But remember, this is BUTT, not Scientific American.
I just met a man who had returned from the Middle East, where he is working on a number of research projects. One of these projects is a covert study of self-identified gay men, their mating habits, and methods of congregating in the Middle East. I have decided to keep my subject anonymous in order to protect him and the future of the project. The country has also been changed to ‘the Middle East’ for the same purposes.
Because people in ‘the Middle East’ read BUTT.com? I’m going to assume this was in Dubai or Saudi Arabia. So why not say so? The Middle East is a big place! It’s not fair to lump in the gay-friendly parts (i.e., Israel) with the scary, anti-gay parts. Also, “mating habits”? What are they, apes?
Anyways, excerpts from the interview, which is fine, until the end:
What are you finding to be the most common demographic about the guys?
They are coming from all places and walks of life. They’re so socially marginalized in every day life that, regardless of their class or where they are from, they find ways to connect. They are actually having amazing sex lives because they have found each other through these networks, yet have to live in fear should they be found out.
Have you found many couples?
Yes, we have. They mask their relationships, and often we have found that they have separate residences and are being consistently pressured to get married to women. One couple actually moved from one large city to another large city to flee their family’s pressure. Formally they have separate residences, but live together in one or the other.
Who was the first subject you met for this research?
He was a very vocal and articulate hotel manager at a large hotel, in his late twenties. He introduced us to the diverse, gay underworld that exists in this particular city, and he brought us to our first Middle Eastern sex party.
Wow! What was this like?
It was amazing because the fellows not only needed to get their rocks off, but they were also connecting in ways they never thought they could. It wasn’t just physical, but also emotional and spiritual. One guy we met there had just finished having sex and immediately started conversing with us about whether it was possible to be gay and Muslim, and why not? He felt he was a good Muslim.
How many people were in attendance? Were condoms used? Poppers?
At this particular party there were over thirty guys and no mattresses, just the bed of the owner. There were no condoms. There were people in various rooms, and some were shy and some weren’t.
Was there any group sex at the party?
There was some group sex, but mostly one-on-one and a few threesomes spread throughout a large condominium above a business. Funny thing is, we asked them how they learned to have gay sex and they actually laughed at us. The first response was, ‘doesn’t everyone know how to have gay sex?’ But then they talked about being scared about how to fuck, and what is pleasurable.
Did you dive in?
What is favorite memory of this particular evening?
The smell, and nuzzling in a hairy chest with a thick, fantastic, musky smell. It was heaven!
Will that be in the final report–the heavenly musky chest hair? A researcher who fucks his subjects? The results of this study will be reliable! And that’s assuming it’s a real study and not just a travelogue from a wanna-be sociologist hipster who went on a gaycation.