In the ten years that this website has been online I have made several mentions of ladyboys. It could hardly be otherwise. My coverage of the commercial sex industry around the world often features the southeast Asian countries where ladyboys have long been a regular part of life.
In Thailand alone kathoeys have a long and well recorded presence. Of course the word “kathoey” itself seems to have come over from the Khmer language of Cambodia. There are also sizeable populations of transgender women in the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and even strict Singapore. More than a few of these people have participated in the commercial sex industry for a variety of reasons.
Transgender women can obviously be found all over the world. And this history too goes way back. Though transgender women might have a much tougher time in Mississippi or Tehran than they would in Phnom Penh or Rayong.
Transexual pornography on the rise
I can remember seeing pictures of “shemales” in the backs of nudie magazine decades ago. Looking back I don’t recall if these were genuine pictures of transgender porn stars or simply edited pictures of women. If Stalin could airbrush pictures I guess Larry Flynt could too.
Either way it was much less common to see a transgender women forty years ago than it is today. That applies to porn just as much as it applies to every day life.
There can be no question that adult entertainment featuring transgender women has become much more popular in recent years. You can see it in the lists of most popular porn videos on the big tube sites like Porn Hub and XVideos.
Similarly if you visit any of the big webcam sites you will see transgender performers featured predominately in the top models lists. I am not just talking about the transexual cam sites either. You can find models with tits and dicks right on the front page of Chaturbate!
Can straight guys like ladyboys?
Since less than 5 percent of the population identifies themselves as lesbian, gay or bisexual that means much of the transgender porn now being produced must be consumed by straight people. I would just assume that most of them are straight guys since it is widely known that men watch much more porn than women. Can you fault me for that?
Of course there is even some question of whether or not guys who like ladyboys are actually “straight” at all. Can a man who prefers his women to come with cock and balls really be called “straight”? Conversely how can a man who is attracted to outwardly ladylike ladyboys be called gay? Maybe there is some other term that could be used. One surely politically incorrect option would be “ladyboy lovers”.
Yet I don’t think there is any question at all. Or perhaps it would be more fitting to say that this is a question that I do not even care to ask. Why would another person’s sexual orientation matter to me? I don’t care what the people in the next room call themselves or even do. If it doesn’t harm me in any way than it is none of my business. No harm no foul as they say.
If a guy says he is straight then goes on to do a ladyboy doggy style later that night that is his personal prerogative. The same goes for a guy who self identifies as gay but sticks his member into a vagina some evening. It doesn’t bother me one way or another. And I dare to say that it shouldn’t bother anyone else either.
So why would a straight guy like ladyboys? It could be curiosity. Maybe he wants to try something different. Perhaps he wants to play with another penis but doesn’t want to get sexual with a masculine male. It could just be an issue of opportunity too. I’m sure quite a few guys have had experiences with Thai ladyboys after stumbling into a bar and running into the right kathoey. Some guys even say they do it by mistake!
Who knows. Guys can be into all sorts of things from stockings to leather. Bondage, used underwear, stinky feet, erotic massage, red hair, furry muffs, obese women and more have all been known on to turn on some guys!
The possibilities are endless. But as long as it’s all between consenting adults I must ask the real question: who cares?