Have you been perusing a dating website for ladyboys but you’re mystified as to why you come across a lot of ladyboy are selling their body ? This activity is the oldest profession in the world and this must not be of a novelty for you.
Any catalyst that has men looking to meet for whatever reason, be it true love, hooking up, and more, will always be susceptible to the opportunistic motives of people who are working on the adult industry.
Ladyboy street workers and Adult Tourism in Asia
Selling one’s body is prevalent everywhere and in Asia, particularly the Southeast Asian region, it’s more accessible. The reason being is a lot of impoverished countries in this region that are lenient when it comes to work in that industry.
Pr*stitution in Asia varies in terms of legality. Albeit the repercussions with the law, it’s still apparent in countries such as Thailand and The Philippines.
According to the Asian Commission on Aids estimates in 2011:
there were 10 million street workers in Asia and 75 million male customers.
Ladyboy street workers don’t take a huge slice of the total demographic but since the world of ladyboy dating is quite small, you’ll often see a number of them whenever you’re trying to look for love.
Poverty in Asia (particularly in Thailand and the Philippines)
Although Thailand was able to reduce the 65 percent of people living in poverty in 1988 to under 10 percent in the year 2018, a stall of increase in income is still looming. This resulted in a growth of people within the poverty line from 7.2 percent to 9.8 percent in just 2 years.
In 2020, 6.7 million people living in Thailand still don’t have enough means in order to live a life of financial security which answers why there’s a big number of ladyboy street workers.
In 2019, the Philippines registered to have 2.7 percent of its people under the poverty line to only possess below $1.90 purchasing power parity a day. The overall poverty rate in the Philippines is at a staggering 20% which makes up to around 20 million Filipinos. Although the World Bank sees a positive shift in 2021 with a prediction of 18.7 percent, waters are still murky most especially because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lack of Career Opportunities for Ladyboys
Education is a very important sector in the foundation of determining one’s future. Thailand is more advanced in this as ladyboys are allowed to express themselves in major universities.
In the Philippines, there are only a few universities that allow ladyboys to wear a girl’s uniform which can curtail a ladyboy’s interest in studying because the male uniform serves a negative effect with their gender dysphoria.
The reason why ladyboy street workers are prevalent is because a lot of them have not been given the opportunity to create a solid foundation for their future. Added to that, companies in both countries are not yet fully accepting of their kind.
However, Thailand is showing faster progression as they’ve already had ladyboy flight attendants over the years compared to the Philippines with just having theirs in the last quarter of 2019.
Risk and Rewards of Ladyboy who are selling their body
Because of the rise in the number of ladyboy street workers, a lot of ladyboys are considering taking the same path. The going rate of a ladyboy esc*rt in the Philippines is around $100 an hour which can be quite luxurious compared to the median salary of an average worker which makes around 15 USD a day.
However, the Filipino ladyboy street workers don’t make as much business as their Thai counterparts. In 2019, the Philippines only received almost 10 million international tourists while Thailand got almost 40 million, which is quite telling of the abundance of the latter’s adult tourists.
Although in the Philippines, an average luxury sex worker may get to charge more in comparison to Thailand’s $30-40 per hour, Thai ladyboy street workers get more customers in a month which garners them more net income.
Selling his body is quite rewarding in terms of one’s financial success. Many ladyboy street workers are smart enough to know that this activity is only a stepping stone towards their real goals.
A lot of them save money and open up a business in order to be able to retire quickly from the adult industry. The only way that selling his body could be rewarding is if the street worker herself knows where to invest all of her earnings and to properly make them grow.
However, not everyone gets to capitalize on this knowledge and this is apparent with a huge number of ladyboy street worker who are still working in the industry at the age of 40 and above.
Added to that, a lot of ladyboy street worker are exposed to narcotic and a big number of them get their futures taken away because of vices such as these, alcohol plus gambling, and more.
Other areas of a ladyboy street worker’s life may also get affected and these are her relationships with her friends, family, and if she’s not careful enough, it may also affect her health.
Are ALL ladyboys selling their body ?
“But aren’t all ladyboys selling their body?” she asked.
I have heard this so many times, from idiots, from educated people, from those who never leave their homes and from world travelers. I dropped my shoulders, and relaxed as hot breaths poured from my lungs.
“No, most ladyboys are not.”
“Well I don’t mean all of them, just you know, most of them.” She added.
“No, no not even most of them, just like women, just like men, some of them are selling their body but by far the majority are not ok with selling their body for money.”
Her head reeled back as her mind exploded with new and contradictory information. “But” she started adding more.
“There are no buts about it. I have met hundreds of ladyboys all over South Asia; from Cambodia to India and almost none of them were selling their body. The only sex workers I ever came across were in places like Pattaya; where sex workers lurk every street, but even there most of the sex workers were women, not ladyboys.”
Like someone with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, my mind shot back to Pattaya; a horrible place, hundreds of girls, boys, and ladyboys all dressed in strips of clothing and tight leather, their hands prodding me from all sides, their voices calling out for me then join them in their bars. I quivered.
She gave a slight nod, as new information sunk into her.
“But if they’re not selling their body, how do they get money?
“They do jobs like everyone else. I have many ladyboy friends. There is Geng, the sweetest person, man woman or otherwise, that I know. She is a pharmacist on Ko Samuai. I know Sui, a screwed businesswoman who already owns several business; and would be rich if she stopped spending money on cars and boys. Wa, Wa is amazing, she’s smarter than me. She has her masters in political science and works in an NGO helping refuges.” Their smiling faces flashed through my mind. “If you want to see a ladyboy working, go into any mall in Bangkok. Go to where they sell jewelry or perfume. And maybe one out of every three will be a ladyboy.”
“Wow, I’m sorry, I just only heard about ladyboy sex workers.”
“It’s ok, when I came to Asia, I knew little about ladyboys too. But here they are common, here they are accepted, they are part of life and they fill all the rolls life will give them.”
New Age of Ladyboys
There’s a lot of up and coming ladyboys who have been blessed with more education and opportunities. They’re currently making a mark and a huge impact on the workforce. They’re the ones who can prove that gone are the days whereby ladyboys were only seen as ladyboy street workers.
In today’s world, they’re more visible in a typical corporate setting. You’ll see them:
- in politics (Congresswoman Geraldine Roman) ;
- business (Jakkaphong Jakrajutatip) ;
- service ;
- BPO ;
- beauty ;
- entertainment ;
- and more.
In fact, the marketing director of MyLadyboyDate.com is a transgender woman and her name is Maki Gingoyon.
Ladyboys are like any other human being. They’ve been normally seen as tabooed because of the unfair treatment of the media. However, that’s slowly but surely changing with the new age of ladyboys; the ones able to provide a more positive representation of the whole transgender community.
The best way to know the real situation is if you travel to these countries; or to widen your horizons in terms of getting to know ladyboys in a different approach.
Where to find Decent Ladyboys
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This is what makes My Ladyboy Date extra special; why it’s easier for the male members to find what they’re truly looking for. If you’re looking for a decent ladyboy girlfriend, you should make a My Ladyboy Date account today.
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