Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Buggaron Alert

When people reveal themselves to you, BELIEVE IT.
- Oprah Winfrey


I hope this entry finds everyone well. I'm a little hesitant about writing personal stuff, because it always seems to rile folks up. Okay, what the hell, I'm just going to say what is on my mind.

First, there have been quite a few robberies of tourists. No, it is not the pull out the gun thing, more like folks forgetting who they are dealing with. So wallets, rings, watches, shirts, cologne and other items just come up missing. You don't notice it right away, only when you go to look for something. I know that I have said this a number of times, but it bears repeating. When you are dealing with buggarones, you have to treat them like buggarones. I know it is most unpleasant to say this, but they are prostitutes. There are many people that get upset when I use that term. They feel as if I am denigrating them, but I'm not. I am just being honest about the situation. I don't want to paint all buggarones with the same brush, but there is a very high percentage that will steal anything they can from you. This is even after you have given them money, let them take the extra pair of sneakers you had, along with cologne, hats, t-shirts, underwear, or anything else they can beg you out of.

So, what should you do? Here are some suggestions:

1. I know you want to cuddle and you like sleeping with someone. But, a word of caution, be VERY careful about allowing someone YOU DO NOT KNOW sleep with you. Would you pick up a stranger in your town and let them sleep with you without taking precautions? Then why do it here?
2. Now this part is difficult. He is sleeping with you only because of the money you are going to pay him. This is, for lack of a better term, a business transaction. No more, no less. Whatever you are lacking in your life, a good buggarone will sense it and play off it. His job is to get you to "trust him."
3. Discuss money and the like and get all that settled. Don't be timid and shy. Buggarones take kindness for WEAKNESS!!!! Please remember that.
4. It is very difficult for many people in the country right now. There is a lot of drug use among the buggarones that you should be aware of. So EVERYTHING that you value (and will fit!) should go into your safe. PERIOD!!!
5. Don't tell strangers when you are leaving the country. If they want to steal something and you tell them what day you are leaving, then he will try and see what he can get.
6. Don't let buggarones borrow jewelry, clothes, shoes, or anything else you value. Do you know where they live? Yeah, they took you to a house and said they live there. Do you know that for sure?
7. Lose the attitude. I know some of you have never traveled internationally before. Tourists should be looking out for one another. I'm not saying you have to hang out together, or constantly call each other on the phone. Just acknowledge that other people share the earth with you. This way, if someone sees or knows something about someone that could be potentially harmful to you, then they will be inclined to tell you about it. just a thought.
8. People will ask me all the time, "what about him, is he okay." My reply is usually, as far as I know. I don't keep any dossiers. Most buggarones will try there best to "clip" you if they can. But think about it, isn't that what most prostitutes anywhere in the world do? You should think that all buggarones are potential "magicians," with special powers for making things disappear.

I know, I'm battle-hardened. I have seen it all, TWICE. And when I hear certain stories I just want to slap folks like Cher did to Nicholas Cage in Moonstruck, only harder, and tell folk to snap out of it. Please don't think for a moment that I'm saying I have never fallen for scam, or had anything stolen, 'cause I have. All that I write about is from what has happened to me and all the people I meet and stories I hear. My best friend was a nurse. She used to tell me about when she first started she was like Oprah in the beginning. If someone died she cried too. After awhile she came out and told the family, "Sorry, your son is dead." But in a very nonchalant way. You just get detached and I guess that is how I feel.

So wake up people and please be much more careful.

78 comments:

Anonymous said...

All buggarones are potential thieves. Bottom line never trust any of them. as we consider them prositutes they consider gay tourists as tricks and victims.

Anonymous said...

Exactly,Beware!They don't love you they love the potential money only. I think you both put it in it's perspective. they know you will be leaving and they know the politur won't do a thing not like you can call 911

Mario Sessions said...

Anthony, thanks for the isight on the Magic Buggarones! I rememeber what you said to me when we first met.

Mario, "A Buggarone will steal your Ipod and the music will still be playing after they are gone so watch out for all Buggarone no matter who they are."

Thanks Anthony for the great gift thats implanted in my head everytime I'm in the DR.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Anthony for this reminder.
I have been traveling to the DR for the past ten years and have been robbed twice. Both times it was because of my carelessness and not taking precautions. Your reminder that these guys are out for all the money they can get, be it cash or property, is absolutely on the mark, and one cannot forget that. I have been seeing a guy I met a few years back and have been very good to him, sending him an average of $200 a month plus extra for his birthdays. I got paid for him to get a Dominican passport, but drew the line at paying a fee to get him an American visa. Why? Because certain patterns began to emerge that he was not who he claimed to be, or better yet I began to see that he was only using me. I had to step back and realize that he was a prostitute! Not my lover or boyfriend, but a prostitute. When I did that his whole attitude changed and he began to steal little things and become verbally and physically abusive. I have broken off with this guy, but he still calls me asking for money. Because I gave him my answering service number from the beginning I can just chose to ignore the calls and not respond. I have learned my lesson.

Anonymous said...

Wow, to the last poster. Your post sounds like many of the stories on DR1 Sankies Forum!!!

Anonymous said...

Sound Advice...I have never had anything stolen but I have brought gifts, dressed the bugarrone apropriately for dinner at a restaurant, etc...My jewelry is always locked up unless I am wearing it and when wearing it I am in a group of other tourists or friends walking to the bars together or whatever. Also, this advice of ASKING if someone is ok or not is really essential. I know the gay bar owners (the ONES I WANT TO KNOW...I know of one 'rehabbed' bar that I care not to know the owner) and I ask them frankly if this guy is ok or not. If there is any hesitation, no matter who little, I will pass and go home alone. I also like to stay in hotels where they need to leave their ID when they come to the room. Insist on this as it will be a deterrent to them taking anything because the front desk will check with you to be sure everything is ok before they give them back the ID. Your always safe and use a condom for sex so why not use the same policy of safety for your life and belongings? Thanks again Anthony for the reminder. It is worth the read again.

Bahian Heat said...

Wow...reminds me of your first lecture. Good job.

Anonymous said...

well said, anthony. the things the kids will do (or forget) behind some good dick or ass... whatev!

Anonymous said...

If your Stupid remain stupid as most are. Why do you think a 20 year old (boy)loves your 50 plus years? Just know what it is , a trick! Belive it!

Anonymous said...

I agree with the 4:55pm blog. Taking care of the boys, sending $200 month,cloths,sneakers only enforces there views on gay tourists, use them fools, steal from them pendayjos,they want some young hot dick,charge them and give them no respect.
remem it's the tricks faults that gay tourist get no respect and robbed

Anonymous said...

Last year at the Arean Club, my friend who was holding my $100 dollars in his pocket because I was drinking more than hi m, fainted from his second cup of rum and coke (he rarely drinks, and skips the drunk part, go straight to faint), anyway, 1 second after he fell down, he was lefted up by the so called nice people around him, and his pockets were stripped clean.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Anthony for your warnings. My advice is to travel light. The less stuff you bring with you, the less you have to loose. Make photocopies of your passports and stash them in different locations. Wear jewlery your willing to part with. Bring a flash light because Santo Domingo is very dark at night. Try to go with a friend. If not be extra careful. Trust no one. Becareful of street cabs or people offering to pick you up at the airport or anywhere. Nelson10475@msn.com

Anonymous said...

well, certainly seems surprising that so many folks travel all the way to the DR just to have sex with thieves. kinda makes you wonder what type of attitude these DR visitors bring along with them to the island....

anthony, let's see if we can have some buggarones participate in this discussion. it might be interesting to hear some of their stories and the shit they have to go through just to make a few pesos.

i am not anonymous, i'm tim from dc.

Anonymous said...

It would be interesting to hear what a few buggarones have to say. But where's the mystery? I'm hungry, you gots da dollars and I'm gonna git 'em. These are prostitutes, people... prostitutes. No more no less. You may develop relationships with some of them. But at the end of the day it's all about dem Yankee dollahs!

.. but yes, i would love to hear how they approach this love- for- money life.

Love for sale
Appetizing
Young
Love for sale
Love that's fresh
And still unspoiled
Love that's only
Slightly soiled
Love for sale

Best when sung by Abbie Lincoln accompanied by Max Roach.

Nena said...

Ok, whose going to buy the buggarones computers so they can post on the blog? LOL sorry, i'm being a smart ass~ :-)
I find it very facinating, I live in spanish harlem, and the DOMINICAN men in Washington Heights really really detest "gay men". I've seen gay men get attacked in Washington Heights, robbed and called very derogatory names (now, I know not all dominican men feel that way, that's a given). The men are very different after they get here from the island in comparison to when they are on the island...Just my observations after many many years.
So I guess i'm saying is that the true sentiment of a "buggarone"?

Trust me my first experience in the DR had some bad ...less desireable outcomes even if you live as a woman you will be targeted...after all, we are A M E R I C A N S with dinero!

Yes and it's the same for my people (Puertorriquenos)

btw: it's spelled pendejo not pendayjo, ;-) things to make you go Hmmmmmmmm!

Anonymous said...

We have to remember that the buggaron reality is the DR... We are the foreigners...There are reasons why this is the way it is there...Who cares, prostitution has been around since the beginning of time...Its about the exchange of human energy that is really occurring here...And what about that exchange??? See it for what is and accept it...Seems to me that this discussion has more to do with our own awareness and our willingness or lack of to accept truth...People believe what they want to believe and what they believe is their reality....I cringe at Anthony's characterization but he speaks 100% truth.

Thanks Anthony!

Kevin H. said...

Thank you Anthony. I agree it is a business transaction and thats it. The sex is great and men are hot, lords knows you can have any man you want for a few dollars. I have traveled there three times and I had a great time. The sad part is that people who live there are very poor and need to hustle to live. So like Anthony said have fun but dont think that this guy wants to be your friend, lover, husband what ever. Its about the pesos. I known many people may think no i can have them as friends, i can trust them. I think the big cocks that they are sucking have made them lose their minds.

Anonymous said...

as my brother-n-law (dominican man)says, all the men and woman in the DR see is $$$,and they love the one you're with when you are gone another one takes your place and takes that ones place,skanky panky
Those buggies don't care nothing about your friendship your kindness your love, my brother in law is right no money, no fuckie no suckie.act like a trick get treated like a trick and no prositute makes for a good husband or wife.

Anonymous said...

big cocks?????lol

Anonymous said...

LOL! I thought that was funny 2. Never looked at a brotha and thought of his dick as a "cock". Sounds so.... well u know.

Anonymous said...

yall go to a 3world country,lookin for trade, paying the boys for sex and companionship and yall think you deserve respect? ever wonder why yall so called bf/husband/lover in the dr never says anything to another dr guy who approaches you for money while he's with yall? a real man a arealboyfriend a reallover who really likes you for you wouldn't let another man approach you and ask you for 50pesos and not alone in his pressence..get real y'all,they wouldn't do jack shit to help y'all if you was in trouble, ok maybe someone whose sending money western union ever month,but get real your a mark for them just money for some dick,no wonder gays can't get respect anywhere in this world
y'all need to get real with those dr men, or brazilian men...or any men who are prositutes in 3world countries. use the brains you was born with dudes

Anonymous said...

HA HA HA he said: get real, y'all, and dudes in one para.

Anonymous said...

The point is to be careful! Don't loose your mind over some dick and ass! Thanks Anthony for keeping US real!

Mario Sessions said...

Oh and don't forget about the Scabbies outbreak thanks again Antony for that info. doing my Birthday Event, it really helped.

Anonymous said...

Mario, how did u get rid of ur scabies? How did u get them?

Mario Sessions said...

I will not entertain that statement

Monaga said...

I don't know whether Mario had Scabies, but you can catch them several ways. One, by sleeping on bedding infested with them. Go to Google.com and type in Scabies and you can get all the information.

Now, I will also speak for the buggarones. There are some tourists that come here that will do some fucked up shit, too. I know of one queen from the States going around handing out "checks." The boys were just ecstatic with these $200 and $300 checks. She was Mexican and spoke Spanish well, so there were at least 5 guys I know of who got these checks.

Another story I heard is about guys who are with tourists for several days and are told that they will take care of them when they get to the airport. Guess what, when they go to the airport their ATM card didn't work. They swore they would send them the money when they got back to the States.

So, I can understand from their point of view also. Either way, please be careful AND use some common sense.

Anonymous said...

right on for those who played the playas!

Anonymous said...

Tim from dc;prostitution is not the right way to make a few pesos. yeah life is difficult there but again life is difficult in many of the 3rd world countries even in the USA...ever watch Oprah? and those living in Illnois with no running water, no electricity, no zip code.....not every poor person has to stoop to being a prositute,having sex with another man is not for the average heterosexual man, most of them are gay or bi men in denial.

Nena said...

While i'm making plans for a visit in the very near future,i wonder at times should I? or should I just start going back to the resorts and just enjoy the pampering, sun, beach and the needed R & R especially some of the places I have not been too.

but again, I do enjoy the differences, the gay clubs and friends I've made in the capital (not talking about the buggarones), Sto. Domingo...it's very much different,temptation,historic!

Yeah, I just know what to watch out for a)the ladrons b)scabbies 3)holes in the sidewalks and streets that you can't see at nite 4)and the motor bikes who snatch pocketbooks-hmmm am I leaving something out?
phewww a lot to contend with for a vacation, haha!
Here I come SDQ~~~ ;-)~

Anonymous said...

I had a great time in DR but I honestly feel that most decent looking or average looking individuals living in poor conditions do what they have to do for SURVIVAL...While we are VACATIONING AND SPENDING MONEY ANYWAY WE WANT TO...there are people in DR and other 3rd world countries that have to do what they have to do to get by...Even conditions for many middle class or working class was unimaginable for me and I work everyday and am NOWHERE near wealthy...you get what you deserve when you put your trust or interest in a person who is a fantasy or "DREAM"...This is coming from a 24 yr old escort and dancer in the states...

LIVE AND LEARN

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the Allen gallery said...

To add to the above posters' comments; prostitution is but one of the basic tools many poor men and women use for survival. In the DR look at the shoe shine kids, the "tour guides" (one tour guide took us around sdq so fast we were back at the hotel before I had a chance to light my cigarette!), the money changers, the fruit/coffee/food vendors, the I'll get you a taxi for a couple of pesos men, the art vendors, the used, sometimes useless cd sellers, the armed guard at scotia bank who just needs a couple of pesos- hard to decline with that sawed of shotgun resting on his knee. Point is, it's all about the hustle and doing what you can, or what you think you can get away with for a couple of pesos.

That many men in DR use their looks to line their pockets is no exception. It's part of the hustle.

Mario Sessions said...

To clear up that dumb comment.... No I did not get Scabies and never had it from America or Santo Domingo, I have learn to detect such foolishness.

Anonymous said...

To Allen Gallery.....

AND it's much so much more rewarding dollar-wise!

Kevin H said...

To 24 yr old escort and dancer.
I feel you. It isnt easy making a living in this world. The sex trade is one of the oldest in the world. Many have commented that its wrong and that many poor people dont sell sex to make a living. It doesnt matter. I nor anyone else can judge how others make ends meet. It is very different if a person doesnt wish to sell sex and they are forced to. Maybe if the goverment of DR would support their people and create jobs and education the populations the citizens would have more choices.

Anonymous said...

While I do believe that some of the guys that are buggrones do it to make a living, I believe more do it because the money is so much better that working a 9 to 5. I remember someone telling me that the average salary in the DR is 5000 peso's a month. A buggarone can make 2 to 4 times that amount in a month(maybe more). If you really think about it, would you rather work for one hour and make 500-2000 pesos or work a week to two weeks to make that amount.

I also believe many do it to support the lifestyle that THEY want to live. (wearing the nice jerseys and Jordan's.) You cannot get those things working a regular 9-5. If they are lucky, they can get the clothing and the shoes from the person that they hook-up with.

I also agree that a carelessly placed item might dissapear if left out. ALL things of value to you (monetary or sentamental) should be tucked out of sight, before you even leave your room to find a little excitement. You always have to remember that Americans are viewed as rich to most Dominicans(no matter how poor you really are). Any little (or great) thing that is stolen can easily be replaced by you(because you are rich).

So continue to go to the DR and have your fun. But don't get mad if someone catches you slipping. Take ALL the necessary precautions.


Rod from Atlanta

Anonymous said...

Many of the buggarons enjoy what they do. they love the jordans, the nba clothing, the designer sneakers, the meals and the opportunity to catch a gay tourist off guard and steal his wallet, his jewelry, his PC. i believe since i been going to the DR from 1997 the buggarons enjoy what they do as prositutes and some look forward to it. money is the added gravy and lots of it

Anonymous said...

don't forget about the STDs in the DR. It's throughout the island, and it's untreated and it's everywhere, buggarons, hetero men, women and he or she does not have to be a prositute to have it and give it.
an active sex life is the norm for men and women with multiple partners, marriage does not deter from multiple sex partners
Put that condom ON
u can get urinary tract infections from oral sex if the man is infected, and it's no joke

Anonymous said...

Some of the buggarons make more money then the Police:

7:00 pm first customer 1500 peso's
9:00 pm second customer 1000 peso's
11:00 pm third customer 1000 peso's
01:00 am forth customer 800 peso's "last sale of the night" and the customers cell phone is stolen

a total of 4300 peso's in 6 hrs a good night

Anonymous said...

1500 pesos=47 dollars, HELL NO, NOT FOR SOME DICK AND ASS!
HE'S LUCKY IF HE GETS 500 PESOS,DAMN YOU GUYS PAY THAT MUCH TO HAVE SEX WITH A PROSITUTE? WHO HAS MULTIPLE PARTNERS IN ONE DAY AND NIGHT OR A WEEK,DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN!

Anonymous said...

If any of you are paying 1,500 or 2,000 pesos to go out with a bugarron, then you are being taken for fools unless the bugarron is a spectacular specimen of Dominican manhood! The rates will eventually go up in the near future, but at present even 1,000 is a bit steep and can be negotiated to less. After all, they will play you for all they can get out of you!

Nena said...

Some interesting commentaries and insights about the buggarones etc. When I was a kid, a buggaron was a straight male who had sex with gays on the sneak but again that is what Ricans called them (now that was some time ago)
Is there any hotel re:scabies that should be avoided in Sto Domingo?

As i'm trying to take a few days off in May to take a mini vacation to temptation island.

Anonymous said...

most of you on here are some cheap as ugly americans who want a cheap thrill a cheap fuvk to go with your cheap ass lives. you cannot even afford the boys in new york or d.c so you go to the island and play yourselves. there is nothing worse than an old queen on a barstool... except an old cheap queen on a bar stool.

Anonymous said...

To Anthoney or any blogger. Do you know of any BUGGARONE that is now a fomer BUGGARONE because of hooking up with a gay black American man? I find it hard to beleave that every man in the DR that starts out as a BUGGARONE continues in this lifestyle without meeting someone that they really click with.Maybe I'm wrong as I quite often am,or maybe it's wishfull thinking on my part.

jh/fl said...

Has anyone read the book Men Who Sell Sex, edited by Peter Aggleton and published by Temple University Press out of Philadelphia? Chapter 7 is titled "Three Decades of Male Sex Work in Santo Domingo.The book states that"when having paid homosexual relations, they exhibit emotional deachment from clients, sharing with peers the financial gains, and spending money on girlfriends and female sex workers. When clients are not present, they may jokingly interact as "fags" and compete at being "feminine". A clear power hierarchy is established between them and clients, based most usually on a masculine/feminine distinction."

Anonymous said...

LOL! now that's an angry queen.. "cheap ass ugly americans".. I am not!! LOL

Anonymous said...

Anthony. what's the going rates for buggarones? Low, off season price and Highest height of season price that you have herd of?

Anonymous said...

This to jh/fl:
And what exactly is your point? That men who engage in homosexual acts for pay "exhibit emotional detachment from clients" and later on with their friends make jokes about the gays they have gone out with? That sounds exactly what we gays do when we get together to share our experiences with bugarrones: we joke about the one with the small dick, the one that seemed so masculine but then turned out to be a bottom in bed, the one whose feet smelled when he took off his sneakers, etc... The hierarchy issue is all in their minds and it probably helps them to reinforce their masculinity after having sucked so many dicks!
From Puerto Rico,
Rafael

DrPoeta said...

muchos bugarones
tantos maricones
pero que lástima
poco tiempo

Anonymous said...

This to anonymous asking about going rates for bugarrones:
Last Christmas, I was in the Sports Bar when a bugarron which I had been heavily cruising came up and told me that he usually charged from 1500 to 2000 pesos to go out with someone, but that he would go out with me for 1000. I told him that I would give him 800 and a tip if he was really good in bed or he could risk going home that night without scoring as most of them do. Well, he got the tip in more ways than one... Learn to play the game people!
From Puerto Rico,
Rafael

jh/fl said...

To Ralael from Puerto Rico I have no point. I simply ask had any one read the book. What I wrote came directly from the book. I was only looking for other bloggers opinions about the book. PERIOD

Anonymous said...

thanks rafael!

Anonymous said...

To jh/fl I have read the book. In fact I gave it out as Christmas gifts to several friends that went to Brazil in February. It's a must read for anyone traveling and willing to pay for sex.

Anonymous said...

sex is free in pr so why go to dr?

Monaga said...

Okay, 55 comments.

Whenever I write about buggarones it always gets some people riled up. All I wanted to do is to tell people to be CAREFUL when engaging a buggaron.

To some other questions:
Do I know of someone who is no longer a buggaron? Yes, I know of a couple, as a matter of fact. The last one was on the scene but for a hot minute, when it became clear that he was being taken off the market. He found a suitor from Europe (a Dominican!) who is now taken care of all his financial needs. I know of others who have gone to school, and others who have moved to the States.

The buggarones that you see in the Colonial Zone generally give all buggarones a bad name. First, most are drug addicts and don't take care of themselves.

I have gotten a few emails that I will address here. First, and this is just my humble opinion, most of the buggarones you meet are not STRAIGHT!!!!!!!! I'm not saying they're gay, but for me there is no way you can be "straight" and do what you do so well. Now, there are some who are out there because someone told them it is an easy way to make a buck, and they quickly fade away. Just like the boys talk, the queens do too, and as soon as it is heard that someone doesn't want you to touch, kiss, look at them, etc. He is then shunned as a buggaron fraud and pushed off the scene.

Okay, I have to run. More later.

Anonymous said...

Let me see how to phrase this...if you enjoy gay on gay sex and are still in relatively good shape you should have no trouble connecting in one of the many gay bars/discos in PR. On the other hand, if you enjoy more 'masculine' company such as the bugarrones/trade found in DR, sadly, they are all but extinct here. Drugs have taken their toll and most guys who you find in tourist bars are just looking to make some quick $$ for their next fix. You may find a half-way decent guy to hang out with, but these are few and far between. And believe me, as a long-time visitor to Santo Domingo, that it seems to be going in the same direction!
From Puerto Rico,
Rafael

Nena said...

Before I went to Sto Domingo in aug 2005, I made a stop in Puerto Rico for a week, a day here and there to see family and friends...well the clubs and social life that I enjoyed in my undergrad college days like in Viejo San Juan, the Condado and Santurce no longer existed and the gay night life is practically non existant even the "the under ground after hours" I once enjoyed up to 1996. In fact when I went to Sto D for the second leg of my vacation following my stay in PR, I saw guys from a hole in the wall bar partying in a club in SDQ. I love my culture, and the related cultures of the caribbean...so much has changed and been lost, either to HIV, drugs, lack of tourism and the government crack downs.
Rafael,
We met at the apts that august at your friend's bday party.
I'm looking into going on that Bahia trip to Brazil/Salvador,anything you like to share?
:-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the anonymous tip concerning the DR1 Sankies Forum blog. This blog was aimed at women, but it applies to men and bugarones most aptly. It should be required reading for all gay and straights heading for some R&R and sex in the DR!

Anonymous said...

This to Nena:
Saludos a mi hermana Boricua! I remember you from the time we stayed at Anthony's apartments and hit the bars in SDQ. I hope that you are doing well! Un abrazo cariñoso para tí.
From Puerto Rico,
Rafael

Anonymous said...

You GIRLS need to stop complaining about paying for sex and getting your shit stolen. Why are you going back to DR several times a year? You've got money to waste. Hiring an escort is cheaper. What are you taken that can be stolen? Leave your SHIT at home.

I'm not hatin' but damn! A Peso is a peso honey. These are tricks and they are going to get their money from you or the next hoe. You are responsible for you. The going rate buggaron is 500 to 700 pesos. If you pay more then that something is wrong with you.

Can we all just get along? A mind is a terrible thing to waste. Some of us may not have it physically (that's the purpose of going down there) so therefore we should be WISER.

I've had fun the three times I went and came back with the shit I took! These trips were about ME. I learned you had to firm when I picked up my first trick. Trust me, I've been around and these tricks do what is required of me. Don't be fooled.

Just like a stripper will do anything for dollar, a Buggaron will do anything for a peso. Ever wonder why a stripper will keep coming back to you when your holding a hand full of dollars...

I've got my ticket and will be on the island next Thursday! I'm leaving all the name brand shit in the U.S. and will be smiling as I lock the door after my each piece leaves my hotel with only the pesos that I PAID him.

Nena said...

Para mi hermano Rafael(bori)

Gracias (thank you)! Todo bien, gracias a dios!Just working too much..tu sabes!
I'm glad to read you are doing well en la isla/Puerto Rico tambien..hope to catch up to you one day soon en la isla o sto domingo..regards to your friend tambien.

Are you going to Brazil/Bahia en agosto?
con todo mi carino,
Nena~
and much love to you to ANTHONY..Cousin by Injection, hehe!

eddwarm said...

Anthony, thanks sincerely for the salient advice! And, no, this particular blog should not offend anyone. It should help to reduce the negatives encountered while traveling to beautiful Santo Domingo!

Anonymous said...

today is my first time reading the blog in over 3 wks since my PC was getting serviced. It's a sad day to hear that gay men have to pay to have sex either here in the US or in the DR or where ever else gays may travel. we give ourselves bad names by just outright paying for sex..i went to the dr in the early 80s and i'm now 45 and while the guys back then were still unemployed, poor manyk of us didn't try just to buy sex. I guess things have changed so much in the dr, now i travel to Brazil every February for carnival for 21days, puerto rico,costa rica,and salvador and the guys there are also prositutes
Guys try and have some more pride about who we are, we are not just tricks or desperate men looking for sex, dick n ass or are we?
just because we have the financial means, the looks or no looks doesn't mean we have to lower ourselves to be known as johns. by no means am i well to do but i'm living a comfortable life and working very hard for the $

Anonymous said...

It may be true that it is a 'sad day' when we have to pay for sex, but this does not only apply to gay men, so let's clear up this first issue. Second, I too have traveled and the truth is you can only see so many cathedrals, museums, landmarks, etc. before they all begin to look the same. At night, you get the urge to go to a bar and maybe hook up with a local guy just to try a different flavor from the ones back home. Well, you may spend hours cruising the bar and come up empty handed and remember: time is of the essence when you are on a vacation. So, you choose to engage the services of a local 'escort' and cut to the chase. Tricks are a commodity. It's like going to a restaurant. You can choose the meat loaf or the steak and you pay accordingly. If you feel that you are 'lowering yourself' by paying for sex, so be it. Fine. Don't do it. But do not measure the rest of us by your standards. Have a nice day!

Anonymous said...

Damn! Well said. No matter where you travel, even here state side. If you have dated, or meet on line you will pay one way, or another. Not everyone requires monetary payment, but you will pay, or you won't play.

Anonymous said...

To the above poster hatin on payin for sex:

1. if u don't want to pay for sex, don't.

2.pride about what? Sex is sex. a ho is a ho. money is money. money buys hos. more money, more hos.

3.brothas want to spend money on hos, cool! we ain't always gotta be the moral compass for the world.

Anonymous said...

She works hard for her money...but once you get to be a certtain age its "No money, no honey"... And dats the truth...

Anonymous said...

This has been a really good discussion. With some really good points being made (and a few stupid ones, too!). I believe there is always room for understanding the situation of the buggarones. That does not mean that you should leave your 'brain' at the immigration desk. It just means, that those of us who were blessed to be born and raised in a non third world country should take the time to understand the situation you are placing yourself. So whether you go to the DR to take in the great weather and scenery or engage in 'hopefully' safe/safer sex activities (both of which I do as often as I am able!). Take a moment to read about the country, people and situation you are placing yourself and understand the 'shoes' that your partner is “walking”. Take a moment to read a couple of articles that talk about the situation you will be placing yourself and those of your ‘special friend”. Enjoy and remember “knowledge is power”

DC2SDQ

1)http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/SIGNS/journal/issues/v29n4/290400/290400.web.pdf
2)http://www.synergyaids.com/documents/2453_Synergy_DR_Mid-term_Eval.pdf
3)http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0012/001213/121324eo.pdf

PS: In response to the question if there are buggarones who 'change there ways' and go 'straight'! Yes, there are a few that actually do use the money to go to school, get better jobs, start a new business and get visa out of the country. Now whether they end up with their Tourist/Benefactor and live happily ever after...very rare, if not unlikely...I've only met one...but I think the jury is still out...

Anonymous said...

well well what do we have here judge and jury it looks like,how interesting. all I can say is when you visit any country on holiday always use good judgement with all your prize jewels that you should have left at home, bring nonthing that you do not mine parting with and you shall be in good shape. I have traveled many times over the last four years and have been very fortunate , the so call , BURGGARONES , so many have mentioned have been most respectful to me and my friend who does traveled with me, but again we give them no reason , not to respect who we are and who they are, if you give them an inch they shall take a foot or more, so leave out nonthing that could easily be stolen or easily removed from your room , lock up everything NO matter where you are. I would suggest always travel with a partner or friend at night in groups of at least two or more, that is one of the best security protections you can have , Treat everyone you meet , including the burrarones, that may save your life someday and they shall watch out for you to some extent once u get to know them.Santo Domingo is a beautiful country to visit and enjoy but always remember give the people the up most respect and keep all your sexual desired behind close doors, just try and blend in, do not play queen for the day or that role while on vacation, do nonthing you would not do at home in public. I can honestly say we have never seen any American show out or do any queen outburst while we were there, thank you Jesus, So I suggest all you who love to visit Santo Domingo , do just that , enjoy , have fun , be careful, use good judgement and make the best of your time and hard earn cash, we are not there to judge anyone nor to be judges , so with that go has often has you like, love the people and they will love you in return, but be wise and on good alert at all times, like you normally would here in the U.S.A.

Reggie said...

Above post well said. I agree with you 100%.

Anonymous said...

usa folks think they got something on the buggis. they make you pay them for sex and treat you like dirt. now delete this.

Anonymous said...

why delete it? the stupidity of the statement speaks for itself. let it stand. grow up.

Anonymous said...

the truth hurts when you tricks call something stupid. you think any dominican man really gives a shit about you. get real deal with it, female pros don't get respect from tricks and the buggis don't give you gay guys respect without the peso. expatriot,tourist,butch or fem,cute or ugly no money no fuckie fuckie suckie suckie.they will drop you like a hot potato.come there broke with no dick money and see what you get for your youth stupidity is traveling to a third world country to buy sex from local men
west coast truth teller

Anonymous said...

The last comment sounds a lot like Leon.Who's money is it anyway.

Anonymous said...

So true.. can't even hide himself... does more damage to his name than any story i've heard about him. Is he an alcoholic?

Anonymous said...

I agree with the last two posters. That was sad, sad Leon's style of writeing. I think that the bitch is on the verg of complete snd total LUNACY.

Anonymous said...

sorry about the spelling error(snd) should be and. I try hard to recognize my mistakes and correct them as soon as possible unlike the unnamed dizzy bar owner.