Thursday, December 8, 2011

Here Come The Twinks

Wikipedia says that a "Twink is a gay slang term describing a young or young-looking gay man (18–23 age category) with a slender, ectomorph build, little or no body hair, and no facial hair. In some societies, the term chick or chicken is preferred. The related term twinkle-toes, which implies that a man is effeminate, tends to be used in a derogatory manner. The terms can be complimentary or pejorative…a twink is ‘memorable for his outer packaging‘, not his ‘inner depth’.”

I’ve mentioned before that one of the things I like about gay people is the fact that they have types. I think it makes life so much easier when you can say “This is the only thing I am into and all I shall pursue.” I could totally be a twink if it wasn’t for this body fat and stupid facial hair. Oh and the whole not being into dudes thing. That gets in the way as well. I usually see twinks here in West Hollywood during the spring and summer. They come out of nowhere and travel in packs cruising for some action. Here’s how I see twinks. Picture the most annoying gay kid you knew in school. Okay. Got it? Now picture him being around 19 years old and still acting the same. Loud, obnoxious, and thinking they are all that. Maybe I’m wrong. I doubt it but maybe I am.

I remember in the porn shop a group of twinks would come in and yell and laugh at the grossest porn they could find. Older gay men would either look at them annoyed as hell or checked them out like the pervatrons they were. This one customer that came in all the time watched as a few made a scene and then left. I got the chance to ask him why he was making a face once they had left. I believe that the way he felt is the same way a lot of older gay men feel about the young gays of today.

Customer: They have no idea how good they have it.

Me: Cause they get to wear ugly clothes?

Customer: Because we couldn’t be like that when we were younger.

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