Ladyboy or Katoey is a transexual or transgender in Thailand. He may or may not have undergone a transexual surgery to transform himself into a woman. It’s not easy to spot one right away as they almost look like a woman. They crossdress, act and appear like a real woman.
Thailand has openly accepted ladyboys in their culture as a third gender. Some places and establishments have put up a third gender toilets to separate them from male and female.
There are basic ways, however, to identify a ladyboy and to ensure that you are not dating one of them. Scan her visually from top to bottom. Memorize them and you will be safe, hopefully.
Here is a quick guide to spot any one of them:
- Height. Average Thai woman are not very tall. So if you see a lady who is taller than 5’5”, then she is more likely a he, once.
- Face. Look at the face intently. Men has an angular shape: wider jaws and squarer chins.
- Adam’s apple: Well, you know very well that guys have a very obvious Adam’s apple. Still be careful, this can’t be a guarantee yet. There are operations that can reduce an Adams apple.
- Voice. Men have a lower voice than women. So when ladyboys speak like a woman, they either have a croaky voice or a high pitch voice that is abnormally higher than a woman.
- Body built. Men has broader shoulders, and narrower hips compared to women.
- Chest. Guess what? Ladyboys are mostly bustier than a real average woman. They go for the biggest size they can afford when getting breast implants.
- Bra-less. Normal women in Thailand always wear a bra. Ladyboys? They usually don’t wear a bra. They love to flaunt it.
- Foot size. Like the height, Thai girls foot are proportionate to their body built. If she is small, so does her foot size. If she has a large foot, again she’s a he, once.
So, these are the most common identifications to detect a ladyboy in Thailand whether you are looking for them to date one or avoiding them so you won’t be having regrets later on. So be careful, be very careful.