When I was growing up in Rock Island, I never saw anyone of East Asian ancestry, ever, not even a face in the crowd. So the exotic became erotic, and I've been especially attracted to Asian men ever since.
Here are some of my top Asian dates, hookups, and sausage sightings. Asian will mean men who can trace their ancestry to China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, or the Philippines.
Chi Ehr, my first Asian boyfriend. I only saw him for a moment, but his dazzling, seductive smile was an iconic part of my childhood. I ran into him years later.
Peter, a science nerd from Washington Junior High. We competed over my boyfriend Dan at a sleepover.
The Korean Muscle Bear who moved in next door. My bedroom window looked down into his kitchen, where I could see him walking around in his underwear.
Sunan, a bisexual Thai boy who Viju and I picked up at Bullwinkle's. The next day he picked up his girlfriend, and all four of us went out to breakfast without letting on that we had spent the night together.
Dan, a Korean twink who answered my personal ad in the Montrose Voice. Worked in a grocery store, chain-smoked.
Huan. I arrived in West Hollywood with the Gayellow Pages in my hands, and within two days I was at Mugi, a gay Asian bar. I had never seen so many cute Asian guys in my life, and they were all available! I ended up accepting a date with the first guy who cruised me, Huan, who had been in the U.S. only a few months and didn't speak English well.
Jin. Alan moved to Japan in the summer of 1986 to start a gay Pentecostal church, and I visited him for the summer. We shared a tiny apartment, about 216 square feet (the size of a bedroom in America), so when one of us had a guy over, the other had no choice but to watch or join in. The most memorable of our hookups was Jin, who kept going back and forth between our futons all night.
Minoru. Another of Alan's hookups who played futon-switching. 19 year old student majoring in German literature.
Tranh. A gym rat in West Hollywood who I worked on for weeks before a celebrity tried to steal him away. Alan got him back by asking for the date for himself, with me taging along. We all ended up friends. .
Chehay. The slim, soft survivor of the Pol Pot atrocities, whose Cambodian drag queen Aunti Bopha cornered me at Mugi in an attempt to marry him off.
Tyler. A third-generation Chinese-American twink who was the current boyfriend of my housemate Derek's ex. If that sounds complicated, the story of trying to get with him is even more.
Ramon. We met him in Barcelona. He didn't speak Chinese, but he was fluent in Catalan and a promoter of Catalonian independence. We had quite a heady conversation for a hookup.
Prasert. During my summer in Paris, I hooked up with the chef at the Suam Thai restaurant.
The Man in Black who accosted me on Christopher Street in a weird paranormal experience.
Shen. An undergrad history major from China. We just went on one date, and spent the whole evening awkwardly kissing and cuddling in bed.
Peter. An undergraduate sociology major, Filipino. My professor introduced us in the spring of 2001. Another series of dates spent mostly in the bedroom.
Tony. I tried to hook up with Bobby Chan, the Chinese food delivery guy, but got his friend instead, a grad student in political science at Ohio State University.
Chao. The guy Tony dated immediately after our hookup. We "shared," my first and only time with two Asian guys at once.
Chad A waiter at the Neptune, the Satyr's housemate and "boy toy." We dated from October through February.
Mike. A twink who came to our bear party, but said he was nervous and asked if we could go off somewhere alone. He gradually increased the number of guys in the room until it was full.
Akamu.. I was staying with friends for the weekend, and their housemate brought him home. Laotian. He came into my room in the middle of the night.
Nguyen A muscular gym rat from Minnesota. I actually hooked up with his cousin at an art gallery.
Phil, a middle-aged bisexual who comes to the M4M Parties.
See also: My Top Black Boyfriends and Hookups.; 16 West Hollywood Hunks That I've Been Keeping Secret.