Many of us use types to describe, identify and communicate ourselves. There is always some disagreement around the terms we use and whether we should use them at all. You should therefore be sensitive if applying a type to someone, bearing in mind some gay men reject them altogether as narrow, superficial and demeaning. Equally, many simply use types affectionately and as a convenient shorthand. It's a bit of a bear pit no pun intended but here's our take on types, though you are perfectly entitled to throw them out and be your own gay, your own homo Some guys are primarily attracted to physical types of gay men eg: bears, twinks, and muscle guys while some find characteristics in men most attractive eg: warmth, intelligence, and humour.
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John Hollywood writes about pop culture with a psychological twist; his articles are practical in nature with a "how-to" approach. Gay men often use descriptive terms to identify and label other men within the wider gay community. But many gay men often wonder what these terms actually mean.