People think that intimacy is about sex. But intimacy is about truth. When you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them bare and their response is “you’re safe with me“ –that’s intimacy.
Words of wisdom from the novel, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. This is the best definition of intimacy I have ever read in a book. Spot on.