In this, we’ll unpack all you need to know about masculine and feminine energies, defining exactly what they are, how they influence relationships, the characteristics of each energy and more.
What Are Masculine & Feminine Energies?
When we talk about masculine (also known as Yang) and feminine (also known as Yin) energies, we are referring to universal energies that represent specific characteristics that are wired into us.
These characteristics create important biochemical responses in our body that shape how we think, feel and act as well as influencing our health.
The Power Of Masculine & Feminine Energies In Relationships
While men and women possess both masculine and feminine energies, one will be more dominant. Masculine energy tends to be more dominant in men. Feminine energy tends to be more dominant in women.
Knowing your innate energy is essential for aligning yourself so you can not only feel fulfilled on a personal level, but so that you can create a passionate and loving relationship.
When it comes to finding an intimate partner, we tend to be attracted to ― and feel more chemistry with ― someone who embodies the qualities that complement our own. The bigger the polarity of masculine and feminine energies between two people, the more passion there will be.
When two people are able to blend both their masculine and feminine sides in full authentic expression of their unique self, they are able to feel and express a higher level of love, passion and intimacy. With the development of this higher level of love, passion and intimacy through our intimate relationships, all aspects of our lives are enriched.
Masculine Energy Characteristics
Masculine energy is all about thinking, doing and achieving.
People with an innate masculine energy are mission-oriented and so their sense of self comes from their ability to succeed. They are associated with strength, power and determination and they love competition. They tend to be providers.
The three fundamental needs of people with a masculine core are they want to feel trusted, needed and appreciated.
Feminine Energy Characteristics
Feminine energy is all about feeling, being and experiencing.
People with an innate feminine energy are relationship-oriented and so their sense of self comes from their ability to connect. They are associated with softness, empathy and compassion and they love collaboration. They tend to be nurturers.
The three fundamental needs of people with a feminine core are they want to feel seen, safe and understood.
Masculine & Feminine Energies Table Summary
Below is a table summary of masculine and feminine characteristics.
|Lead By||Head (Logic)||Heart (Intuition)|
|Challenge||Leaves Too Early||Stays Too Long|
|Task||Single Task||Multi Task|
Engaging in behaviours and activities that build masculine characteristics increases testosterone ― a hormone associated with masculinity. Engaging in behaviours and activities that build feminine characteristics increases oestrogen ― a hormone associated with femininity.
In men, testosterone is what causes a muscular frame and broad shoulders, a strong jawline and cheekbones, thicker eyebrow ridges, a bigger nose and thinner lips.
In women, estrogen is what causes a curvaceous frame and and wide hips, a smaller chin and cheekbones, bigger eyes, a smaller nose, thicker lips and plump cheeks.
A man requires at least ten times more testosterone than a woman to experience health and well-being. A woman requires at least ten times more oestrogen than a man to experience health and well-being.
When a man who is connected to his masculine core and a woman who is connected to her feminine core come together, passion and intimacy are off the charts ― electric.
When we refer to masculine and feminine energies, we are referring to energies that represent the expression of certain characteristics Masculine energy is all about thinking, doing and achieving. Feminine energy is all about feeling, being and experiencing.
While men and women possess both masculine and feminine energies, one is more dominant. Masculine energy is generally more dominant in men. Feminine energy is generally more dominant in women.
Understanding the dynamics of masculine and feminine energies and how they influence us is key to creating lasting love, passion and intimacy.