Is sex and intimacy the same thing?
We get 4 types of intimacy - many people think sex and intimacy is the similar or alike, below I will share four types of Intimacy.
1. Emotional intimacy
Is about feeling safe, and that you can trust the person you are with and sharing your feelings and emotions without judgement, when a person shares with you on an emotional level, keep in mind confidentially is key.
2. Intellectual intimacy
Ever heard of the term sapiosexual? This is referred to being attracted and getting by someone's intelligence, having deep meaningful discussions, able to reason or debate without it becoming an argument, are you able to see the other person's point of view even when you disagree?
3. Experiential intimacy
This can be training for an event with your partner or team mate, and achieving the goal together or enduring the challenge of the trail run or endurance journey, working together with your spouse, friend, partner building a puzzle, cooking classes or learning a new skill, this is about support, and sharing the load, team building and responsibility.
4. Spiritual intimacy
Enjoying each other's company watching a sunset or sunrise, having a picnic in nature, quiet time just being in each others presence, creating deeper meaningful connections with each other through spending quality time together