Re: Using Aikido to teach Communication & Intimacy skills **WARNING: This Thread may involve Adult Concepts, but please still keep posts non-explicit**
The concept of Masculine/Feminine energy is an old esoteric concept used in cultures around the world. Unfortunately, that particular model can be less than useful in a modern discussion as it tends to be used far too literally by many people (both proponents and opponents.)
While I like some of the ideas the OP proposes, I think using a gendered model is just not very useful outside of historical discussions.
Heck, if one wanted to get rid of gender terms but still remain creepy, a "dominant/submissive" model in the context of BDSM would also work. *eep!*
But frankly, I'd rather use a model that isn't going to set off peoples' alarm bells (including my own!)