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Does love equal sex?


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Student (Delhi University) | Posted on


No, not at all. Love, and sex just can’t be equalized at any stage, even if we call sex as “making love”.
To put in some philosophy and ideology, love is that supreme feeling which has the potential of making you one with god. Pure love has been equalized to worship by Sufi Saints. Mirabai erased the boundaries between love and worship in her devotion of Krishna. Love means acceptance, and achieving something higher than worldly and materialistic emotions.

On the other hand, sex is denounced by many religions as one of the many feelings which takes you away from god and towards the animalistic part of the great chain of being. Sex is very close to lust, and lust is one of the “seven deadly sins” in Christianity.

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In the era of Renaissance, the philosophers came up with the concept of Great Chain of Being, in which, humans are placed in the center. The top position in the chain is given to god and angels, and the last position to animals and other creatures. Embracing materialistic and worldly desires to gratify ourselves, like sex, shifts the position of humans more towards the animals, while embracing the renunciation (a condition for love) takes you towards god, making you achieve the highest position in the chain.

The theory shows that love and sex, are antithetical ideologically, and hence just can’t be equal. While love demands renouncing all the materialistic desires, sex means embracing them.  


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But then there is  this hedonist school of thought which believes that gratifying your desires means being human truly, and even Renaissance Humanism distanced humans from gods and angels because they have materialistic desires which need to be fulfilled. 


So it may be different in earlier time, but in modern times I think, love and sex are equal. 


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@letsuser | Posted on


No. Sex and love are often mixed, but they are not the same thing.

Plenty of people have sex without love. Some men will have sex with women they wouldn’t want to talk to or be seen with other than for sex. Asexuals can fall in love, but they have no desire for sex.

That said, sex does things to our minds that may cause us to feel we love the person we’re having sex with. If we actually love them this builds the love. If we don’t it creates a false impression of love. This, IMHO, is why it’s a good idea to save sex for a loving relationship.



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Freelancer | Posted on


No not at all, love and sex are different, they are not same! To love is to feel and act lovingly, While sex is everything about physical reasons. If i am not wrong!


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A day dreamer!! | Posted on


Depends on person to person, if someone loves sex then that person won't be able to differentiate between Love and Sex on the other hand is someone knows the real meaning of love, that person will always prefer love over sex.


By saying the above statement I never meant that sex is not important or it does not have any value in life. Earlier having sex had only one meaning which is marriage, but now the generation has changed so the thought process. Neither they were wrong nor the today's generation because time keeps on changing and with time people do change. The easiest way to leave peaceful life is to accept the change. 


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So, it is not wrong if someone is in love and wants to have sex and if someone only wants to have sex but not in love. Things should always move with mutual understanding then only a relationship blooms.



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SEO EXPERT | Posted on


If you love sex, then having sex is doing what you love - so both love and sex are intertwined.


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