The New York Times says we are living in the age of the "twink." What is a twink? Great question. According to the article they are "young, attractive, hairless, slim men." They add that the true origin of the term may come from the 1920's. In the 20's, gay, male prostitutes were referred to as "twank" in British slang.

The article makes clear however that most of today's "twinks" are straight men, they refer to them as "art twinks." Then there are "euro twinks" and even "twunks." Twink, twank, twunk, meditate on that.

The Urban Dictionary calls a "Twink" an attractive, boyish-looking, young gay man. The stereotypical twink is 18-22, slender with little or no body hair, often blonde.

You see that I keep saying the article says, the report states, the Times says...etc. This is because I don't know what is what here. I can tell you that if I were a super slender man who liked to dress nice I would not wanna be called a "twink." On the flip side if this is a look you wanna go for and don't have the natural genetic setup for it, "the age of the twink" could be a frustrating time.

If this body style/cultural movement is as prevalent as the Times makes it out to be it explains why I can't find a pair of jeans that don't strangle the life out of my privates. It also explains why I can't find a button down that does not make me look like a rat being digested by a snake.