After his performance, I meet Ryan in his tiny dressing room, just above the shower. It's like taking a shower at home, but in a more sexy way and using lots of soap," he laughs. He raises a leg to hide his junk, teasing the crowd. He stopped briefly when he got back with his ex, but carried on again after the second break up. The dancer poses before leaning against the back wall. Sign up for our newsletter to get the best of VICE delivered to your inbox daily.
Mariyah. Age: 31.
He almost got burned once when a customer at the bar found out who he was and called his fire station to report him.
Amanda. Age: 28.
A Night with the 'Shower Boys' of Paris
After his performance, I meet Ryan in his tiny dressing room, just above the shower. Just like Ryan, Andrea also works a second job, in e-commerce. Ryan's fellow fire fighters don't know about his side hustle. He sometimes goes home with customers, and explains that he does this work essentially to be validated in the eyes of others.