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Does The Word “Twink” Need Reclaiming?

by Dan Tracer February 28, 2016

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“Twink” seems to be the only gay identifier that comes with negative connotations. Otters aren’t thought of as naive, so why do hairless otters (aka twinks) get classified as ditzy?

Well, probably because there are plenty of guys who fit the bill, but that doesn’t mean that every boyish-looking, skinny guy should be lumped together in one group.

In other words, don’t try to put a twink in a box (even though he might fit with room to spare for packaging foam).

Below, guys on Whisper share the attitudes they’ve faced as self-proclaimed twinks:

I don

I don

It took me years to feel attractive as a twink. Now instead of wishing I were different I just live with who I am which is so peaceful.

Gay culture makes me sad sometimes. The more masculine you look, the more attractive you are. I

I

Sometimes being a twink and looking young is hard because people don

As a twink, I feel like the only people who find me attractive are bears and daddies. I feel guilty for not returning that because I

Being a "twink" isn

Yes I

I don

Just because I

I feel like I

Since I

After years of being a twink, I

The stigma of being called a twink is silly. Yes I am one but I don




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