"I'm a Masculine Guy !" What does it mean for you ?

  • BastienDC

    Posts: 19

    Jan 06, 2013 4:16 PM GMT
    I think i saw today for over the 100th time of my life a Gay man saying on his profile "I'm a Masculine guy".

    What does it mean for you ? For me it sounds like "I'm gay but i'm not a F*g"
    or "I'm a Masculine Man" which is kind of the definition of a Man right ?

    I want to know because i take care of myself, i check my hair when i leave my appartment, does it means I'm a masculine man or a girl ?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 06, 2013 4:34 PM GMT
    When a guy says he's masculine it means he understands societal gender identity roles and where he fits into them.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 06, 2013 4:35 PM GMT
    BastienDC said
    "I'm a Masculine Guy !" What does it mean for you ?


    Usually that he's just another bro-douchebag.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 06, 2013 4:45 PM GMT
    It means don't bother with him because he's not approachable.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 06, 2013 10:02 PM GMT
    That he isn't worth my time.

    Seriously the amount of guys I've walked away from when I've heard that is astounding.

    I just can't be bothered with them anymore, not even to utter an offensive word.

    Although I always smile inside when the little mask slips ever so slightly and you spot the princess underneath.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 06, 2013 10:05 PM GMT
    and that word "str8-acting" WTF?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 06, 2013 10:05 PM GMT
    It means RJ n00b to me.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 06, 2013 10:06 PM GMT
    That don't contact that guy unless you have pounds of muscle and you look like the ramp model.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 06, 2013 10:06 PM GMT
    There's some verbal slippage involved; you're not going to find a single definition for "masculinity".

    As far as I can tell, it means that even though he's gay he still seems (or attempts to be) what is generally perceived as "normal", and is probably attracted to the same.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 06, 2013 10:07 PM GMT
    Baalsabo saidThere's some verbal slippage involved; you're not going to find a single definition for "masculinity".

    As far as I can tell, it means that even though he's gay he still seems (or attempts to be) what is generally perceived as "normal", and is probably attracted to the same.


    Normal = Boring
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 06, 2013 10:09 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]Normal = Boring[/quote]

    Maybe. Not necessarily. It's only a perceived normalcy.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 06, 2013 10:11 PM GMT
    It means that he isnt secure enough with who he is that he needs to have some sort of societal term to validate who he thinks he is. Insecure diva.avoid!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 06, 2013 10:12 PM GMT
    closet case?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 06, 2013 10:13 PM GMT
    jyust to set the record straight... women are straight acting too.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 06, 2013 10:14 PM GMT
    I'm a masculine guy! What does it mean to ME?

    A masculine guy gives out deep, grunts, growls and groans when I'm pounding his man-gina.

    Did I read the question right? icon_confused.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 06, 2013 10:20 PM GMT
    Antarktis saidjyust to set the record straight... women are straight acting too.


    Excellent !
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 06, 2013 10:23 PM GMT
    It means he thinks being gay means acting like Richard Simmons or Rupaul and he is desperately trying to make his sexuality undetectable. Aso he's not worth inviting into your life because he is still trying to deny his sexuality and uphold archaic standards masculinity and maleness.
  • tautomer

    Posts: 1010

    Jan 06, 2013 10:23 PM GMT
    lilTanker saidThat he isn't worth my time.

    Seriously the amount of guys I've walked away from when I've heard that is astounding.

    I just can't be bothered with them anymore, not even to utter an offensive word.

    Although I always smile inside when the little mask slips ever so slightly and you spot the princess underneath.


    More or less this. If you have to say it, then you probablly aren't.
  • Camz03

    Posts: 91

    Jan 06, 2013 10:24 PM GMT
    icon_eek.gif uh... Ok the posts have shocked me a little bit... I think everyone is overreacting.

    He's probably trying to convey that he isn't effeminate. Quite simple really...

    For a lot of guys, a guy's manner, as in femininity or masculinity (whether he's a "queen" or not), can influence his attraction to him. It's simply revealing to others his behaviour reflects those we understand to be "masculine".

    To me it's no different than saying he has blonde hair or likes to play sport. It's just part of his description, isn't it? It's probably just his way of trying to say "straight-acting" without actually using those words, because everyone goes up in arms when they see that term.

    Lol I imagine I am now going to be barraged with quotes and told I am one of those guys that is still insecure with who I am. Even so, I am open to debate. Do you guys think I am wrong?

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 06, 2013 10:28 PM GMT
    I dont know what that means. I'm a twink myself icon_redface.gif
  • Camz03

    Posts: 91

    Jan 06, 2013 10:30 PM GMT
    Adding on...

    BastienDC saidI think i saw today for over the 100th time of my life a Gay man saying on his profile "I'm a Masculine guy".

    What does it mean for you ? For me it sounds like "I'm gay but i'm not a F*g"
    or "I'm a Masculine Man" which is kind of the definition of a Man right ?

    I want to know because i take care of myself, i check my hair when i leave my appartment, does it means I'm a masculine man or a girl ?


    I definitely believe there are some guys that mean it in that capacity - that they are gay but not a fag. This is obviously rooted in their insecurities.

    But checking yourself in the mirror, being hygienic etc doesn't make you a girl.icon_lol.gif Obviously the more a guy looks after himself, the closer he slides along that imaginary spectrum to "metrosexual", but more and more guys are doing that today anyway. I hate to use this example, but look at the people from Jersey Shore. Guys know they have to look good to impress the ladies (or other guysicon_razz.gif).

    I really think this has all been blown out of proportion.
    If a guy says he's masculine, I think it just means he doesn't think of himself as having feminine traits or assuming any female gender roles.
  • AMoonHawk

    Posts: 11406

    Jan 06, 2013 10:34 PM GMT
    It means he is nellie as all hell, but just can't face it (or he has never seen a video recording of himself) icon_biggrin.gif
  • Kel_

    Posts: 1360

    Jan 06, 2013 10:34 PM GMT
    I'm a masculine, straight acting, laid-back down to-earth guy who likes to kick back with my bros. icon_cool.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 06, 2013 10:35 PM GMT
    it means when I have a dick in my mouth or dick in some guys ass Im thinking about sports
  • He_Man

    Posts: 906

    Jan 06, 2013 10:36 PM GMT

    When guys claim that they are "masculine," it's a role that they are playing, especially in the gay community. A lot of guys, especially where I'm at (Fort Lauderdale, FL) and that are also in the bear community, play a hyper-masculine role to the extreme. Please, most heterosexual men don't even portray that hyper-masculine role like some so-called masculine gay guys.

    You can compare it to drag queens. Women don't really act or look like how most drag queens portray them. Drag is an over exaggeration of femininity. Same with gay masculinity, it's an emulation of the ideal "masculine" taken to the extreme.

    It's funny because I remember reading an interview with John Wayne once and he was asked about his rugged, harsh cowboy roles that he was known to play. He replied that it was only his on-screen persona because in real life he liked to listen to classical music, read and did what most would at the time call feminine activities. At the time, the epitome of the all-American, rugged masculine male, John Wayne, was just a normal, everyday guy, but people bought into his role of hyper-masculinity, pretty much how we in the gay community have bought into the stylized notions of masculinity.