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7 Kinds of Intimacy

Posted Aug 27 2010 8:34pm

When we speak of intimacy some people think of sex, some think of emotional support. I came across a list of 7 different kinds of intimacy or perhaps it could be termed 7 components that are often present in a satisfying and intimate relationship. Here they are:

Emotional: Sharing of significant meanings and feelings with one another

Intellectual: Sharing of ideas with one another

Aesthetic: Sharing of deep beauty like movies, plays, music, concerts, sunsets, etc

Creative: Shared creativity – working on a common goal to see it come to fruition

Recreational: Sharing “Stress relieving play” – walking, biking, working out…

Work: Sharing common tasks – maintaining a house, raising a family together, earning a living, or community projects

Spiritual: Sharing a common relationship with a form of spirituality.

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