Many people usually use the phrase “making love” as a polite way to mean “having sex”
– However, some believe that “making love” and “having sex” should never be used interchangeably as the two have very different meanings
To many people, “making love” and “having sex” can be used interchangeably to mean the same thing; the former is simply seen as a euphemism.
According to others, the terms should never be used interchangeably.
“‘Have sex’ is a phrase that describes physical connection that leads to 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,”
While making love is also to do with the state of mind, having sex is more about the physical relation, the report adds.
You can have sex with a lover or anyone else but can only make love with your lover, it states.
Having sex is mostly associated with men.
“‘F***ing’ is more about the man and his orgasm. Where ‘making love’ is about US. Connecting, exploring, building sexual tension so strong TOGETHER, and in many cases, releasing that ‘tension’ together as well,” a user wrote on Urban Dictionary.