Lust

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Lust is a psychological force producing intense wanting or longing for an object, or circumstance fulfilling the emotion.wikipedia
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Sexual desire

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In English-speaking countries, the term "lust" is often associated with sexual desire, probably because of this verse.
Synonyms for sexual desire are libido, sexual attraction and lust.

Catholic Church

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Lust is considered by Catholicism to be a disordered desire for sexual pleasure, where sexual pleasure is "sought for itself, isolated from its procreative and unitive purposes".
It requires refraining from lust, masturbation, fornication, pornography, prostitution and, especially, rape.

Celibacy

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Islam does not advocate celibacy but it requires marriage to conduct sex legally.
In the religious movement of Brahma Kumaris, celibacy is also promoted for peace and to defeat power of lust and to prepare for life in forthcoming Heaven on earth for 2,500 years when children will be created by the power of the mind even for householders to like holy brother and sister.

Seven deadly sins

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For example, the headlong pursuit of lust (or other "deadly sin") in order to fulfill a desire for death is followed by a reincarnation accompanied by a self-fulfilling karma, resulting in an endless wheel of life, until the right way to live, the right worldview, is somehow discovered and practiced.
According to the standard list, they are pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth, which are also contrary to the seven heavenly virtues.

Prudentius

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Prudentius in his Psychomachia or Battle of the Soul had described Luxury, lavish of her ruined fame, Loose-haired, wild-eyed, her voice a dying fall, Lost in delight.... For Dante, Luxuria was both the first of the circles of incontinence (or self-indulgence) on the descent into hell, and the last of the cornices of Mount Purgatory, representing the excessive (disordered) love of individuals; while for Spenser luxuria was synonymous with the power of desire.
In the battle between virtue and vice, full weight is given to the power of Luxuria, “Flowershod and swaying from the wine cup, Every step a fragrance”.

Psychomachia

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Prudentius in his Psychomachia or Battle of the Soul had described Luxury, lavish of her ruined fame, Loose-haired, wild-eyed, her voice a dying fall, Lost in delight.... For Dante, Luxuria was both the first of the circles of incontinence (or self-indulgence) on the descent into hell, and the last of the cornices of Mount Purgatory, representing the excessive (disordered) love of individuals; while for Spenser luxuria was synonymous with the power of desire.

Love

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The link between love and lust has always been a problematic question in philosophy.
As a less-sexual and more-emotionally intimate form of romantic attachment, love is commonly contrasted with lust.

Divine Comedy

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The most notable work to touch upon the sin of lust, and all of the Seven Deadly Sins, is Dante's la Divina Commedia.
The core seven sins within Purgatory correspond to a moral scheme of love perverted, subdivided into three groups corresponding to excessive love (Lust, Gluttony, Greed), deficient love (Sloth), and malicious love (Wrath, Envy, Pride).

Concupiscence

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Involuntary sexual arousal is explored in the Confessions of Augustine, wherein he used the term "concupiscence" to refer to sinful lust.

Religious views on masturbation

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Cassian considers "nocturnal emission" a very important problem as it is an indication of "carnal lust" and, if a monk still has not overcome it, "his religious life and his salvation might well be in peril".

Purgatorio

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In Purgatorio, of the selfsame work, the penitents choose to walk through flames in order to purge themselves of their lustful inclinations.
Dante's second night's sleep occurs while the poets are on this terrace, and Dante dreams shortly before Tuesday's dawn of a Siren, symbol of disordered or excessive love represented by greed, gluttony and lust.

Religious views on pornography

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Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

Fornication

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Simple fornication: Simple fornication is having sex with one's wife for enjoyment rather than for bearing children.

Judaism

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In Judaism, all evil inclinations and lusts of the flesh are characterized by Yetzer hara (Hebrew, יצר הרע, the evil inclination).

Yetzer hara

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In Judaism, all evil inclinations and lusts of the flesh are characterized by Yetzer hara (Hebrew, יצר הרע, the evil inclination).

Satan

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Yetzer HaRa is often identified with Satan and the angel of death, and there is sometimes a tendency to give a personality and separate activity to the yetzer.

Torah

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The Torah is considered the great antidote against this force.

New Testament

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In many translations of the New Testament, the word "lust" translates the Greek word ἐπιθυμέω, particularly in Matthew 5:27-28:

A Greek–English Lexicon

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The LSJ lexicon suggests "set one's heart upon a thing, long for, covet, desire" as glosses for ἐπιθυμέω, which is used in verses that clearly have nothing to do with sexual desire.

Septuagint

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In the Septuagint, ἐπιθυμέω is the word used in the commandment to not covet:

American Standard Version

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For example, from the American Standard Version the same word is used outside of any sexual connotation:

Catholic Encyclopedia

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According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, a Christian's heart is lustful when "venereal satisfaction is sought for either outside wedlock or, at any rate, in a manner which is contrary to the laws that govern marital intercourse".

Pope John Paul II

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Pope John Paul II said that lust devalues the eternal attraction of male and female, reducing personal riches of the opposite sex to an object for gratification of sexuality.

Sexual stimulation

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Lust is considered by Catholicism to be a disordered desire for sexual pleasure, where sexual pleasure is "sought for itself, isolated from its procreative and unitive purposes".

Jerome

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The Latin for extravagance (Latin: luxuria) was used by St Jerome to translate a variety of biblical sins, including drunkenness and sexual excess.