A state of extreme interpersonal emotional closeness such that each party's personal space can be respected and entered without causing discomfort and by any of the other parties to that person.

An affectionate or loving personal relationship where there is a deep understanding of each other."

Source: https://psychologydictionary.org/intimacy/

Sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality.  It is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or illness — it requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence.


Sex therapy is a type of psychotherapy — a general term for treating mental health problems by talking with a mental health professional. Through sex therapy, you can address concerns about sexual function, sexual feelings and intimacy, either in individual therapy or in joint therapy with your partner. Sex therapy can be effective for individuals of any age, sex or sexual orientation. Read more at the Mayo Clinic website (https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/sex-therapy/about/pac-20384613).

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