In Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching, the Way is described as the intercourse of Yin and Yang, or Female and Male. The Yin is the receptive agent of the creative process while the Yang is the entering agent. Thus, the Sun and Earth make love. The Sun's rays enter into the atmosphere and soils of the Earth and touch upon the seeds hidden below the dirt. The seed then unfold her potential which is initiated by the masculine actions of the Sun. The seed in this case is exactly the same as an egg in a mammal, be she whale or human being.
In some cases, "seed" is used in a masculine fashion in terms of "seeding an idea". In this sense, the seed is seminal to conception. This also reflects the more action orientation of the male (e.g., sperm swimming up the vagina) and the receptive/drawing action of the female. This is why male is equated to positive charges and female to negative. In essence, the negative attracts the positive. As many men and women must realize, during sexual attraction, there is a "magnetic" tug that attracts two people together. This is nothing more, or less, than a manifestation of cosmic process, the intercourse of negative and positive. Unfortunately, sexism has come about and caused us to suppress the feminine by equating negative with "bad."
While the Female may be negative and receptive, She is not necessarily passive. For example, a woman's body has a magnetic resonance to it that attracts the male. Even though she may not go over to a man and begin to seduce him, her body can oftentimes produce negative ions that attract the man to her.
Making Love is the creative process. In the form of sexual intercourse, it can produce higher states of awareness, as reflected in Tantric practices in the East in which higher dimensions of consciousness are elicited through love making. It can also lead to higher dimensions of consciousness in every day living. Regardless of intercourse resulting in a baby or not, sex is a creative act. It can give birth to a baby, or the experience of a higher/more uniting dimension of reality. It can also result in a lot of pain as in the case of rape, or sloppy, non-caring sex. It also can result in pain due to issues such as performance anxiety. Perhaps we should start teaching a way in which the process of sex is "allowed" and not brought under the guise of performance criteria?
Intercourse ultimately is simply the process in everything we do, and in everything the universe does. It is the Way. This writing is entering your eyes and you are conceiving it in your mind. You and I are making love. And, you are going to conceive in relationship to these words. You may disagree, and this is a conception. Or you may agree, and this too is a conception. Either way, we are in the creative dance of yin and yang. In this case, my words are male and your Psyche female. If you write to me, this reverses.
Thus it can be said that sex is more verb than noun.
What is sex according to many? The common defition of sexuality is illustrated in the following quote taken from Tripod.com. (see url listed below) :