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The Bali Dhyanapura gay and ladyboy scene

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The Bali Dhyanapura gay and ladyboy scene

This has got the be one of the most bizarre parts of Bali nightlife. To the newcomer, the Bali Dhyanapura gay and ladyboy scene down the bottom of Jalan Dhyanapura in Seminyak is totally out there.

Pretty much any night of the week until 3-4 am, you will find a row of Bali gay bars literally overflowing with Bali ladyboys of all descriptions, plus of course a plethora of Bali gay men, gay expats in Bali working and others simply on holidays.

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The Bali Dhyanapura gay and ladyboy scene is a bit confronting for a straight man like me who nevertheless is fascinated by the simple raw fleshiness of this scene.

Four bars next to each other, each pumping out loud house and pop music, mostly full inside of more hard core Bali gays all trying to outdo each other in their outrageous dancing, their sex play with each other and their attempts to lure straight guys across the great divide(!!), the group dance shows on the bar, striptease as it is called in most places.

Being surrounded by Bali ladyboys, (mostly young men with breasts, with or without hormones or surgery, often from Java seeking their fortune, or at least avoiding a life of factory work) is not really my cup of tea.

All sexed up in their finery, high heels, usually too much make-up, the deep and sly tones of their ‘sexy’ voices, rubbing their breasts against you, feeling your ass and whatever they can get their hands on if you stay still long enough (or even move quickly!), the ladyboys and transvestites are pretty hard-core sexually overt.

It seems comforting and fun for girls, but kinda intense if you are a guy and just want to people watch, spend an hour or so observing the walk on the wild side that is actually more a stampede than a walk!

Now I get to feel what it is like for women going into a normal straight bar and getting groped.

Just like everywhere else in the world where girls love going to gay bars, girls love it there, feeling safe and relaxed without men hitting on them, comfortable with the Bali gay flirt scene.

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Across the road there is usually a crowd of straights, men and women, of all ages, watching open mouthed as the Bali ladyboy ‘girls’ almost drag passersbys off their bikes as they get stuck in the traffic, that of course grinds to a halt with all the action on the road.

So if you want to a walk on the wild side, or at least see what that looks like in Bali 2103, check out the Bali Dhyanapura gay and ladyboy scene.

See also Working girls in Bali to get some idea of how all of that scene works.

By Mark O’Brien, 2013. As of April 2015 not much has changed, so if this sounds like your cup of tea, check it out.

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maria July 18, 2015 at 4:33 pm

I am from tokyo part time TV. Do I have a chance to become lady in Bali and being seeked by nice boy?

admin August 4, 2015 at 1:37 pm

Anything is possible Maria

heathstreak stone September 15, 2015 at 10:01 pm

Maria when are you visiting Bali, I will be there from 21 to 26 October perhaps we can meet. post here.if ok

Barry September 3, 2017 at 4:32 pm

I'm coming to Bali soon & would love to me a TS girl to keep me company for 4 or 5 days. Genuine replies only please. 😘 Editors response. This is not a booking agency for anything, I suggest if that is what you are looking for then go down to those bars when you arrive.

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