Clients of male prostitutes in Lebanon reportedly pay about $200 on average for a Lebanese escort. Due to the conflict in neighboring Syria, there has been an increase of Syrian men working as prostitutes in Beirut. The reported price for a Syrian male escort is $50 on average.
Most of the male escorts in Beirut cater to gay men. In a report by Al Jazeera, gay social networks such as Grindr has helped escorts and customers find each other. 40 percent of the Lebanese male escorts identify themselves as heterosexual. The rate for Syrian male escorts is 68 percent.
Thousands of men are estimated to be working as male escorts in Beirut.
Source: Paul Du Verdie, “Male prostitution on the rise in Lebanon,” Al Jazeera, February 14, 2014.