Monday, 9 May 2011

Otter vs Cub vs Bear

I am a hairy guy... very hairy guy. Being skinny I always thought that I am what the gay community describe as Cub. However recently I came across a new term for hairy guys i.e. Otter 

The Wikipedia  has a list of slang terms relating to the bear community:

·    Bear run – a gathering or circuit party for bear/cub types and their admirers.
·    Chaser – short for chubby chaser, or a smooth guy who likes hairy men.
·    Chub – a heavy set gay man. May or may not be a bear (chubby bear is a common term).
·    Cub – a younger (or younger looking) version of a bear, typically but not always with a smaller frame. The term is sometimes used to imply the passive partner in a relationship. Can be hairy or hairless.
·    Goldilocks – a female, often heterosexual, who is often in the company of bears (a bear's fag hag).
·     Otter – a man who is hairy, but is not large or stocky – typically thinner, swimmer's build, or with lean muscle or no muscle.
·     Panda bear – a bear of Asian descent.
·     Pocket bear – a short bear.
·     Polar bear – a silver- or white-haired bear.
·     Wolf – a term for a muscle bear who is a rugged outdoorsy or biker type.
·     Woof – a greeting used to express physical attraction (sometimes when a bear sees another bear in public).

I have not never known the significance of these slang terms but I definitely like the Goldilocks, Polar and Pocket bear terms.

And now I am going through a phase to accept myself as OTTER :)


  1. Nice List, descriptions make enough sense to be true.
    Good Post.

  2. After reading that I have to accept that I am also an otter.
    Goldilocks and Pocket Bear are great and I am definitely going to find a way to get them into a sentence!
    Thank you for sharing those definitions

  3. wolf really. I guess no one saw that episode of Ray Donovan.