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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 Anonymousreply 15611 hours ago

The beginning

"Grrrrrr-BEARS-Grrrrrr"

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by Anonymousreply 501/14/2019

NICE visible penis line

by Anonymousreply 601/14/2019

Love a hunky, hairy, preferably bearded man.

I mean, if I wanted a woman, I’d have stayed with my ex-wife.

by Anonymousreply 701/14/2019

I was slapped around by a hot brazilian bear last night. getting hard just thinking about it

by Anonymousreply 801/14/2019
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dirty Daddy!

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by Anonymousreply 1201/14/2019

R11, those guys are cuties

by Anonymousreply 1301/14/2019

Bears are hot but sadly most are total bareback cumdumps these days.

by Anonymousreply 1401/14/2019

Bears mostly just love hummel figurines

by Anonymousreply 1501/14/2019
by Anonymousreply 1601/15/2019

the smirk is cute

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by Anonymousreply 2001/16/2019

I'd climb that mountain in R19/R20.

by Anonymousreply 2101/16/2019

he's gorgeous

by Anonymousreply 2201/16/2019
by Anonymousreply 2301/20/2019

I’m going to a Phil Collins concert this week.

by Anonymousreply 2401/20/2019
by Anonymousreply 2501/20/2019

Some of these men are INSANELY hot. Watching this thread. I missed the other one.

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by Anonymousreply 2801/20/2019

R25, if he's showing up to a phil collins concert like that then I'm SO there

by Anonymousreply 2901/21/2019
by Anonymousreply 3001/22/2019

Burning fat

by Anonymousreply 3101/23/2019

it's a healthy sense of humor

by Anonymousreply 3201/23/2019

Ross Hurston

by Anonymousreply 3301/24/2019

ross was the reason I subscribed to "men at play"

he's looking a lot bigger now

by Anonymousreply 3401/24/2019

big boys

by Anonymousreply 3501/25/2019

And, another....

by Anonymousreply 3601/27/2019

something to be proud of

by Anonymousreply 3701/28/2019
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Daddy!

by Anonymousreply 3901/28/2019

Bear love

by Anonymousreply 4001/28/2019

Tamed bull

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big boys

by Anonymousreply 4201/28/2019

Beast

by Anonymousreply 4301/30/2019

GRRRRRR....

by Anonymousreply 4401/30/2019

Bears, yes; tattoo, no. And it seems like bears are the ones who’ve embraced the tattoo fad more than anyone. Boner killer.

by Anonymousreply 4501/30/2019
by Anonymousreply 4601/31/2019

I love bears

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by Anonymousreply 4802/03/2019

Good lord, R48! He looks like a living statue of a Greek god.

by Anonymousreply 4902/03/2019

Blow me out Bears!

by Anonymousreply 5002/03/2019

sexy

by Anonymousreply 5102/03/2019

Bruiser...

by Anonymousreply 5202/05/2019

Happy smiles

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thick and beautiful

by Anonymousreply 5502/06/2019

keep it CLEAN

by Anonymousreply 5602/07/2019

And yet, if you yelled "MARY!" every one of these big burly bears would turn their heads.

by Anonymousreply 5702/07/2019

You know, there ARE bears who aren't roid heads or fat slobs.

by Anonymousreply 5802/07/2019

[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 Anonymousreply 5902/07/2019

Trace Trainer

by Anonymousreply 6002/07/2019

I'll take two of the snack at r60.

by Anonymousreply 6102/07/2019

sexy studs

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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 .

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JOCKS

by Anonymousreply 6702/08/2019

FYI:

Beef Dip

by Anonymousreply 6802/08/2019

wet and WILD

by Anonymousreply 6902/08/2019

Have you ever watched bear porn, it's all sloppy gross hairballs swapping loads not sexy.

by Anonymousreply 7002/08/2019

[quote]bear porn, it's all sloppy gross hairballs swapping loads not sexy.

HOT!!!!

Not everyone likes clinical, puritanical, type sex, Blanche

by Anonymousreply 7102/08/2019

Sorry but gross disease bags swapping strains just isn't my thing Rose.

by Anonymousreply 7202/08/2019

your thing rose? is that like rosicrucia?

by Anonymousreply 7302/08/2019

Don't try to be clever dear you aren't equipped for it.

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tight fit

by Anonymousreply 7602/09/2019

tit fight

by Anonymousreply 7702/10/2019

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 Anonymousreply 7802/10/2019

they are muscle bears

by Anonymousreply 7902/10/2019

they are sex fiends

by Anonymousreply 8002/11/2019

Tom Howard was the first musclebear I ever came across while surfing the web in the late 90s. Anyone remember ‘Bear Quay’?

by Anonymousreply 8102/11/2019

beautiful hairy pubes

by Anonymousreply 8202/11/2019

Tom Howard

by Anonymousreply 8302/11/2019

his face doesn't look that good now

by Anonymousreply 8402/12/2019

Clever marketing tool that allows fat, hairy, frequently effeminate despite-the-optics gay men to get laid.

Fat chicks need a similar moniker.

by Anonymousreply 8502/12/2019

chunky hunks

by Anonymousreply 8602/12/2019

Tom Howard is long dead R84 so I'm sure you'd really find he's lost his looks now.

by Anonymousreply 8702/12/2019

Tom Howard/Flex Gordon (real name Chris Welch) was a good, enthusiatic performer, openly gay and a nice guy as well.

by Anonymousreply 8802/12/2019

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 Anonymousreply 8902/12/2019

he had a hot ass, but he couldn't live forever

by Anonymousreply 9002/12/2019

Since he died 12 years ago, I can't imagine there'd be much of him left.

by Anonymousreply 9102/12/2019

can we now refocus on the living?

by Anonymousreply 9202/12/2019

IAN!

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LOVE that beard

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Gross!

There is a middle ground between twinks & femininity and bears.

by Anonymousreply 9702/17/2019

I love them

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BODYBUILDERS

by Anonymousreply 10002/19/2019

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 Anonymousreply 10102/19/2019

OH!!!

by Anonymousreply 10202/21/2019

I'm kind of curious to know how that beard in R94 would feel on my ass while he's rimming me.

by Anonymousreply 10302/21/2019

Me too

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He’s hotter than Hot

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WOW, he used to be younger and less hairy

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happy sweeties

by Anonymousreply 11002/28/2019

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 Anonymousreply 11102/28/2019

there are much more interesting pix of r99's guy...

by Anonymousreply 11202/28/2019

stacked like a brick shithouse

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SO sexy and snarly

by Anonymousreply 11603/01/2019

Whom do you suppose was the snippy salesbottom at Nasty Pig who sold the guy at OP's photo his jockstrap?

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his ass deserves a spanking and then a loving fucking

by Anonymousreply 11903/06/2019

What can y'all tell me about your experience using Growlr? Is it a decent app for finding hot daddy bears?

by Anonymousreply 12003/06/2019

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 Anonymousreply 12103/06/2019

I go out all the time

by Anonymousreply 12203/07/2019

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 Anonymousreply 12303/08/2019

I want to rub his head

by Anonymousreply 12403/08/2019

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 Anonymousreply 12503/09/2019

Straight women are like "those men are gross looking".

by Anonymousreply 12603/09/2019

That’s why I like them

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DADDY!!

by Anonymousreply 12803/10/2019

Boatin daddy again

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I can play that game

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Sluts of fun

by Anonymousreply 13503/13/2019

Who knew Scotty from Star Trek was a Bear?

by Anonymousreply 13603/13/2019

Gross. “Bear” is usually synonymous with fat. Please keep your shirts on.

Not always - but usually.

by Anonymousreply 13703/13/2019

I got a better shot, R137

by Anonymousreply 13803/13/2019

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 Anonymousreply 13903/13/2019

I love all the animals

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R141, classic muscle bear

R142, posing bodybuilder

R143, Bear!!

by Anonymousreply 14403/13/2019

Sexy

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Redneck bear

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Ready for a sound hand spanking

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by Anonymousreply 148Last Saturday at 9:50 AM

Gun Show!

by Anonymousreply 149Last Saturday at 4:50 PM

Where's the buffet table?

by Anonymousreply 150Last Tuesday at 8:52 AM

Nice smorgasbord

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by Anonymousreply 152a day ago

His name is funny Pete or something

by Anonymousreply 15320 hours ago

Wasn't there a openly gay comedian who was also a big bear type.

by Anonymousreply 15419 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 Anonymousreply 15514 hours ago

[quote]he's a "gay comedian" that meant he needed to release nude photos of himself.

Well, since you asked....

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