Bears are typically very similar in appearance to the ideal of the North American lumberjack or motorcycle gang member.
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, however a consensus exists that inclusion is an important part of the Bear Community. Lumberjacks appealed to gay men at aesthetic levels but also for the fact that they were working class, and for the fact that their isolation from urban society and hence from mainstream gay culture opened up a fantasy of both secrecy and liberation, within an idyllic, rural, North American communitu.
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These features include the animal's hairiness, its solid proportions, and its physical power. They are burly, hefty, stocky, husky, comnunity, and natural. These metaphors also lend themselves to the idealization of natural physical appearance and preferences over more glamorized ones despite the convenience many bears may find living in urban settings. Bears also called ursines are almost always gay or bisexual men, although increasingly transgender men transmen and those who shun labels for gender and sexuality are also included within Bear communities.
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It can also be used more generically to describe a physical type. The bear is both fat cmmunity powerful, and the reconciliation of these two qualities is at the heart of the Bear concept's appeal. Also, many gay men in rural America never identified with the stereotypical urban gay lifestyle, and went searching for an alternative that more closely resembled the idealized blue collar American male image.
A romantic conflation of the bear and the lumberjack image and the biker image provides the Bear trope its metaphorical appeal. Perfect for the bear, cub, otter, leather daddy, body positive,large and bearded commnity people in your life.
Some project an image of working-class masculinity in their grooming and appearance, though none of these are requirements or unique indicators. Choose from over 13, locations across the UK Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
It was created by men who felt that mainstream gay culture was unwelcoming to men who did not fit a particular "twink" body norm hairless and young. The self-identification of gay men as Bears originated in San Francisco in the s as an outgrowth of gay biker clubs like the Rainbow Motorcycle Club, and then later the leather and "girth and mirth" communities. The Bear Community can trace its emblematic origins to bikers and lumberjacks.
Some are heavy-set or muscular. Some Bears place importance on presenting a hypermasculine image and may shun interaction with, and even disdain, men who exhibit effeminacy.
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