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Intimacy describes a special, personal boundary of every human being.

The basic principle is that privacy is - in the truest sense of the word - an intimate area over which every person should have control. Depending on their individual character, people understand something different under the classic intimate sphere.

For some, it is an overstep if they are expected to talk about sexual preferences and the like, for example. Others have no problem sharing this area of privacy with others.

However, problems arise when individual boundaries are not accepted here and are exceeded accordingly.

Everyone has the right to their own personal privacy... including children, of course. Accordingly, respecting each other's boundaries is part of respectful behaviour.

Everyday life (and ultimately also legislation) offers many opportunities to protect one's own privacy. Whether in the context of changing clothes in public swimming pools or in relation to chatting on the internet: in almost all areas, the protection of people's privacy plays an important role.

No matter how close two people are: privacy is something very personal. Transgressions can leave behind shame, insecurity and a feeling of being at the mercy of others. For example, if you live in a relationship where your privacy is repeatedly trampled on, you quickly slide into a toxic relationship. Those affected are then often forced - sometimes years later - to seek psychological help. This is because an attack on privacy is always an attack on the person behind it and can therefore have a very stressful effect.