I think a lot about the dynamics between the masculine and feminine energies. This is not just men and women, but also the interplay of the masculine and feminine within each of us. We all grow up with a different relationship to the masculine and feminine within as well as those energies which we meet on a daily basis. What determines how we respond?
On this note, I discovered this blog post written by a neuroscientist that has spurred on a lot of reflections within me about intimacy between parents and children of the opposite gender and how different some of our gender explorations in the world might be if fathers were not afraid to show affection to their pubescent daughters, and likewise for mothers and sons.