I knew they existed in the woods. But only recently did I discover they’d been around me all the time –I just didn’t know it. Big burly guys who like to take their shirts off, give hugs to one another and rub feet in the hot tub. This is a serious sub-culture folks. With its own lingo, large events and protocol. The euphemisms for what they call themselves are rather humorous:
Bear Soup = a swimming pool or hot tub full of bears
Cub = apparently the, um, well, for lack of a better way to put it, they play the female type of role in a bear relationship.
Bearlicious = often followed with an audible “woof!”
So, if your out walking and a big burly guy that’d you never figure was gay “woofs” at you you know he’s a bear. Depending upon your disposition, either run for your life or drop your pants.