Fall/Winter Series: Intimacy Matters—A Discussion Group for Gay Men (1.5 hours one night/month)
Session One—What is Intimacy?
How can intimacy be defined? What are the components of intimacy? What are the different types of intimacy? What types of relationships are considered intimate…or not?
Session Two—What Do Love, Sex and Passion Have to do with Intimacy?
What are the relationships between love and intimacy, sex and intimacy and passion and intimacy?
Session Three—Intimacy Vs. Autonomy: Is Balance Possible?
How can one be both intimate and autonomous in a relationship? How do men do the balancing act with intimacy and independence? Are independence and intimacy really compatible? What role does privacy and secrecy play in an intimate relationship?
Session Four—Trust, Monogamy and Intimacy: Separate Entities or Necessary Components
What role do trust and honesty play in an intimate relationship? Can an open relationship be intimate? Are there degrees of intimacy related to openness?