But most people believe that there is a difference between making love and having sex. Yes, those lines can get blurred. Many people also believe that you can have one without the other. Ideally, though, you want both. It can be a complex interaction between the two states. For instance, can love make sex better? It just so happens, someone else was interested in that question.
Her work on love and sex was presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in At least in the minds of these women she spoke with. This makes a lot of sense considering that greater feelings of pain or pain tolerance have also been linked to certain mental states.
That feeling of connectedness to another may do something similar. There also seems to be another benefit of loving someone you are physically intimate with.
Beth found that women felt less inhibited and more willing to to explore their sexuality. Many of the older women in the interviews believed that the connection between love, sex, and marriage have been important throughout their lives. No matter what age they were.
Beth believes that the media can play an important role in how women view sex. Even today, there is a strong message in movies, TV, and magazines that chastise women who have casual sex or sex outside relationships. While some shows create a modern view where casual relationships are okay, you still have movies that show that love conquers all. This message is elsewhere too.
While some movies have you believing in the one, other media can portray marriages as mostly sexless. I think a more important question is: To this I would say no, although I know some people would disagree with me. Our behavior and decisions are deeply rooted in our emotional states. While sex may not always mean love, it is still a very intimate act.
And when intimacy is involved, good luck on trying to ignore your emotions. But I doubt it will make anything less complex when it comes to love and sex. At the end of the day, having both will still be better than just one or the other.