What is the Meaning of: Lust | Concept and Definition of: Lust

Meanings, definitions, concepts of daily use

From the latin luxurĭa, lust is the appetite without restraint, deviant and disproportionate carnal pleasures. Even if this term tends to be associated with uncontrollable sexual desire, in fact, it allows to allude to the excess of anything else. Lust has a relationship with the lasciviousness that is unable to control the libido.
Religions condemn lust. For Catholicism, lust is a sin capital, while for Hinduism, it is part of the six inner enemies. Religion, in general, considered that sexual desire even is luxurious, belongs to the domain of the obsession or not. The moral condemnation to lust, for example, the prohibition of intercourse out of wedlock.
In other words, lust is linked to possessive thoughts from someone else. When this kind of obsessions leads to a pathological extreme, it can generate sexual compulsions, abuse and rape.
A theological principle says that the source of love is still God; love God is to love all human beings human. On the other hand, if one does not like God, it is not more able to love anyone. Lust appears from the time which it is sought to possess the other to get love off God. It is therefore a dehumanization of the loved one.
The religious response against lust is the love for God and the recognition of the other as an object of divine creation. However, loving others is loving God.
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