Yes, even Koh Samui has ladyboys (or katoeys); that so-called ‘third sex’ where effeminate men dress up as women. They are also on the game and charge just as the girls do. Most touristy areas have them; namely Chaweng and Lamai, where many work in bars or mingle in nearby streets.
Some Thai ladyboys in Samui also work in standard positions, such as hotel receptionists and restaurant servers, and might not necessarily be on the game. As a whole, they are generally easy to talk to and pick up; often easier even (and sometimes prettier) than the girls. They are also typically more forward and enjoy hard sex.
Many Thai ladyboys Koh Samui pass off as women very well. They will be dolled up (makeup, miniskirt or hot pants) and at first glance would fool any newbie to Thailand. Certainly after a few beers it is harder to tell, but, in any case, many guys know full well what they are, ultimately looking for a bit of Gerald-Fitzpatrick-Fitzgerald kinky sex.
If you really want to tell Thai ladyboys Samui apart, it’s not hard in most cases. The hips will be narrower, hands and feet bigger, arms better built and the all-telling adams apple.
Though the latter can be surgically diminished and breasts enhanced, the voice will usually be forced and sounds nothing like a woman’s.
If they pass all these tests, many will fail on their overly feminine gait; how they carry themselves and act, which is often forced and obvious.
Of course, for those that really want a ladyboy in Samui, these are pointers to look out for if you’re not very observant.
Where to meet Samui ladyboys
Lamai and Chaweng are the top places to meet ladyboys and katoeys. There are also some Samui ladyboys in Bang Rak and on the west coast, but the majority reside in Chaweng and Lamai where the tourists are at. While most of the bars here are standard beach bars, tourist pubs and girlie bars, there are also pure ladyboy bars staffed by men only.
You will also find freelancers hanging around the busy bar areas waiting for passersby, as well as in cabarets such as Christie’s. As a rule, it is best to avoid freelancers. They may be cheaper (no bar fine), but have a reputation for drugging and robbing foreigners when back at their room or on the street.
The security you get from taking one from a bar is that if there’s a problem, you go back to the bar and complain, or indeed to the tourist police (tel: 1155). The hotel reception should take their ID card number (make sure they do) for future reference. If you fancy a blowjob down an alley, it’s a bit risky, not least for the indecent exposure illegality.
Fees for Samui ladyboys are similar to bar girls; 300-500 baht bar fine (direct to the bar), 1,000-1,500 ‘short time’ (an hour or two), and 1,500 and up for all night. If you plan on going all night, it is best to pick up a ladyboy early on as beyond midnight they’ll be more tired and you’ll have less chance of decent sex.
As with the girls, don’t be shy to ask what they will do. Some will go on the bottom only, while others will give and take, so too speak. It’s a given that virtually all Thai ladyboys Koh Samui will give blowjobs. They will provide lubrication and oils, but always have your own condoms to hand. On that note, be aware that Thai sizes are a bit tight.