It's almost ironic in a sense that the queer community uses a labelling system within themselves and this is seemingly important when it comes to dating sites and the classification of gay porn DVD’s, without these classifications you might not be able to quickly find the type of porn that you like to consume and therefore you’re not going to get all the benefits of watching Adult Movies. It’s not always simple though, and as mentioned some people are staunchly against the labelling of gay men because they can find it destructive when you don’t quite fit in. Nevertheless, Gay Men will very often use terms that describe, identify and label other men within the community. Labels are not necessarily used exclusively by, and for, the gay community, but are rather a gay jargon of sorts that can be used by anyone that associates themselves with the community. If you've been active in social circles, been to clubs and other events then there's little doubt that you've heard of such terms such as Jocks, an Otter, bears, cubs, wolves and so on and so forth. But there's a lot of people out there who struggle with the words meanings and aren't necessarily sure of what they mean. Have you been to the club, or a social event, surrounded by your friends and they've been talking about a gorgeous otter over the room, and you're looking for a cute little pet? Or maybe you've been on a dating website and they've provided you with a list of types, and you've stare at that list, and sent a photo of yourself to your friends asking if you're a wolf. Fear not. This list has been provided with some very high tech research systems that utilise data entry into a military grade statistical analysis software, known as Google. There was extensive, and by extensive we mean extensive, research that has been done on gay body types both online and in person. Nothing was left to chance in the compilation of this list.
The process has been assisted by the provision of popular celebrity film and television photos which can be used as a reference to fill in your knowledge. Please note, that this is not an exhaustive list, and for some reason, not everyone agrees to the definitions that have been provided here. There's ongoing friction within the community as to what an otter is in comparison to a bear, because you know, there's nothing more important than the classification of other men - see Marriage Equality. This list is simply offered to provide some comedic clarity.