In the furry fandom, we seem to have a lot of body type representation in adult media- specifically plus-sized. It’s not something that’s absolutely necessary, but it’s refreshing to see. However, when you step outside of the furry realm into adult media at large, that body type diversity seems to disappear.
A large portion of male/gay pornography, whether it’s professional or amateur, is of fit muscular hunks or skinny twinks. There’s nothing wrong with this, of course. I get that some people just aren’t into the body type. It just comes off as if the adult media industry is inherently rigged against plus-sized people. It feels like if you don’t have washboard abs and a cock with the power of Mjölnir to match that you’re no use to anyone outside of the fetish circles. Why does my body type have to be a fetish in the first place? In these circles, it’s not even me that they would be sexually attracted to- it’d be my excess body weight.
You can’t even escape from this stereotype within the bear community, a community that plus-sized men typically flock towards unknowingly.
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…Fat (or lack of it) is seen by some as a political issue, some of whom see their overweight condition as a form of self-acceptance.Bear (gay culture) – From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Like, this is ridiculous. If I have facial hair, body hair, and overall exude the characteristics of a typical bear, then my body type shouldn’t matter. Regardless of what the meatheads in the bear community think, I’ll still consider myself a bear.
I would hope that this chaotic rant would resonate with other people of my body type, but nobody reads these, so I don’t have high hopes.