Intimacy Means A Lot To Me - As Does A Very Special Ep FriendAs I have said on many of my stories, and people who know me already know, I am quite a private person.
One of the benefits, for me, of EP, is that I can choose more easily where boundaries are in relationships; and the anonymity really helps too, obviously.
Now one of the upshots of this, is that because I am such a quiet and private person, I don't often let people come close to me. And on EP, it's surprising how close people can sometimes come.
Of all the people I've ever encountered on EP, and believe me, there are a number of *such* extraordinary people, the one friend who has come exceptionally close, has achieved this not only by being a person who has qualities that are rare, and extremely rare in combination, but by doing the following: creating real intimacy. Now, for me, given how I am, this intimacy thing, is more precious than gold dust, to use a cliche. Those little details, about likes, dislikes, about what's going on, about feelings, about disappointments, about joys - even just the reassurance of just *being*there*, which so few people seem able to offer, though they readily call themselves friends; all given lovingly and without expectation, with an acceptance of my difficulties with trust, have created a love I could never have predicted.
I know a lot of people seem to be on here primarily for sexual thrills, but I definitely agree with this group experience.