Chris from Aruba
31-year-old Chris — AKA ‘The Caribbean King’ as he is known on Twitter — was born on Margarita Island in Venezuela, but about six years ago he traded that island for another just two hours northwest: Aruba, one of the Dutch Antilles. When he’s not hard at work as an ad man, he’s hanging out at the beach, snapping photos of his tan lines and teasing his Instagram followers. Chris has a thick South American accent, which is so sexy that I had to conduct the whole interview with my legs crossed.
Zac: Do people assume you’re always at the beach because of your Instagram photos?
Chris: Well, you don’t want to see me wearing a suit and tie… People think I must work for the department of tourism. A few guys have travelled from Europe or America to Aruba because they found out about it through my Instagram.
Didn’t some of your pictures on Instagram get taken down?
When I started, I would put topless pictures of myself, maybe in my underwear, but sometimes I feel the need to put some pictures of myself out there that will attract some more followers. If you’re the kind of guy who likes attention, you know… I’ve been asked twice — very nicely — to take them down. I did because I don’t want to get my account closed.
Were they explicit images?
You couldn’t really tell… I like to tease a little bit. Because I know the rules, I don’t go naked. You see a lot of guys doing that, and you think, ‘Yeah, I want to do that too!’ Then when you decide to, they flag your account. I see guys posting even worse pictures, and they’re getting more followers…
So you feel the need to keep up with them.
Exactly! Instagram is like my connection with the rest of the world. My boyfriend complains when I get a lot of replies, but I’m just popular. In a year, there will probably be another social network to use.
Have you ever hooked up with guys through Instagram?
Not yet. You can become an Instagram personality because they like the way you think, or the way you dress. I’ve been doing that for the past three or four years. I even went to Mexico because I had a lot of people from Twitter following me there. Some of them are from Spain or London or Miami or Venezuela, and they want to come here and meet me — flights from New York City or wherever are so cheap to Aruba. But I have a boyfriend, so I can’t really invite people over…
Do you have an open relationship?
No. Everyone here in Aruba knows we are a couple because we’ve been together for five years. He’s not very tall and I am, so they know us as ‘the short one and the tall one’. If you’re in a relationship and you want to make it work, then you must keep your private and your social media lives separate. When we started dating, I said, ‘Facebook is going to be a problem, so if you don’t mind, let’s not be friends on Facebook so there won’t be a problem’. It’s the same thing with Twitter or Instagram. We keep that separate… It works.
Is your boyfriend hairy like you?
He only has hair on his legs — you can’t choose who you fall in love with. He has a great head of hair…
Do you ‘manscape’ at all?
I trim a little bit. You have to shave your balls, that’s something you have to do. I never trim completely because I have hair all over my body. I like men with hair on their bodies. I don’t like men who shave or wax…
What’s gay life like on Aruba?
There’s one club that’s been here for twenty years. They open a new one every few years, but then it closes because everyone prefers to go to the old one. Lately, all the clubs are open and gay-friendly. You’re not making out with guys on the dance floor, but they know you’re gay and it doesn’t matter. Aruba is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands so being gay is not a problem. There is a gay beach where you can sun-bake naked.
Tell me about this beach.
It’s far from the tourist area. Usually gay guys go there, so they call it ‘the gay beach’. It’s like a cruising spot during the day, and there are these rocks on the coast and — well, you know how it is… In every country, it’s the same.
Aren’t there flamingos on the beach in Aruba?
They are not native to Aruba. The beach where they are, it’s like a resort… You have to stay at the hotel, and you have to pay a fee to be there. It’s really, really beautiful. But it’s expensive.
The resort imports flamingos?
Well, flamingos are around, but they were brought to the island by this resort. There are plenty of flamingos on the coast of Venezuela. It’s not like it’s a big change in environment for them.
Are you learning Dutch?
Yes, but you don’t really need to know it on Aruba. It is one of the official languages, but so is Papiamento… The pronunciation and the way you write words in Dutch is really hard. If you’re talking bad about me in Dutch, I can understand and say, ‘Fuck off!’ But moving to The Netherlands — I don’t think I could live around that many people and all those worries, like how expensive things are…
What’s the best sex you’ve ever had?
A long time ago, I was with a Venezuelan guy and he knows he was the best, because I keep telling him… It wasn’t a one-night stand. We knew each other. It was just one time, but it was so amazing that I told him I needed it again, then he came back and the second time it was equally good. That was about five years ago. He moved to Panama…
What was so good about it?
The guy knew how to move and what to touch and how to do it. He liked everything about me. If I close my eyes, I can feel that moment.
Was he older or younger?
He was one or two years older than me.
How big is your cock?
It’s about eight inches.
Are you cut or uncut?
Is your cock as tanned as you?
No, it’s not! Tan lines are so sexy. They are really, really sexy. When you see a guy wearing a Speedo and you know he’s going to have those tan lines, it’s like, ‘Aaah…’ But you have to take care of your penis. If you sun-bake without protection there’s gonna be hell to pay — on both sides. Once, I was sun-baking and my butt was in the sun… Trust me, you shouldn’t sun-bake without any sunscreen. You’re going to fuck your vacation up if you get sunburned in that area.
How many pairs of Speedos do you own?
I only own two pairs — black ones — but I have many, many swim trunks. If I’m going to jump into the water, I wear trunks. I only wear the Speedos when I sun-bake.
Or when you’re Instagramming…