Menú primer nivel.
The ancestral Tahitian tradition of growing the elder son of the family as a woman, in order to take care of the domestic chores resulted in the development of what nowadays in Polynesia is called the third sex. It consists of males that dress and act as women. There are two quite different categories of them: the mahus and the raeraes; and even if the first ones have a better social status, all of them are fully integrated in the Tahitian community.. The raeraes are a kind of modern and evolved mahus.