Polar bear guy gay slang
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.
Bear (gay slang)
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Bear (gay culture)
Top definition. Gay slang for a grey haired, older, hairy chubby guy. Or a guy that looks like Santa Claus without the suit. I have abandonment issues with my dad , so I tend to be into polar bears. A white bear living in the northern hemisphere.
In male gay culture , a bear is often a larger or obese 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 s 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 used to describe hairy other-shaped men such as otter slim , cub young bear on the way , or wolf hairy, medium build. The term bear was popularized by Richard Bulger, who, along with his then partner Chris Nelson — founded Bear Magazine in There is some contention surrounding whether Bulger originated the term and the subculture's conventions.