Intimacy usually falls into one of these four separate categories

  • Physical: Touch, kinetic activity and physical closeness.
  • Emotional: Expressions of love, fear, desires and needs.
  • Mental: Intellectual stimulation and cognitive collaboration.
  • Spiritual: Exploring values, examining belief systems and recognizing poignant moments which resonate strongly or stir intuition.

Each of these dimensions is subject to different interpretations in different people, but all are equally significant in developing healthy relationships built on sturdy foundations.

How do you explore each of these dimensions with a new or long-term partner, especially when physical contact may be limited?

Discuss vulnerability

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