What is intimacy?
I'm not going to say anything groundbreaking here. But I want to talk about it because I don't feel like it's talked about that often. Or I guess, I feel like it's something that should be talked about more. It's so important.
Intimacy is love. It's sharing ourselves with someone. All the good and all the bad. We have an innate need for intimacy.
Intimacy comes in different levels. We can have very little intimacy with someone, an incredible amount of intimacy with someone, and everything in between.
The highest level of intimacy that can be experienced is between a man and a woman, romantically. There's a lot of power play between a man and a woman, which is the psychological basis for sex. With power play, there's the potential to do the greatest good to someone or the greatest evil to someone. We can safely explore (and should explore) these parts of ourselves in a loving romantic relationship. This is the most intimate that we can be with someone.
Intimacy is what we are called to do, as humans. It's love. And we all really, really need it.