What is Lust?
In the simplest terms, Lust is used to describe the intense feelings that one has in the earliest stages of a relationship. Some people mistake this for love as the feeling is so intense. It makes you want to spend every minute of every day talking to, texting or talking about the object of your affection. Lust is a strong emotion based on a desire to know another person carnally. If you lust after someone, you want to touch that person, make love with him or her, and generally know the man or woman in a tangible, physical sense
Why does it feel so strong?
From puberty onwards, young men and women experience feelings of lust which may also be accompanied by other, more tender emotions, such as love or protectiveness towards the object of their affections however, lust can (and often does) exist without such secondary emotions. One example of lust without emotional attachments would be the feelings of physical arousal triggered by pornography or "pin-up" models. Lust is found is both sexes, and it can be heterosexual or homosexual. In a world of billions of people, there are different flavors and styles of lust, and many variations on the norm.
Lust is believed to be a scientific phenomenon that leads to the reproduction and propagation of the human species. Our hormonal triggers, pheromones, and personality quirks make us all susceptible to feelings of lust for certain people. For example, women may be attracted to power; this is why an older man with no discernable handsomeness may be extremely attractive to young, beautiful women. However, lust isn't about money, it's a purely physical reaction that may be triggered by another person's strength, power, beauty, or charm. Men are visual creatures who will usually feel lust when they see a beautiful female body or face - they can experience a heady sense of "intoxication" around a stunning, fit female.
What next? Since lust takes so many forms, and is normally associated with a great deal of physical contact at the start of a relationship,it is somewhat mysterious and complicated. It is difficult to tell when Lust dissipates and becomes love. Luckily, there are many people who come together during moments of lust, only to deepen and strengthen their relationships over time. Lust that turns to long-lasting love is the cherished ideal for many people.