ST_Intersects and ST_Buffer: No

If you find yourself writing a query like this:

... WHERE ST_Intersects(ST_Buffer(g1, r), g2)

Stop. Take a cleansing breath. Do this:

... WHERE ST_DWithin(g1, g2, r)

With the carbon emissions you save doing it the efficient way, you can afford to drive to the ice cream store for a well-deserved reward.