I had this discussion with a mormon friend of mine the other day. I’m always interested in his religion’s stance on sexuality, since he claims the lds church is so close to catholicism on so many things.
What is the definition of lust? It is my contention that lust must contain the desire for sexual activity with a person, or a coveting of a person for the sexual act. And because of that, I don’t necessarily agree that simply admiring someone for their ‘assets’ is always lust. There has been many a time that I’ve admired someone for their beauty or ‘assets’ without desiring sexual activities with them.
At the same time, I desire sexual activites with my wife because of my love for her and the ant to be closer to her. Is that lust? I love her, I find her beautiful, and she stirs sexual feelings in me, but I wouldn’t necessarily describe that as lust.