What it is: Lust is an inordinate craving for the pleasures of the body.

Why you do it: Oh, please.

Your punishment in Hell will be: You'll be smothered in fire and brimstone. Not kisses.

Associated symbols & suchlike: Lust is linked with the cow and the color blue.


Medieval theologian Thomas Aquinas said of Lust:

...wherever there occurs a special kind of deformity whereby the venereal act is rendered unbecoming, there is a determinate species of lust. This may occur in two ways: First, through being contrary to right reason, and this is common to all lustful vices; secondly, because, in addition, it is contrary to the natural order of the venereal act as becoming to the human race: and this is called "the unnatural vice." This may happen in several ways. First, by procuring pollution, without any copulation, for the sake of venereal pleasure: this pertains to the sin of "uncleanness" which some call "effeminacy." Secondly, by copulation with a thing of undue species, and this is called "bestiality." Thirdly, by copulation with an undue sex, male with male, or female with female, as the Apostle states (Rm. 1:27): and this is called the "vice of sodomy." Fourthly, by not observing the natural manner of copulation, either as to undue means, or as to other monstrous and bestial manners of copulation.

The Travelers' Guide to Hell says
Lust is ruled by the celestial sign of Venus. Incidentally, this is the first book to mention the Seven Deadly Sins Homepage. I urge you to buy several copies and distribute them to all your friends. I would kiss both authors on the mouth if they would have me.

We at the Seven Deadly Sins Homepage care about you. So if you think you might be tempted to engage in a monstrous and/or bestial manner of copulation, or if you find yourself procuring some pollution without any copulation, thereby rendering yourself effeminate (as "unclean" is no longer considered an appropriate term), get help.

Take the Lust Test to determine your temptability. Carefully follow the instructions to bring some healing to your perverse soul. If you really try, maybe you can make it into the upcoming "Souls Saved By this Site" feature.

Every minute on the Internet, pollution is being procured without copulation. View an example of Lust found art from the streets of Washington, D.C.
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