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Intimacy takes many forms. Physical and sexual intimacy are only two of these. Appropriate intimacy can take the form of developing healthy relationships with a group of friends, and even sharing quiet times with a pet. Many forms of intimacy are healthy and enhance your state of wellness. An important person to get to know and to learn to enjoy spending time with is yourself. You can do that by reading a favorite book, taking a walk on the beach or fostering spiritual growth in a way important to you. There are various ways to develop intimacy in a way that is healthy.

If you are developing an intimate relationship with someone and it is becoming physical or sexual in nature, there is some very important information that you need to know. You are older now, and increasingly free to make choices that are yours alone to make, but it is important to know that there are positive and negative consequences to choices. Also, consequences of your choices affect people around you which can be positive, or can be difficult. We all make mistakes. We all make choices that later we say, "Next time, I'll sure do that one differently." Sometimes these consequences can affect our health, sometimes seriously.

Putting yourself in the best position to make healthy decisions

Here are some tips to help you make the best choice for you around physical and sexual intimacy.

  • Take your time to decide about getting closer physically or sexually. Gather reliable information and discuss pros and cons with trustworthy friends and adults.
  • Decisions that are well thought out, that look at what's in your best interest, are better for your health. Well thought out decisions will help you meet your goals, needs, desires and dreams.
  • Empowering yourself with reliable health information, and keeping connected with others to listen to various points of views, will help you make choices that are best for you.
Keeping connected in order to grow

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