List of Non-sexual forms of intimacy





  • watchingtv/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, hairdying 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,stuff)
  • 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
  • summoning Satan
  • 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?

For aces everywhere!

Hold on a fucking second… Summoning Satan?

I actually had to go back to my original post because I was like “I’m pretty sure I did not put summoning satan on that list”, someone at some point took out “shaving” and put in “summoning satan”

whatever floats your boat?

Also, I’m really pleased to see this post take off.

About C.A. Jacobs

Just another crazy person, masquerading as a writer.
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