Intimacy is something exchanged through action, not the action in itself. That being said, sex is for procreation and intimacy turns sex into a beautiful thing, but intimacy and sex are not one in the same; sex is still just an action with a specific purpose and outcome.
You do not need sex to exchange intimacy and I am coming to find more and more in my life that culturally we have defined inti…macy as something that can only be exchanged through sexual interaction.
Sexualizing intimacy has profoundly bastardized one of the most beautiful interactions we are capable of. It has bred fear into our hearts, orphans into our world, and mass confusion into our relationships with eachother and our inner selves.