The recent opening of Cockatoo, the first all-Ladyboy Go-Go bar on soi Cowboy is just yet another confirmation that the demand for the “third gender” is expanding in Bangkok.
Patpong and Nana Plaza count several Ladyboy Go-Go bars and a few mixed (Ladyboys+Girls) Go-Go bars; several escort agencies are specialized in Ladyboys, and more and more Ladyboy freelancers are joining the crowd on lower Sukhumvit and in the after hours clubs.
Yet, there is no Ladyboy massage shop in Bangkok. Not one.
There are a few massage shops with girls and Ladyboys, like Apsara Massage (2 shops on Sukhumvit soi 4 and on Silom), there are several gay massage shops (by men for men), there are a few Teen Spa featuring 1 Ladyboy among several girls (actually the only one I know is Fruity Spa, on Lat Prao), but there is no Ladyboy Massage shop, no Ladyboy Massage Parlor and no Ladyboy Teen Massage.
I would not be surprised though that such shops start to open in the coming days. If there is a demand for Ladyboys in the bars, Go-Go bars and nightclubs, there is no reason there is no demand in the massage shop.
Obviously people a curious and want to try Ladyboys, whatever ‘try’ means for them. I am not a Ladyboy specialist but I guess the attraction comes from the fact that they represent the perfect girl fantasy: Tall, slim, large breast, slim waist, etc. and with or without manhood depending on your taste!
It is not always about sexual desire but also about pure curiosity.
IMO a successful shop would present Ladyboys and girls together, with a clear mention (on the photo album for instance) of who is what. This way the shop would attract guys who like Ladyboys, guys who like girls and guys who want to meet the third gender but without going as far as… well, you know what I mean.
And you? What do you think? Do you go to Ladyboy Go-Go bars and bars? Do you look at Ladyboys in the street and in the clubs? Would you go to a Ladyboy massage shop? Or would that turn you off that a massage shop has both Ladyboys and girls?
Don’t be shy! Give your opinion in the comments below or in the forums here. (If you use explicit language in your comment, rather post in the forums).