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geraldmickelwhite

What Is A Ladyboy?

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Good God!

After my first trip to Thailand, I am in a state of horrific confusion.

Prior to my visit, I was aware of transvestites, transsexuals, or whatever they are, in the USA and in other Western countries.

Mostly men who turned themselves into ugly women of sorts.

However, while in Thailand, I saw quite another story entirely:

Beautiful MEN living as women!

I have been doing a lot of internet "research" and outside of brainiac sites like http://www.transacademics.com or outright porno sites like http://www.ladyboyblue.com

I see very little out there regarding the ORIGINS of this whole Thai ladyboy phenomena.

Fellow board members:

When did this Thai ladyboy gig start?

Is it milleniums-old or something current and fashionista?

Are these people gay?

Good grief, am I gay????

I have NOT touched any of these people.

I do not intend to do so.

However, they are so good-looking they terrify me.

Perhaps no more trips to Thailand for ME???

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Hmmm well each to their own for their likes/dislikes.

Tolerant carefree Thai attitudes are largely responsible which is a lesson that should be learned everywhere. :o

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but there is no difference between a man's and a woman's mouth..........32 teeth and a tongue

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sure you've got to be tollerant here at going home time, most guys have met a boy named Sue and you won't hear about it on this web site

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When did this Thai ladyboy gig start?

long time ago , follow adam 'n eva ..adiva was born

Is it milleniums-old or something current and fashionista?

not fashion ,i reckon

Are these people gay?

no

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this gig didn't start that long ago, but the participants have come along in leaps and bounds.........you can't tell me you've never seen a beautiful one ?????????????

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We've discussed this a lot in the Gay forum; you might want to take a peek. I mean, if your original post is sincere.

There is a caricature, a stereotype, of gay man in Thailand, usually called "katoey," with various spellings. They wear makeup, maybe even go transvestite and dress as a woman, they try to speak in choirboy counter-tenor, they make exaggerated body gestures, and they're what some Westerners call overly 'camp.'

Then there are lots of gay Thai men, like my boyfriend, who acts like a man unless he's behind closed doors. You also wouldn't be able to tell that I'm gay unless you brought the subject up.

However, if they have the big operations (not just wear a padded bra), then they're no longer consider men or katoeys and are just female women girls with female genitalia. Not gay any more; just female.

I just got one of the definitive books on the subject, about gay Thais, and it's several hundred pages long.

Huge subject. Thai gender orientation is more a matter of what's inside the brain, than what's inside the underpants.

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I read onnce that there was research to prove a massive amount of men wanting to be women in Thailand. Some professor or other put it down to genes. It is acceptable here so that's obviously something to do with it but I think there are more 'ladyboys' here than any other country I have seen. Even in my son's school at age 10, there are emerging ladyboys - also accepted!

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Transgender, Katoey, Khatoey, transsexual...it's a complicated item and not so easy to explain, let alone to understand.

Source: Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_trans...-related_topics

""List of transgender-related topics

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jump to: navigation, search

Transgender is a very complex topic, where definitions are often still up in the air. Usually, the only way to find out how exactly people identify themselves is to ask them, and sometimes, transgender people either cannot or will not define themselves any more specifically than transgender, queer, or genderqueer.

Books and articles written about transgender people or culture are often outdated by the time they are published, if not already outdated at the time of composition, due to inappropriate and/or outdated questions or premises. Not only psychology and medicine, but also social sciences deal with transgender people, and each starts from a very different point of view, offers very different perspectives, and uses a different nomenclature. The difference is mirrored by the attitude of transgendered people towards transgender issues, as can be seen in the articles listed below.""

LaoPo

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The phenomenon of transexuality in Asia isn't confined to Thailand. Before Uncle Lee popped up there was quite a large group of TS in Singapore with Bugis Street as their playground. Also to be found in Penang and Fort Butterworth. As far as the OP is concerned - joined today - first post - stereotypically controversial subject. Couldn't be a troll? Surely not! :o

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A ladyboy is just what the name implies. And if you are aking us if you are gay well you might be. :o

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As far as the OP is concerned - joined today - first post - stereotypically controversial subject. Couldn't be a troll? Surely not! :o
Don't know about the OP, but as for 'ivorbishop'; joins last August, lurks of 7 months and then posts crap designed to wind people up. Familiar behaviour from a well known serial troll.

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As far as the OP is concerned - joined today - first post - stereotypically controversial subject. Couldn't be a troll? Surely not! :D
Don't know about the OP, but as for 'ivorbishop'; joins last August, lurks of 7 months and then posts crap designed to wind people up. Familiar behaviour from a well known serial troll.

Uh yeah did see that - his history of posts do seem a bit of a lark. :o

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