While the phenomenon isn’t restricted to urban areas and you can come across a ladyboy in virtually any small village in the countryside, tourist places like Pattaya or Bangkok – worldwide (in)famous for their raunchy nightlife – certainly attract an unusually large number of Thailand’s unique “women of the second category”.
While some guys swear they’ve had the hottest sex ever in Pattaya with a ladyboy, others might have been robbed by a gang of as the local she-males and transvestites are called in Thai) are a common feature of everyday life in Thailand.
Thanks to the tolerant nature of Buddhist culture, ladyboys – just like gays – are far more visible and accepted in Thai society than transvestites or transsexuals in Western countries.
Thailand has gained a reputation for medical tourism and cheap cosmetic surgery and gender reassignment.
For Thai standards, however, a complete sex change is still extremely expensive and reportedly costs anything between 45,000 and 320,000 Baht.
Tall and leggy as supermodels and with perfectly-shaped silicone boobs, they’re often more beautiful than the “real thing”.
Ladyboys love plastic surgery, so many don’t just have unusually big silicone breasts but have also undergone other cosmetic surgery procedures like nose or bum jobs to make their faces and physique appear more feminine.A selected few Pattaya ladyboys may also job as ladyboy escorts while others like to hook up with foreign guys for casual hot encounters on niche dating sites like My Ladyboy Date.In other words, you could bump into a ladyboy at the next best 7-eleven store, as well as as in any bar or nightclub around town.Born as true men, some say, know best how to satisfy a man, using and giving access to all orifices of the body.Because of their sexual condition, many ladyboys are also said to be ready for sexual experiments that a “standard” Thai bar girl may dislike and object to, for example, anal play and other “less ordinary” sex practices.“Chicks with dicks” are probably the least shy ladyboys species; proud of their perfectly-shaped silicone breasts, they’re usually happy to let you fondle their boobies, or even show you their newly acquired assets, before making your choice.