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.They are walking about the same sidewalks, working in the malls and at the same marketplaces and beaches.On my second day here I went directly to the nearby mall (only 3 blocks away, so I usually walk) and I went upstairs to the food court to try and patch in to the wifi signal while getting myself some breakfast.That can be quite a bummer for us single guys since more often than not they are very attractive.Effeminate – These are still same as gays but here in the Philippines they sort of have their own distinction.But they are into it on a part-time basis, almost like a costume of some sort that they put away during the week while at work or going about their daily life.There don’t seem to be very many of these here, but I have seen one on a street in Bohol.
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.
Most of them their family eventually accepts it, though not easily. The Waterfront is a large and classy hotel, well known in Cebu and internationally.
Ladyboys, if they can afford it, will also get breasts implants and various cosmetic surgeries to make the whole look complete. As my taxi pulled into this very large and expensive hotel the parking lot was filled with large banners advertising the Ladyboy Pageant they were hosting there the following week.
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.