For more information and free resources for mental health visit: With these in mind, whether you are single or in a relationship, think about how you feel when you are with someone and if its truly love or truly a hot, steamy, passionate sex endeavor? The combining of emotions happens unconsciously and certainly should not to be judged. Sadness, anxiety, shame, anger, and fear are other emotions that can combine with sexual excitement. But, if all you're feeling is that sexual attraction and not a deeper connection, it could mean it's lust and not love, David Bennetta certified counselor and relationship expert tells Bustle. Couple embracing photo available from Shutterstock.
Know that humans are complex creatures.
7 Big Differences between Sex and Love ...
Is it a need for comfort? Sure, it's fun to just get down and dirty and do some nasty thing with your partner, but making love, with all the emotion and romance that entails, is one of the best feelings in the world. The best part about lovemaking with the right woman is that as your love grows, so does your passion. As years went on, I now have a very clear understanding of how sex and making love are very different acts. Mental health is improved by being in touch with the full range of our core emotions. When there is no foreplay there's no desire in wanting to please each other, and that is a major difference between sex and love.