Grrrrrr-BEARS-Grrrrrr--Two, 2, Too!
THIS WAS A VERY POPULAR THREAD! And, so we shall continue....
In male gay culture, a bear is often a larger, hairier man who projects an image of rugged masculinity. Bears are one of many LGBT communities with events, codes, and a culture-specific identity. However, in San Francisco in the 1970s any hairy man of whatever shape was referred to as a 'bear' until the term was appropriated by larger men and other words had to be found to describe hairy other-shaped men such as otter (slim) or wolf (medium-build).
Jack Fritscher notes that bears celebrate "secondary sexual characteristics of the male: facial hair, body hair, proportional size, baldness". Over the years, bear culture has subdivided itself. Many claim discrimination has increased within the bear community, as some men who self-identify as "bears" or "musclebears" do not welcome higher-bodyfat men (see chub) at their events. A common criticism of the bear community is that some self-described bears tend to exclude men who do not fit their standards of a "real bear". Fat (or lack of it) is seen by some as a political issue, some of whom see their overweight condition as a form of self-acceptance. Some also note a lack of racial diversity in the bear community, perceiving hirsuteness to be a standard of physical attractiveness that genetically favors white men aesthetically, socially and sexually among bears.
Discuss with your comments and images....
|by Anonymous||reply 156||11 hours ago|
Love a hunky, hairy, preferably bearded man.
I mean, if I wanted a woman, I’d have stayed with my ex-wife.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/14/2019|
I was slapped around by a hot brazilian bear last night. getting hard just thinking about it
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/14/2019|
R11, those guys are cuties
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/14/2019|
Bears are hot but sadly most are total bareback cumdumps these days.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/14/2019|
Bears mostly just love hummel figurines
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/14/2019|
I'd climb that mountain in R19/R20.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/16/2019|
I’m going to a Phil Collins concert this week.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||01/20/2019|
Some of these men are INSANELY hot. Watching this thread. I missed the other one.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||01/20/2019|
R25, if he's showing up to a phil collins concert like that then I'm SO there
|by Anonymous||reply 29||01/21/2019|
it's a healthy sense of humor
|by Anonymous||reply 32||01/23/2019|
ross was the reason I subscribed to "men at play"
he's looking a lot bigger now
|by Anonymous||reply 34||01/24/2019|
Bears, yes; tattoo, no. And it seems like bears are the ones who’ve embraced the tattoo fad more than anyone. Boner killer.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||01/30/2019|
Good lord, R48! He looks like a living statue of a Greek god.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||02/03/2019|
And yet, if you yelled "MARY!" every one of these big burly bears would turn their heads.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||02/07/2019|
You know, there ARE bears who aren't roid heads or fat slobs.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||02/07/2019|
[quote]And yet, if you yelled "MARY!" every one of these big burly bears would turn their heads.
And, that's okay. "LIVE YOUR LIFE! LIVE YOUR TRUTH!"
|by Anonymous||reply 59||02/07/2019|
I'll take two of the snack at r60.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||02/07/2019|
At Beef Dip in Puerto Vallarta, which is *all male*, a group of women showed up claiming to be “Mama Bears” and wanted to be included. Seriously .
|by Anonymous||reply 65||02/07/2019|
Have you ever watched bear porn, it's all sloppy gross hairballs swapping loads not sexy.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||02/08/2019|
[quote]bear porn, it's all sloppy gross hairballs swapping loads not sexy.
Not everyone likes clinical, puritanical, type sex, Blanche
|by Anonymous||reply 71||02/08/2019|
Sorry but gross disease bags swapping strains just isn't my thing Rose.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||02/08/2019|
your thing rose? is that like rosicrucia?
|by Anonymous||reply 73||02/08/2019|
Don't try to be clever dear you aren't equipped for it.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||02/08/2019|
I think you guys have a warped idea of a bear. Hairy muscle guys are not really bears. A bear is a heavy set hairy guy
|by Anonymous||reply 78||02/10/2019|
Tom Howard was the first musclebear I ever came across while surfing the web in the late 90s. Anyone remember ‘Bear Quay’?
|by Anonymous||reply 81||02/11/2019|
his face doesn't look that good now
|by Anonymous||reply 84||02/12/2019|
Clever marketing tool that allows fat, hairy, frequently effeminate despite-the-optics gay men to get laid.
Fat chicks need a similar moniker.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||02/12/2019|
Tom Howard is long dead R84 so I'm sure you'd really find he's lost his looks now.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||02/12/2019|
Tom Howard/Flex Gordon (real name Chris Welch) was a good, enthusiatic performer, openly gay and a nice guy as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||02/12/2019|
Very sexy performer though the changes in Tom Howard's appearance seem to be more than just aging. He seemed to have developed a significantly distended abdomen often associated with steroids or the earlier, harsher HIV medications. He's most often listed as having died in 2007, but no cause.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||02/12/2019|
he had a hot ass, but he couldn't live forever
|by Anonymous||reply 90||02/12/2019|
Since he died 12 years ago, I can't imagine there'd be much of him left.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||02/12/2019|
can we now refocus on the living?
|by Anonymous||reply 92||02/12/2019|
There is a middle ground between twinks & femininity and bears.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||02/17/2019|
These are almost entirely huge bodybuilders and/or muscular dudes who have body hair.
This isn't really an accurate picture of what one sees in the "bear" community.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||02/19/2019|
I'm kind of curious to know how that beard in R94 would feel on my ass while he's rimming me.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||02/21/2019|
WOW, he used to be younger and less hairy
|by Anonymous||reply 108||02/25/2019|
Bears can be sexy but too many "bears" are in reality either hairy chubs or muscle queens that just stopped shaving for a few days and leather bears are just gross.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||02/28/2019|
there are much more interesting pix of r99's guy...
|by Anonymous||reply 112||02/28/2019|
stacked like a brick shithouse
|by Anonymous||reply 113||02/28/2019|
Whom do you suppose was the snippy salesbottom at Nasty Pig who sold the guy at OP's photo his jockstrap?
|by Anonymous||reply 117||03/01/2019|
his ass deserves a spanking and then a loving fucking
|by Anonymous||reply 119||03/06/2019|
What can y'all tell me about your experience using Growlr? Is it a decent app for finding hot daddy bears?
|by Anonymous||reply 120||03/06/2019|
I'm getting away from and will stop using all of these social apps, R120. Call me "whatever" but ever since the Chinese bought Grindr I just don't want to risk any of my images and information getting out on the internet. Sure! I'm only one person but I'll be one less person that they will have to deal with. But, to answer your question; I never really used Growlr. Scruff was my app of choice.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||03/06/2019|
I always had a crush on the baking guy Duff Goldman. A short, stocky guy who could make me cakes made him very appealing to me. He pinged to me for so long, but apparently he got married to some woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||03/08/2019|
Spring is winking. Can you see it?.... Loving my mesh tank with classic @chrislopezstudio illustration and speedo....Great pool party gear. ❤️ goto www(dot)chrislopezstore(dot)com for yours.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||03/09/2019|
Straight women are like "those men are gross looking".
|by Anonymous||reply 126||03/09/2019|
Who knew Scotty from Star Trek was a Bear?
|by Anonymous||reply 136||03/13/2019|
Gross. “Bear” is usually synonymous with fat. Please keep your shirts on.
Not always - but usually.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||03/13/2019|
I got a better shot, R137
|by Anonymous||reply 138||03/13/2019|
I need some help differentiating between bears, wolves, otters, jackals, etc. I’m not sure where I fit in. I’m lean/muscled, kinda short and have a blonde furry chest. What am I?
|by Anonymous||reply 139||03/13/2019|
R141, classic muscle bear
R142, posing bodybuilder
|by Anonymous||reply 144||03/13/2019|
Ready for a sound hand spanking
|by Anonymous||reply 147||03/14/2019|
Where's the buffet table?
|by Anonymous||reply 150||Last Tuesday at 8:52 AM|
His name is funny Pete or something
|by Anonymous||reply 153||20 hours ago|
Wasn't there a openly gay comedian who was also a big bear type.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||19 hours ago|
Peter Bisuito R154, he's hit or miss as a comedian and of course since he's a "gay comedian" that meant he needed to release nude photos of himself.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||14 hours ago|
[quote]he's a "gay comedian" that meant he needed to release nude photos of himself.
Well, since you asked....
|by Anonymous||reply 156||11 hours ago|