Gay bear and cub dating
It offers T-shirts and other accessories as well as calendars and porn movies and magazines featuring bear icons, e.g., Jack Radcliffe.
Catalina Video has a bear-themed line, the "Furry Features Series." Other adult studios who feature bear-type men are Bear Magazine, 100% BEEF Magazine, Bear Films, Bear, Butch Bear, Raging Stallion, and Titan Media.
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.
A common criticism of the bear community is that some self-described bears tend to exclude men who do not fit their standards of a "real bear".
As more gay men have identified themselves as bears, more bars, especially leather or western bars, have become bear-friendly.
Bear, formerly held each February at the International Bear Rendezvous in San Francisco. The bear community has spread all over the world, with bear clubs in many countries.Many clubs are loosely organized social groups; others are modeled on leather biker-patch clubs, with a strict set of bylaws, membership requirements, and charities.Bear clubs often sponsor large yearly events – "bear runs" or "bear gatherings" like the annual events such as Southern Hi Bear Nation in Melbourne, Bear Pride and Bear Essentials in Sydney, Bearstock in Adelaide, Hi Bear Nation in St.Most gay oriented campgrounds now include some type of bear-related event during their operating season.The bear community constitutes a specialty niche in the commercial market.