Eros

August 31, 2016

Love Isn’t Enough

As I mentioned before, the ancient Greeks were very sophisticated in their understanding of the many different expressions of love.  The first type that we’re going to talk about is eros.  Eros was the Greek god of fertility and, in terms of love, constitutes a passionate, intense, and erotic or lustful desire for someone.  In addition to its strong sexual and emotional components, eros is also marked by compassion, kindness, and consideration, as well as the desire to be emotionally and physically close to your romantic partner.  It is this powerful sexual magnetism that draws two people together in the beginning stages of a new relationship sometimes described as the honeymoon phase.  

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