10 Non-Sexual Acts of Intimacy That'll Bring Couples Closer

April and Jackson cuddling together on Grey's Anatomy
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You don't need to be inside someone to get inside someone.

Non-Sexual Acts of Intimacy

Sex isn't the only way you can be intimate with your partner.

You don't have to physically be inside of someone to know what's going on inside of them, if you get what we mean. You can discover just as much about them by engaging in some non-sexual acts of intimacy.

Relationships aren't all about sex, you know. So get closer than ever to your partner by partaking in these non-sexual acts of intimacy.

You might be surprised what the results yield!

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Sharing Secrets

No matter how long you've been together with your partner, we guarantee there's at least one thing you've chosen to keep from them. Having a night where you're open and honest about some of your secrets, whether they're silly or serious, will allow you to feel more comfortable sharing anything with one another. You can even discuss some sexual secrets, if that's really what you're going for.

Complimenting Each Other

Go on, give each other a compliment. There's nothing more intimate than being kind to one another, especially when you or your partner is having a rough day. Some sweet words of acknowledgement can make a world of difference.

Working Out Together

Sex is definitely a workout, but that's not what we're going for here. Take your partner to a class you enjoy or both try a new type of exercise. You'll have a lot of fun venturing out of your comfort zone and at least you'll be in it together.

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Give Butterfly Kisses

If you don't know what a butterfly kiss is, it's when you flutter your eyelashes somewhere on your partner's body. You can keep this G or go R rated, if that's what you want. Regardless, a butterfly kiss is the most intimate of all the kisses.

Massage One Another

We know this sounds fairly sexual, but it doesn't have to be. Giving your partner a quick shoulder rub or having them massage your feet for a few minutes is an endearing little act that doesn't need to turn into sex.

Partake in Your Hobbies Together

Some couples prefer to keep their partners out of their hobbies, but it's a great way to get to know one another better. You don't have to do it all the time, but let them into your world a bit.

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Exchange Love Notes

What better way to remind one another of your unwavering affections than by passing love notes like you're teenagers in love? It's the sweetest.

Groom One Another

This is definitely non-sexual, but doesn't sound all that intimate. Still, there's nothing more personal that bathing one another or making sure the other is following proper personal hygiene practices.

Hold One Another

Embrace one another for a loving squeeze and your day will instantly be 10 times better, we promise.

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Sleep Together

Not what you're thinking. We're talking about just sleeping, physically drifting off to a peaceful slumber by one another's side. Non-sexual intimacy at its finest.

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