List of Non-sexual forms of intimacy

Via (tumblr) incapableofgivingup: List of Non-sexual Form of Intimacy for Writers

  • watching
    tv/movies together
  • going to events together like carnivals, festivals etc.
  • going on dates like to the movies or shopping
  • sharing secrets
  • hugs
  • sharing drinks
  • phone calls
  • talking
  • touching noses
  • cuddling
  • philosophical discussions
  • hand holding
  • sharing jokes
  • sharing smiles
  • laying your head on someone’s shoulder
  • linking arms
  • massages
  • tickling
  • playing with hair
  • scratching backs
  • tracing designs on arms
  • talking about the future
  • a hand written note
  • moving your head to their chest and listening to their heartbeat.
  • singing together or playing instruments together
  • dancing
  • feeding each other
  • drawing/writing on one another
  • brushing your partners hair
  • sharing food
  • sitting knee to knee across from each other
  • doing beauty treatments like facials or manicures, hair
    dying or face masks
  • reading books together
  • take care of your partner when sick
  • talking about the relationship (how I feel with you, How I feel w/
    this relationship)
  • cooking together
  • head-scratches
  • hugging
  • discussions about yourselves (like flaws, shortcomings, passions,
  • being physically/emotionally vulnerable
  • just sleeping together,
  • an actual open honest conversation
  • bathing and taking care of hygiene together
  • butterfly kisses
  • nuzzling
  • telling on-the-fly stories
  • meditating or sharing spirituality
  • grooming
  • sharing hobbies
  • studding
  • sharing personal stories
  • shaving
  • seeing each other without make-up or all dressed up
  • moral support for major events
  • crying, sharing emotions, comforting each other
  • listening to someones heartbeat or breathing
  • camping/hiking
  • sleepovers
  • being with animals together
  • going on trips together
  • sharing clothes/jewelry/personal items
  • sharing online social media
  • cleaning someone else’s living space
  • going with them to a doctor/therapist
  • doing art together
  • kissing different body parts
  • making out
  • volunteer together
  • work together
  • talking about wants and desires
  • experience new things together
  • do an extracurricular together
  • play games together
  • play sports together
  • walking together
  • being respectful and kind to one another (helping them do things,
    open doors for them etc.)
  • sharing responsibilities (chores, babysitting etc.)
  • giving each other presents, special things from the heart
  • talking about and respecting each others boundaries
  • public displays of affection
  • grooming in front of each other
  • wrestling or play fighting
  • texting/talking online
  • looking in each other’s eyes
  • complimenting each other
  • falling asleep over skype or chat
  • making faces at each other
  • sky watching
  • write poetry
  • inside jokes
  • respect
    each other
  • tell
    them how you feel about them
  • get
    to know each other better (playing 20 questions)
  • go
    for a ride together
  • close
    your eyes and memorise each others faces with your fingers
  • walk
    arm in arm
  • make
    a playlist together
  • make
    up your own words or slang
  • go
    out to eat
  • list
    each other’s best features
  • bring
    your faces close without touching and feel each other breath
  • go
    shopping together
  • throw
    a party or other event together
  • leave
    love notes
  • exercise
  • exchange
    something meaningful
  • try
    to have a whole conversation with only eye contact and facial
  • sit
    back to back and feel each other’s heartbeat
  • learn
    their favorite food and make it
  • run
    errands together
  • look
    at photos together
  • take
    photos together
  • go
    people watch
  • have
    a staring contest
  • learn
    something new together
  • take
    turns leading each other on a nature walk blindfolded
  • get
    to know each others family and friends
  • draw
    or sculpt each other
  • paint
    each other’s bodies
  • play
    with kids together
  • practicing
    a skill together
  • sharing
  • being
    in comfortable clothes together
  • waving
  • being
    comfortable with each other’s bodily functions
  • any others you can think of?

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