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‘The Guide’ serves up body positivity with a side of cheek for Queer men

Bears and Twinks and Gaymers — oh my! The Guide tells all about queer male body types and self-expression.

The Guide: Gay Bodies & Expressions (Edition 2021) is a softcover tell-all about GBTQ+ body types and self-expression. From Muscle Bears to Twinks, and Drag Queens to Gaymers, learn something new as you flip through the jungle of who’s who. Described as a “cheeky, body-liberating must-have,” The Guide is the perfect coffee table book, birthday gift, or conversation starter your friends will love! 

The Guide was born when gay dating came up in conversation during a night out with straight friends. Entertained by the terms gay men use to describe their body types and social groups, someone made a joke about needing a pocket guide to keep track.

What was intended to help straight people better understand the gay community became a tool of empowerment for queer men to discover themselves and others who look or feel like they do.

Since June 22, 2018, The Guide‘s social media campaign has encouraged gay, bisexual, trans, and queer men to think differently about themselves and each other. Colorful aspirations and polls underscore the importance of self-acceptance and tolerance. It is these shifts in our mentality that The Guide strives to change — no matter how small.

So, why should YOU get The Guide

  • To give someone something that’s unique, inclusive, and a little provocative.
  • To learn a bit gay history and discover others like you.
  • To make memories as you flip through the jungle of who’s who.

And not only is The Guide available in paperback form, but you can also get the eBook for your desktop or tablet — no apps or software required! 

So, if The Guide looks like it will serve you all the body positivity, inclusivity, sexiness and encouragement that you need, then you definitely need to order your copy today! You will also get to experience coupons from their beary wonderful sponsors, including one of our favorite Bear clothing brands FatMarker, as well as Qleanse and DylanLifts!

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