Originally Posted by BreatheDeeply
Intimacy was/is always in the context of sex for me. Direct genital contact, maybe leading to orgasm. ....
Does anyone else equate the two to that degree?
I'm on the other end of the spectrum. Most of the time it isn't sexual at all. Often I see a hardship, (perceived) weakness or pain in someone - and it makes me feel drawn to them - I want to comfort them, let them know they aren't alone. It often resonates as love for me, but not attraction or desire.
I think I could use a little more sex in my intimacy, though - so I'm not in the slightest disapproving. It just seems like a spectrum and everyone finds the spot where they are comfortable.