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The dictionary defines "intimacy" as closeness or sexual intimacy, but did you know that there are more ways to define intimacy than that? An interesting way to define intimacy would be blending of hearts. Intimacy with our partner allows us to "see into" who are partners really are and makes our companion "see into" us as well.

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Intellectual intimacy

What is meant by the definition of intellectual intimacy: being on the same wavelength, 'getting' each other, being able and enjoying talking ‘til all hours of the night about anything and everything.

You have a similar approach to life and enjoy conversing with each other. You may have different ideas but you work to come together.

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Emotional closeness

When you are emotionally close, it means you are vulnerable. You let your guard down and feel safe doing so. When you feel this kind of closeness, you can tell each other anything and feel accepted. You both can “feel” what the other person is feeling.

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Spiritual bond

When you form a spiritual bond, you both understand each other’s spiritual quest and beliefs. You allow the relationship to have a spiritual competent.

Why do we not harm others, just because it’s the law? No, because we believe life is precious. That is a spiritual bond.

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Sexual expression

If you are both able to feel free to express yourselves in a sexual way and feel comfortable with each other, then you have reached a good level of intimacy. It is more than just sex—you are sharing that most special part of yourself, and vice versa.

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