Question for "bears", "cubs" and "otters"

  • silverfox

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    Dec 19, 2009 1:05 PM GMT
    Hey guys what is the difference between a bear, a cub or an otter....in reference to hairy guys?

    What would you be considered?


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    Dec 19, 2009 1:50 PM GMT

    A bear is usually older and if not ...larger. A cub is younger and if not...smaller. I don't set traps after otters so, can't help you there.
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    Dec 19, 2009 1:50 PM GMT
    A bear is usually an older big daddy top type, sometimes muscular. Cub is usually bottom, hair is optional.

    This is a new one I just experienced, big tall muscular bear called me a "pocket bear" as im not really a "Cub", said I was short enough that he could carry me around in his pocket...I took it as a compliment
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    Dec 19, 2009 2:13 PM GMT
    Otter is one that is slender but hairy. The others above are correct on the bear and cub.

    As for me, I would be an admirer. My BF is considered a muscular, leather bear.
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    Dec 19, 2009 2:19 PM GMT
    Paxton saidOtter is one that is slender but hairy. The others above are correct on the bear and cub.

    As for me, I would be an admirer. My BF is considered a muscular, leather bear.

    sitting here trying to figure out what an "Otter" was, my mind went to some very odd and strange places...
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    Dec 19, 2009 2:57 PM GMT
    Learning something new everyday! icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 19, 2009 3:16 PM GMT
    otter.... THAT'S ME!!!icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 19, 2009 3:22 PM GMT
    If an otter is a thin hairy guy, what would a Manateen be?icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 19, 2009 3:37 PM GMT
    Bear is LGBT slang for those in the bear communities, a subculture in the gay/bisexual male communities and an emerging subset of LGBTcommunities with events, codes and culture-specific identity. It also describes a physical type.

    Bears tend to have hairy bodies and facial hair; some are heavy-set; some project an image of working-class masculinity in their grooming and appearance, though none of these are requirements or unique indicators. Some bears place importance on presenting a hyper-masculine image and may shun interaction with, and even disdain, men who exhibit effeminacy. The bear concept can function as an identity, an affiliation, and an ideal to live up to, and there is ongoing debate in bear communities about what constitutes a bear. There is also, anecdotally, more acceptance of tattoos and body piercing in the bear community.

    "Bears" are almost always gay or bisexual men, although increasingly transgender men (transmen) and those who shun labels for gender and sexualityare also included within bear communities.



    Some terminology relating to the Bear community includes:

    * Admirer - a term that refers to someone who is sexually or romantically attracted to Bears (this term is often used in various communities to describe an outsider who has sexual attraction to people within that community). Also often referred to as a Chaser. Admirers/Chasers can be of any weight, hairy or hairless and any age.
    * Bear - a hairy man with a stocky or heavy-set build and facial hair. Can be clean shaven and of any age.

    * Behr - A bear with a mustache but not a beard

    * Bear run - a gathering or circuit party for Bear/Cub types and their Admirers.
    * Black bear - an African American Bear
    * Bruin - Athletic bear

    * Cub - a younger (or younger looking) version of a Bear, typically but not always with a smaller frame. The term is sometimes used to imply the passive partner in a relationship. Can be hairy or hairless.
    * Chub - a heavier bear
    * Daddy bear - is an older guy sometimes looking for a daddy/son relationship with either a younger Bear, Cub, Otter, Wolf or Chaser.
    * Goldilocks - a female, often heterosexual, who is often in the company of bears (a bear's fag hag).
    * Koala Bear - A bear with light blond hair
    * Leather bear - a bear with a leather fetish.
    * Muscle bear - a muscular version of a Bear. A muscle cub is a younger or smaller, yet muscular, version. Can be hairy or hairless and of any age.
    * Otter - a man who is hairy, but is not large or stocky - typically thinner, or with lean muscle.
    * Panda bear - a bear of Asian ethnicity. A panda cub is younger version. Usually hairless.
    * Pocket bear - a short Bear.
    * Polar bear - a silver- or white-haired Bear.
    * Red bear - a red-haired bear. Also known as a Ginger Bear.
    * Weasel - similar to an otter, though is generally avoided by the bears for attitude problems.
    * Wolf - similar to an otter, though more aggressive.
    * Woof - a greeting used when a Bear sees another Bear in public and wants to express physical attraction.
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    Dec 19, 2009 3:40 PM GMT
    Last night I was told by an extremely sexy, hairy, muscular for lack of a better description...god, that if I keep working at it like I am now, I'll be one hot muscle bear in 20 years.
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    Dec 19, 2009 3:44 PM GMT
    Couldn't put it any better...
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    Dec 19, 2009 3:52 PM GMT
    MsclDrew said

    Some terminology relating to the Bear community includes:

    * Admirer - a term that refers to someone who is sexually or romantically attracted to Bears (this term is often used in various communities to describe an outsider who has sexual attraction to people within that community). Also often referred to as a Chaser. Admirers/Chasers can be of any weight, hairy or hairless and any age.
    * Bear - a hairy man with a stocky or heavy-set build and facial hair. Can be clean shaven and of any age.

    * Behr - A bear with a mustache but not a beard

    * Bear run - a gathering or circuit party for Bear/Cub types and their Admirers.
    * Black bear - an African American Bear
    * Bruin - Athletic bear

    * Cub - a younger (or younger looking) version of a Bear, typically but not always with a smaller frame. The term is sometimes used to imply the passive partner in a relationship. Can be hairy or hairless.
    * Chub - a heavier bear
    * Daddy bear - is an older guy sometimes looking for a daddy/son relationship with either a younger Bear, Cub, Otter, Wolf or Chaser.
    * Goldilocks - a female, often heterosexual, who is often in the company of bears (a bear's fag hag).
    * Koala Bear - A bear with light blond hair
    * Leather bear - a bear with a leather fetish.
    * Muscle bear - a muscular version of a Bear. A muscle cub is a younger or smaller, yet muscular, version. Can be hairy or hairless and of any age.
    * Otter - a man who is hairy, but is not large or stocky - typically thinner, or with lean muscle.
    * Panda bear - a bear of Asian ethnicity. A panda cub is younger version. Usually hairless.
    * Pocket bear - a short Bear.
    * Polar bear - a silver- or white-haired Bear.
    * Red bear - a red-haired bear. Also known as a Ginger Bear.
    * Weasel - similar to an otter, though is generally avoided by the bears for attitude problems.
    * Wolf - similar to an otter, though more aggressive.
    * Woof - a greeting used when a Bear sees another Bear in public and wants to express physical attraction.




    HAHAHA thats funny.. goldilocks.. i had no idea there were soo many types, this is great! icon_razz.gif
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    Dec 19, 2009 4:05 PM GMT
    collegekid2004 saidLast night I was told by an extremely sexy, hairy, muscular for lack of a better description...god, that if I keep working at it like I am now, I'll be one hot muscle bear in 20 years.


    We have to wait 20 years icon_cry.gif
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    Dec 19, 2009 4:12 PM GMT
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    collegekid2004 saidLast night I was told by an extremely sexy, hairy, muscular for lack of a better description...god, that if I keep working at it like I am now, I'll be one hot muscle bear in 20 years.


    We have to wait 20 years icon_cry.gif


    Hahaha! Fine fine, I'll start working out twice as hard as I already do now...
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    Dec 19, 2009 4:18 PM GMT
    bears
    otters
    cubs
    chickens
    hawks
    chicken-hawks
    pigs

    have i left any out?

    gay men are so fucking weird not to mention lame as hell!
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    Dec 19, 2009 4:29 PM GMT
    collegekid2004 saidLast night I was told by an extremely sexy, hairy, muscular for lack of a better description...god, that if I keep working at it like I am now, I'll be one hot muscle bear in 20 years.

    Woof......lol.... man, your smoking hott now,
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    " Weasel - similar to an otter, though is generally avoided by the bears for attitude problems.....Thats too funny, hadn't head that one before




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    Dec 19, 2009 4:36 PM GMT
    guess i'd be more of an otter- though i keep things trimmed.
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    Dec 19, 2009 4:42 PM GMT
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    czarodziej saidguess i'd be more of an otter- though i keep things trimmed.
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    Dec 19, 2009 4:58 PM GMT
    MsclDrew said
    collegekid2004 saidLast night I was told by an extremely sexy, hairy, muscular for lack of a better description...god, that if I keep working at it like I am now, I'll be one hot muscle bear in 20 years.


    We have to wait 20 years icon_cry.gif



    Na, at 30 I was considered a bear. When I was 23 I weighed 143 lbs and did aerobics, cardio, and circuit training. I had a 29 inch waist.

    At about the age of 25 I joined a gym off-campus and started to lift heavier. At 30 I was 186 lbs and about 10% bf. My chest hair grew in before I was thirty, but I didn't start getting....ack!...back hair until I was 32.

    I have tried to get into the bear society, and one year most, if not all, of the guys I hung out with were considered bears. Honestly, most of the events just consisted of eating nasty unhealthy food and drinking beer....oh yeah, and scifi. I really didn't fit in to their mindset and was pretty much considered an outsider, although some of the guys were very nice genuine guys.
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    Dec 19, 2009 5:05 PM GMT
    jackofhearts46 saidotter.... THAT'S ME!!!icon_lol.gif


    And a very HOT looking one at that!icon_wink.gif
  • Neon_Dreams

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    Dec 19, 2009 5:11 PM GMT
    Am I an otter?

    I am mostly a masculine, straight-acting, working-class Joe. I have a moderate amount of body hair and I do not wear deodorant. icon_biggrin.gif

    I'm a versatile top and usually the more agressive in the relationship too.

    So, if I'm not an otter, what am I? I'm having an identity crisis and need to be labeled!!! jk


    Joe
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    Dec 19, 2009 5:15 PM GMT
    I wonder what the animal kingdom would think if it could understand all this? I picture an Ursa scratching it's head and calling some fat hairy queen a poser.

    Then eating him...mmmmmmm *crunch*
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    Dec 19, 2009 5:19 PM GMT
    I like hair on men, it's awesome but on me I can't stand it. Did anyone else start like like this then grow to like it
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    Dec 19, 2009 5:27 PM GMT
    Ricovelas saidI like hair on men, it's awesome but on me I can't stand it. Did anyone else start like like this then grow to like it


    It took me a while to get used to it. I used to trim everything besides my legs. I hated all my hair for a long time. Then about 2 years ago I finally just said fuck it and let it grow.
  • paradox42

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    Dec 19, 2009 5:30 PM GMT
    I've been labeled an otter before, though having seen the term "wolf" above I'm inclined to use that label to describe myself instead (since I too am a versatile top and tend to be fairly aggressive).

    I like to hope that I'm on my way to muscle bear, with all the working out I've been doing these last three years or so, but I'm probably starting too thin to ever properly make that. Oh well. icon_smile.gif Wolf it is!

    And to my fellow otters, wolves, and muscle bears out there: WOOF!