To me, intimacy is "in to me you see", and vice versa. And more than knowing, understanding. (Neither quotes are my own). It is the tenderness, safety, protectiveness and relative uniqueness of the dyadic one is in. It is being couargeous enough to be honest but not caring how it is ultimately received. It is truth. To me, it is like a Venn diagram between two people, except between 2 hearts +/or souls, it is the place where 2 individuals overlap in a place sacred to them, but with their own intact identities and consentual boundaries.