Does Bear = Fat?

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    Feb 28, 2016 10:48 PM GMT
    So I figured out that my type is husky beefy hairy type guys who generally have big frames, arms, and legs. Maybe some muscle but not ripped. Love facial hair too. Anyways this to me describes a bear but when you look at gay bear porn it always shows like old men with humongous stomachs. I'm 6'1" 215lbs. I'm sure I'm a big fatty to most of you dainty twinky types but I don't care for you anyways lol. I really don't know if I'm a bear or not. Not sure if my boyfriend is a bear either. He has the build I describe above and 6' 220lbs. I know I shouldn't be hung up on labels but sometimes labels are comforting like you fit in somewhere. So question is does Bear equate to being fat? How would you guys describe bears?
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    Feb 28, 2016 10:50 PM GMT
    zoltar saidSo I figured out that my type is husky beefy hairy type guys who generally have big frames, arms, and legs. Maybe some muscle but not ripped. Love facial hair too. Anyways this to me describes a bear but when you look at gay bear porn it always shows like old men with humongous stomachs. I'm 6'1" 215lbs. I'm sure I'm a big fatty to most of you dainty twinky types but I don't care for you anyways lol. I really don't know if I'm a bear or not. Not sure if my boyfriend is a bear either. He has the build I describe above and 6' 220lbs. I know I shouldn't be hung up on labels but sometimes labels are comforting like you fit in somewhere. So question is does Bear equate to being fat? How would you guys describe bears?

    Yes, bears are fat.
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    Feb 28, 2016 10:55 PM GMT
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    zoltar saidSo I figured out that my type is husky beefy hairy type guys who generally have big frames, arms, and legs. Maybe some muscle but not ripped. Love facial hair too. Anyways this to me describes a bear but when you look at gay bear porn it always shows like old men with humongous stomachs. I'm 6'1" 215lbs. I'm sure I'm a big fatty to most of you dainty twinky types but I don't care for you anyways lol. I really don't know if I'm a bear or not. Not sure if my boyfriend is a bear either. He has the build I describe above and 6' 220lbs. I know I shouldn't be hung up on labels but sometimes labels are comforting like you fit in somewhere. So question is does Bear equate to being fat? How would you guys describe bears?

    Yes, bears are fat.


    Aww man you probably think I'm a big fatty too. It's okay my boyfriend likes my body.
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    Feb 28, 2016 10:55 PM GMT
    Bears are big, hairy (body and facial hair) and yes fat.

    If you're not fat, then you're otter.

    If you're really, really fat, then you're chub.
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    Feb 28, 2016 11:09 PM GMT
    So how do guys describe someone who has a big frame, big arms, big hands, etc. Maybe not so hairy. Some muscles but not ripped. A small stomach pudge. Just husky or beefy? Not necessarily a subcultural label?
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    Feb 29, 2016 2:12 AM GMT
    zoltar saidSo how do guys describe someone who has a big frame, big arms, big hands, etc. Maybe not so hairy. Some muscles but not ripped. A small stomach pudge. Just husky or beefy? Not necessarily a subcultural label?


    Burly.
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    Feb 29, 2016 2:37 AM GMT
    zoltar said
    xrichx said
    zoltar saidSo I figured out that my type is husky beefy hairy type guys who generally have big frames, arms, and legs. Maybe some muscle but not ripped. Love facial hair too. Anyways this to me describes a bear but when you look at gay bear porn it always shows like old men with humongous stomachs. I'm 6'1" 215lbs. I'm sure I'm a big fatty to most of you dainty twinky types but I don't care for you anyways lol. I really don't know if I'm a bear or not. Not sure if my boyfriend is a bear either. He has the build I describe above and 6' 220lbs. I know I shouldn't be hung up on labels but sometimes labels are comforting like you fit in somewhere. So question is does Bear equate to being fat? How would you guys describe bears?

    Yes, bears are fat.


    Aww man you probably think I'm a big fatty too. It's okay my boyfriend likes my body.

    I didn't mean it in a bad way. icon_wink.gif

    I think gay guys need to stop trying to fit themselves into little categories. Just be yourself.
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    Feb 29, 2016 5:49 AM GMT
    You're right. I try not to label myself. I think since I just came out not that long ago it's part of the journey to just question and try to label yourself. I'm also not that young so I should know better lol. Thanks.
  • Fireworkz

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    Feb 29, 2016 6:39 PM GMT
    There are also muscle bears who have bear frames but with more muscle.
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    Feb 29, 2016 6:50 PM GMT
    zoltar saidSo I figured out that my type is husky beefy hairy type guys who generally have big frames, arms, and legs. Maybe some muscle but not ripped. Love facial hair too. Anyways this to me describes a bear but when you look at gay bear porn it always shows like old men with humongous stomachs. I'm 6'1" 215lbs. I'm sure I'm a big fatty to most of you dainty twinky types but I don't care for you anyways lol. I really don't know if I'm a bear or not. Not sure if my boyfriend is a bear either. He has the build I describe above and 6' 220lbs. I know I shouldn't be hung up on labels but sometimes labels are comforting like you fit in somewhere. So question is does Bear equate to being fat? How would you guys describe bears?


    I think you'd do yourself better by going to images.google.com and searching "Gay Bear" and "Gay Muscle Bear". You'll find that there are general similarities between the two, but each Label has a wide range of guys it applies to. So, do your homework and choose the one you like the most! Or don't choose a label at all!


    The same applies if you try "Gay Otter", "Gay Cub", etc. etc. You'll just see that all kinds of guys fall into these categories.
  • HottJoe

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    Feb 29, 2016 7:28 PM GMT
    The last time I took a quiz to find out which kind of a gay animal I am, I found out that I'm a wolf.icon_cool.gif
  • Fireworkz

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    Feb 29, 2016 7:30 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidThe last time I took a quiz to find out which kind of a gay animal I am, I found out that I'm a wolf.icon_cool.gif


    There are too many categories these days. What is a wolf?

    I made up my own category I call myself a panther.
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    Feb 29, 2016 7:44 PM GMT
    Fireworkz said
    HottJoe saidThe last time I took a quiz to find out which kind of a gay animal I am, I found out that I'm a wolf.icon_cool.gif


    There are too many categories these days. What is a wolf?

    I made up my own category I call myself a panther.

    I choose panther too. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 01, 2016 12:33 AM GMT
    It's hard to tell since you have only the one pic which doesn't show much. There really is no such thing as a "big frame"... that's just a euphemism for overweight, usually. If your body fat percent is more than 20, then, yeah, I'd say you are likely a bear:

    body-fat-percentage-men-1.jpg
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    Mar 01, 2016 1:48 AM GMT
    zoltar saidSo I figured out that my type is husky beefy hairy type guys who generally have big frames, arms, and legs. Maybe some muscle but not ripped. Love facial hair too. Anyways this to me describes a bear but when you look at gay bear porn it always shows like old men with humongous stomachs. I'm 6'1" 215lbs. I'm sure I'm a big fatty to most of you dainty twinky types but I don't care for you anyways lol. I really don't know if I'm a bear or not. Not sure if my boyfriend is a bear either. He has the build I describe above and 6' 220lbs. I know I shouldn't be hung up on labels but sometimes labels are comforting like you fit in somewhere. So question is does Bear equate to being fat? How would you guys describe bears?


    No not necessarily just quite often. Have you heard the term muscle bear?

  • 24hourguy

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    Mar 01, 2016 4:20 AM GMT
    What I think of as Bear: 600full-zak-spears.jpg

    What usually passes as Bear:
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    Mar 01, 2016 4:29 AM GMT
    zoltar saidSo I figured out that my type is husky beefy hairy type guys who generally have big frames, arms, and legs. Maybe some muscle but not ripped. Love facial hair too. Anyways this to me describes a bear but when you look at gay bear porn it always shows like old men with humongous stomachs. I'm 6'1" 215lbs. I'm sure I'm a big fatty to most of you dainty twinky types but I don't care for you anyways lol. I really don't know if I'm a bear or not. Not sure if my boyfriend is a bear either. He has the build I describe above and 6' 220lbs. I know I shouldn't be hung up on labels but sometimes labels are comforting like you fit in somewhere. So question is does Bear equate to being fat? How would you guys describe bears?



    What, are you like 12 years old? Why the fuck would you want to stereotype yourself with one of these retarded labels? I'll never understand why it's so difficult for gay men to simply be individuals.
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    Mar 01, 2016 6:36 AM GMT
    It's hard not to considering we all label each other in the gay community. Bear, muscle bear, polar bear, otter, cub, jock, twink- we have a label for everyone.
  • daveindenver

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    Mar 01, 2016 9:14 AM GMT
    ...so yeah......I'd say most of the time, bear = fat.
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    Mar 01, 2016 12:02 PM GMT
    Bear is a lifestyle, bear is what you make it. Anyone can be a bear icon_cool.gif
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    Mar 01, 2016 5:15 PM GMT
    Times have changed. It used to be that the term "bear" in the gayborhood meant fat, hairy and smelly. Nowadays there are "bears" who are hairy, muscular and clean.
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    Mar 01, 2016 8:24 PM GMT
    Does Beer = Fat?

    Yes, unfortunately it does.
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    Mar 02, 2016 6:03 AM GMT
    I thought bear was as much about a whole aesthetic and way of life as opposed to just physical look. My understanding was that bear=blue collar guys. As opposed to the Chelsea boy aesthetic that straights copied and called metrosexual.
  • Fireworkz

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    Mar 02, 2016 10:13 AM GMT
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    zoltar saidSo I figured out that my type is husky beefy hairy type guys who generally have big frames, arms, and legs. Maybe some muscle but not ripped. Love facial hair too. Anyways this to me describes a bear but when you look at gay bear porn it always shows like old men with humongous stomachs. I'm 6'1" 215lbs. I'm sure I'm a big fatty to most of you dainty twinky types but I don't care for you anyways lol. I really don't know if I'm a bear or not. Not sure if my boyfriend is a bear either. He has the build I describe above and 6' 220lbs. I know I shouldn't be hung up on labels but sometimes labels are comforting like you fit in somewhere. So question is does Bear equate to being fat? How would you guys describe bears?



    What, are you like 12 years old? Why the fuck would you want to stereotype yourself with one of these retarded labels? I'll never understand why it's so difficult for gay men to simply be individuals.


    I agree with you but the momentum is too strong to argue with now. I just let it be. I find it annoying when someone asks you something like 'do you like bears'.
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    Mar 02, 2016 11:24 AM GMT
    Okay, I've got to waste precious time with this.

    Bear has meant Hairy. More than average body hair. Back hair is a given. Facial hair is a preference to some, a fetish for most.

    I'm upset with the GAYBORHOOD, fashion modeling industry, and Bodybuilding for not promoting hairy young men as beautiful as they do Smooth men. Forcing most men to remove hair to comply.

    Unfortunately many hairy men also have the body morphology called Endomorphic. Often shoulders rounded forward, hips often wider or equal to shoulders instead of being broad shouldered.

    Society devalues this combo so greatly that there has to be segregated gay websites for them, because so many say they are disgusting.

    I'm glad my self esteem was built up by a mostly hairy man even though I found out after a few years that he was just meeting his own need to feel more male through me. He kept me in his fantasy world and didn't like to know or see too much of my real life. However our self esteems were built enough to ward off the self loathing over-eating that makes for many a bear.

    I actually prefer smooth men. But found no one of decent character wanting me. I found it more tolerable to be adored by someone with too much frontal hair but Gentlemanly loving me than to be the one adoring a smooth guy who might be going on to his next masculinity reservoir be it a darker skinned man or a bisexual etc.