Here is the term "bear" known as a generally large, hairy man embodying the image of rugged masculinity, the bearded face and "cuddly" body. Above all, the "bear culture" is about feeling good in your own body and enjoing natural masculinity, not to be focused to the trends of modern times. Bears tend to include their friends into the community — thus even heterosexual men who have Bearish physical traits and are affirming of their gay friends and family or their gay fans, in the case of a celebrity may also be informally accorded "honorary" Bear status. A smaller number of lesbians, particularly butch dykes, also participate in Bear culture, referring to themselves with the distinct label of ursula.
Share via Email Hairy backs: are they ever OK? Photograph: Alamy I suppose it was inevitable. Having exhausted — at least for now — the well of anguish about pubic and armpit hair , the world has moved on to the final taboo in male grooming: back hair. I beg to differ. Uniquely among body hair problems, back hair is only a real issue for other people. Like heavy snorers, the dorsal gorillas among us can go through life cheerfully unperturbed by the disgust they leave in their wake.
But never enough to actually go out and do it. Preferring a neat workspace, I find excessive body hair too unwieldy. Today the city boasts Bear social clubs, events and contests such as International Mr.