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Lust is desire that is stimulated by a superficial impression of the object of passion with a selfish consideration in mind. On this basis, lust is not taking an interest in someone for their own sake, but mostly in order to gain pleasure of some sort from that person.

In contrast, love is when the desire towards a person is fully mediated by a consciousness of the importance of the person and when attention is given in actions towards this person with the appreciation of his or her inherent worth as the driving motivation.


Lust is passionate sexual desire driven by the sex hormones testosterone and oestrogen.

Testosterone is not confined only to men. It has also been shown to play a major role in the sex drive of women. When testosterone levels reach a certain threshold, just after puberty, teenagers start thinking about sex.

Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group. In mammals, testosterone is primarily secreted in the testes of males and the ovaries of females. It is the principal male sex hormone and an anabolic steroid. Testosterone give virilizing and anabolic effect to our body.

Oestrogens are a group of steroid compounds, named for their importance in the estrous cycle, and functioning as the primary female sex hormone.

Oestrogens are used as part of some oral contraceptives, in estrogen replacement therapy of postmenopausal women, and in hormone replacement therapy for transwomen. While estrogens are present in both men and women, they are usually present at significantly higher levels in women of reproductive age. They promote the development of female secondary sex characteristics.


Sex Drive. Life Chemistry. Retrieved June 26, 2008, from http://www.life-chemistry.blogspot.com/
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What causes lust?

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What is lust in Tagalog?

The equivalent for the word "lust" in Tagalog language are "magmayamo", "kalibugan", "kasakiman", "magmasakim", "katakawan", "malibugan", and "kayamuan'.

Is lust a sin?

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What does lust mean?

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What is the sin of lust?

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What is gratification of lust?

Gratification of lust means that one's lust has been satisfied.  When something is gratified, it means it has been fulfilled.

What represents lust?

Lust can be represented by 3 main things; Obviously the colour red. It can also be represented by fire, meaning fiery passion or heat. Or a woman standing seductively, with an

How do you get out of lust?

Lust is when you only care about the physical in the relationship or thing or whatever. You only want the person sexually. To stop, you need to start thinking about the person

What is the Symbol for lust?

Well... if you're thinking of a representative, you could always think of an animal a population might label as 'promiscuous' such as a feline, who represents the sexual desir

How do you get over lust?

One can get over lust by denying oneself from whatever the object  of lust is over. One needs to learn how to suffer and through  suffering learn to survive and exist withou

Who are the lustful gods?

Priapus or Priapos was the lustful god who kidnapped Hestia from her bed. Poseidon lusted after Medusa and had relations with her in the temple Athena. Eros, son of Aphrodi
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What is lust?

Lust is the extreme desire for sex with someone or something. It is  usually devoid of other emotions.