posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 06:40 PM
I think the important thing is the trust, pact, and consent between the individuals involved in the act. Everything else is subjective to those
individuals' beliefs, tastes, and natures in my view. Personally, I'm with you on the intimacy thing. I will not have sex with someone unless I love
them, know and trust that they love me, and we share a powerful bond beyond just lust.
I've also been single and celibate for a while (nine years) and while I will admit to being lonely at times, sex for the sake of sex I can do
without personally. But that's me, and I take no issue with people who have different standards. People are different and want/need different things
from their sexual partners and need different things in general in order to feel happy and fulfilled. I don't believe that people can't be
happy and fulfilled without a substantive relationship accompanying their sexual encounters. Just because I don't feel that way myself doesn't mean
there aren't plenty of perfectly content people having consensual one night stands every weekend.
All I really care about is that people are happy and fulfilled, whatever that means to them.