Eroticism concerns the aesthetics of love, the qualities that cause sexual desire. These are central to the experience and construction of love - what is true, authentic love without accompanying desire? Being the pursuit of transcendent aesthetic pleasure, "eroticism, unlike simple sexual activity, is a psychological quest... eroticism is assenting to life even in death". Love is not authentic without accompanying desire and sensuality. Eroticism is the most pivotal part of the human experience of love, and a central part of understanding love as a whole.
[P1] There cannot be true love without intense desire and, therefore, eroticism.