I’ve been noticing that the word intimacy is being used in place of, or maybe confused with, the word sex, and wondering why. It’s odd. Articles are being written more and more about intimacy this and intimacy that. Just recently I’ve seen reporters looking for sources on why getting “intimate” in the morning is best, what yoga positions double as “intimate” positions, and the kicker was an article about “intimacy” toys for women.  Why not just say, “Sex in the morning,” “Sexual positions,” and “Sex toys?” Surely, there is nothing intimate about the relationship between a woman and her sex toy. Or is there? It depends, I suppose, on what we mean when we say intimate. Let’s assume then, for our purposes here, that we are not referring to the “relationship” between humans and inanimate objects.

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Donna Flagg  ©2016