Do you think you can have emotional intimacy without physical intimacy?

Do you think you can have emotional intimacy without physical intimacy?

0|2
2742

Most Helpful Girls

  • Yes, I think it is possible based on my own experiences. I'm saving myself until marriage and I have connected with men in a deep emotional way. I also grew close to a friend and fell for him due to the emotional intimacy... There was no kissing nor any physical intimacy. There was laughter and deep conversation. He was my best friend and he knew my deepest secrets and I loved all of his idiosyncrasies. We were open and honest, so in a way we were emotionally naked with each other <3

    1|2
    0|0
  • Nope. I'm extremely dependent on physical contact.

    3|1
    0|0
    • *when I say this I dont meant sex in any way. I'm not very interested in sex, I prefer hugging and cuddling and just- any contact not involving sex.

Most Helpful Guys

  • Yes it's possible. But it can be quite rare. Since either the one or the other eventually craves more. And may start to desire physical intimacy too

    4|0
    0|0
  • Yes, most definitely. So I think physical intimacy, when it's done right, is a sign of the emotional intimacy already there.

    2|0
    0|0

Recommended Questions

Have an opinion?

What Girls & Guys Said

2540
  • I think it’s possible, probably some couple out there is living evidence for this. I don’t think I can personally do this though, as the fermenting and boiling of emotions will eventually lead to something physical. I just don’t see how a couple can be non physical for the duration of their relationship.

    4|1
    0|0
  • Yes. That is most important during friendships and in dating. The problem is a lot of people just wants sex and use each other. They focus so much on that and not building relationships, and it neglects people who need emotional connections. So it's best not to be with people who your not compatible with. Relationships are what you and that person make it so yes, it's very possible.

    1|0
    0|0
  • Yes, I think you can. I think you should be emotionally intimate before becoming physically intimate, if you decide to go so far.

    Asexual people can probably give you a more accurate response on the subject, as they (by my understanding) dont like/want to be physically intimate with another person.

    1|0
    0|0
  • Yes. Most of the time when i fall in love with a girl i dont want to fuck her i just want to be close with her and hug her or be hugged by her and talk and look at each other eyes for hours. There are girls i want to fuck sure, but usually i am not in love with them. They have everything what would society consider attractive big tits, butts curves long legs , curvess... and there is a girl with short legs, short with flat chast and butt how i think all the time.

    2|1
    0|1
  • Intimacy can mean a passion in reading or do you mean love making contact?
    Intimacy within our mind set without sex thoughts or contact, can you give a example?

    1|0
    0|0
    • can I ask if you a answer with stress or without? and I will tell you.

    • Show All
    • Yes , you can use clairvoyance.
      Clairvoyance is a power are minds can get to on a Alpha/Theta state in our Psyche.
      You have a close relationship within self first before you can achieve this self Clairvoyance.
      Clairvoyance means, beyond the natural range of humane kind or human senses.

    • It's not like touching your self or anything like that it's has not anything to do with a partner either. So that's the only way you can gain with what your asking. You open up your Chakra's in your body and you can have emotional intimacy without physical intimacy.

  • If you can have it then it is no longer physical intimacy, because when you have something intimate with lots of people then it is no longer intimate. It is like I would tell a secret to 20 people and still call it secret... so the answer is no.

    1|1
    0|0
    • Oh, sorry, i read it. the opposite way. Yes, it would be ideal to have emotional intimacy before physical intimacy. That is definitely possible.

  • Yes, you certainly can have emotional intimacy without physical intimacy. In fact, having physical intimacy too soon, can often greatly slow down the growth of emotional intimacy.

    3|0
    0|0
  • For me, I need the emotional attachment to for the physical aspect to be good. My last relationship had the physical but lacked the emotional. It was not very fulfilling for me.

    1|0
    0|0
  • I had this problem with an ex. Loved her to death as a person but I didn’t want to sleep with her anymore.

    But women in these situations will cheat and/or line up a guy that excites them more. Than they will dump their boyfriend and try to friendzone him. Happens all the time. All the fucking time. They want to feel “attractive” but if a guy feels romantically rejected it’s no big deal.

    1|0
    0|0
  • intimacy is a broad word by definition.

    But by the way you are using it no. the intimacy you are referring to is being intimate with another person. Thus you have to touch to be intimate with someone.

    1|0
    0|0
  • Yes.
    I don't mean it as an "instead of" kind of thing, just that people can take their time on the physical part of things and connect emotionally before the physical step is taken.

    1|0
    0|0
  • Yeah, because I've never been in a relationship I'm still the girl thinking about holding hands being a big step rather than a first kiss ya know?

    1|0
    0|0
  • Absolutely. I prefer not to get physically intimate with anyone before marriage but it doesn't mean that I'm not in a loving relationship!

    3|1
    0|0
  • Tbh, I don't think so anymore. Before I got maried, I can't say things were never physical but they were never physically intimate. Now for me the emotional is more complete by the physical intimacy.

    1|0
    0|0
  • Yes I did it in the past... it’s a good start for a relationship.

    2|1
    0|0
  • Of course it’s what often leads to physical intimacy

    1|0
    0|0
  • Sure but not for long if your truly connected! Personal experience. I’m sure there’s some out there but I can only imagine it rare.

    1|0
    0|0
  • Yes and no, I personally need to have had physical intimacy before I can completely fall for someone, however, there is still a degree of emotional intimacy there before hand.

    1|0
    0|0
  • Yes. That is where the physical side comes from. You have to have a n emotional attachment so you can generate the physical attraction. We are talking love not lust , for a good looking woman...

    1|0
    0|0
  • If you are referring to extreme emotional intimacy, I think it would only work out with asexuals. Even if it was a LDR relationship, it wouldn't go far without any sexual component.

    1|0
    0|0
  • Some, sure. But physical obviously helps it a lot. The physical intimacy creates emotional states that help with the emotional intimacy. And the emotional intimacy is meant to drive physical intimacy. They go together.

    0|0
    0|0
  • Yes you can, I've had one relationship that way and I felt more pain when we didn't work out than other relationships.

    1|0
    0|0
  • Yea def in a ideal situation (at least for me) emotional intimacy would come first

    2|0
    0|0
  • You can but it all depends on the connection you have with that person

    1|0
    0|0
  • Yes you get feeling of butterflies when they call or text n can't wait to see them not for sex. But share your feelings and thoughts.

    1|0
    0|0
  • Yes I can.

    If you cannot it shows you’re lack of maturity yet emotionally.

    1|0
    0|0
  • yes, that's a what a very good friendship is

    1|0
    0|0
  • Yes, that’s just a great friend

    1|0
    0|0
  • Yes but it’s not as much fun

    1|1
    0|0
  • Sure.

    If you're asexual.

    1|0
    0|0
  • Friends and family.

    1|0
    0|0
  • definitely. plenty of friends would have this

    1|0
    0|0
  • Isn't that friendship?

    1|0
    0|0
  • no, not at all

    2|1
    0|0
  • No... I mean I don’t think I possibly can!

    1|0
    0|0
  • Yeap

    1|0
    0|0
  • Y u p.

    1|0
    0|0
  • Yes, it is called true friendship.

    2|0
    0|1
  • Eventually I would need physical intimacy

    1|0
    0|0
  • Duh.

    1|0
    0|0
  • I have before

    1|0
    0|0
  • What is, "emotional intimacy"?

    1|0
    0|0
    • Emotional Intimacy: Communicating verbally, holding hands, doing things together. Things that are EMOTIONALLY STIMULATING.

      Intimacy: Spending quality time together one on one.

      Physical Intimacy: Having sex [as in making love], kissing. Anything that is exchanging of bodily fluids.

    • Show All
    • No. Holding hands is a physical act, but it's more emotional than anything. You don't hold hands unless you want to convey a message. That's not confusion. You just don't understand the emotional impact of that. Especially if you're not a naturally emotional person. Feelings are not the same because feelings are fleeting. Emotions are based on actions.

    • I have heard that feelings are fleeting. I have equally heard that emotions are fleeting, too as both can be ambiguous. Further, I will also note that within each word, the other other is defined by the other. Deducing that they share meaning.

      Now I have never heard emotions equated to or based upon our actions. I have however heard that action is character. I believe it was F. Scott Fitzgerald who coined it in this this context. Whereas emotion can and have moved individuals to action - it likely contributes to our multiplying, too - I am not certain I would liken emotion to character or to one's integrity especially when I have witnessed some so overcome by emotion that they are left to inaction, and I dare say that this form of inaction does not make one lacking of emotion.

      I do understand the value of touch... but as to whether or not I am not a naturally emotional individual, I'll leave this to our audience to decide without prejudice.

  • Yes they are separate

    1|1
    0|0
  • Yes but the physical aspect is really fun too!

    1|0
    0|0
  • absolutely

    1|0
    1|1
  • I sure as hell can't and would not want to.

    1|0
    0|0
  • Yeah it's called having a close friend

    1|0
    0|0
  • Not sure what that means.

    1|0
    0|0
  • Definitely, it's quite natural for some.

    0|0
    0|0
  • Yes possible

    1|0
    0|0
Show More
15

Recommended myTakes

Loading...