Intimacy is perceived by many as an act or period of having sexual intercourse or any sexual activity between two individuals of the opposite sex. Many have also defined it as a period of personal interactions and not a time of sexual activity.
However, the confusion and misinterpretation of the word or act have been clarified by Fiifi Sagoe a teacher and panellist.
Speaking on the ‘Pillow Talk’ show with Chelsy Sey on Y 97.9 FM, Fiifi asserted that intimacy did not mean sex, nor sexual activity, he clarified that people could have sex and not be intimate for intimacy was a gradual growth between two individuals.
“In our world anytime people hear intimacy, they perceive it as having sex or getting naked, but intimacy is basically the relationship between two people who are in a personal relationship, and it doesn’t just come. It builds up, because of the gradual growth and closeness to an individual and gets to the level where the two-feel safe together and wish to be together always,” he said.
Adding to his clarification, Fiifi Sagoe mentioned that intimacy was never synonymous with sex and that people could be intimate without having sex or vice versa.
“One thing people should note is that intimacy is never synonymous to sex. People confuse intimacy with sex, you have sex with someone and there wouldn’t be any form of intimacy and you can be intimate with someone and not have sex as well,” he added.
Fiifi Sagoe finally entreated listeners to respect intimate relationships they had with colleagues and friends and not think they wanted to lure them into sexual activities.
By: Caleb Asante Annor
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