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I Believe Intimacy Is Not Purely Sexual

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    True intimacy includes making yourself

    vulnerable. When you admit to things you're ashamed of; when you risk rejection, because you MUST tell this person the truth...that is intimacy. . I have had the privilege of having very masculine men confide in me, and show me the cracks in their armor. Popular men; men who...
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 34 Responses Apr 14

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    Intimacy is definitely more

    than being sexually intimate. It is about that emotional connection, baring your soul down to the very core of your being and having someone that totally gets you and accepts you as you are and they can do the same with you. A connection that runs deep and it's a connection...
    greeneyedlady72 greeneyedlady72 41-45, F 18 Responses Jun 19, 2014

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    Intimacy is that closeness

    when your souls intertwine, when you look into your partners eyes and know how they feel and what their next words are going to be....that touch that makes everything better and that hug that makes you feel safe....no it's not sexual but when you have all the above, believe me...
    lemolemo lemolemo 41-45, F 6 Responses Jul 15, 2014

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    Easy enough to have sex without intimacy.

    ..people do it all the time. Sex is physical. Intimacy is emotional. When the two meet it is the best of both worlds but certainly you can have either one without the other.
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 5 Responses Apr 1, 2014

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    Intimacy is not purely physical; it's the act

    of connecting with someone so deeply, you feel you can see into their soul. These aren't my words, but I certainly agree with them.
    Robin10 Robin10 46-50, F 5 Responses Jun 14, 2014

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    What of people stayed celibate

    til a year into the relationship???
    ReelTruth ReelTruth 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 15 Responses Jun 23

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    I think it can be just

    as intimate sharing a sexual experience by words (by text, email etc) as the real thing. When sexual fantasies are shared in detail & with the use of imagination....
    Curiousmissy Curiousmissy 31-35, F 21 Responses Jun 28

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    It's the act of connecting with someone

    so deeply, you feel like you can see into their soul.
    Daydreaming2 Daydreaming2 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 7

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    I believe that before sex,

    a couple should have mental intimacy, sharing their thoughts and ideas with absolute freedom. Spiritual/emotional intimacy follows, with sharing of emotions, opening their hearts and deepening their love to even greater levels. Then, when physical intimacy occurs, that becomes...
    Writer1967 Writer1967 46-50, M 4 Responses Jun 18

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    To ***** yourself bare&no not by taking your

    clothes off. Lol. I am talking about opening up your heart.Giving it to that special one . Letting yourself be free. To just be. Without thought&making your self vulnerable,having sensitivity& coming with emotion.You have become powerless,but do not fear rejection. To be dear...
    Sugasug Sugasug 41-45, M 4 Responses May 30

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    You have to stimulate me mentally

    and emotionally before you do physically otherwise I might as well be doing the dishes.
    OhGK OhGK 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 23, 2014

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    mengak mengak 26-30, M May 30

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    pardax pardax 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 8

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    for a girl) skype - mengak
    mengak mengak 26-30, M Jul 12

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    I don't believe it, I know it's fact!

    Matter of fact, this little jewel is what keeps getting people into trouble in this little EP world! The anonymity allows people to fully express themselves, open up without fear of rejection, and to delve deeply into their innermost desires, feelings, and emotions. Next thing...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 9 Responses Feb 7

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    I love when I can just cuddle

    and talk with the man. We can just sit there and talk and look at each other for hours. We may joke about sex but we don't need it. When he rubs my back or shoulder when we're sitting together. Or opens his eyes to look into mine when we're face to face. Just the fact that he...
    Beijodeabacaxi Beijodeabacaxi 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 16

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    I usually would agree

    but I'm not thinking with my brain :P
    Keanu1991 Keanu1991 22-25, M 1 Response May 23

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    I can see you much deeper

    than you think. I see your soul. Let me pick your brains for you intrigue me and a spark is lit.
    OSoQuiet OSoQuiet 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 3

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    What I thought: I don't want to have sex at

    all with you. Why can't we laugh and talk? What are your real intentions? Nope. This isn't going anywhere.
    insiignify insiignify 16-17, M May 19

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    I don't necessarily need to have a person right

    by my side to feel intimately attached to them. They've just gotta know me better than I know myself. I can love without ever touching a person just as I can hate people I've never touched, or feel afraid of things I've never been in the presence of. Sure sexual satisfaction...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 2

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    ToriSama ToriSama 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I've been told I have an old soul.

    For me I totally agree with what group says and I know that not everyone understands it.
    EFairy EFairy 22-25, F 4 Responses May 22

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    The word "intimacy" has been hijacked

    as a euphemism - but the real definition of the word is closeness, in all its forms. Total intimacy means being able to share anything with someone. It means being able to tell them anything. It means physical intimacy, both sexual and non-sexual. It's ironic - in our modern...
    SilverSearching SilverSearching 26-30, M 4 Responses May 8

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    One thing I do know about intimacy is

    that there are certain natural laws which govern the sexual experience of two people, and that these laws cannot be budged any more than gravity can be negotiated with. To feel physically comfortable with someone else's body is not a decision you can make. It has very little...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 6 Responses Jan 20

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    Intimacy is like a craving

    when you have walls so high and so strong they cannot be broken. It is like someone has put the one thing you want behind impenetrable glass and no matter how hard you try, it stays forever out of your reach. A lot of people think that sex is the most intimate thing you can do...
    Saintlysinner Saintlysinner 31-35, F 8 Responses Feb 17

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    Sadfate Sadfate 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 23

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    Being Vulnerable

    I’m not much of a touchy feely person and I have this thing about personal space.  When strangers want to hug me, I get quite uncomfortable. So, sometimes intimacy is challenging for me.  Yet, I crave it.   Being intimate means showing your vulnerabilities. I’ve...
    deleted deleted 26-30 16 Responses May 12, 2012

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    Intimacy starts in the mind

    and then is a cumulation of the mind and body working together, leading you along the way, where your souls meet. Words can't describe pure intimacy, only feelings can.
    Kman4You Kman4You 36-40, M 12 Responses Apr 5

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    absolutely not! Of course,

    often intimacy and sex go on the same way but intimacy is a look between 2 people, helding her hand, a particular huge, or also to be in silence looking at the sky...
    Enjoyyourlife Enjoyyourlife 26-30, M Jun 4

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    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 1 Response May 22

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    I enjoy the thrill of unknown

    and a build up of suspense; I enjoy the chase. Just because I may seem confident, doesn't necessarily make me so, I'm usually nervous and humbled that I've gained the opportunity to explore another person - a moment to share a deep connection into another soul. I've had the...
    kevvy832 kevvy832 31-35, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I remember instances

    when holding one another in a warm embrace in silence felt as if our souls were touching. After a secret was shared, that 'it's our thing' sort of understanding.
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 4

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    It's beautiful when you find someone

    that is in love with your mind. Someone who wants to undress your conscience and make love to your thoughts. Someone that wants to watch you slowly take down all of your walls you've built up around you're mind and let them inside.
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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    The following quote is one of the most common

    quotes that has been known for years, yet it is is unique in its own way. It is just a matter of understanding. "Intimacy is not purely physical. It is the act of connecting with Someone so deeply You feel like you can see Into their soul."
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F 8 Responses May 22

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    I want someone to talk too,

    prefeday female an about anything..
    YokoOnosVision YokoOnosVision 36-40, M 3 Responses May 11

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    Intimacy is integral to human interaction on a

    deeper level. To truly know someone, to feel them in their raw state, means to open yourself up to them fully and without reservation. Intimacy to me is very much more than that only based on a physical act. Intimate moments don't even necessarily involve touch. To be intimate...
    Saintlysinner Saintlysinner 31-35, F 15 Responses Feb 11

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    Saw this loved it !!!

    ! Wanted to share it
    Jusjellybean Jusjellybean 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    Exactly, it not that they are mutually exclusive

    but you can either one by itself. You can just have sex with someone you met at the bar and there is nothing intimate about it. Or you can be talking with someone sharing the deepest parts of you and that is very intimate, but not sexual at all. But what is wonderful is when...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 2 Responses May 23

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    Intimacy is sharing the whole of

    who you are the good and the bad.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 13 hrs ago

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    It doesn't even have to involve touching one

    another. It can simply be talking, sharing your thoughts with one another openly and freely, without a care in the world. It can be having such a connection, such a feeling of relaxation around each other. It can be laying under the stars and counting them together. It can be a...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 6 Responses Jul 11

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    Amazing sex stays with you.

    It soaks into your skin. It floats through your dreams and has you silently smoldering with delicious remembrances for hours after. It has you craving it days later. And it has you aching for it if you don’t get it for awhile.
    lovelife135 lovelife135 41-45, F 8 Responses May 20, 2014

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    I can spend hours in my bfs arms not saying a

    word just cuddling...... That's intimacy
    gildedlily21 gildedlily21 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    I had an ex boyfriend

    who was all about sex and nothing more. He sweet talked me into the relationship, and since it was my first one i fell for his games. He was nice at first, bought me nice things, and even gave me his credit card, but he ALWAYS wanted sex. Sometimes i would be sleeping and i...
    Lauraluvsyou Lauraluvsyou 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    We can all agree that sex is an important part

    of the intimacy, but thank goodness is not everything!!! The trust, respect, the sharing thoughts,dreams & secrets and love comes in hand too. The hugs, the kisses, caressing, enjoying the warmth of that someone, when you feel their heartbeat, the goosebumps, the smell of their...
    newlifejuliana newlifejuliana 31-35, F 10 Responses Apr 9, 2014

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    Don't germs wrong, sex can be excellent with a

    like minded partner. But the yantra and oneness of uninhibited sharing and togetherness is the best! Sessions that last hours.
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M 2 Responses May 30

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