It is difficult to be sure whether he believes in what he says, given the ongoing civil war in his country, but like several of his coworkers, Fouad is eager to return to a normal life. Male prostitution on the rise in Lebanon World's oldest profession the only option in Beirut for some refugee and undocumented migrant men. Alone, still unemployed and desperate for any way to make money, he heard about bars in bourgeois areas of Beirut where men would pay high prices to spend a few hours with young men like him. This was not a lifestyle that he ever wanted, but something he says was forced upon him. And the younger generations tend to be more much more open-minded about sexual preferences than the older ones. After a few months, he was evicted from his flat after getting involved in a fight. Qatar condemns deadly attack on Saudi palace in Jeddah.
He insists he would have chosen another path "had I been given the choice".
Male prostitution on the rise in Lebanon
In the meantime, he and the other sex workers wait, bare-chested with white towels tied around their waists, standing against a fake stone wall next to the entrance, hoping for - and fearing - a busy night. Some even joke and laugh, while others do not talk at all and never make eye contact with potential clients smoking shisha in the lobby. Fouad, who also requested anonymity, gives "special" massages to any customer who asks. When I started at the hammamI was certain it could not get worse. World's oldest profession the only option in Beirut for some refugee and undocumented migrant men. Trump on North Korea: