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Celebrating different kinds of love!

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 7, 2007, 3:23 PM


:iconheartafireplz: :rose: Let's look at different kinds of loves!:iconheartlaplz:Whenever people hear the word "love", they usually think about sexual love or romance. :date: However, there is also another precious kind of love called nonsexual platonic love, which is sadly really underestimated.  In addition, even true sexual love is misinterpreted by the media or gets a bad judgement due to divorces, STDs, etc. :( This journal is about the appreciation of the different forms of love.

Love is made up of three forms.
All of them are DIFFERENT,
but EQUALLY IMPORTANT!


:heart: Platonic love
:heart: Romantic love
:heart: Sexual love

:star::star::star: All the loves are different, but equally beautiful! :) It's like saying men and women are different, but still equal. All three loves have the same potential to be equally deep.  They are like different facets on the same gem.  Platonic love is NOT weaker, inferior, or lower than romantic or sexual love. :star::star::star:



:iconcolorheartsplz: Here is a summary of the three loves:

:love: Platonic, romantic, and sexual love should be unconditional.  Some people classify agape/unconditional love as a separate kind of love, but I consider it a part of the three loves mentioned above.  In other words, I do not consider agape love as separate.

:love: I believe the ultimate acts of love are sacrifices, which come in different forms.  One example is laying down our lives for others.

:love: We do NOT need blood to make a family. :3 Our friends can be part of our families just as much as those who are related to us.

:love: People have been writing about love for thousands of years, but we still don't know everything about it.  It's shocking how people think they've got love all figured out and how they think platonic love is just some weaker stage before romantic/sexual love.  This is why society often confuses strong platonic love for something sexual.  Examples include when friendships are sadly called "just friendship and nothing more," when two close friends are referred to as lovers, or when society tends to think that you "love too much" if you express strong platonic love towards someone.  In reality, platonic love is a separate love that can be as beautiful as romantic or sexual love.  For example, a woman can love her husband in a romantic/sexual way and her children in a motherly/platonic love.

:love: Sexual love is beautiful.  Unfortunately, it is very misunderstood for many reasons:

:bulletblue: We live in a world where the divorce rate is high, teenagers get unwanted pregnancies, there are many STDs, and perverted people are obsessed with porn.  There are even people who use sex to commit sick crimes such as rape. :( Some even think that rape is love. :ohnoes: However, even though sexual love and rape both involve sex, rape is NOT love.

:bulletblue: A lot of people are obsessed with sex and say that it's the best thing ever, it's bad for an adult to be a virgin, people who don't have sex are unnatural because they don't want to pass down their own genes, your views on sex will change once you've done it, etc.  Asexual people (people who are not interested in sex) get judged because society says that they're late bloomers, confused, sexually repressed, in self denial, etc.  As stated earlier, society tends to think that strong platonic love is automatically sexual.

:bulletblue: Some people are saturated or disappointed with sex, so they despise sex or don't believe in sexual love anymore.  These people say that sex is unneeded, it's nothing more than an exchange of bodily fluids used for reproduction, being a virgin is pure and clean, there is no wisdom gained and nothing new or exciting about sex, etc.

I generally disagree with both extremes.  I believe that sex is a beautiful way for two consenting lovers to express their love for each other.  Some people refer to it as making love.  Sex creates a physical bond that cannot be done in other relationships.  It's not the ultimate form of love because there is no single form that is the highest, but it is one of the highest ways of expressing love.  In other words, other expressions of love can be equally deep.  Many people enjoy having sex with their lovers, but there are some people in romantic relationships who prefer to never have sex.  Not all people are the same, so it's important to respect the sexual preferences of couples, all sexual orientations, married people, single people, virgins, etc.  Respect is a part of loving people. :)



:iconcuteheartz: Conclusion
I defend all three loves, including when platonic love is underestimated, when sexual love is misunderstood or hated unfairly, etc.  Platonic love is for everyone, whereas some people do not need romantic or sexual love.  However, romantic and sexual love can be beautiful for those who need it.  Sexual love, romantic love, and platonic love are all important and beautiful in their own way.  The three are different types of loves that manifest themselves differently, but they all require the same respect, loyalty, patience, kindness, trust, reliability, humility, perseverance, etc. :cuddle:


:heart: Synonyms for platonic love: Phileo love, family love, friendship, brotherly fluff, bromance

:heart: Synonyms for romantic/sexual love: Eros love, Cupid's love, marital love, spousal love




:iconheartemoteplz: Quotes on Love :iconbestbuddiesplz:

"In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities."
-Janos Arany

"Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all."
-Saint Augustine

"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile."
-Albert Einstein

"Without understanding there cannot be true love, and without love there cannot be true understanding."
-Thich Nhat Hanh

"Where there is love, there is life."
-Mahatma Gandhi

"Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own."
-Robert A. Heinlein

"We must learn to live together as brothers or we will perish together as fools."
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The greatest science in the world, in heaven, and on earth is love."
-Mother Teresa

"Paradise is always where love dwells."
-Jean Paul F. Richter

"It is not how much you do, but how much Love you put into the doing that matters."
-Mother Teresa

"There is only one happiness in life - to love and be loved."
-George Sand

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:iconmecutelove::teamwork::iconsootheplz:Love binds virtues together.  Below is a list of virtues that make up love:

:bulletblue: Altruism/selflessness
:bulletblue: Appreciation/gratitude/thankfulness
:bulletblue: Charity/generosity
:bulletblue: Compassion/empathy/understanding
:bulletblue: Cooperation/supportiveness/teamwork
:bulletblue: Dependability/reliability
:bulletblue: Discipline
:bulletblue: Fairness/equality
:bulletblue: Fidelity/loyalty
:bulletblue: Forgiveness/mercy
:bulletblue: Friendliness/kindness
:bulletblue: Honesty/trustworthiness
:bulletblue: Hope
:bulletblue: Humbleness/humility/modesty
:bulletblue: Patience
:bulletblue: Perseverance
:bulletblue: Respect
:bulletblue: Responsibility



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