Where did the stereotype of "Muscular Guys are into Twinks" come from?

  • BloodFlame

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    Sep 24, 2019 4:15 PM GMT
    I remember hearing this saying when I was younger and it was part of what made me look forward to when I eventually got into the dating scene (I was like 16 when I first heard that and it was part of what made me initially excited when I discovered this site many years ago). But obviously the reality is that Muscular guys aren't into twinks or smaller guys (non-jock ones I mean. I know some Bodybuilders are attracted to smaller muscular guys). People who probably recognize my username know I would I talk about my unrequited attraction to Muscular guys and liking the size difference that could come with it. Being the smaller spoon to the bigger spoon. And how I genuinely like my body just the way it (especially as my legs filled out through constant leg exercise routine)

    I don't think I'll ever be not attracted to these kinds of guys but I know I won't find the opposite who would be into me because I don't want to look like them or even chiseled. But it did make me wonder; How did this stereotype come to be? Was it mostly just a wishful thinking stereotype created by Twinks? Because in my experience, I've only met one ex-bodybuilder who claimed he was into smaller guys but he was bisexual and he vastly preferred women, plus he was like 55 when he spoke to me when I was 21-22. And ever since I got my job working front desk at a job, I noticed that a lot of Muscular guys can be quite rude to me (examples = just giving this annoyed look when I say hello to them or when I say to them "Have a good night" 'the manager wants us to say this').

    So all this just makes me wonder how such a stereotype ever came to be when the reality is just not like that at all.
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    Sep 24, 2019 7:45 PM GMT
    This is the first I hear of that stereotype. I used to be skinny and was not really attracted to my body type then and I still don't now. I'm sorry muscular guys are generally rude to you. I go to the gym daily and I try to be friendly to everyone there. Although, I go there for mental health purposes and typically don't want to carry conversations with anyone. Especially, when I'm in the zone once the preworkout hits. CHEERS!!!
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    Sep 24, 2019 8:27 PM GMT
    I don't think that is a stereotype. When I imagine the "twink" persona, I think of a boyish looking guy, who is quite young and thin. What comes to mind when thinking of who like twinks, is older (would be hard not to be), larger build, and dominant, but not muscular. There must be some percentage of muscular guys who seek out twinks, but it must be a very small percentage.
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    Sep 24, 2019 10:00 PM GMT
    Is it a "stereotype"? or a "Porn category"?

    Two very different things.
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    Sep 24, 2019 10:52 PM GMT
    Honestly, I’ve never heard of that as a stereotype.
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    Sep 25, 2019 5:51 AM GMT
    wllm saidThis is the first I hear of that stereotype. I used to be skinny and was not really attracted to my body type then and I still don't now. I'm sorry muscular guys are generally rude to you. I go to the gym daily and I try to be friendly to everyone there. Although, I go there for mental health purposes and typically don't want to carry conversations with anyone. Especially, when I'm in the zone once the preworkout hits. CHEERS!!!


    I see. Yeah I did like my body then and I like it now which is why I'm not gonna bother bulking it up because while I know it would probably give me more luck attracting the guys I'm into, I know I wouldn't be happy myself. Nice to know you're friendly at the gym lol.

    Puppenjunge saidI don't think that is a stereotype. When I imagine the "twink" persona, I think of a boyish looking guy, who is quite young and thin. What comes to mind when thinking of who like twinks, is older (would be hard not to be), larger build, and dominant, but not muscular. There must be some percentage of muscular guys who seek out twinks, but it must be a very small percentage.


    I can't remember exactly where I saw it but it was some website back in 2005-2006. I was about 14 or 15 when I started really scouring the net and I remember reading this article but how supposedly bigger muscular guys did like smaller guys. It was a long time ago. Plus hearing it from girls but I think in hindsight, the girls probably just said that because they were thinking of hetero dynamics. Typically muscular straight men are attracted to smaller women because a lot of them like to be bigger in comparison and so they apply this logic to gay relationships not understanding that it's a bit different.

    I don't disagree with your observation though about how the ones who typically like twinks are often much older and overweight to obese. That's been pretty much the only guys who ever expressed interest in me...

    YVRguy saidHonestly, I’ve never heard of that as a stereotype.


    I think it's probably more of a porn category but even then, it's not really a thing. I've only seen a handful of porn that had the Big Muscular with Twink pairing.


    JonSpringon saidIs it a "stereotype"? or a "Porn category"?

    Two very different things.


    Good point, I think it's mostly from Porn category but even then, that's ironic because I hardly have seen that kind of pairing in porn.
  • Element1313

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    Sep 26, 2019 2:37 AM GMT
    Well twinks are 98 percent bottoms so that has a lot to do with it.
  • Antarktis

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    Sep 26, 2019 5:35 PM GMT
    It might just be racism.
  • Offset

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    Sep 27, 2019 8:29 AM GMT
    You're really getting on my nerves sis. You need to show fucking examples and visual aid hun. I'm attracted to chubby/stocky guys, so I get so fucking agitated with all this "muscle" guy nonsense. When he's just a fat/big guy with muscles.
    Just admit your into bear/fat guys. It's okay.

    Because if you're attracted to this, (which I think you are.) You're attracted to bears/bigger men. It's okay. I am too. I love a stocky/bear guy. Muscle doesn't mean shit. He's still fat/big.

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  • BloodFlame

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    Sep 28, 2019 1:53 PM GMT
    Element1313 saidWell twinks are 98 percent bottoms so that has a lot to do with it.


    Hm that's a fair point. I've noticed that a lot of Muscular guys, at least in my area tend to be bottoms.

    Antarktis saidIt might just be racism.


    You really think it's my race that could be the problem? I mean I could see it, you don't really see many Black guys who look like me and I've never seen many pairings of Muscular guys with twinkish feminine black guys in porn. And yeah I know it's porn but still, exposure lol.

    Offset saidYou're really getting on my nerves sis. You need to show fucking examples and visual aid hun. I'm attracted to chubby/stocky guys, so I get so fucking agitated with all this "muscle" guy nonsense. When he's just a fat/big guy with muscles.
    Just admit your into bear/fat guys. It's okay.

    Because if you're attracted to this, (which I think you are.) You're attracted to bears/bigger men. It's okay. I am too. I love a stocky/bear guy. Muscle doesn't mean shit. He's still fat/big.

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    Hm yeah I probably should've been more specific. I suppose the Muscle bear is what I like, I just didn't know if it would be that specific because I don't mind smooth guys neither.
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    Sep 29, 2019 7:40 PM GMT
    My perspective on the subject:

    I'm a bodybuilder (6'2", 270) and have been a dancer in clubs There are bodybuilders and twink guys being booked for the same night. Management knew that no one body type is sought and approved by all.

    The muscle guys I were buddies with were Ok with the twink guys because we were all trying to make cash - either for our bodybuilding or pay their car payment. That doesn't mean muscle guys are into twinks. We just got along good - work together, have a few laughs, and get paid for our attributes.

    We knew that no one person satistifed everyone's taste in the audience.
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    Sep 29, 2019 11:35 PM GMT
    I think this You tube clip some it up really well https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YATIrUGCX8Q
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    Oct 01, 2019 6:51 AM GMT
    Derrick_Rigg saidMy perspective on the subject:

    I'm a bodybuilder (6'2", 270) and have been a dancer in clubs There are bodybuilders and twink guys being booked for the same night. Management knew that no one body type is sought and approved by all.

    The muscle guys I were buddies with were Ok with the twink guys because we were all trying to make cash - either for our bodybuilding or pay their car payment. That doesn't mean muscle guys are into twinks. We just got along good - work together, have a few laughs, and get paid for our attributes.

    We knew that no one person satistifed everyone's taste in the audience.


    Maybe but back in those days, did you ever come across a bodybuilder or muscular type that actually was attracted to twink built guys?
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    Oct 10, 2019 11:57 AM GMT
    I never heard of this 'stereotype' before maybe it fits into the basket of urban myth.

    I'm also puzzled by the hidden assumption in the question that thinks can't be muscular and vice versa.
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    Oct 15, 2019 12:44 PM GMT
    Ubeaut saidI never heard of this 'stereotype' before maybe it fits into the basket of urban myth.

    I'm also puzzled by the hidden assumption in the question that thinks can't be muscular and vice versa.


    Did you mean "Twinks"? Because if so, I'm well aware that they can be muscular, the whole "twunk" look.
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    Oct 16, 2019 1:28 AM GMT
    I've chatted to a few big muscular men online who seem friendly.
    But never been able to meet one in person, even if I offer cash.
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    Oct 22, 2019 7:57 AM GMT
    MuscleFanQLD saidI've chatted to a few big muscular men online who seem friendly.
    But never been able to meet one in person, even if I offer cash.


    Were you chatting with these guys in gay spaces?
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    Oct 22, 2019 8:35 AM GMT
    Have brief conversation to some here, meetfighter, rentmen, bigmuscle.com.
    Currently trying Grindr, with failed success.

    I've just never been successful with an actual meetup.
    Nothing sexual, I just want to hang out with one just to get some answer to my obsession with muscle men..
    But the big boys don't seem to be interested, even if I offer $1000.