Love between the sexes was always sexual and corporal in essence. As an affect it was connected to the heart and its sensations. The emotives of love were corporal, and the marital relationship was understood as a carnal union. In addition to bodily emotives, love manifested in attitude, intimacy and gifts. It was seen as an answer to observed beauty, both inner and outer. Marital love was pictured as providence, whereas sinful love originated with the Devil. Love was inseparable from the social and economic aspects of marital life, but it required economic viability and social integration as well. Love between a man and a woman was structured through two conceptual entities: the special friendship and a normative “right married love”. Friendship carried connotations of good will and confidentiality, whereas the “right marital love” was fundamentally a mode of action, the realization of reciprocal hierarchy and duties.