Intimacy. It means so many different things to different people. Some people say “intimacy” when they mean, “sex” or “sexual intercourse.” In reality, intimacy is so much more than “just sex.” Intimacy involves knowing and being known. It means knowing someone so well, being so attuned, that, at times, words can be superfluous. The burgeoning field of neuroscience now tells us that when people are intimately connected—emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and sexually, the brain releases neurochemicals –dopamine, oxytocin, and vasopressin—neurochemicals that are essential for emotional and physical health and well-being. Don’t settle for a life of “scratch an itch sex”–aspire to create a relationship that is fully alive and deliciously intimate.