I want to apologize to users of my Interpersonal Communication Book, 14th edition. A paragraph was omitted in the printing. The following paragraph would be inserted on page 130 before "Personal Distance."
Intimate Distance. In intimate distance, ranging from actual touching to 18 inches, the presence of the other individual is unmistakable. Each person experiences the sound, smell, and feel of the other’s breath. You use intimate distance for lovemaking, comforting, and protecting. This distance is so short that most people do not consider it proper in public.
Again, I apologize.