The true friends in my life are the people I can go months without seeing and then get together with as though it were only yesterday.
They're the people I can "just be myself" around without worrying that they won't like me anymore. They're the people whom I love unconditionally, even when they're acting like boneheads...
For me, intimacy is wanting to share my innermost feelings with someone. I don't equate this with sexual intimacy. I'm emotionally intimate with my mom and my husband, but not necessarily with my best friends. I suspect the reason is that I'm independent and stubborn, so I just don't like to "lean" on too many people.
“As I am sure any cat owner will be able to tell you,
someone else putting you in a box is entirely different
from getting into a box yourself.” —bisexualbaker