The POWERFUL Differences Between Romance, Desire, Lust, Passion, Intimacy & LOVE
Read on to find out what’s happening to your emotions and your brain chemicals at each of the six phases of love.
1. Romance is when:
You feel butterflies when you talk or see each other.
You want to do things to make each other happy.
You want to understand his or her mind and what makes it tick.
You want to spend as much time together as possible.
Your brain is reacting to pheromones, triggering attraction.
2. Desire is when:
You having a longing for another.
You want to experience a romantic and sexual journey together.
Your curiosity and erotic imagination for each other is fertile.
You can experience erotic connection together and separately.
Your body releases androgens (like testosterone) and/or estrogens, causing arousal to blossom.
3. Lust is when:
You have a longing for sex to fulfill your emotions.
You feel so horny you just want to get laid by someone.
You experience intense erotic fantasies with another.
Your ultimate goal is sexual satisfaction and fulfillment.
Your Desire ‘cocktail’ continues to arouse, adding in Nitric Oxide, which increases blood flow to the genitals.
4. Passion is when:
You intensely want someone physically and emotionally.
You create mystery and have confidence individually and together.
You have fun, laugh, and create surprises, novelty and playfulness.
You make love creatively and focus on each other’s pleasure.
Adrenaline is making you feel “madly in love.”
5. Intimacy is when:
You are comfortable sharing everything without any fear.
You show each other appreciation through words and actions.
You make a commitment to each other.
When your two hearts feel like one!
Your brain releases oxytocin, the bonding chemical.
6. Love is when:
You have a strong feeling of affection for another.
You want your beloved to express their love with words and actions.
Your partner brings out intimate communication, touching, kissing and spiritual connection within you.
You have the five ingredients of friendship, respect, trust, communication and passion for your love to last.
Your brain releases oxytocin (the bonding chemical) and vasopressin, the long-term commitment hormone.