See I'd consider all that to be pleasure.Aside from the physical pleasure of sex, there is a strong emotional component of closeness and connectedness that is associated with sex, at least in healthy relationships. This emotional connection helps bond husband and wife together and that relationship between man and wife forms the foundation of the family which in turn forms the foundation upon which society itself rests.
I don't think that it is though. It is related to pleasure to some degree, but masturbation can be pleasurable, sex with a prostitute can be pleasure, there are a million different kinds of pleasurable activities that don't form the kind of strong emotional bond between people like sex does within a relationship.See I'd consider all that to be pleasure.
Fair. I think your definition would be better off if split up into base pleasure and emotional benefits, so as to facilitate discussion.That's just degrees of pleasure in my opinion. I agree love makes sex better I still consider it pleasure though. So it seems a matter of definitions as opposed to real disagreement.