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Gay Twink: The Ultimate Guide

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This week, we are focusing on a number of gay stereotypes. Interestingly, there are a number of myths and stereotypes associated with each gay type. Whether you are an otter or a gay twink, there are certain expectations that come with that stereotype.

Keep in mind that everyone is different. Even though we will cover the most common stereotypes and characteristic of the gay twink in this article, there are certainly people who identify as twinks who do not fit all of these descriptions. This is meant to be a general guideline and not a hard rule.

What Is a Gay Twink

What Is a Gay Twink?

According to the general stereotype, a gay twink tends to be a boyish and young gay man. He generally has an extremely slender build with very little or no body and facial hair. While there are stereotypes that this fella is always full of himself, this is not always the case. You will find this guy feisty and ready to take you up on your drink offer.

Your typical gay twink is in his late teenage years to early 20s. Often, these guys are considered quite attractive and may look younger than their age. In general, they will have a slim to average build.

The Start of the Twink

Like many labels, the exact original of the twink is a bit disputed. Back in the day, there was a British gay slang word called a twank, which meant the quarry of a male, homosexual prostitute or someone willing to become a dominant man’s partner.

While this outdated meaning could be the origin, the Oxford Dictionary says that the word “twink” started in the 1970s. Some people even believe that this term started after the Twinkie became popular as a junk food. It is known as a cream-filled junk food with little nutritional value. The cream is euphemistically connected to semen, and some might say that the other qualities of the Twinkie also have parallels with the gay twink. While some people say that twink stands for “teenaged, white, into no kink,” this acronym was made after the word was first used, so it could not possibly be accurate.

Myths About the Twink

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There are many, many incorrect stereotypes that exist about twinks. If you are going to have a label to box in your sexuality and identity, it is important to at least do it right. We will go through some of the most common stereotypes about the gay twink.

1. Twinks Are Small

While your typical twink might be able to fit into their middle school jersey, that does not mean that they are small everywhere. Someone can be thin and lightly built, but they can be large in the places that matter. Before you assume that a twink is not well-endowed, think again.

2. Twinks Are Bottom Lovers

Again, this is not the case. To start with, a number of twinks date other twinks. At the very least, they would have to logically be a bit versatile in their preferences to enjoy their time in the bedroom. Plus, it is often not true that twinks are the bottom.

3. Twinks Are Feminine

First of all, who cares about this any how? If girls can wear jeans and shave off their hair, why can’t guys have some fun too? Gender is such a limiting stereotype, so who wants to pay attention to things like this anyway? Second, this stereotype is often wrong. Someone being thin and boyish in build does not mean that they are feminine. Your size and weight do not determine your masculinity.

What Are Some of the Signs You Could Be a Twink?

While we hate generalized stereotypes, we are going to be hypocrites and make stereotypes either. To make this more fun though, we’re going to steal that old redneck joke, “You might be a redneck if . . .” and re-appropriate it for twinks. If you are around a young, attractive, hairless man, you might be next to a twink.



– You might be a twink if your vocab consists of works like kiki, stan, HBIC, ratchet and flaw-free.
– You might be a twink if you have watched every episode of America’s Next Top Model multiple times.
– You might be a twink if you eat sushi at least once a week.
– You might be a twink if you think that it is never too early to begin drinking.
– You might be a twink if you know what TOWIE means.
– You might be a twink if you call Red Bull “lunch.”
– You might be a twink if you have a jockstrap, but never play sports.
– You might be a twink if you won’t talk to someone who doesn’t have an iPhone.
– You might be a twink if you are better at makeup than anyone you know.
– You might be a twink if you know what the latest celeb perfume is . . . and wear it.
– You might be a twink if you get salads at McDonald’s.
– You might be a twink if you think vodka is the best drink.
– You might be a twink if you want to be on RuPaul’s Drag Race.
– You might be a twink if you “really connect” to Taylor Swift’s lyrics.
– You might be a twink if you think it is okay to wear sunglasses inside.
– You might be a twink if you wax your butt or other unmentionables.
– You might be a twink if your Starbuck’s drink takes more than a minute to say.
– You might be a twink if you worship TMZ.
– You might be a twink if you know at least one of the Cocky Boys by name.
– You might be a twink if you have a star tattoo.

These are meant more as a joke than anything else, but there is certainly some truth behind them. So, what’s the verdict? Do you consider yourself to be a twink? Did we miss any qualities that you think are essential parts of the twink ambiance?

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