The number one fear a travel dater should have in Thailand is Lady boys. For those of you whom don’t know what a Lady Boy is, it’s a man, whom now looks like a woman, or even “rarely” a full woman, I mean everything has been replaced. All the preparation in the world, and there will be a percentage of women that you just won’t be able to pick out that are men. There are various online exams to help show you, that you are not alone in making mistakes when picking out women abroad. Lady boys or “Katoys” as they are referred to in Thai, are prevalent more in Thailand than any other place in the world. They are generally accepted in society and have high level acting roles and television commentary positions on Thai television. So. Now what? Well, as a man you should be able to pick out 95 percent of all Lady Boys. I would like to state that many Europeans, some Americans actually go to Thailand for Lady boys, which puzzles me, because I would not truly consider this a gay mans territory, even though it’s male on male. A gay man has an attraction to good looking men, not women. Lady Boys are men, that physically in all areas look like beautiful Thai women. I think it must be something in the middle for the sexually odd and deviant natured sex tourist. I hold no judgment on Lady Boys, they are funny individuals with wild personalities, and always a blast to have a drink with, just make sure you let them know, you are here for naturally born women. However, they are men, and men keep trying, if this gets to annoying tip your hat, and politely say good bye, they will understand. Your average Lady Boy is easy to identify as they are generally taller, with oversized fake breasts and act overtly gay flipping their long hair constantly. Thai women just don’t act this way. Their hands are a bit larger and their arms are firm and cut even though they have small frames. The jaw is very sharp and cut, while the thai girl has a softer look and rarely as defined. I have seen some Lady Boys whom in America would never get caught. Some are short and soft looking with very fair skin and look as if they were born female, with male anatomy. These are the one’s I fear, as they could fool anyone. Surgery for Lady Boys is not that expensive until they decide to have their penis replaced by a vagina. I have a hard time believing that many Thai’s in the sex industry can afford this operation. However, not all Lady Boys are in the sex industry, some just felt they were born female with a mans anatomy. These Lady Boys are usually the ones that could fool anyone. Don’t worry, I estimate that is around 5-7 percent of all the Lady Boys in Thailand. I have enclosed a practice exam before you embark on your trip, give it a whirl and see how you do. Good Luck.