The lust (from Latin lust) is, according to dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE), the propensity for carnal delights. Its about Uncontrolled sexual desire or lust.

Lasciviousness implies inability to control libido, which can lead to an obsession. A person lustfully he looks at his neighbor in a morbid way or with sexual intentions. For instance: “They both spent hours leering at each other until they merged into a passionate kiss to lose themselves in the night”.


Lasciviousness is often associated with sexual desire.

The term is also related to the shamelessness and the lust. The religions, therefore, they condemn lewdness and associate it with improper and sinful conduct.

Lewdness and religion

Christianity, for example, tries to prevent teenagers and young people from indulging in what, by its moral standards, is lewd behavior. Some Christian groups even consider that the dance It is found within this group, especially when practiced in discos, since it includes bodily contact between different people in a context of lack of control, given the low defenses generated by alcohol consumption, in combination with the intensity of the music and the tilt of the dance floor.

The Catholic religion holds that lewdness can control the minds of human beings and turn them into weak and sickly beings, who refuse to surrender to Christ, to instead put themselves in the hands of a behavior that the Church considers contrary to its principles. According to these, God himself created sexuality, but he did not do it for the enjoyment of his own body, but to unite two people through the marriage and ensure that they feel the need to procreate.


Uncontrolled libido is the basis of lust.

Anyone who wants to embrace Christianity has only to fulfill a series of commands, such as bowing to the Will of a being who has never dared to show himself to people, repress any sexual desire that escapes the limits of marriage, does not feel attraction to individuals of the same sex and, also very important, reject material luxuries. It is very likely that pedophilia and the building of a city of gold are also considered lust, and that they will be added in future revisions of the Christian precepts.

From a broader point of view, lust is considered as the immoderate appetite for something; that is, it does not necessarily have to do with sexuality. In this way, it is possible to find the term in a context materialistic, denoting a person’s almost harmful desire for a good.


The disorder characterized by the sudden increase in libido and the uncontrollable desire to have sex very frequently, it is known as hypersexuality or sex addiction. Although it is possible that it appears due to certain medical complications or the ingestion of certain drugs, its origin is generally unknown. It is known, on the other hand, that some personality disorders (such as bipolar) can alter the sexual behavior of some individuals, as do the consumption of alcohol and other addictive substances.

Some specialists in the field of sexology do not accept hypersexuality as a addiction, and they tend to associate it with a behavior typical of impulsivity and compulsiveness. In general, those with this disorder tend to visually stimulate their sexual desire more than usual, progressively reducing the pleasure of orgasm; frustration inevitably leads to the search for a new experience, which compensates the person for the deficiencies of the previous one.

It is worth mentioning that a large percentage of patients diagnosed with hypersexuality have suffered from strong sexual repression during their childhood or adolescence. On the other hand, after a certain age group, the reasons are usually associated with the fear of losing the vigor sexual.