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  University of Florida Counseling Center - Division of Student Affairs
Physical intimacy includes both sensuous and sexual activity usually between two persons and the sharing of reactions, thoughts, and emotions that are involved in these activities.
One of the sources of apprehensiveness may be the fear that is involved in physical intimacy.
Physical intimacy frequently involves giving up control — letting go, and for a person who is afraid of loosing control, this can be an anxious situation.
www.counsel.ufl.edu /brochure.asp?include=brochures/physical_intimacy.brochure   (758 words)

  Physical intimacy
A man and a woman who are friends may avoid physical intimacy to avoid associations with sexuality (for example if one or both have a relationship with someone else, see also Jealousy).
Physical closeness may also be unvoluntary, as in a crowded train or elevator.
Physical intimacy between a human and an animal may involve caressing, hugging and playing.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/hu/Hug.html   (189 words)

 Physical intimacy - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A man and a woman who are friends may avoid physical intimacy to avoid associations with sexuality (for example if one or both have a relationship with someone else).
Physical closeness may also be involuntary, as in a crowded train or elevator.
Physical intimacy between a human and an animal may involve petting (caressing), hugging and playing.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Hug   (411 words)

 Principle of the Soul: #12 - The Deeper Meaning of Physical Intimacy
Judaism teaches that the intensity of the physical drive for intimacy is like an arrow pointing to the spiritual.
Physical intimacy rooted in love deepens the couple's relationship, creating a level of closeness that can only be described as complete connection.
Intimacy then moves way beyond satisfying physical urges, it becomes an experience of the body and the soul.
www.aish.com /spirituality/growth/Principle_of_the_Soul_12_-_The_Deeper_Meaning_of_Physical_Intimacy.asp   (1034 words)

 Physical intimacy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The forms of physical intimacy, in order of increasing degree of intimacy (but not necessarily in order of increasing enjoyment), with each form generally including those preceding it, are: physical closeness, touching (especially tenderly), touching intimate parts (including outercourse), and sexual penetration.
For instance, proximity and sustained eye contact is a form of physical intimacy.
When a person enters someone else's personal space for the purpose of being intimate, it is physical intimacy, regardless of the lack of actual physical contact.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Physical_intimacy   (824 words)

 Marital Intimacy
The term "marital intimacy" is a catch phrase that is used frequently in today's culture to politely refer to the act of sexual intercourse.
Marital Intimacy is achieved in all of its completeness as each spouse learns to share and connect with the other in four areas: emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical.
Physical intimacy is a significant part of achieving that closeness.
www.allaboutgod.com /marital-intimacy.htm   (899 words)

 A few thoughts on Intimacy
Intimacy is an expression of giving and connection, of love in it's most ultimate level.
While physical intimacy is certainly a part of most romantic relationships, it is important to have emotional intimacy as well.
Physical intimacy in a loving committed relationship with its fusion of love, play, magic, ecstasy, is life celebrating life.
www.intimatexpressiongifts.com /intimacy.html   (548 words)

 Intimacy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Intimacy is complex in that its meaning varies from relationship to relationship, and within a given relationship over time.
Indeed, intimacy is a basic ingredient in any meaningful relationship: the basis of friendship and one of the foundations of love.
Intimacy can also be identified as knowing someone in depth, knowing many different aspects of a person or knowing how they would respond in different situations, because of the many experiences you've had with them.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Intimacy   (242 words)

 American Film and Intimacy
This being the case, the depiction of physical intimacy must be a part of the calculations.
When physical intimacy does become an issue, it is rarely because of discussion of the act on the screen, but actual visual presentation, and negative reactions to sexuality on film are often more emphatic — and sometimes stranger — than reactions to breaches on television.
Intimacy in film, whether film itself has a skewed or realistic vision of its own effects, will inevitably be a force on the lives of the American public.
ottomaniac42.tripod.com /english/intimacy.html   (5882 words)

 Rediscovering Intimacy
Broaching the subject of intimacy and urologic issues with a new partner or with a physician can be difficult, but as with all intimacy issues, explaining the problem and openly communicating are key to working toward a rewarding relationship.
Intimacy is not limited to the physical act of intercourse, and when redefining intimacy, couples should stress the importance and pleasure of touching and feeling.
Intimacy is even further challenged as the roles of a mother and father are mixed with those of being intimate lovers.
www.msaa.com /publications/fall04/redint.html   (4401 words)

 Intimacy and Intimacy within Marriage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Intimacy, in the context of a life-long commitment, sets marriage apart from all other significant relationships.
Physical intimacy involves two people giving themselves to each other in a celebration of the eternal act of love in the context of marriage.
In the event there is a decision to refrain from physical intimacy, it needs to be by mutual consent and only for a brief period, lest it give cause for one of the partners to look for their needs to be met elsewhere (I Cor.
members.aol.com /elrophe/intimacyinmarriage.html   (1478 words)

 Unsatisfactory intimacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Intimacy includes all the essential aspects of the relationship (love, respect, commitment, communication, kindness, unselfishness, emotional and physical closeness).
Even the more physical part of intimacy includes many intimate aspects that are not sexual (sitting next to each other, giving a loving touch, holding hands, hugging, kissing, cuddling).
Sexual intimacy, in addition to being the means of bringing children into the world, then becomes an important and enjoyable symbol of their commitment and love.
www.johnfishbein.com /FeelBetterFast/Fishbein/intimacy.short.html   (837 words)

 LuvCube: Physical intimacy; when, how, and with whom
Women have succumbed to the demands of men for physical intimacy and enslaved themselves to the point that they feel bound, obligated to stick to the man as they believe it was for love.
If men want only physical intimacy from a woman it means that they will go to any length to get it.
Physical intimacy as a celebration of love, is perfect, and we should all indulge in it when the time and the person is right.
www.luvcube.com /enjoy-love/physical-intimacy.htm   (415 words)

 Relationship Advice - How to Improve Intimacy
Emotional intimacy depends primarily on trust and frequently involves individuals discussing their feelings and emotions with each other in order to gain understanding and offer mutual support.
Physical intimacy, on the other hand, does not always mean sex.
Intimacy is one of the most important things in a relationship.
www.sitesoweb.com /intimacy.htm   (641 words)

Intimacy in marriage is generally misunderstood to be merely physical.
When the focus is a physical one alone, it is a flagrant contradiction of the Hebrew term for intimacy, which is yedia, "knowledge." As in: And Adam knew Eve, his wife.
While it is true that the email relationship in which the writer's husband is engaged is not a physical one, it obviously occupies the focus of his thoughts and thereby constitutes a breach of intimacy between husband and wife.
www.jewishworldreview.com /0201/affair.asp   (922 words)

 Intimacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Physical closeness or proximity to another includes physical touch as demonstrated by non-genital, non-sexual touching, hugging, caressing etc. Physical intimacy would of course also include sexual touch and expression in appropriate relationships.
Primary partner or spouse intimacy is probably most important to healthy functioning in individuals, although the achievement of each type or level of intimacy is probably foundational to overall wellness.
Intimacy with a primary partner comprises the greatest level of vulnerability, and as such is most difficult to achieve and maintain over time.
www.postmormon.org /intimacy.htm   (4034 words)

 Alzheimer Care: Ethical Guidelines, Intimacy and Sexuality
Expressions of physical intimacy between two people can range from a handshake and pat on the back between two colleagues, to hugs and strokes between friends, to sexual relations between lovers.
Seeking companionship with someone new: Partners may have needs for companionship and physical intimacy that are not being met by the person with Alzheimer's disease, and may seek to meet their needs outside the relationship.
It is recommended that the needs for companionship and physical intimacy of people with Alzheimer's disease and their partners be met, wherever possible, and treated with respect and dignity.
www.alzheimer.ca /english/care/ethics-intimacy.htm   (1070 words)

 A Wife's Need for Intimacy - NAMB.net
Intimacy is the honest, selfless sharing of oneself with the spouse in all areas.
Physical intimacy simply means the caring touch, the hugs, pats, smiles, the body language which communicates, "I appreciate you; I think you're special." Sadly, as marriages grow older, responsibilities increase, and time spent together decreases.
If intimacy needs continue to be a problem, counseling may be a worthwhile investment of a couple's time and effort.
www.namb.net /helplink/MG-INTMY.asp   (848 words)

 Women's Body Image Self-Consciousness During Physical Intimacy With a Partner - Statistical Data Included Journal of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A subsequent focus was investigation of relationships between women's body image self-consciousness during physical intimacy with a partner and women's basic heterosexual experience and self-views as a heterosexual partner.
Specifically, women's body image self-consciousness during physical intimacy with a partner should be moderately related to actual body size as well as general body dissatisfaction, self-perceived bodily attractiveness, and degree of social avoidance due to body image concerns.
Otherwise, the new measure would be of little use and the concept of body image self-consciousness during physical intimacy with a partner would add little to our understanding of relationships between women's body image and their sexual experience.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2372/is_1_37/ai_61636085   (818 words)

 Balanced Heart: Seeking equilibrium in intimacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A break down of the components of intimacy is necessary to understand the depth and breadth of this human yearning.
Spiritual intimacy may be the strongest cord that binds the hearts together.
If there is damage in the bond between two hearts, then considering these five areas of intimacy may allow the hearts a fresh place to pour their energy.
www.meaning.ca /articles/love_miller_june03.htm   (591 words)

 Intimacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Intimacy is a special bonding between people and a feeling of belonging together.
Physical intimacy is the most direct way to express one’s affection for another.
The longer two persons are together, the stronger the desire for physical intimacy is. But the possible consequences of physical contacts are often ignored.
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 Physical intimacy vs. emotional intimacy
Intimacy involves a feeling of connection and familiarity between two parties.
With emotional intimacy, two people are able to share their feelings, as well as thoughts.
They tend to pair their needs for connection and attachment (emotional intimacy), affection, and their desires of sexual intimacy with their girlfriend/wife.
members.tripod.com /Sikundr/Intimacy.html   (979 words)

 Personal Purity and Intimacy - Wendy L. Watson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
And because intimacy requires the involvement of both parties, each person in a truly intimate relationship must have a connection with the Savior, a connection that is strong and vibrant and growing.
If our understanding of physical intimacy is presently based on a picture that is taken, developed, and framed by none other than the father of all lies himself, our experiences with physical intimacy will be deadly.
The second grand truth offered by Elder Holland is that physical intimacy is a symbol of the total commitment and union a husband and wife should have for each other in all areas of their lives.
www.lightplanet.com /mormons/conferences/womens/1999_watson.htm   (6183 words)

 Intimacy Defined
However, there is a strong argument to be made that intimacy is much less physical and has more to do with the mind, heart, and soul of those who enjoy sharing it together.
What he did tell me was that sex is the way two people treat each other; how they cherish each other from day to day; how they communicate their love in all the little things they shared together.
Intimacy is him cherishing her and her needing him.
www.romanceopedia.com /I-IntimacyDefined.html   (871 words)

 Pharmacist e-Link: News
The survey also found that only half (50 percent) of boomers surveyed are satisfied with the physical intimacy in their relationship, and 41 percent of men and 43 percent of women desire more emotional intimacy(4) in their relationships.
Fifty-eight percent of baby boomers rate the overall quality of their relationship as "excellent," but 44 percent of the baby boomers surveyed admit the physical intimacy in their relationship is worse now than when the relationship first began.
This feeling was shared by both sexes, with 66 percent of male participants and 44 percent of females wishing for more physical intimacy with their partner.
www.pharmacistelink.com /news/story.asp?id=2427   (1459 words)

 LuvCube Find, live & enjoy love: Physical intimacy redefined: Five course meal is what a woman wants
Physical intimacy redefined: Five course meal is what a woman wants
But women are also saying that it is not entirely their fault that they are withdrawing from intimacy.
While it is true that many men are too selfish when it comes to physical intimacy.
www.luvcube.com /blog/2004/07/physical-intimacy-redefined-five.html   (414 words)

 Understanding Emotional Intimacy and Physical Intimacy Relationships
A couple's intimacy can be measured by each individual's ability to be emotionally and physically open, allowing themselves to be vulnerable and allowing the other to understand them on a deeper level.
Emotional intimacy is founded on each individual's emotional security and confidence, and the ability to communicate their feelings with their partner.
When it comes to physical and sexual intimacy it is important to realize that the body's largest and most significant sex organ lies between the ears.
www.marriagequest.org /intimacy.html   (819 words)

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