During my time on this site I’ve noticed that guys here like men with overgrown hairless pecs, asses, legs, etc. Why is that? It’s not typical of the gay community from what I’ve seen.
Why do Dataloungers like such overblown, grotesque, cartoonish bodies?
|by Anonymous||reply 40||12/06/2017|
Didn’t gay men like muscular bodies always? Steroids are just super popular now, that’s why you see all the blown out stuff. These blown out guys are dropping like flies though, so it’s not that hot.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/21/2017|
[quote]It’s not typical of the gay community from what I’ve seen.
Some people are still conditioned to look up to an ideal (look), like little girls looked up to the Mattel Barbie Doll ideal about two decades ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||10/21/2017|
Post what you like, OP, if you don't like what other people are posting.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/21/2017|
OP is old and out of touch. It's not just gay men who like buff fitness bros, it's the mainstream hot look for guys today, as reflected by the popularity of the look on Instagram (see all the drooling followers-male and female-they have), the look that is popular among leading men in Hollywood and in commercials, all the young men training in the gym to look like this, and the covers of fitness magazines today. It's the mainstream hot look.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/21/2017|
It’s also the look and type that is wildly popular among men seeking men on apps and in personals. It’s not rocket science
|by Anonymous||reply 5||10/21/2017|
It’s likely two or three people posting about it. Even if it’s a handful, it doesn’t represent the entire DL population. I don’t open the soap threads and also never assume that everyone on here is into daytime dramas.
We do collectively hate hall monitors here, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||10/21/2017|
Those guys don't look human, they remind me of insects. The muscle men look very freakish to me, they look sad.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||10/21/2017|
R6 Yeah, these countless Instaho threads haven't been around DL forever; that's a recent addition. It would be wrong to think all DLers are into something based on the number of certain types of threads alone.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||10/21/2017|
Muscle turns me on. Not sure why, perhaps it's due to my insecurity. I rarely post any muscle pics on DL and when I do it's only on existing threads that call for it.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/21/2017|
Maybe the old men who like these dudes just discovered Instagram, R8? It takes awhile for some of these technologies to filter down to the grandpa level.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||10/21/2017|
And I agree that it could be just a handful of people. Posting a single thread about a new find could easily create many threads with very little effort at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||10/21/2017|
OR, r10, maybe younger guys who like muscle men just found the site not that long ago, and wanted to take part in it.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/21/2017|
Not very likely, R12. The younger generation are busy actually hanging out with real people.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||10/21/2017|
On Instagram, it is young, straight-identified dudes drooling most over buff fitness bros
|by Anonymous||reply 14||10/21/2017|
It is just a handful of people. I actually like the hugely muscled look (because of my own body issues), but I find the constant Instagram posting of guys who look like that boring as hell here, and so I block those threads. If I want to look at Instagram muscled nobodies I know how to do it myself without Datalounge's help.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/21/2017|
r13 you'd think (although, do you know, if you aren't there hanging out with them too?), but that isn't always the case. Weren't there at least 40 threads on painting entire generations with a broad brush?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||10/21/2017|
I don't like men with too many muscles!
|by Anonymous||reply 17||10/21/2017|
I don't like the look either. It looks like they are wearing a body suit. I do like the look of natural muscles from straight testosterone, sports (not lifting), or blue collar varieties of work. Prefer little to no gym augmentation and definitely no roids. Much more beautiful.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||10/21/2017|
If you get fit from work or sports, those muscles look healthy and reasonable, not sick and fearful. Huge muscles are just ugly, pretty much like a huge fat body. Same difference.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/21/2017|
I think a lot of people are bitter they are disqualified from consideration from the top shelf hot guys because their physiques are inadequate.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||10/21/2017|
Not all fitness bros want to look like, or end up like Rich Piana.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||10/21/2017|
Some of us like the look, some of us don't. Get a grip, get a life and get over it.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/21/2017|
Don't like it either OP, freakish and creepy.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||10/21/2017|
It’s the popular look now
|by Anonymous||reply 24||10/21/2017|
It's gross. I'm with R18.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||10/21/2017|
I've noticed the inverse, that twinks who are nothing but bones get a lot of attention and threads. Just check that Timothée Chevalier or whatever. I'd much rather those "cartoon" guys, OP. Being attracted to bigness is normal. Being attracted to smallness is perverted.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||10/21/2017|
THE old white gay guys like twinks. It’s perverted
|by Anonymous||reply 27||10/21/2017|
Because gays tend to like things in the extreme. You have overly muscled and 'masc' at one end, and super-femme drag pushed to the limit at the other end. The middle is boring and everyday. Same with the US. You have sunny, warm and sprawling LA on the west coast, and snowy, cold and condensed NYC on the east coast. Two opposites. Most gays leave "middle" America and migrate to one or the other. Or both over time.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||10/21/2017|
[quote] Because gays tend to like things in the extreme. You have overly muscled and 'masc' at one end, and super-femme drag pushed to the limit at the other end.
Way to pathologize male homosexuality.
And there's no evidence for what you're saying. Compared to straight people, gay people (male and female) are much more tolerant of partners who are intermediary in their levels of masculinity or femininity. Straight people give a lot more emphasis on height and muscularity (in straight women's case) or stereotypical femininity (in straight men's case) when they look for a partner. There's data on that.
As for drag queens, I've never seen a gay man who thought they were a turned on. Usually, people who chase drag queens are bisexuals or men with tranny fetishes, and these don't tend to be gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||10/21/2017|
* a turn on
|by Anonymous||reply 30||10/21/2017|
Straight people are exalting muscular men even more than gays now.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||10/21/2017|
Agree. Some of the men in photos posted here are absolutely horrifying to look at. It's not just the hyper exaggerated physique but knowing how many hours and resources went into that boring achievement.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||10/21/2017|
It's a porn/sex site OP. I don't like the type of men you describe but to each their own.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||10/21/2017|
Personally, overly muscled with veiny no fat skin does not turn me on. Slightly muscled, normal fat, and without all the veins showing is a turn on.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||10/22/2017|
[quote]Steroids are just super popular now
Are you typing from 1993 or something? The only people who take roids these days are a few old gym dinosaurs.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||10/22/2017|
Bigness is an American thing. I remember being overseas and walking behind two American gay guys with the exaggerrated footballer physique and tight little muscle walk and people were smerking at them.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||10/22/2017|
r35 Please tell me you're joking. Either that or you're incredibly out of touch. Steroids are everywhere and tons of people use them.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||12/06/2017|
R13, the kids are busy skyping and texting and facetiming and jerking off to pornhub, not interacting person to person.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||12/06/2017|
"Those guys don't look human, they remind me of insects."
|by Anonymous||reply 39||12/06/2017|
"Why is that? It’s not typical of the gay community from what I’ve seen."--OP
Really? Since when?
|by Anonymous||reply 40||12/06/2017|