Shame trailed instant intimacy. Could intimacy ensure once indecency was spent and our bodies had run out of tricks?
I don’t know that I asked the question, just as I am not sure I am able to answer it today. Was our intimacy paid for in the wrong currency?
Or is intimacy the desired product no matter where you find it, how you acquire it, what you pay for it–black market, gray market, taxed, untaxed, under the table, over the counter?
— André Aciman, Call Me By Your Name