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Developing Your Masculine Edge: 6 Steps to Help You Hone Your Manhood

Let’s talk about masculinity. It’s one of those things that men and women have been going back and forth for ages now. I believe it’s an important factor in our society nowadays, but if you don’t know how to handle being masculine or just don’t understand it, you might just find yourself at the bottom of the food chain.

Help You Hone Your Manhood

If you aren’t comfortable with who you are and are too sensitive, your masculinity is fragile. If you let your manhood get to your head, you become a nuisance more than an Alpha, and you only perpetuate the stereotype of toxic masculinity (which is code word for being a douche).

If you want to truly hone your masculinity and become the best you can be, then I can give you some tips on how to develop your masculine edge.


What Are the Benefits of Honing Your Masculine Edge?

A masculine edge is an energy you hold that cannot be faked; people can tell when you fake it, trust me. When people meet you, they can tell that you’ve put in the work to prove yourself, and that you’re a natural-born leader who can back up all the truths that you speak. You’re confident, know what you want, and you aren’t afraid to tell people who you are. You are well-defined and take charge, but still have restraint, focus, and control over your emotions.

Benefits of honing your masculine edge can include:

  • An easier time with romantic relationships
  • A more fulfilling sex life
  • More fulfilling relationships with other people
  • Respect from others
  • More honesty with both yourself and others
  • Confidence and focus
  • Self-control

With that out of the way, let’s talk about what you can do to hone your masculine edge.


Have Passion, Intensity, and Purpose

Men who have truly honed their masculinity know what they want, and they aren’t afraid to work to get it. Don’t let the days pass you by unchecked; make sure you put everything you’ve got into what you want and desire.

You also need to understand your purpose in this world. What is it, exactly? Well, that’s up for you to decide. Make sure you leap for it without apology, because you’ll never know when you’ll lose the chance to pursue it anymore.

Remember: if you think you’re passionate about someone or something, you can’t say it until you’re ready to show it, and if you aren’t willing to show it, then what are you even doing here? Those with a masculine edge don’t wander about, looking for something to come their way. They take their passions by the horns and steer them in the right direction.


Don’t Shy Away from Your Truth

If there’s one thing you need to take away from this list, it’s this: masculine men are not fake. They know who they are, and they are not ashamed to show it to the world.

If you’re in a socially tense situation, don’t smile your way through it just to be polite. If you feel like your relationship isn’t working out, don’t try to “fake it until you make it”. If you feel like you’re being disrespected, don’t let that slide. If you feel like someone might be interested in you romantically, don’t try to awkwardly wander about the situation; make your move on her/him (and if it doesn’t work out, don’t make a big deal out of it. Those with a masculine edge can handle rejection with ease).

Whatever you do, don’t fake it, because trust me: people can tell, especially those with a masculine edge.


Make Your Presence Known

A man with a strong masculine edge is known and remembered by everyone in every room they enter. Now, this doesn’t mean that you have to come in guns ablazing every time you enter, but it’s all about your energy.

Some of these ways are subtle, such as introducing yourself first when meeting new people and giving a firm handshake, or making sure that your posture is proper and that you look more masculine. More obvious ways can be seen through how you are in relation to other people. Don’t let others interrupt or talk over you, because what you have to say is just as important. Don’t let insults slide past you, and make sure that you’re respectful, but not subservient. You are as important as everyone else, after all.


Spend Time With Male Friends (and Choose Them Wisely)

There is nothing wrong with having casual female friends, but if you’re going to hone your masculine edge, you’ll want to hang out with male friends for a bit. Play poker, go drinking, go to a club; whatever it is you and the guys do to have fun.

However, you also need to choose your friends wisely. I’m not saying everyone you’re friends with has to have a sharp masculine edge, but you need to make sure they align with your core values, respect you, and are trustworthy. If you can’t make certain that your friends have these traits, it puts into question the people around you.


Get in Touch With Your Emotions

When it comes to masculinity, emotions can be a divisive subject. The stereotype is that showing too much emotion can make you less of a man, and that’s just not true.

Those with a strong masculine edge have control over their emotions, but aren’t afraid to show them.

If you try to hold all your emotions in, you run the risk of seeming cold and unempathetic, which is a turn-off for men and women alike.

Take the time to get to know who you are and be honest with yourself. If you’re angry, take it out in a healthy way. If you’re sad, it’s okay to cry, even if it’s just in private. People are more likely to respect you if you show that you’re not afraid of who you are and what you feel.


Leave Your Mark

I don’t like to follow philosophy too much, but if there is one that I swear by, it’s the philosophy of Stoicism. If you ever find yourself in need of some inspiration, I highly encourage you to check it out for yourself, because it has done a lot to inspire me. While there are a lot of core tenants when it comes to Stoicism, the one I want to point out is this: we are going to die one day. It could be tomorrow, it could be fifteen years from now, it could even be within a few hours. You can die in a robbery, or even from just a fall down the stairs. Either way, we are all going to die one day. That is why it is important that we live our lives to the absolute fullest, no matter what that entails. Leave your mark on this world, and let it be known that you were here and that you had a positive impact on the world.

Now, what exactly does that mean? Well, that’s up for you to decide. That’s part of honing your masculine edge: knowing what you want to do with your life, and how you’re going to accomplish your goals. If you can’t figure that out, then I’m afraid no list on the planet can help you with that.