Touching liberty and intimacy

Family, education, and all social backgrounds in which we develop influence us on understanding our own bodies, feelings, sexuality, and intimate relationships. From a very young age, we start to develop our own borders of touching liberty. Some may not feel comfortable when being touched, others may find comfort in physical interactions as emotional bridges.

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Adina Pintilie: Touch Me Not, The Politics of the Body | UNFINISHED19

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The four types of intimacy

There are four types of intimacy:

  • Experimental intimacy – bonding during leisure activities
  • Emotional intimacy – sharing feelings and emotions
  • Intellectual intimacy – sharing ideas and opinions
  • Sexual intimacy – engaging in sensual sexual activities

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Fear of intimacy

It appears when an individual is reluctant to intimate connections (whether experimental, emotional, intellectual, or sexual) as the fear of rejection, fear of abandonment, and anxiety kick in and stop the social process of bonding.

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Touch Me Not – overcoming the fear of intimacy

Laura, Tómas, and Christian venture into an emotional journey through their intimacy as borders begin to fade. Go along with them and overcome your fears!

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