In the intimate and sexual bond, you appreciate your partner’s core potentialities, strengths and assets; as you disclose your wants and needs, you also are
accepting of the partner’s self; loving synergy is involved in partner engagement.
With healthy sex, you have awareness and empathy for your partner’s experiences.
In intimate sex, you no longer hide out through
fantasizing about others or dissociating. When I am close, I know you in your
presence; when I am intimate I know myself in your presence.
Your personal well being and your ability to be
intimate with another cannot survive (...)