Hunks, Twinks, Studs. Explain me, please.

  • gregory548

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    Jul 06, 2008 7:58 AM GMT
    On realjock, there are so many good guys, can you help me a bit? As you can see on my profile, English is not my first language, btw it is French and Czech (I am Czech guy living in France). So could you explain me what HUNK, TWINK, STUD actually mean? I just can not see the difference and I think they do not mean the same thing (guy)icon_razz.gif
    I just know they are used for guys...
    Thanks a loticon_biggrin.gif
  • GQjock

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    Jul 06, 2008 9:56 AM GMT
    HUNK
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    Twink
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    Stud
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    Jul 06, 2008 4:07 PM GMT
    I couldn't have illustrated those terms, or agreed with those definitions, any better!

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    Jul 06, 2008 4:36 PM GMT
    Ugh! The picture above is not my idea of a twink. That's my idea of a nelly waif on meth or ecstasy.

    To me, this is a twink:
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  • swimbikerun

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    Jul 06, 2008 4:38 PM GMT
    Global_Citizen he's a cute young man but a little too muscular for the classic twink profile no?
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    Jul 06, 2008 4:52 PM GMT
    swimbikerun saidGlobal_Citizen he's a cute young man but a little too muscular for the classic twink profile no?

    He's exactly what I would call a twink, but I think many people seem to think twink = waif. I don't.
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    Jul 06, 2008 7:14 PM GMT
    Hunk = Handsome muscular man
    Twink = Young gay man, sometimes has effeminate connotation.
    Stud = A well-built guy with machismo, super-masculine

    Brad Pitt is a hunk.
    Shia LeBoeuf is a twink.
    Clint Eastwood was a stud,

    What does the French term "mec" mean?
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    Jul 06, 2008 8:22 PM GMT
    Just goes to show it all depends on who you ask. Different strokes for different folks....and so, on and so on and dobe, dobe, dobe! LOL!
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    Jul 06, 2008 8:24 PM GMT
    I've always been confused on this topic as well... i'm just tryin my best to weightlift my way out of the twink category! *icon_redface.gif
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    Jul 06, 2008 8:36 PM GMT
    Shortnsexystud saidJust goes to show it all depends on who you ask. Different strokes for different folks....and so, on and so on and dobe, dobe, dobe! LOL!
    See now there is a hunk AND a studicon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 06, 2008 8:38 PM GMT
    I just remembered that a few months back, Terra22 had posted a thread about this. He was upset because someone called him a twink. His objection was that he's been working out and had gotten buff. But I don't see the two as being mutually exclusive.

    To me, he's a twink, and he's buff.
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    Jul 06, 2008 8:41 PM GMT
    antelope saidHunk = Handsome muscular man
    Twink = Young gay man, sometimes has effeminate connotation.
    Stud = A well-built guy with machismo, super-masculine

    Brad Pitt is a hunk.
    Shia LeBoeuf is a twink.
    Clint Eastwood was a stud,

    What does the French term "mec" mean?


    'Un mec' means 'a guy'. It does not, as far as my limited French allows me to understand, mean anything more. You'd have to add a descriptive-- say, un mec genial'.
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    Jul 06, 2008 8:46 PM GMT
    ActiveAndFit said[quote][cite]See now there is a hunk and a studicon_biggrin.gif


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    Thank you kind sir!
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    Jul 06, 2008 8:50 PM GMT
    A twink is a skinny guy who looks underage.

    A hunk is a fairly athletic looking guy who looks at least 25.

    A stud is similar to a hunk, but with the additional display of testosterone (sexual, athletic, working, fighting, etc.).

    IMHO
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    Jul 06, 2008 8:59 PM GMT
    antelope said

    What does the French term "mec" mean?


    It means "man", "guy", "dude"
  • cowboyathlete

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    Jul 06, 2008 9:29 PM GMT
    ChicGymGeek saidI couldn't have illustrated those terms, or agreed with those definitions, any better!

    I agree
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    Jul 06, 2008 9:30 PM GMT
    Poor guy is probably going to continue to be confused hahaha. It really is all subjective with those terms. I never thought of a "twink" as having feminine qualities and I guess I've always thought of a Hunk and a Stud to be basically one in the same. For me:

    Twink : Usually between 18-23 or 24. Still has that baby face. Some times thin and lean with less cut muscle tone but still in very good shape. Cute as hell but still looks more like a growing teenager then a man.

    Stud: Confident, sexy, definitely hot.

    Hunk: I swear you could bridge this with stud and it would work. I guess I think of a hunk as a sexy "stud" who has a little more size to him. Maybe a football players build?

    Just my take on the words.


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    Jul 06, 2008 9:30 PM GMT
    They are all silly stereotypes.
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    Jul 06, 2008 9:51 PM GMT
    Hard to call it so simple a thing as a "stereotype." It's really more of a generalization, three high-level categories to help make describing the various body types of guys a little easier in a conversation.

    To me, "hunk" and "stud" have always been pretty interchangeable, referring to the more muscular guys with - usually - more masculine, low-key personality types. "Twink" is typically used to describe the slender, effeminate, usually hairless, usually younger guys. I'm not entirely sure where the term came from, and as with any of these generalizations, there are always exceptions, and not everyone's explanation of what they consider a "twink" or "stud" will be the same. It's pretty subjective (meaning, up to someone's personal interpretation).

    Hope that helps. icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 06, 2008 11:52 PM GMT
    Global_Citizen saidUgh! The picture above is not my idea of a twink. That's my idea of a nelly waif on meth or ecstasy.

    To me, this is a twink:
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    totally agree!
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    Jul 07, 2008 12:30 AM GMT
    mtown_nerd said "Twink" is typically used to describe the slender, effeminate, usually hairless, usually younger guys.

    I would agree with all of that except the effeminate part. And I would add, cute boyish face.

    The best known example of what I would call a twink is probably Johan Paulik. The photo below is by Howard Roffman, and his work in general is what I would call twinks.

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    Jul 07, 2008 1:51 AM GMT
    I've always wondered where I fit in on that continuum.
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    Jul 07, 2008 1:58 AM GMT
    LittleDudeWithMuscles saidI've always wondered where I fit in on that continuum.

    Hunk, I imagine, though no one has seen your face, so who knows?
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    Jul 07, 2008 2:50 AM GMT
    Thanks, Guys, for defining "mec". Always confused me.

    Maybe RJ could add Twink, Hunk, and Stud to the Profile page descriptors -- plus geezer for meicon_smile.gif
  • gregory548

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    Jul 07, 2008 6:59 PM GMT
    thanx for the explanationicon_razz.gif now, i know what it means and i can use it.
    i saw another word im not sure what it means "BAREBACK" but i think it is a "dirty" icon_redface.gif word, isnt it?
    so if you are still interested in explaning...