Intimacy in dating
It may die if you cease to coax it forward by sharing new things with your partner.
Likewise, it may die if you force it forward too fast, making yourself too vulnerable too quickly.
It's also completely reasonable for you to refuse sex with a partner for any reason at any time if you don't want it.
Don't see anyone again who at any stage of the game causes you to feel unsafe or uncomfortable. Anyone who forces you to have sex when you don't want it is a rapist.
You don’t have to be sexually involved with someone to be intimate with them.
Instead, intimacy is a connection that builds between two people over time.
Emotional intimacy takes some time to develop, but these days, this is not necessarily the case for sexual intimacy.