But what did Zdena mean by accusing [Mirek] of making love like an intellectual?

For some reason or another, Zdena was displeased with him, and just as she was capable of imbuing the most abstract relationship (the relationship with Masturbov, whom she didn’t know) with the most concrete feeling (embodied in a tear), so she was capable of giving the most concrete of acts an abstract significance and her own dissatisfaction a political name.

Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, translated by Aaron Asher