Twinks- How old is too old ?

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    Apr 04, 2012 3:08 PM GMT
    Ok, so I'm not very up on the gay scene lingo but I always assumed the term Twink referred to a boyish looking gay man up to the age of around 21.

    Now I've been referred to as a twink quite a few times but i'm 27 years old and it's sort of baffled me.

    So my question is what's the cut off point age wise for Twink classification ?
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    Apr 04, 2012 3:25 PM GMT
    Am I a fat twink? #paradox

  • okcomputer201...

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    Apr 04, 2012 3:27 PM GMT
    Haven't thought about it much. When the botox stops working?
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    Apr 04, 2012 3:49 PM GMT
    I think 30 is the cut off for twinks status age wise but,
    there are a lot of ways for a twink to lose their twink status

    1. They get fat
    2. They get facial hair
    3. They get muscular/gain muscle weight
    4. Receding hair line
    5. They stop wearing skinny jeans
    6. They drink beer
  • Fable

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    Apr 04, 2012 3:50 PM GMT
    MOTD saidAm I a fat twink? #paradox



    That's a twunk.
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    Apr 04, 2012 3:59 PM GMT
    MOTD saidAm I a fat twink? #paradox



    LOL u aint fat but not a twink because u have too much hair. You do have that 'twinkly' look to you though lol.
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    Apr 04, 2012 4:30 PM GMT
    According to the “Code of Conduct” and “Membership Requirements” of the American Twink Association (ATA), 28 is the official cut off age, but they can revoke your membership for any minor infraction based purely on subjective grounds.

    Claystation described some of these infractions—though, he forgot to mention that twinks are to remain exclusively bottoms, wear at least some amount of makeup, and worship iconic female singers/divas. And getting back into the ATA is harder the second time: only 7% are readmitted compared to a 24% admissions rate.
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    Apr 04, 2012 4:33 PM GMT
    whateveryo said
    MOTD saidAm I a fat twink? #paradox



    LOL u aint fat but not a twink because u have too much hair. You do have that 'twinkly' look to you though lol.


    and there lies your answer. Whenever you lose those "Twink" qualities is when you stop being a twink. Age is rather irrelevant until the point where nature starts to make the inevitable changes to every individual.

    I like being rather obese and not considered a twink.
  • nicelyproport...

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    Apr 04, 2012 4:43 PM GMT
    When I first got to NY, I once commented to a party promoter that the older people at a certain party were making me feel self-consciously young. The following exchange ensued:

    Him: How old are you?

    Me: 25.

    Him: Honey, young is 15 to 21. You ain't young.

    Guess it's all relative.
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    Apr 04, 2012 4:46 PM GMT
    nicelyproportioned saidWhen I first got to NY, I once commented to a party promoter that the older people at a certain party were making me feel self-consciously young. The following exchange ensued:

    Him: How old are you?

    Me: 25.

    Him: Honey, young is 15 to 21. You ain't young.

    Guess it's all relative.


    Oh yeah in 'gay years' 25 is ancient ! icon_lol.gificon_rolleyes.gif

    Well two of my managers at my new job didn't believe I was 27 and I think my poll age on the floor was about 21 so perhaps that's part of my problem. Oh well could be worse I guess.
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    Apr 04, 2012 4:55 PM GMT
    whateveryo said
    nicelyproportioned saidWhen I first got to NY, I once commented to a party promoter that the older people at a certain party were making me feel self-consciously young. The following exchange ensued:

    Him: How old are you?

    Me: 25.

    Him: Honey, young is 15 to 21. You ain't young.

    Guess it's all relative.


    Oh yeah in 'gay years' 25 is ancient ! icon_lol.gificon_rolleyes.gif

    Well two of my managers at my new job didn't believe I was 27 and I think my poll age on the floor was about 21 so perhaps that's part of my problem. Oh well could be worse I guess.


    Maybe its just your pix but kinda look a feminine in them,That may be why they think you are a twink.
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    Apr 04, 2012 5:00 PM GMT
    fable said
    MOTD saidAm I a fat twink? #paradox



    That's a twunk.


    Brutal. Loves it.
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    Apr 04, 2012 5:01 PM GMT
    monstapex said
    whateveryo said
    nicelyproportioned saidWhen I first got to NY, I once commented to a party promoter that the older people at a certain party were making me feel self-consciously young. The following exchange ensued:

    Him: How old are you?

    Me: 25.

    Him: Honey, young is 15 to 21. You ain't young.

    Guess it's all relative.


    Oh yeah in 'gay years' 25 is ancient ! icon_lol.gificon_rolleyes.gif

    Well two of my managers at my new job didn't believe I was 27 and I think my poll age on the floor was about 21 so perhaps that's part of my problem. Oh well could be worse I guess.


    Maybe its just your pix but kinda look a feminine in them,That may be why they think you are a twink.


    Totally agree with that. Been the bane of my life, even with my fucking hair short ! icon_mad.gif Just had to own it and roll with the punches !
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    Apr 04, 2012 7:50 PM GMT
    whateveryo said
    monstapex said
    whateveryo said
    nicelyproportioned saidWhen I first got to NY, I once commented to a party promoter that the older people at a certain party were making me feel self-consciously young. The following exchange ensued:

    Him: How old are you?

    Me: 25.

    Him: Honey, young is 15 to 21. You ain't young.

    Guess it's all relative.


    Oh yeah in 'gay years' 25 is ancient ! icon_lol.gificon_rolleyes.gif

    Well two of my managers at my new job didn't believe I was 27 and I think my poll age on the floor was about 21 so perhaps that's part of my problem. Oh well could be worse I guess.


    Maybe its just your pix but kinda look a feminine in them,That may be why they think you are a twink.


    Totally agree with that. Been the bane of my life, even with my fucking hair short ! icon_mad.gif Just had to own it and roll with the punches !


    You gotten two things here which determine the use of the term:
    1) who is referencing it.
    2) Polling aging - users best guesstimate of your age based on your looks.

    so, you could be 40, slim and exceptionally ageless looking and probably be referred to as a "TWINK"
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    Apr 04, 2012 7:53 PM GMT
    MOTD saidAm I a fat twink? #paradox



    You would be an "OTTER" young hairy gay man, average weight or less.

    Cub - young a little more than average weight hairy gay man
    Bear - mature, a little more than average weight hairy gay man.
  • MisterT

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    Apr 04, 2012 8:08 PM GMT
    I've never been a twink, and that is fine with me, lol. Though I like some twinks, I don't understand why someone would be upset not to qualify as one. I've seen guys get pissed when someone called them twinks also. Oh well.
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    Apr 06, 2012 3:07 PM GMT
    ermm... i would have to say anywhere around less than thirty. above that is just pushing it, unless you don't age as fast (one of the many benefits that come with being oriental). cheers (:
  • starboard5

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    Apr 06, 2012 3:17 PM GMT
    The first definition I ever read of twink still holds true:

    "A hairless smurf between the ages of 19 and 23."