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How Does Sex Differ from Intimacy?

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Are sex and intimacy different things? Can you have one without the other? Or does one lead to another? It seems that there are many conflicting opinions on the roles of sex and intimacy within a relationship (and out of one, too). It seems that there are many conflicting opinions on the roles of sex and intimacy within a relationship (and out of one, too). It is difficult to really get to the bottom of this problem because no two people have exactly the same ideas on sex. In a traditional framework, sex would come with long-term commitment, or marriage, which would be associated with the couple having an intimate connection with each other (and usually wishing to procreate)....


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How Does Sex Differ From Intimacy? Stories Your Mother Never Told You

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PAT NOVAK's curator insight, April 27, 2013 1:55 PM

Intimacy requires vulnerability and feelings, for it to be truly present in a relationship. Sex, on the other hand, does not.

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How Does Sex Differ from Intimacy?

How Does Sex Differ from Intimacy? | Women and Relationships | Scoop.it

Are sex and intimacy different things? Can you have one without the other? Or does one lead to another? It seems that there are many conflicting opinions on the roles of sex and intimacy within a relationship (and out of one, too). It seems that there are many conflicting opinions on the roles of sex and intimacy within a relationship (and out of one, too). It is difficult to really get to the bottom of this problem because no two people have exactly the same ideas on sex. In a traditional framework, sex would come with long-term commitment, or marriage, which would be associated with the couple having an intimate connection with each other (and usually wishing to procreate)....


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How Does Sex Differ From Intimacy? Stories Your Mother Never Told You

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PAT NOVAK's curator insight, April 27, 2013 1:55 PM

Intimacy requires vulnerability and feelings, for it to be truly present in a relationship. Sex, on the other hand, does not.

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He won't stop contacting me - Boston.com

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He won't stop contacting me
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A long time ago, I had a relationship with a man who I thought I was going to spend my life with. We were both in our mid-30s and divorced -- over a decade for me, under a year for him.
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Gwendolyn Owens's curator insight, May 6, 2013 12:59 PM

One of my RSWY fans asked a question about stalking and I found this article.

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He won't stop contacting me - Boston.com

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He won't stop contacting me
Boston.com
A long time ago, I had a relationship with a man who I thought I was going to spend my life with. We were both in our mid-30s and divorced -- over a decade for me, under a year for him.
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One of my RSWY fans asked a question about stalking and I found this article.

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