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Sexual Life pp 37-48 | Cite as

Psychological and Sexual Intimacy

  • Stephen B. Levine
Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)

Abstract

The key to an emotionally rich life is the ability to establish and maintain psychological intimacy. Psychological intimacy enables relationships to form, motivates sexual behavior, and soothes the soul.

Keywords

Sexual Behavior Mental Health Professional Sexual Exploitation Sexual Expression Sexual Intimacy 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen B. Levine
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  1. 1.Center for Human Sexuality, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospitals of ClevelandCase Western Reserve University School of MedicineClevelandUSA

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