Thoughtful, expressive, verbal (4 languages), introspective, narcissistic and gay.
All of which fuel an adventurous spirit of discovery and wonder and also ennui with the world around him.
In his later teens he experienced the complexities of love and hurt as he dated some unreliable and deceptive boyfriends, most of whom were foreigners.
Seeking a reliable stable relationship with a foreigner is always a risky affair for any native LGBT Tunisian since the expat is very likely to leave after a period of time; most are on professional assignments to Tunisia (from Europe) and must return when they are reassigned or become homesick or lose their job.
(French, along with Arabic, is the major language here; sophisticated Tunisians prefer to speak French.) Ari talks about himself expressively and pensively; restless and eager to tell his story of life from an early age (before 10) when he had his first carnal experience at the hands of a cousin, which Ari at first resisted then quickly liked after a few times. If I wasn’t gay I think I would not have felt the pleasure of it.” This went on until he was ten or eleven. I didn’t stay with him.” The doctor then thought Ari was depressed and gave him Prozac but it made him feel sleepy and buzzed. By the time he was twelve, in 2004, he was fully aware of what homosexuality is.Once you are a member you can use our site features like forums, chat rooms, blogs and articles to find out about the best dogging spots and clubs that’s perfect for swinging couples to hang out.If you live in one city but regularly travel to another country for work and to your favourite holiday destination for pleasure, then you can arrange hook-ups with the local contacts listed in our directory.Ari feels ‘stuck’ in his own culture, for the time being.He has long range plans to emigrate to Europe–Italy or Belgium–where there are open gay communities.When he finally told his mother she sent him to a psychiatrist who said he could cure him but only if he really wanted to change. The wide world of LGBT life is available to anyone with a computer.A friend of his whom he had known since the age of 10, when the friend was 12, had seduced Ari into the more intimate world of sexuality with kissing, licking and eventually intercourse, which Ari says he liked from the very start.“I want to study there and find a good job and a boyfriend without it being a secret,” he said with a mix of frustration and hope.He is from a well to-do family who know he is gay and are accepting of him although it’s mostly dealt with by silence: don’t-ask-don’t-tell. All his friends know he is gay and he has no difficulty finding dates when he’s not putting long hours in at school.One said the ousted president Ben Ali was privately tolerant of LGBT people as long as they didn’t get involved in politics.“Make sex, not politics,” he was alleged to have commented before his downfall.