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Your Chakras & Sexuality: How Men and Women Generally Differ

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If you read about chakras from different sources, you’ll find that some chakra specialists say our sexuality resides in our first chakra and others say it is associated with our second chakra.

I think this inconsistency is due to the fact that human sexual energy actually exists in both the first and second chakras.

And more specifically, masculine sexuality is associated with the first chakra and feminine sexuality is related to the second chakra.

Now, notice I didn’t say “male sexuality” or “female sexuality,” but rather “masculine” and “feminine” sexuality.  This is because I want to make a distinction between archetypes and genders.  Typically, a woman will express the feminine archetype, and a man will exhibit the masculine archetype, but obviously, this is not true 100 percent of the time.   Still, I’m now going to talk about men as masculine and women as feminine – with you knowing that I’m generalizing for our purposes here.

Masculine sexuality has a strong physical drive, and is penetrative by nature.  Feminine sexuality is receptive and has far less drive.  This has been shown through the administration of hormones to preo-op sex-change patients.  Men who are changing into women take female hormones and report a decrease in their sex drive, but an increase in their emotionality.  And women who are changing into men take male hormones and generally report an increase in their sex drive.

The first chakra is about survival and basic instincts and drives, so sexuality is much more of a basic, physical need for men than it is for women.  The second chakra is about flow and receptivity, duality and intimacy.  For women, sex is less of a basic drive and more of a way to connect emotionally with another.

To more fully experience energetic/spiritual connection during sex, a man can learn to move his sexual energy up into his second chakra and connect more deeply with his female lover.  As he moves into his second chakra, he can hold back some of his natural drive and be sensitive to his partner’s needs for intimacy and connection.  Quite interestingly, when he does this, his partner gets more aroused, and her sexual drive kicks in more fully.  Basically, as he connects with her on her level, she naturally reciprocates and joins him on a deeper level of physical sexuality (first chakra lust).

In some relationships, the male may actually exhibit the female needs and the woman may show more sex drive.  In these cases, the roles described above might be reversed.  But still, if each partner adapts to the other’s needs, they can co-create a sexual experience that includes the physical drive of the first chakra combined with the emotional intimacy and connection of the second chakra. When both the first and second chakras are actively drawn into the sexual act, then the unified energy can move up the chakras toward more and more ecstatic states, and sex becomes a healing, spiritual endeavor for both partners.

Vicki HowieVicki Howie is the Creator of Chakra Boosters Healing Tattoos, the contemporary healing album, Chakra Love and the Co-Editor of Conscious Life News. She’s also the Host of the Conscious Life Awakened Speaker Series. Join her for LIVE weekly calls with the words best spiritual healers and teachers. Sign up for FREE here.

6 Comments:

  • May 3, 2012

    Every time I view your website, the articles and your blog provide me with meaningful information that I can use in my practice of working with women clients in achieving their true desires and opening up to live life in the present. Thanks.

  • Vicki
    May 3, 2012

    Thanks for sharing Thorance — it’s always great to know folks are reading and getting something out of it.

  • Cory
    October 13, 2020

    My interpretation of your article here is that the masculine must move from the 1st to the 2nd chakra. I don’t get the sense that it is just as important for the feminine to move from the second to the first to satisfy the masculine in order for there to be harmony in a relationship. By harmony I mean the fulfilling of each partner in both chakras. Just seems a little one sided to me. I will make the assumption that you advocate for each partner to move towards harmony between the chakras in order to bond more solidly as a couple?

    Great article. I’m just learning about this stuff!

  • Vicki
    October 15, 2020

    Hi Cory, Interesting, I feel that I DID say that. It’s just that 1 comes before 2. But as the man (or masculine energy partner) moves from his root chakra place and joins the woman (or feminine energy partner), he entices her to join him back in the 1 with more lust.

    Here’s the quote from the article: “To more fully experience energetic/spiritual connection during sex, a man can learn to move his sexual energy up into his second chakra and connect more deeply with his female lover. As he moves into his second chakra, he can hold back some of his natural drive and be sensitive to his partner’s needs for intimacy and connection. Quite interestingly, when he does this, his partner gets more aroused, and her sexual drive kicks in more fully. Basically, as he connects with her on her level, she naturally reciprocates and joins him on a deeper level of physical sexuality (first chakra lust).

  • Tasha
    April 4, 2021

    Great article! I’m just wondering what happens if you get two people with the same energy e.g two masculine energies / two feminine energies… I’m presuming those with the masculine energies wouldn’t be driven to ascend? And would both the feminine energies have to activate their first chakra as well?

  • Vicki
    April 19, 2021

    Hey Tasha, I’m really not clear what you’re asking here… can you rephrase your questions? Thanks!

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