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Smoking hot: The Berlin Cigar Men

We stopped by the monthly black leather event at the iconic Pussycat bar in Schöneberg to see how guests dressed for a gay evening of smoking cigars. 

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Olaf, 50, Berlin

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Host and organiser of Black Weekend Berlin, a monthly series of black leather events, including Berlin Cigar Men.

Jonathan, 44, Isle of White

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“I’m currently visiting [Berlin] with Robert, we’re partners in crime – not partners though! We come to about 70% of these events.”

Ralf, 61, Berlin

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“I come here because of all the handsome men of course!”

Robert, 63, London

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“There’s a bit of a scene in London, but nothing compares to Berlin.”

FJ, 53, the Netherlands

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“I was a non-smoker, and now I smoke cigars – this is all Olaf’s fault! But it’s giving me so much sex.”

Tim, 41, Derbyshire

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“This is my first Berlin Cigar Men, but I know many people here from other events in the community. I’ve made lots of UK friends here in Berlin.”

Gerhard, 45, Salzburg

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“Salzburg is really small, I think you definitely have to come to Berlin for this kind of thing.”

Marcus, 40, Beeskow

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Allan, 56, Glasgow (right) Thom, 67, Glasgow (left)

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“Allan and I have been together for 33 years, and we’ve been coming to Berlin for 25.”

Steve, 35, Ireland

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Uwe, 59, Berlin, (occasional host)

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“The men here all have such interesting backgrounds. And of course we’re all a bit older, so it’s nice to have that community.”

Oliver, 51, Berlin

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“I don’t smoke at all actually, but cigars have something very relaxing. It’s really enjoyable.”