Lust: Intense pleasure, or more
specifically sexually inspired feeling, liking, admiration, interest or
friendship for a person; taking sexually motivated pleasure in someone.
Love and lust are not the same, and as lust is defined here it is restricted to
sexual lust, which is not the only kind of lust, since there are many things
capable of giving a person intense pleasure, though most physical ones seem to
be related with sex or food for most men and women, both of which seem to have
an innate biological ground.
In so far as sexual lust and associated feelings are concerned: It seems fair
and realistic to assume that most of the mutual interest between the sexes is
more moved by sex or hormones than by love. Even so, all human emotions except
in extreme situations are mixed, and are made up of many tendencies, feelings
and needs, as it is also true that other persons can satisfy (or fail to
satisfy) many different needs or interests one has