Bears on Bears: Interviews and Discussions. Bear events have become very common, to include smaller sized cities and many rural areas. The bear concept can function as an identity or an affiliation, and there is ongoing debate in bear communities about what constitutes a bear. Archived from the original on Many claim discrimination has increased within the bear community, as some men who self-identify as "bears" or "musclebears" do not welcome higher-bodyfat men see chub at their events.
Taylor. Age: 31.
There are also social media websites and smartphone apps that market to men of the bear community.
Rebekah. Age: 26.
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