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.
While most expats and “old hands” have probably developed an ability to recognize ladyboys even from the distance, Pattaya “newbies” are often at risk of making surprising and possibly undesired (? In fact, there seems to be no shortage of guys who think they’ve picked up the most gorgeous Thai girl and take “her” back to their room for some hanky-panky – just to have an awkward oops moment between the sheets when they find out that their oh-so-sexy “chick” actually comes with a dick.
So if you’re a first-time visitor to Pattaya, blinded by the omnipresent sight of female (or not so female) beauty around town, here are a few basic guidelines on how to spot a ladyboy and tell a from a “regular” Pattaya bar girl.
Tip: If you want to check whether a ladyboy’s boobs are “real” or the bra has just been stuffed with textiles, don’t be shy and ask if you can touch them.
“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.
Most ladyboys will be honest and also let you know whether they still have a penis or not.
Otherwise, be aware that a penis can be hidden away quite easily, so that “chicks with dicks” can wear sexy tight dresses and jeans without revealing their sexual identity.
To start with: There are three types of ladyboys which represent three different stages of sex change: transvestites (men dressed up as women); she-males (“chicks with dicks” but silicone breasts); and so-called post-OP ladyboys who have undergone full gender reassignment and have a man-made vagina instead of a penis.
Thailand has gained a reputation for medical tourism and cheap cosmetic surgery and gender reassignment.
men dressed and made-up as women) undergoing a simple hormone replacement therapy, or “transsexuals” who have had breasts created by plastic surgery.