It's like saying that every woman is either a Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, or Samantha.

There are plenty that fit the mold for each squarely, but most are really a combination of the types, or like to think of themselves as individuals, even though they still have many of the traits from one of the pre-selected identities.

Among heterosexual men, there is one body type only because straight guys are not interested in men's bodies, either their own or those of other males. Chances are that if you have a penis and testicles and you are reading this article, you are whichever word for you are sat like best to read crap or hear crap.

Most likely, you are also interested in learning about gay body types, which is why you navigated to this page out of the millions of other Internet pages that currently are available online.

It is represented by the actor Vin Diesel, of whom you will never have heard if you are not gay and have come (pun intended) to this page by accident or because you're "bi curious" or otherwise in denial about your budding homosexuality.

(By the way, men--even gay men--do not have "breasts." The muscular masses protruding from the chests of bodies like Vin Diesel's physique are pecs, which is short for "pectoral," as in "pectoral muscles," which no one, straight, gay, or in between, ever says.) The buff bod is never a result of the honest innocent participation in ordinary sports or athletics, such as basketball, football, or hockey.

In the vast majority of cases, relationships between gay men and straight women are platonic.

Sure, an occasional teenage girl falls for a boy who's gay, but it doesn't take most girls very long to figure out that, in this case, where there's smoke, there's most definitely fire.

Chances are good, too, that you are hoping to see a little male booty.

Well, you came to the right place--at least in regard to male body types.

The creators of the gay dating app Scruff, aimed at the scruffier guys, defended their decision to allow users to sort potential mates by race and even express racial preferences in dating profiles in an interview with .

Eric Silverberg and Johnny Skandros created Scruff, which competes with the more well-known app Grindr, to appeal to hairier men and their fans, at the same time seeming to buck gay male beauty standards.

That said, when the gays see a fellow homosexual in the public sphere, we try to plug them into the convenient taxonomy the community has made for itself.