I’ve been struggling with this dilemma as of late.
Is it lustful to contemplate the beauty of a woman’s body or parts of her body?
I’ve heard it said that if one does not think about having sex with a person but merely looks and appreciates his/her beauty one is not committing a mortal sin. When does the sin of lust occur? Where does the Church draw the line on this issue?
If you think about, say, a particular woman’s breasts, admiring their form etc etc but without thinking about them as a source of sexual pleasure, is it a mortal sin?