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#128791 - 08/29/04 07:27 PM for once I am not writting a Poem
michael Joseph Offline
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I need intamacy not sex from guy,

your comments welcome

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#128792 - 08/29/04 07:38 PM Re: for once I am not writting a Poem
MikeNY Offline
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I have slightly mixed feelings about this. Although I like intimacy, I do not look at it as a need. I feel that when it is said that way, that it shows insecurity with oneself and helps to formulate bad relationships which are usually dependencies or codependencies.

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#128793 - 08/29/04 09:18 PM Re: for once I am not writting a Poem
Ken Singer, LCSW Offline
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If you define intimacy as "caring, sharing, being open and honest with another person" would you still feel the same way, Mike?

I think that we have all been conditioned to think of "intimacy" as another word for sex. If you expand the definition to the above, does that make things different?

Most people crave intimacy (if you accept the definition above) and often they resort to old>

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#128794 - 08/29/04 09:25 PM Re: for once I am not writting a Poem
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Ken, I do those things in all relationships in my life. That is an important part of all kinds of relationships to me, including friendships. To me, it is not a definition of intimacy. Although any physical contact including hugs and other such things are an important part of my personal definition of intimacy, no, I do not define intimacy as sex either.

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