Twinks are generally quite young (18 to mid-20′s), skinny, have essentially no body hair and may frequently be found applying foundation or fake tanning lotion.


Essentially, this is a Twink with muscles. This can also apply to twinks as they get a little older and grow out of the initial:


The Bear is the polar opposite of the Twink. Bears are large and in charge, wouldn’t dream of shaving ANY of their body hair.


Cubs are younger versions of bears. Just like in the wild. Cubs are going to be smaller, younger and have less hair (usually) than their Bear counterparts. It’s not uncommon to see a Bear & Cub couple.


The Otter label is either newer or just a lot less known than the others. There are also a couple differing opinions on what this means… but essentially it’s a sub-category of Bears. Otters are skinnier, but still rock the full-out body hair.

Chubby Chaser

This is pretty self-explanatory, but it refers to someone who typically  likes to date larger people. This isn’t a strictly gay term either,


Lipstick refers to those lesbians who are ultra-girly.

Butch Lesbian

A Butch Lesbian is one who is more masculine looking and usually tends to dress in a similar manner.