Sexiness Galore: Look at The Beauty That is the Bear Community

Credit: Andre Metoyer

I’ve been part of the bear community for over a decade and am so happy to see how we’ve blossomed.

I’m only in my early thirties yet have seen such a positive shift in our furry world since I first made my way inside legendary bear bar Rockbar back in the late 2000’s.

I’ve also heard countless stories from men older than me who have shared so many stories about how bears were shunned by many and the pretty boys were always the ones that got the attention.

Sorry fellas, but Its time for them to make room for us as we are here, queer, and enjoy a tasty burger with our beer.

The beauty that makes up the bear community knows no limits. There’s so much handsomeness on a worldwide level that you can’t just pinpoint one type that could be our poster boy.

The photos below prove that and then some. Its filled with all types of men that embrace who they are through and through. 

Here’s hoping that the bear community continues to flourish as LGBTQ acceptance grows bigger and bigger with each passing year.

Andre Metoyer

David Clarke

Nick Kern

Nerkolaus Lurenzone

Jeffrey Miller

Tony Banks

Jakub Dublin

James Vaughan

Dan Jimenez

View this post on Instagram

It’s raining! But pikachu!

A post shared by Landon Ang (@l.angster) on

Landon Ang

John Angarano

Rick Londodo

View this post on Instagram

Studying & Waiting for class

A post shared by Michael Angelo Impallaria Jr. (@michael_angelo_impallaria) on

Michael Angelo Impallaria Jr.

View this post on Instagram

WüFtastic workflow

A post shared by Alex Bowen (@insta_wuf) on

Alex Bowen

Tony and CJ Alaniz

Joe Monroy

Mikey Benjamin

Galen Todd Brisbin

Brendan Cook

Jeff Barua

Ayman Melton

Brent Heinze

Victor Scuderi Jr. 

Corey Chitwood

Bearonce Bear

View this post on Instagram

Cuteness. #spring #ballcap #natitude #gay40something

A post shared by Jason Nicholsen (@lookintobuildabear) on

Jason Nicholsen

Douglas Miller

Tracy Dixon

Jay Whymark

Mustafa Naji

View this post on Instagram

And so begins summer. Finally!

A post shared by ScruffysWorld (@scruffysworld) on

Steve Scruffy

Jason Coleman

Enrique Rojas

Marco Rodriguez

Benjamin B. Benton

View this post on Instagram

Waiting to see John Waters.

A post shared by Tucker Graham (@tuckergra) on

Tucker Graham

Brendan Kelly

Matthew Principe

Som Viswanath

Michael David

Jacob Catalano

View this post on Instagram

Feeling good.

A post shared by Kevin (@drandness) on

Kevin August

Michael Carvajal

Derrison Steer

https://www.instagram.com/p/BxVBK5hFzwm/

Justin Russo

Ron Rybnick

Andrew Clarke

Peter Pablo Meunier

View this post on Instagram

I swear

A post shared by Albert Fernandez (@alfinphilly) on

Albert Fernandez

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bxqgp0oFYOO/

Mike Kilstrom

This is the opinion of one contributing writer and not that of Instinct Magazine or other Contributing Writers.

9 thoughts on “Sexiness Galore: Look at The Beauty That is the Bear Community”

  1. I have been a member of the bear community since the day we literally found a name for it … I have watched it grow and embrace so many your article is right on

  2. I have been a member of the bear community since the day we literally found a name for it … I have watched it grow and embrace so many your article is right on

  3. The bear community overlaps with leather, chub, drag, muscle, and other communities.
    There are two cute chubbies pictured above who don’t seem to be bears. If a guy (of any build) has no body hair and no whiskers then he may be teddy-ready but he’s not a bear.
    And yes, it does matter, bears have bearish physical traits.

    • Seriously? Next you’re going to tell me there’s an age minimum to be called a polar bear or an arm measurement to be considered a muscle bear. There are hairless bears out there and they belong.

    • STFU!!! The strict hair requirement only became a thing because of jack****’s who only featured them in magazines because he as the bear magazine owner found only those kinda men hot. Bears were always about “come as you are”!!! And not having to be a skinny muscled twink who SHAVES!! If you had nothing to shave you were STILL a part of the bear community. Hair was only a thing in reference to the thin trim gays who shaved their body hair. “Bears” are Bigger gay men WHO DON’T SHAVE THEIR BODIES. A guy with little body hair NATURALLY is not shaving his body, now IS HE? What’s next? Age requirements for cub and bear or polar? A guy isn’t a bear unless you’re able to see him naked to count his hair? You’re everything wrong with the bear community. And it annoys me how you all try to sell this fake fantasy of acceptance in it.

  4. The bear community overlaps with leather, chub, drag, muscle, and other communities.
    There are two cute chubbies pictured above who don’t seem to be bears. If a guy (of any build) has no body hair and no whiskers then he may be teddy-ready but he’s not a bear.
    And yes, it does matter, bears have bearish physical traits.

    • Seriously? Next you’re going to tell me there’s an age minimum to be called a polar bear or an arm measurement to be considered a muscle bear. There are hairless bears out there and they belong.

Leave a Comment