Have you ever had sex with someone you really, really loved and had an out-of-body, mind-boggling experience? Or afterward (and during) felt so close to that person you thought you were speaking to their SOUL? Have you ever had such incredible sex that you momentarily think you might actually melt into the bedspread and ooze into the floor cracks?
If so, then you, my dears, have experienced "love sex."
I'm a girl who's had plenty of casual lays -- but it wasn't until my current boyfriend that I experienced love sex in all its glory. And it was AMAZING. I even cried, but in a good way. It was the happy, empowered cry only love sex can provide -- what your mom probably refers to as "making love."
It's when you connect with someone on a spiritual level, when the sex is so full of meaning and emotion. This is very different than casual sex. Casual sex is fantastic, but love sex only really happens when you're in a relationship with someone you actually love.
The effect of sex on the brain and body
Orgasms release a slew of neurochemicals into the body that make us feel calm, happy, and procure a sense of intimacy with the person we just slept with. When you come, the brain floods your system with oxytocin -- the "love hormone" that tricks the body into equating sexual passion with love.