Lust or Love

How do you know whether the passion and butterflies in your stomach are signs of romantic love or simply lust? In the video below, Dr. Terri Orbuch will discuss signals to distinguish between lust and love, and how to reignite that lustful desire in loving long-term relationships.

Consider the following questions in your response:

a. What signs distinguish lust from love, according to Dr. Terri Orbuch?

b. Dr. Orbuch is a professor of sociology, and has been referred to as the “Doctor of Love” by some news media outlets. Consider her area of research. What sociological theory underlies her perspectives on love?