How To Spot A Thai Ladyboy (While Drunk)

It’s not that difficult. That’s the good news. Still, the most commonly asked question – both on my YouTube channel & via email, “How do I spot a ladyboy?” … followed by a plethora of fears, including but not limited to the guy that

  • doesn’t approach a girl fearing she might be a ladyboy
  • won’t even come to Thailand because the ladyboysituation” is too confusing

Jesus, is it really that confusing? Seriously.

Fair enough, when your Thailand experience is limited to watching YouTube videos, this is an understandable fear. You see all these “girls” … and don’t whether it’s okay to get aroused or better to just distract you penis’ attention for a while.

Don’t you get excited, little friend! She has a d***!“,

your internal conversation. Hey, I’ll admit, there are instances when I talk to a girl – live & up close – and still don’t know if she’s a proper female.

However, keep in mind, that’s a super rare case. Like 1/100 interactions. Most times when I get asked the question about girls in my videos, it’s very apparent.

I can easily tell from their body language, looks & behavior. In real life, it’s even easier because you have additional criteria to rely on …

1. Height

Most Thai girls aren’t tall – so if you come across one that is towering most other Thai girls … chances are that she is actually a he.

Just like any other visual cue, it’s not foolproof, but a good starting point nonetheless.

If she’s taller or the same height as many foreign guys around – the chances of you looking at a ladyboy just increased astronomically.

2. Sexual Aggression

It’s rare to come across a Thai (working) girl that really gets all touchy & doesn’t even let go after a few seconds.

With many ladyboys, that’s the norm – even if you’re just walking outside of red light areas. They might grab you, talk dirty with a level of aggression which I haven’t experienced with regular Thai girls.

3. Adam’s Apple

Yes, you can have it surgically removed, but if it’s still in place … that’s a tell-tale.

4. Voice

This one is really, really hard to describe with words … and it doesn’t always apply. However, in most cases the voice can be your last resort when everything else has failed you.

Okay, when it’s really deep & manly, you already know anyway. That’s not the case with most ladyboys though. In most instances, the voice sounds rather “gayish“.

I don’t mean to offend gay people, but in my opinion, that’s what it sounds like. If you were to do a “stereotypical gay voice” … that’s another sign, it’s a ladyboy.

5. THE FINAL CUE

Although if you only find out by now, it might already be too late. Let’s say operation was done (no penis), all other criteria don’t match those of a ladyboy … yet you’re still unsure. You’re getting intimate, but you’re still skeptical.

First, if that’s the case, what the hell are you doing in bed if you don’t feel comfortable? Just pass & find another girl …

Secondly, the one thing you can’t fake … well, can you guess? A guy can’t fake a boner, so what’s the equivalent with girls?

That’s right, even a post-op ladyboy won’t get wet & that’s your way of finding out for sure (if you dare). Just make sure she/he (this gets confusing) doesn’t go to the bathroom and applies water to trick you …

Ladyboy Spotting For Beginners

Alright, now that you’ve just learned about some of the ways to spot a ladyboy – let’s do a little test!

Stay right here, scroll down slowly … and tell me which 2 pictures contain ladyboys?

Live & up close. Ladyboy or not?
Live & up close. Ladyboy or not?
Alright, this one should be easy.
Alright, this one should be easy.
Very cute girl, or is she?
Very cute girl, or is she?
Can you tell here?
Can you tell here?
In front of 7-Eleven. Should you be tempted?
In front of 7-Eleven. Should you be tempted?
Lovely, but is she a girl?
Lovely, but is she a girl?
What's the case here? Black dress, green top.
What’s the case here? Black dress, green top.

Well, that was easy, wasn’t it? The answer is the 2nd and last picture show ladyboys!

Great job, you’re now ready for Thailand. Spotting a ladyboy isn’t that difficult after all.

Except, well … I don’t wanna make you any more confused than you were before you started reading this article. The truth is, all pictures contain ladyboys.

How’s that for additional confusion 😀

So, if you can’t even tell by looking at still images while being sober, how are you supposed to survive Bangkok’s nightlife while being completely wasted?

Just look for the tiniest, most petite female you can find – and you’ve just lowered you chances of picking up a ladyboy by quite a bit.

… oh, and another revolutionary technique that works quite well: Just Ask.

Best Location Hotels

Why is location important? Think it’s of little relevance? Here’s a story.

I’ve made all sorts of mistakes, trying to save money and disregarding the importance of location …

  • Stayed at a cheap place that was far off the main street. 15+ min walk to get to the main street/shops in burning heat.
  • Ah, another classic of mine. Found this great place. Safe, spacious room, cheap. Only one issue: The street that goes to the main road is full of Soi Dogs (stray dogs) which in the evening gets pretty scary when they’re aggressive and barking. Getting bitten is one things, but catching rabies is deadly.
  • Finally, found a good place in a good location. Construction site outside and I could barely sleep. Horrible!

Seriously, do you want to worry about any of that bullshit? Of course not! You want to enjoy Bangkok, have fun and make it a memorable experience!

Here’s my criteria for the recommendations below:

  • Walking distance to your venue of choice.
  • Guest Friendly (= Can bring guest(s) to your room; no extra fees)
  • Safe … self-explanatory, pretty much.
  • Quiet … especially at night time, so you can rest well.

These are the recommendations in terms of location and very specific purposes.

Bangkok’s main red light districts are Soi Cowboy and (Soi) Nana – with many bars, girls and massage places in between.

If that’s the type of fun you’re planing to have, do yourself a favor and stay closeby. You’ll save money, time and avoid the hassle of catching a cab, being stuck in traffic. [SEE RECOMMENDATION]

This is regular nightlife, not adult entertainment! If you’re looking for pay for play action, take the above suggestions (see Red Light Districts), but the recommendation is a bit different if you’re looking to party in regular venues. [SEE RECOMMENDATION]

Online Dating Thailand

If you plan on doing online dating, location can literally mean the different between a fun date where you get laid and not getting laid at all. Since most girls won’t directly come to your place, you’ll need to meet up at a public place.

Thus, it makes sense to stay close to a major mall or transportation hub.

Continue if you’d like to see my recommendations for “guest friendly” hotels here

Guest Friendly Hotels

First time visitors to Bangkok often overlook this crucial criteria when booking accommodation.

They might pay attention to the location of the hotel of their choice, but don’t do research on whether the hotel is actually “guest friendly” or not. So, what do I mean by “guest friendly”?

What Does ‘Guest-Friendly’ Mean?

It simply means that the hotel allows you to bring a guest to your room. And guest really means women (or whatever gender you’re into) – usually for the purpose of having “fun”.

Hotels that aren’t guest friendly can outright refuse guest entrance or charge a hefty fee.

Some places also allow free entrance for ladies, but charge a fee for bringing ladyboys. Not that I personally am into that, but I’ve seen such an info sign at a hotel I stayed at.

Then, there’s the aspect of safety. Bringing a guest is one thing, but you don’t want to end up getting robbed or drugged.

This is where a guest friendly hotel ideally helps you out by taking the ID of your guest(s) and only handing it back once they’re assured that you’re well-being is guaranteed.

If you plan on bringing random guests to your room, can you now see how important the aspect of guest friendliness is? Costs + Safety.

Picture this: You’re on a night out, having the time of your life and meet an amazing girl. Then when things get more heated, the both of you decide to head back to your place.

Upon walking past the reception a nasty surprise: No guest allowed. Your girl is tired already and doesn’t want to go find another place or have an argument with staff … she decides to go home. Not how you wanted the night to end, right?

No worries, I’ll help you out brother …

There hundreds of guest friendly hotels in Bangkok, but listing them all would make it more complicated for you to make a decision.

Instead, I decided to list a limited number of guest friendly hotels that offer additional benefits. Whether that’s location, or hookers right in front of the door.

Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit

The location is unbeatable. You’re staying right between Soi Cowboy and Nana Plaza and the Thermae Bar is next door.

Step outside of the hotel, and you have many Thai freelancers (hookers) standing right in front of the Sofitel. Honestly, I couldn’t imagine a better scenario. If you feel like it, you take 2 steps outside your hotel, pick a girl and go back.

Westin Grande Sukhumvit

Another prime option. A little bit closer to Soi Cowboy, but still in proximity to Thermae bar and with freelancers standing right in front of the hotel.

Plus, TopsMarket (supermarket with great food selection!) attached to the hotel. You could choose either the Westin or Sofitel – they’re similar and it comes down to personal preference and availability.

Grande Centre Point Sukhumvit

This hotel has some unique advantages. No only is it attached to a huge mall (Terminal 21) and the train station, it’s the perfect place to stay if you’re looking to meet regular Thai girls. Why?

First, you can go and approach cute girls inside the mall and second, you can always schedule your dates to be in the mall (Starbucks) and then bring your lady over to your room that is just a few meters away. Doesn’t get easier …

Ibis Nana Hotel

If the former two hotels are not within you’re budget, this is your place to stay! Unlike the previous 2 hotels, this place is closer to Nana Plaza and again allows you to bring guest free of charge.

Another added benefit: It’s not directly at Sukhumvit road, so it’s off the busiest road but still only minutes away from all the action.

40+ More Guest Friendly Hotels in Bangkok

If you’re looking for more options including nightlife, girls & sex – then my Interactive Thailand Guide is right for you.

I’ve specifically developed this guide for Bangkok travelers that want to take the hassle out of traveling!

ThaiFriendly Review – 16 Dates, 11 Lays [UPDATED 2019]

LAST UPDATE – December 8, 2018

This ThaiFriendly review was initially written in March 2015. I am happy to confirm that all strategies below are still accurate.

Over the last few years, I have used ThaiFriendly again and again. If you have the fundamentals in place, it’s really easy to get laid – as easy as ordering Chinese food.

It’s rare that a ThaiFriendly date doesn’t end in sex; in fact some girls will come straight to your apartment or condo.

I’ve lost count of dates and lays …

ThaiFriendly Date

Much like anything related to online dating, reviews of dating sites are always a touchy subject.

There’s just too many scams out there and most people writing up reviews do so with ZERO first-hand experience of actually using the site. Continue reading “ThaiFriendly Review – 16 Dates, 11 Lays [UPDATED 2019]”