The Elusive Intimacy. Fluidity and Solidity in Same-Sex Couples

MASSIMILIANO STRAMAGLIA

Abstract


Intimacy is the distinction between the relationship of a couple and a social one, this ethical fact is the starting point of this text. Heterosexual coupling is the accepted “form”, biologically and culturally, of the generative love. On the intimate side, the outlines that make the diferent “forms” of homosexuality are less clear, they multiply into complex modalities that may signal, on one or the other side of the couple, the scarce ability to stay in contact between each other. Tere are also typically homosexual “forms” of afective attraction that lie outside the stereotyped canons of the heterosexual approach. However, the expression of the sexuality of the couple lies downstream of a psychological and relationship that lies upstream, and that can be educated.

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