What is bears and twinks
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
9 Reasons Why I fell in Love with Bears
Twink (gay slang) - Wikipedia
Twink is gay slang for a young man in his late teens to early twenties whose traits may include: general physical attractiveness ; little to no body or facial hair; a slim to average build; and a youthful appearance that belies an older chronological age. The exact origins of the term twink are disputed. Some trace its first appearance to , although it may be derived from an older British gay slang term twank , which means: "The quarry of a homosexual prostitute male ; a man willing and ready to become any dominant man's 'partner' ". Another possible origin of the term may be a derivation from the snack cake Twinkie , commonly regarded as the quintessential junk food : "little nutritional value, sweet to the taste and creme-filled". Due to its suspected origins,  the term has been accused of relying on " ageist and racist tropes of youth and white desirability" by Susan Driver. Twinks are often clean-shaven to emphasize a youthful, fresh-faced appearance. The term is used in the gay pornography industry.
Bear (gay culture)
I am a gay man and I am definitely the "bear" type, big, muscular, bearded and hairy. Lately I have been more into the 'twink' type Are there a lot of twinks who are into bears?
We all have preferences on who we are attracted to. I like Bears. He is saying that he is a man first and foremost.