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  • starboard5

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    Jan 12, 2013 5:01 AM GMT
    Topic for discussion (though it may be an over done one): people often confuse intimacy and sex.

    I learned that the definition of intimacy is, "the sharing of self." Often you meet people who seem to crave intimacy, but then shy away from it or approach it in a round about way because in their own mind it implies sex, and sex is irrelevant to the relationship.

    Anyone's thoughts or experiences.
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    Jan 12, 2013 5:07 AM GMT
    It makes people vulnerable to being hurt. If the other opens up too much too fast, you think "I should get out now before I hurt them even more by letting them open up more".

    It's flattering to have a self shared with you, but it feels like you're responsible for someone else's state, and that causes the shying away. That's what popped into my head anyway.