These are men who, while they will wear make-up, carry a purse and maybe even wear women’s shoes or skinny-jeans.. They aren’t exactly trying to look masculine either.They sort run their appearance on the border between the two.
As I’ve mentioned before, everybody here already knows who is ‘local’ and who is ‘new to town’.Even I, being here only 6 months in Basak can spot a new foreigner versus a seasoned one from across the mall in a crowd.Between them and the ladyboys, the Effeminates weird me out just a bit more to be honest.The only good thing is that they are usually a bit more respectful and not so ‘grabby/touchy’ as some of the ladyboys.Even during their ‘off-time’ the tight shorts, shaved legs and plucked eyebrows are something of a give-away.
Transexual/Ladyboy — This is a man who devotes himself full-time to becoming in every way he can afford to look exactly like a woman.
I don’t know if they are the same thing as women’s contraceptives, but seem to be similar.
I asked one ladyboy what sort of changes do the pills make.
Transvestite — This is a man who spends the majority of his time during the week looking like a man, but then spends his time on the weekend dressed up like a woman.
They seem to be into all sorts of fake boobs and even fake butts and for all I know may be straight or gay or bisexual since they are sometimes married to a woman.
That can be quite a bummer for us single guys since more often than not they are very attractive.