Consensual, mutual, not sexual, touching intimacy between friends
- •Head scratching and hair playLOVE IT when someone runs there hands along my scalp and brushes my hair. LOVE IT when my hair is braided tight and then untangled
- •Cleaning for someone elseI like feeling like I'm taking care of a space that is not mine but that I am welcomed in. I like the moment when someone no longer offers you a glass of water but rather lets you wash the dishes. I like taking care of you when don't ask me too.
- •Holding someones headThis intimacy taps into some maternal aspect for me. I like holding someone's head in my arms because it feels like I'm holding a whole person. It also feels like a baby. It might also be a power play thing but..huh
- •BathingKind of touching. I like bathing and I like it even more when I have good company. I like touching legs under water. Makes me feel like a dolphin rubbing on another dolphin. EXTRA CREDIT for friends who wash my hair.
- •RubbingI love rubbing my face on my companions' skin. ESPECIALLY HAIR. Love love love rubbing on arm hair and facial hair. I also love the trust between us in situations that are hyper-sexualized. I love trusting mutual understanding of friendship expectations and safety.
- •Sharing a bedThere is a level of comfort indicated by being able to fall asleep next to someone. Sleep is a state of vulnerability and I trust the people who I wake up next to. And I trust them to not make memes out of my sleeping poses and faces
- •Belly loveI love it when YOU LOVE my belly. Always been a bit chubby and used to be so insecure about the chubs. My sister used to poke my belly and laugh so its nice to be touched and held in a place that has been a little wounded.
- •SilenceSILENCE IS SO INTIMATE. And finding friends to be quiet with is the best. I love trusting that my presence is as much appreciated as my conversation. I love the language we can use to communicate when we aren't saying anything.
- •SpooningI LIKE BEING THE BIG SPOON in platonic spooning. I like feeling like protecting someone.