How do you like to give and receive affection?
So aceinthehole says in their faq that they don’t desire sex when they are getting enough non-sexual intimacy, which got me thinking about the ways i express intimacy.
For me it’s mostly talking. Both face to face serious sharing, and random stuff throughout the day online. There was a meme going around a while back, where someone was asking the question which is better? with the two options both being sex acts, and someone had crossed them both out and written ‘sharing memes’. I love that so much, because not even joking, that is my relationship <3.
I also value time in the other person’s company, *especially* if you aren’t doing anything. Like active stuff with important people is nice, but the people I feel really intimate with are the ones where I can hang out while they clean their room or whatever and still feel great about being there.
How do you give or receive affection? This doesn’t have to be in romantic or official relationships, friends and family totally count. If you are unsure, looking up ‘love languages’ might help.