Have Sex is a phrase that describes physical connection that leads khổng lồ sexual pleasure, release and gratification.

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Making Love is all of this, but also emphasizes the deep emotional connection, affection and shared bond that develops between caring lovers. While making love is also to bởi with the state of mind, having sex is more about the physical relation.

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Have Sex versus Make Love comparison chart
Have SexMake LoveAbout Partner Emotion Act Relation
"Have Sex" is a phrase that describes physical connection that leads lớn sexual pleasure, release and gratification. "Making love" is all of this, but also emphasizes the deep emotional connection, affection and shared bond that develops between caring lovers.
With beloved or anyone else With beloved
Emotions not necessarily involved if you are in an uncommitted relationship. Emotions involved, often more pleasurable due lớn the fact that you are pleasing the person that you love.
Sexual act Sexual & emotional act
Mostly short term, one night stand sometimes in marriage or long committed relationship Long term


Having sex is general sexual intercourse between a couple. This is irrespective of the fact that they giới thiệu love or any bond between them. While making love reflects a feeling of affection associated with sexual intercourse. Making love also implies being intimate with your partner, not only physically but also mentally while having sex is just an urge for intercourse.

One may have sex with any person, needn"t be their partner, spouse, beloved etc. It can also mean casual sex with anyone. While making love is generally referred to intercourse with a partner, spouse or beloved. In simple words, with one you care for or are emotionally attached to.


Having sex doesn"t extend beyond sexual intercourse and more often than not, there isn"t any emotion between the couple. On the hand, emotional attachment, including infatuation in the beginning of a relationship, is there when making love. It is sharing over all intimacy. Some people also suggest that making love is an expression of love though having sex isn"t because love might not be involved.


Having sex may just satisfy one"s sexual urge while making love may please a person"s physical, emotional, sexual và mental urges. It can be said that having sex is merely restricted lớn a physical act while making love goes to include other urges also.


A few people also might believe that having sex is when sexual intercourse is fast and quick while making love is when they"re having slow và tender sexual intercourse.

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Anonymous comments (2)

December 29, 2011, 8:14pm

The difference is what you bring to the table as a human being. For example:a guy recently expressed interest in knowing me in the Biblical sense và I sensed he had never experienced love-- of any sort--so had nothing lớn bring to the table. I am in a quandary because I am attracted a lot but I don"t have or bởi (la term) sex, I have too much dormant love--not possessive, obsessive-- to vày the act, so lớn speak--with no sense of love. I fear the whole thing is doomed before it starts. I am not vain enough to think I will be the one to xuất hiện him lớn love, rather I fear after all is said and done, I will awaken feeling used and abused--thru no fault of anyone.

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April 22, 2011, 5:50pm

How is love making an expression of love? If you love someone why would wanting khổng lồ engage in sexual activity be so important when who you are in the process of love making is hardly who you actually are? Eg, "I love you for how passionate you are about Subject X; now let"s engage in an activity that will shut you up."