Intimacy can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. Sex, of course, is what most people think of, but intimacy is much more than that.
One aspect of intimacy is friendship. As social media continues to gain followers, the intimacy of true friendship hangs in the balance.
The Relationship Between Social Media and Intimacy
When we think of intimacy, we often think of sex. Sex, however, is just one aspect of intimacy. Our thought life, our dreams, aspirations, and certain parts of our bodies, which, of course, can be sexual in nature, are all intimate and personal. But, intimacy also includes our friendships—who we allow near to us.
Social media has skewed what friendship is really all about. Our kids need to know the significance of true intimacy because as this generation has toyed with their intimacy, it’s brought on a lot of unnecessary stress and heartache. I think if our kids better understood and respected true intimacy, sex and social media would become less threatening issues for all of us.
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