Originally Posted by MonoVCPHG
To me deep friendships without intimacy are completely are just "friendships".
no deep friendships which aren't intimate, Mono-, though many deep friendships don't include sexual intimacy. Intimacy can be intelletual, emotional, physical (though non-sexual), sexual, etc. The word "intimate" is not synonymous with sexual intimacy.
And some non-sexual friendships can be VERY passionate, with profound love.
Sorry to blur some familiar modes of making distainctions, here. But all of this is factual info.
And it reminds me... I'd like a couple of snuggle partner cuddly friends with whom I am NOT sexually involved. I don't have ANY of these!