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A THREAD: Do y'all know what "access intimacy" is? If you don't, may I suggest you start with @miamingus' excellent article exploring the term and its applications: leavingevidence.wordpress.com/2011/05/05/acc…

And, a story about what access intimacy looks like for me.
In short, access intimacy might be involved when, as a physically disabled person, your body feels safe with another human, because they 'get' your needs and/or limitations. It moves beyond "help" to true comfort, companionship, and understanding.
As @miamingus writes, "It has looked like relationships where I always feel like I can say what my access needs are, no matter what. Or i can say that I don’t know them, and that’s ok too. It has looked like people not expecting payment in the form of emotional currency... (1/2)
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