“Intimacy is based on shared vulnerability… nothing deepens intimacy like the experiences that we share when we feel flayed, with our skins off, scared and vulnerable, and our partner is there with us, willing to share in the scary stuff.”
~Dossie Easton & Catherine A. Liszt
Maybe this is part of the reason why I have such a hard time forming intimate relationships. Intimacy is about sharing who you are. All of who you are. Not just the good, but the bad and the strange. I can't let anyone see my vulnerabilities. To do that would be to expose my body naked to the elements.