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True confessions: Straight dudes share honest accounts of their first gay experiences

Two gay shirtless men arm wrestle each other on a rock against a blue sky.

There have been multiple studies in recent years indicating that straight men are a lot gayer than people used to think. For instance, a survey published earlier this year looked at over 24,000 hetero-identifying guys and found that roughly 1 in 8 had engaged in gay sex at least once in their lives. 1 in 8!

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Our friends over at Guy Counseling have just done the world a favor by rounding up what they claim are 25 true, first-hand stories of mostly straight-identifying men sharing their first gay experiences.

We have no idea how these stories were vetted, but that’s OK. Scroll down for a small sampling from the article…

Rick, 32, had his first gay experience at Marine boot camp:

I’ve always been attracted to women never had an experience with another guy–although I had thought about it. But that changed during my time in boot camp after joining the Marines.

There was a guy who was about my age (22) who I was strangely attracted to. Not sure if it was his build or what but I just I just know that I liked him.

Just before graduation, we ended up hooking up off-base. Not sure how to explain the dynamics. Yeah, we had been drinking but we weren’t sloshed. What’s weird is that we ended up doing it two more times. I’m married now and so is he. We’re still friends on Facebook.

A United States marine poses shirtless, with defined abs and muscles, in front of a marine training course.

Mitch, 36, had his one and only gay encounter in a steam room at the gym:

There was only one time where I ever got it on with another dude and that happened at my gym, around 10-years ago. The truth is, I had always wanted to know what it was like so not going to lie.

I guess that is why I let this random guy do his thing on me. Yeah, it was cool. Not sure I would do it again but at least I can say I had a first gay experience.

Frank, 28, hooked up with his high school girlfriend’s brother:

When I was back in high school, I dated this girl from my neighborhood. She had a brother who was the same age as me and we became friends.

One time while we were hanging out, he shared with me that he was bi. He asked me if I had ever been with another guy and I told him the truth–never.

Don’t ask me why but we started fooling around. I guess there was a part of me that was curious. The weird thing is the girl and I never messed around–not even once.

I don’t consider myself gay or even bi. Back then, I think I was just figuring things out and he was somebody to do that with.

Ricky, 40, went gay for pay while working as a cab driver in Chicago:

I used to drive a Checker cab in Chicago back in the early 2000’s, when I was in my 20’s. Everyone knew the money was good in Boystown so most of the cabbies tried to grab fares on weekends by the bars.

One time, I picked up a ride by a guy who wanted a lift downtown. On the way, he offered me $300.00 to watch me j-rk. When I told him no, he upped it to $350, I told him I was down.

Quickest money I ever made. Don’t regret it either.

Nick, 33, had several gay experiences while employed as a bellhop at a swanky hotel:

When I was 19-years old, I worked at a hotel as a bellman. Frequently, male guests had me bring up their luggage.

At least five times, I ended up staying a little extra. It was always for a big tip. The best part was I didn’t have to do anything except pull my pants down and let them do their thing.

When you are young and broke, you’ll do anything for money. I’m married now with kids and don’t consider myself gay.

Read more steamy first gay experience stories as told by straight-identifying men over at Guy Counseling

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