Intimacy is a state and feeling of closeness with another person. It usually occurs with a mutual sense of trust and vulnerability formed through shared bonds, experiences, and confidences. Although the word is often used to represent physical intimacy specifically in romantic relationships, physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual intimacy can occur with different intensities in all kinds of relationships. Intimacy is often considered the ultimate level of human connection, where each person can feel equally known and accepted by the other(s). Every type of intimacy requires reciprocal honesty, openness, affirmation, and interpersonal awareness.


The Secret to Desire in a Long-Term Relationship | Esther Perel

In long-term relationships, we often expect our beloved to be both best friend and erotic partner. But as Esther Perel argues, good and committed sex draws on two conflicting needs: our need for security and our need for surprise.


Better Intimacy for Her, Better Sex for Him & Vice Versa | Amy Color | TEDxStanleyPark

Sex is not intimacy.


Legacy of Wisdom - Rabbi Zalman Schachter - Intimacy and Sexuality

QUESTION: What about the often overlooked issues of Intimacy and Sexuality in our older population? Legacy of Wisdom is a non-profit project dedicated to developing a vision of best practices for living and the fulfillment of our life's potential.


Tony Gaskins on Leading with Love, Relationship Roles, Making Love to the Mind + More

Author and life coach Tony Gaskins stopped by to talk about leading with love and making love with the mind.


Big Think Interview With Helen Fisher - Big Think

Big Think Interview With Helen Fisher


Makomdc Speaker Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg

"Intimate Relations as Ritual: Sex, Marriage and Intimacy from the Talmud to Today" Adas Israel seeks to create a unique, shared space where we can discover what it means to be human and to be part of a sacred community.


Romantic Relationships