wise man whose name I cannot recall at the

    moment said... "Lust is desire for the body, Love is desire for the soul."
    Sepulchral Sepulchral
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Aug 20, 2015

    ... and the magic of the passion

    that can ignite when you love the one you lust for and you lust for the one you love.
    Diablessse Diablessse
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Dec 26, 2015

    Salacious Dreams golden cream Eyes to eye A

    veiled lie Piercing her Resonating pleasure Side to side Under my size Gaze peering through Lust seeking proof And the hand to your hair Grabs a gradient flare Pushing deep A vulgar keep Up and down Flailing around Scenes of indecency Intoxicating memory Glare...
    Ymfas Ymfas
    26-30, M
    1 Response May 21, 2015

    No one is a slave.. no one should be one.

    . especially a slave to any mortal.. and love is the most delicate and its mortality is a true terror.. choose love as a mortal you hold tight in yr heart but never bow and submit yr entire self to it.. once it asks for yr submission, be known that it is no longer love..
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i
    70+, M
    1 Response Apr 23, 2015


    There is a difference between love and lust. I think one of the bigger differences is that you don't need to be in love to lust after someone. But to be in love, truly in love, lusting after that person is a required element. Staying in love, and in lust...hmm...I love the...
    SweetlyLingering SweetlyLingering
    70+, F
    4 Responses Feb 4, 2012
    lorrena19 lorrena19
    22-25, F
    4 Responses May 21, 2015

    Love/Lust Love I want to kiss you slowly and

    savor every moment Lust I want to be aggressive have some fun Love I want to hold you close embrace you for eternity Lust I want to be a teenager with stupid decisions and drunk nights with you Love I want to be there for you your one and only to have and to hold for better...
    nivanvc nivanvc
    41-45, M
    Mar 4, 2014

    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    dalidacc11 dalidacc11
    26-30, F
    Apr 21, 2015

    lust is when you like how they look

    and basically wanna have sex with them but don't want to commit and love is when you have actual feelings and want to be with with that person and you accept everything about them care for them do everything for them and you make love not have sex
    susangoga susangoga
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jul 27, 2015

    Love is non sensical.

    .. Lust is animalistic!
    Silfverberg Silfverberg
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jul 2, 2014

    Well first off lust is something I have never

    even been into! Im a become infatuated then fall in love kind of guy. Lust is a naughty thing no one should be into. When you're inlust with someone you're totally focused on their looks and body. That is a big no no. While in lust all you want is sex and you want no...
    Raptax231 Raptax231
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Oct 3, 2014

    Yes I do , but I like both

    and I think they both compliment each other first I lust after you or vice versa then I love you 💗💗💗
    Prettibrowngirl Prettibrowngirl
    70+, F
    Jun 5, 2015

    Lust is about taking

    for yourself, love is about giving your all, lust is about control, love is about sacrifice.
    FreedFromFallacy FreedFromFallacy
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 13, 2015

    SIGNS OF LUST You're totally focused on a

    person's looks and body. You're interested in having sex, but not in having conversations. You'd rather keep the relationship on a fantasy level, not discuss real feelings. You want to leave soon after sex rather than cuddling or breakfast the next morning. You are lovers, but...
    Cheeks2014 Cheeks2014
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Mar 4, 2014
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 20, 2015

    I know the difference

    and I also know it's possible to have both, have neither, or have each independently of the other.
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Mar 22, 2015

    Lust is not admiration of the mind,

    it is admiration of the body. Love (of the romantic kind) is when you care so deeply about someone that you don't care what they look like, and you still want them, as well as admire their mind. When you love someone you will do anything for them. You will stay with them when...
    PoisonLace PoisonLace
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 21, 2015

    Lust is when you just go

    after the person but you don't love them in no type of way. Love is when you develop deep feelings for someone and when you love them you show love to them unconditionally.
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 7, 2016

    Which seems very rare

    for my age. It's nice that I've learned which head to think with for any situation..
    akaShaun akaShaun
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Nov 12, 2015

    Yes we do!! It can easily be confused.

    The physical need and desire for someone? Or that emotional bond with special people in your life. To have both with the same person is the ultimate. However I have lusted for those I don't love and I love some I could never lust for.
    GreenBlueEyes GreenBlueEyes
    1 Response Mar 31, 2015

    I wonder about the relationship between love

    and lust. Seems they are closer to being two sides of the same coin, like there being a fine line between where one ends and the other begins, at least where romantic encounters are concerned. However there is unconditional love that is given without thought of reciprocation...
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Dec 21, 2015

    How Can the Two Be Confused?

    I never have gotten the two confused.  For me, they are so different...they're really opposites. Love is not an emotion or's more than that.  It's a spiritual connection we have with others that causes caring and compassion.  It means we put others...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan
    22-25, M
    10 Responses Aug 10, 2009

    Lust in my opinion is

    when you long or yearn for someone but actually don't feel attracted to them, just want that person for what she or he has. Love is when you are desirably devoted to someone and love them for all they have not something they have.
    SkylarJules SkylarJules
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 31, 2013


    Sure, I know the difference.  And sure, many times in life the two are kept separate.Lustful desires and yearnings that emerge from that first touch that sends shockwaves all the way through your body.  Needing that physical contact, aching for a release of all that sexual...
    deleted deleted
    7 Responses Aug 19, 2011

    There's 'Lust' - where ones emotions heightens

    caused by desire, physical and sexual attraction and eventually fades when another catches the same feelings for another as they once had for their prior lover. There's 'Love' - The diamond in the rough, the rarest emotion. It's purity, it's effortless and it's forever. And...
    Trainedheart Trainedheart
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 16, 2015

    There is that defining moment we have all had.

    That moment where you question yourself. That moment you don't question. Its like that moment on a trampoline where you're suspended in weightless flight and gravity. Other beautiful examples are: The moment on a runway, hearing the engines rev up...the plane shakes, then the...
    56-60, M
    4 Responses Dec 16, 2015

    It bothers me when guys tell me they are in

    love with me when they are clearly just feeling lust. I don't fall for that crap and am tired of dealing with it. I don't want anyone messing with my emotions any longer.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Dec 13, 2015

    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    emilyccaa emilyccaa
    26-30, F
    Dec 8, 2015

    It's a fun fuzzy line Any one of us can get

    confused by things. As much as I can say that I know the difference, the emotions of intimate interactions can carry us away. What's more is that there are different kinds of love. There is romantic love, family love, love between friends and there's a general love between...
    Some1umayNo Some1umayNo
    46-50, M
    1 Response Mar 18, 2015

    Do I? Do I really?? I used to think so.

    .. Does it really matter? Shouldn't I just enjoy the feeling while they're around? Those feelings could be ever so fleeting... What happens when the feeling has gone? What if the feeling never goes away?? When did I start over thinking?? I should live in the now and the present...
    TristeMuneca87 TristeMuneca87
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 11, 2015

    My Argentinian Dreamboat

    Every other Friday...8:15 a.m.   You are always so prompt.  I love that about you.  Once you came on a Thursday,  catching me off-guard.  But then I remembered it was a holiday weekend.  But still you arrived at 8:15,  right on the minute...
    Lilt Lilt
    32 Responses Jul 17, 2010

    I do - and I don't. My life just got

    flip-turned, major dramatic stylee. OK so I have a high sex drive. I recently let slip to my new housemates that I'd have sex twice a day if I could - and these are people who .. don't get much. Nor do I, my Mrs being half way around the globe most of the time. Tensions run...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Dec 6, 2015

    Emm. ...feeling lust.

    ..when I have dirty fantasies over a love making session. .. Feeling love....when I want it to be felt warm at heart & love with passion and sentimental moment. ...
    Tsgirl86 Tsgirl86
    31-35, T
    Jan 1, 2016

    Can someone explain the difference between lust

    and love? I'm wondering if I really love my co worker or is it just lust.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Nov 11, 2015

    Love makes you act crazy

    because of your heart. Lust makes you act crazy because of your privates.
    xlxSpiraxlx xlxSpiraxlx
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Aug 9, 2014

    Yeah girls love and guys lust lol Edit: wow

    never knew guys were so defensive. lust must have turned to love then love ran out for her lmao
    reeessa reeessa
    18-21, F
    19 Responses Oct 1, 2014

    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    sandyccaa sandyccaa
    26-30, F
    Jun 3, 2015

    I think each one of us knows completely how

    Lust is entirely different from Love. It is just the matter of understanding that the former one dies soon and the latter one keeps growing; hardly takes off. Though Lust is always powerful and passionate feeling yet it seems to drive from some fantasy; world of illusions...
    hiddentears hiddentears
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 19, 2015

    And I think a lot of guys say love

    when they mean lust. Why use the word love, guys? Do you think we're all fools?
    SocialHermit SocialHermit
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Apr 19, 2015

    You've got to draw the line somewhere.

    "Sexual intercourse is one of the marvelous revelations of the Divine" A. Watts. Sexual play is a reflection of the light and dark, mental and physical, bringing the partners closer together in an intense state of united feeling and grace; in a sacrament. It is a mystical...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767
    46-50, F
    Jun 15, 2014

    I'm very positive that 99% of the humans have

    no idea what the difference is. The moment you WANT something it is automatically lust/desire. Even if it's something you want with someone you like. Example: if you want to have sex with your partner you're not having sex because you love them you're having it because you WANT...
    Ichki Ichki
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 20, 2015

    Millions upon millions of women in ****,

    amateur or not. How would you know if the one you love has ever done that or not? The thought of falling for a girl who's done that disgusts me, and there's millions of them -_-
    LoveKnowledgeOverAll LoveKnowledgeOverAll
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Nov 11, 2015
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Mar 21, 2015

    You always say 'You're too young to understand

    love' but you know what? I think you're just scared, scared by the fact that I know better than you did when you were in high school and that you refuse to believe that someone like me could know more than someone like you in the time you've had to live; scared by the fact that...
    Tabithaaa Tabithaaa
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 25, 2014

    Oh, this I do know about!

    I have been in Lust, but have never been in Love.
    1niceguy4u 1niceguy4u
    51-55, M
    1 Response Sep 25, 2015

    I absolutely Love the look of Lust within your

    beautiful dark sultry eyes. The Lust within my heart would Love to have its many ways with you.
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter
    Sep 13, 2015
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