Do Bears use their identity to cope with the larger gay culture; do they construct it as a form of rebellion; or is their identity merely a tool used to accrue sex partners? Lauderdale, Palm Springs, Toronto, and Vancouver. Therefore, one final logistic regression model was conducted in which the relationship between these three variables and the Bear identity were tested. New York: As Fig.
These were scales that assessed masculinity, hypermasculinity, and self-esteem.
However, since the participants had the option to skip questions that did not pertain to them, the sample size varied across some of the analyses. It was positively associated with being heavier i. Heterosexual men and women, lesbians, and different ethnic and racial groups might all display different associations between their desires and enactments when compared to each other group and the gay men in our current study.
Cultures facilitate successful same-sex encounters.