Intimate

Intimate may refer to:

  • Intimate examination, a physical examination for medical purposes that includes examination of the breasts, genitalia, or rectum of a patient
  • Intimate ion pair, the interactions between a cation, anion and surrounding solvent molecules
  • Intimate media, media artifacts created and collected to capture and commemorate aspects of family and intimate relationships
  • Intimate part, a place on the human body which it is usually customary to keep covered with clothing in public areas
  • Intimate relationship, a particularly close interpersonal relationship
  • Intimate (album), the debut album by Australian actress and singer Toni Pearen

Famous quotes containing the word intimate:

    The secret lies, I think, in his intimate knowledge of the people he is addressing be they black or white, and in the forthrightness with which he speaks of those things which hurt and baffle them.... He allows them their self-respect—indeed, he insists on it.
    James Baldwin (1924–1987)

    Crime seems to change character when it crosses a bridge or a tunnel. In the city, crime is taken as emblematic of class and race. In the suburbs, though, it’s intimate and psychological—resistant to generalization, a mystery of the individual soul.
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941)

    If we confine ourselves to a general and distant reflection on the ills of human life, that can have no effect to prepare us for them. If by close and intense meditation we render them present and intimate to us, that is the true secret for poisoning all our pleasures, and rendering us perpetually miserable.
    David Hume (1711–1776)