The Land of Smiles is also justly famous for its Sexy Thai Lady-Boys, I was recently asked why there are so many Lady-Boys in Thailand, my response being that in truth nobody really knows. Someone told me that in the Male population one in four is a Lady-Boy, I believe this to be an exaggeration but the numbers are astounding!!
Western Men looking for a hot Thai Lady-Boy head straight for Thailand, where they receive a warm welcome from the Legions of Katoye (The Thai name for a Lady-Boy). Lao also has a huge number of Lad-Boys given its small population,the figure of one in four Males being a Katoye sounds more realistic here!!
Those of you who have read some of the other posts on the Blog will be aware that my Beautiful Thai Girlfriend’s sixteen Year Old Son is every inch a Thai Lady boy!! While Titan is just extremely Gay/Camp most of the time on High Days and Holidays he sports his latest Frock and matching accessories!! His poor Mother even has to pay for Hormone pills as he is desperate to grow Breasts!!
Lady boys are not discriminated against here, and if they are it is done so subtlety as to be impossible to spot, in fact Thai Lady-Boys are regarded as being a lot smarter than the average Thai and very often are assigned the more demanding positions in a Business.There is even a Boutique Airline which employs Katoye as Air Hostesses. Titan, the Bain of my Life, told me a few Months back that he wanted to be an Air Hostess, I did not bother to point out to the Pouting Prima Donna that being an Air Hostess involves a lot of damned hard work and that this alone would preclude him as he is the Laziest little Git ever to draw breath!!
I am reminded of a story told to me by a Guy called George and his Friends soon after I arrived in Thailand. George and his Pals went to Lao for an adventure.The Trio spent a pleasant evening in a Bar which was frequented by Whores, Gay’s and Lady-Boys. George returning to his Hotel Room with a Sexy Little Lao Lady he had been chatting to was absolutely dumbfounded to hear those dread, or stimulating (Dependent on Ones Point of View and Sexual inclination !!) Words ” I Lady-Boy!!” George belonged to the former persuasion and was rather miffed to have been so easily tricked!!
Of Course-the Lady-Boy refused to give George his Money back!! One of the first Lessons One learns in Thailand or indeed anywhere in S.E.Asia is NO REFUNDS This applies all the way from Bangkok’s leading Department Store to a Wee Lao Lady boy!! George in a fit of Pique refused to give the Lady-Boy Her dress back and turned her out of the room in her underwear!!
One can imagine the ribbing George had to endure at the hands of his Mates next Morning, Billy a Scouser who had been the recipient of a rather wicked trick instigated by George which also concerned a Lady-Boy was beside himself with Glee. And of course the question which George was asked repeatedly being ” And did the Dress Fit You?!!!”
I know you are dying for me to tell you the Lady-Boy Tale concerning Billy so I shall! George and Co. used to start off their Evening’s carousing with a few Beers taken outside a small shop. Most Shops have a Stone table and chairs outside and if you bought your Beer or whatever in the shop you are welcome to sit and drink it outside, this is great idea as of course one is drinking at Shop not Bar Prices!!
Just as the Three Amigos were about to hit the Girly Bars a Lady-Boy with whom pleasant Banter had previously been exchanged happened by. George engaged the Thai Lady-Boy in conversation telling the others that he would catch up directly. At the end of another hilarious Evening Billy was making his way home past the Shop where the Night had started and who should be waiting for him but the Lady-Boy!!
It transpired that George had told the Katoye that Billy really fancied Her describing her as a beautiful Thai Lady-Boy but was too embarrassed to talk to her with the others watching. George had told her at about what time Billy would be passing the Shop!! Of course when Billy informed the Katoye that it had all been a trick at his expense by George there were tears, whether real or Crocodile it is hard to say the upshot being that Billy who is a very kind Man gave the Katoye a couple of Hundred Baht for her trouble. Having read this one can perhaps understand Billy’s unbounded Joy in Lao to see George Hoist with his own Petard!!