What is it about?

In this article, we combine the research of psychoanalysis and attachment theory, with a focus on heterosexual relationships, to explore interactions in intimate relationships with the “I-It” and the “I-Thou” modes. Through this analysis, we can see that the role of sex in intimate relationships is constantly changing.

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Why is it important?

It is an application of Martin Buber's intersubjective theory to psychoanalysis.


Martin Buber's view is very illuminating, and it can help to enrich psychoanalytic understanding of intersubjective interaction.

Dr. Wei Zhang
China University of Geosciences

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This page is a summary of: The Role of Sex in Intimate Relationships: An Exploration Based on Martin Buber’s Intersubjective Theory, Frontiers in Psychology, April 2022, Frontiers,
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.850278.
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