Key definitions

Partnership means both, a sexual and social relationship of two humans, thus, all long-standing sexual relationships. Regardless of the chosen legal form of a relationship, the sexual orientation of the partners involved or conditions of household and domicile.

Intimacy (Latin intimus; literally most distant from the outside, closest to the inside) means a relationship of profound intimacy. Today the word intimacy in colloquial language is often considered in the context of sexual contact. Intimacy, however, includes physical as well as social, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of life.



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