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6Gck#XJD3)[email protected]!(@[email protected]&5oD&iCjKXMmMbzs)IQ9nAStraight, bisexual, curious, or closeted men may be the least visible part of the LGBT community.

You probably won’t see b_4QT8-#DNnA2!kb39t2VvMnom9XvmK_9FO^LI+3WuhQS2H$4athem at bars and clubs, or catch them marching proudly at pride parades. They may be on the gay apps hiding behind a torso pic, but it will be hard to tell. 

Traditionally, men interested in sexual contact with another man may first head to massage parlors e[email protected]=hSb+#7wyQ4_FZ%lAOAxQb4YUQjL2hbpGG+YoCqlv12pIxperience the touch of man.

Beard, who has worked as a gay masseur in Taipei for years, said that while clients are usually quiet the first and second time. "If they want to chat with me, they wi4)q83xfl-+1lAD!7tBhV$zwt+eX&21TIB5FzY+JGp&UTzeSgRTll start by asking if I am tired or not" he explained.

On one[email protected]@^mC^M1zPOHO+C*Um$te000H0WXa5 occasion, a client suddenly told Beard it was his birthday.

"He asked r!M96v!jZ9w&Ie!ELQn&5[email protected]$ISFQfEaUja1f=I0s1EIf I could be his gift," Beard said. "I wanted to laugh so much, but didn't want him to feel awkward."

He said a lot of clients are curious about @X3S7Y5Ty%ThiAXRZ=TUrx)!d&s9$!Vmbao6z079CS%LHjp27pthe gay scene in Taipei. "I have shared with them information on the best gay bars in town, the most popular places”.

“I have a wife"

On-yNhUFDy8H6-jxn9*#[email protected]+eBJe client once told Beard he was traveling in Taiwan with his wife. “He did not say much.”

“Most [closeted] people that come to the gay massage shop do not want to discuss the big topic of their life”.

Beard said that a lot of closeted clients as[email protected]+&&hiYY0^PI9BqcrjRk if they can see his body.

“I usually oblige, 3M6GG^[email protected]$kNxqNand leave them with good memories”.

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