Thailand – Bangkok, Thailand – (Adult Content) All you need to know about Thai Ladyboys!…

May 30, 2012 2 Comments by

Thailand – Bangkok, Thailand – (Adult Content) All you need to know about Thai Ladyboys!…

- The Guru

This story is all about Thailand, often known as the Land of Smiles.  Thailand appears at first glance the most accessible of Asian countries which is why so many westerners choose to holiday here and often make their home there.  However, the culture and mentality can be very different so I will guide you through my top 10 tips for situations you may encounter…

In no particular order, here are the top ten things you HAVE to know about ladyboys (‘katoeys’ in Thai) and how to spot them.  Although each katoey is different because they are only human after all, there are some easy ways to tell the difference but first some background.

Katoeys are the third sex in Thailand and Thai culture is remarkably tolerant of them.  They are men who have elected to dress and women and then often have extensive surgery to become more like women.  They are therefore in technical terms transvestites or transsexuals.

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In Bangkok it is hard to miss them, especially at night.  The “third sex” is often active in the nightlife scene. Many foreigners either seem to have problems distinguishing them from a real woman or they prefer to have a ladyboy as many seem settled into a social situation and accept them as a date.  It is too hard in most cases to distinguish between a ladyboy and a woman in Bangkok unless you watch the real professional end of the scale in the “Miss Tiffany Universe” show held in Thailand which is the main “Ladyboy” event in the world. The “shemales” on show here can be absolutely stunning and even when they talk, their voices are almost identical to that of a real woman.

Nevertheless, these are the ways to tell the difference:

Too Beautiful – If she is tall and beautiful and not working as a model  then the chances are high she is not a she.  Ladyboys go to great lengths to look beautiful  even to the point of surgery – eyes, lips, breasts, and even the cut and tuck, though most are cross dressers without the final surgery.  There are some operations on total on the menu for them to achieve perfection.

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Slightly Masculine – Thai girls are extremely feminine.  If you meet one who has an athletic, hard body or has a slightly hard face then this too is an indicator.  Just to confuse things Khmer girls (Cambodian) are more muscular than Thai girls but you can tell them apart as they are generally shorter and dark skinned.

Excessive Makeup – Thai girls don’t usually wear a lot of makeup as they have natural beauty.  If she has foundation caked on, and has her makeup done very well then it is likely she is a ladyboy and she is covering bad skin underneath as a result of hormone treatment.

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Too Tall – Thai girls are short, averaging about 150 cm or less.  If she is getting up to around 6′ then she is a model or if she is talking to a tourist (you) then it is much more likely that you are being chatted up by a ladyboy!

Facial hair
– Thai girls are generally quite hairless and so it is not a foolproof may to detect but a lot of facial and even body hair is an alarm bell.

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Adams apple – Girls don’t have one but many katoeys have theirs removed as part of the operation schedule.

Big Hands or Feet – Thai girls are renowned for having tiny cute hands and feet so if your date is sporting size 10 high heels you are going to have to question whether you want to check what else is too big.

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Her Friends – Ladyboys tend to stick together and not all of them are stunners so if you see a hot girl sitting with some obvious transvestites then your hot girl will be one too 99% of the time.  They tend to stick together and definitely hunt in packs.

Darkness – Thai girls are generally shy except if they are bargirls and have you alone when they lose all inhibitions instantly.  A katoey who wants to keep it a secret will insist on darkness and no nudity so you should see a sign here.

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Just Ask! – if still in doubt, just ask – ‘Are you a ladyboy?’ as they are generally very proud of the fact they are transformed!

Thailand is a unique country for its number of katoey only approached by Brazil but the way they are part of everyday life here is amazing.  Enjoy watching them and talking to them but be a little careful around them as some (not all) tend to steal and get angry if they do not get their way.  They will feel you are leading them on if you talk a lot but want to no further involvement.

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2 Responses to “Thailand – Bangkok, Thailand – (Adult Content) All you need to know about Thai Ladyboys!…”

  1. Abel Jonas says:

    Fantastic!

    I must confess to always liking that third sex after as a kid hearing “walk on the wild side” by Lou Reed…. I have been to LOS three times and you are spot on, Guru. However, I would also add that fake breasts is a bit if a warning sign!

    Keep up the good work. By the way, any articles on girls in LOS?

    Abel

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    • The Guru says:

      You are right, Abel, about the fake breasts!

      Keep reading – there are loads more articles on LOS (Land of Smiles – Thailand)…

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