When I was young I did not, but now as a wiser mature dude I do equate sex with love... That's why I'm abstinent.
Nope. Very different things.
Well I am female and don't equate sex with love, never have, so some women don't equate the two either...
Sex without love = lust.
Sex with love = love and lust.
I have to like someone to have sex because I don't want to give someone pleasure that I don't like. It's more about giving than receiving to me. So for me I would say I don't need to be "in love" but I need to like the woman. Many men probably don't feel the same way. The other thing is, it depends on if you use the definition of love according to women or according to men.
For me, sex has nothing to do with love, but love makes it better.
"Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realizing you were the prisoner." ~Max Lucado
It depends what vantage point you are looking from. If you are in a loving relationship then sex is part of that equation.Men: do you equate sex with love?
If it is simply you have sex with someone it equals love then I would say absolutely not.