Emotional before Passionate Intimacy
by Nate Richardson
trialing thoughts from Dr. Jason Carroll, BYU Family Studies
Counterfeit intimacy: putting the cart before the horse: Passionate vs Affectionate Intimacy
Counterfeit intimacy is sexual/passionate intimacy before emotional and affectionate intimacy. Emotional intimacy means security, trust, safety, being open with each other, understanding each other on a deep level. Affectionate intimacy is any form of physical touch that shows connection which does not arouse the sexual response of our body and spirit. Passionate intimacy involves any form of physical touch that communicates love and passion that does arouse sexual response. Many 17-year old’s have no concept of the difference between an affectionate kiss, and a passionate kiss!