According to Dictionary.com love is defined as “a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person,” while lust is defined as “intense sexual desire or appetite.” Despite these two conflicting definitions, love and lust are both vital ingredients for a healthy, long-lasting relationship.
Corniness aside, love is the shiny pot that nurtures and supports the stew of a healthy relationship. Love exists when a partner places the happiness and well being of his or her significant other over their own. Love is when a partner looks into the eyes of their significant other and sees nothing else. They know they are set for life. Nothing and no one can interfere with the powerful emotional and physical bond created by a couple in love. Love is based on commitment, communication, respect, and devotion. The prevalence of love allows a couple to overcome any difficulties or issues that may arise in their relationship. Because of this, the relationship can grow and endure. Many say love isn’t easy but I strongly believe that there are people out there for everyone. Everyone deserves love and once you’ve found it there’s nothing more special. Sappy? Yes. True? Most definitely. There are a lot of things in this crazy world that are temporary; true love isn’t one of those things.
Lust embodies the ingredients that add spice and flavor to the stew of healthy, long-lasting relationship. Lust signifies a deep, uncontrollable attraction to another person. Romantic dinners, walks on the sand, and cuddling are all wonderful don’t get me wrong. But what’s wrong with raw, impulsive passion? Lust is never boring. Lust is unexpected. One minute a partner is talking to his or her significant other and the next minute they’re wildly kissing and caressing one another. A stable relationship with lust shows that the passion is still there. Not only are two individuals in love with one another but they also find one another to be simply irresistible. What’s wrong with that? Nothing. It’s an incredible feeling to be able to excite your significant other, and vice vera, to the point where you two cannot control yourselves. You see each other and you long for one another. You want each other in every sense of the word and you can’t help it. You’re in love and you can’t resist each other.
Yes, love is the more dominant factor in a healthy relationship. But don’t ignore lust. Love is at the base of any successful relationship. Without love, one cannot have a committed, passionate relationship. That said, with the addition of lust to the relationship, there is a wild, almost animalistic side to the lovingness and quaintness of love. Not to mention, lust is also an immense confidence booster. Couples don’t have to worry about the deterioration of their once amazing sex lives. Men and women no longer have to question their attractiveness. If your partner still lusts after you every once and a while that’s great. You still got it. It’s your world, everyone else is just living in it. Now I’m not saying lust overrides love because it doesn’t. But lust deserves credit because it keeps the flames of love still burning. All you couples out there, don’t fight lust. If your partner makes you loose control, that’s fantastic. Handle your business. Lust and love. Love and lust. They both need to be prevalent in any committed, stable relationship. The only thing left to say to all you couples out there is don’t forget to give your partner some breaks every once in a while.