One of the most important, yet overlooked, concepts when it comes to relationships is understanding masculine and feminine energies. It is the secret to lasting love and passion and the key to unlocking deep intimacy.
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 aren’t just psychological; they create important biochemical responses that influence our moods, behaviours and health.
The key to a happy, healthy and fulfilling life is to balance both your masculine and your feminine energies so you can tap into either energy as and when appropriate. It’s a dance.
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 and 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 the 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 and bond with others. They are associated with softness, empathy and compassion and they love collaboration. They tend to be the 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 more curvaceous frame by encouraging weight around the hips and buttocks, a smaller chin and cheekbones, bigger eyes, a bigger 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.
Masculine and feminine energies represent the expression and traits of the two energetic polarities that exist within all of us.
While men and women possess both masculine and feminine energies, one is more dominant. Masculine energy is generally more dominant in men and 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.