Slang terms used in the bear community.

Some slang terms relating to the bear community include the following:

Bear run – a gathering or circuit party for bear/cub types and their admirers.
Black bear – a bear of Black/African-American descent.
Brown bear – a bear of Hispanic, Middle Eastern, or South Asian descent.
Chaser – short for chubby chaser, or a man who likes overweight men. Is also used to generalize bear admirers.[citation needed]
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.[14] Can be hairy or hairless.

Daddy bear – an older bear, sometimes looking for a daddy/son relationship with a younger man.
Goldilocks – a female, often heterosexual, who is often in the company of bears (a bear’s fag hag).
Grizzly Adams – a man who is hairy and is attracted to bears; but does not self-identify as a bear.
Grizzly bear – a very dominant, heavy, tall, or hairy bear.
Koala Bear – a bear of Australian descent.
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.
Red bear – a red-haired bear.
Trapper – a man of smaller stature attracted to bears, also known as a chaser.
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).


Well… I really must take offence to the term Koala Bear. Being an Australian, Koala’s are NOT bears. The Australian Koala is a marsupial & Bears are mammals.

So whilst I identify as an Australian Bear. I’m NOT a “Koala Bear” thus the analagy of a Koala Bear is totally wrong!

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