K-pop: Sex or over-sexed in Korea
Following years of girl groups treading the sexy-cute line, the latest trend in K-pop is to go so all-out sexy that some of their music videos look like three-minute soft-porn movies.
'Bang with Friends' takes fun out of 'friend sex'
And now, introducing the app that was definitely only a matter of time: Bang With Friends. It doesn't require too much of an introduction, considering the subtlety-free approach of its name. It works like this: you sign into the app with Facebook and choose the friends you'd like to get naked with by clicking a box under their profile picture that says "Down to Bang."
Koreans 'biggest clients of prostitutes in Southeast Asia'
Koreans rank among the top clients of prostitutes in Southeast Asia, ahead even of Japanese and Chinese travelers, extensive research suggests. The conclusion comes from research by the Korean Institute of Criminology that included field surveys in Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines.
Fearing class warfare, North Korea places nationwide ban on 'Girls'
North Korea, which has always been a place of equality and freedom, fears all may be lost, thanks to a new sketch comedy video that has surfaced early this week. The video depicts a parody of HBO's Girls, replacing the girls with robots in a comedic fashion. Kim Jong-Un, the country's fearless leader, deems the video inappropriate, and fears it will cause an uprising of the lower class.
South Korea uses chemical castration on sex offenders
In 2011 South Korea adopted a law authorising the use of chemical castration to treat sex offenders. Since then the court has ordered chemical castration on two convicts.
Being gay in South Korea
neighbouring China and Japan, South Korea doesn't
criminalise male homosexuality, but nor does it have
antidiscrimination laws that cover gay men, lesbians or
members of the transgender community. In addition,
military service discrimination and discriminatory
censorship of LGBT publications is also a problem.
Seoul: Death penalty sought for sex crimes against kids
People who commit
sexual assaults against children under 13 and kill them
will likely face the death penalty or life imprisonment.
At a Cabinet meeting recently, the Ministry of Justice
said it would instruct the prosecution to stiffen
punishment on sex offenders against children or young
students through revisions of the law.
'Love shot' can be sexual harassment: South Korean court
South Korea's "love
shot" drinking ritual amounts to sexual harassment if
the woman in question is unwilling to take part, the
country's top court ruled recently.
Asian men seek brides from poor nations
Changing attitudes about love and
marriage in rich Asian countries such as Taiwan, Japan
and South Korea are pushing many desperate bachelors to
seek out brides in other, poorer nations around the
Korea: Hwang apologizes for sex scandal
South Korea international Hwang Jae-won
publicly apologized for the "disruption" he caused after
being linked with Internet-based rumors that he
pressured his girlfriend to undergo an abortion after
she was found to be pregnant.
South Korea arrests 24,000 in prostitution crackdown
authorities caught nearly 24,000 prostitutes, pimps or
clients in a two-month crackdown on the sex trade, the
National Police Agency said last week.
Sex party organizer busted in Korea
In October last year, a 38-year-old
office worker identified as Kim posted a message on a
website looking for a one-night stand for W1 million won
(approximately USD $1,100).
Korea: Abuse of Vietnamese wives
is a national shame that foreign wives living with
Koreans have suffered spousal abuse. This issue surfaced
again on Tuesday when Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh
Triet asked the South Korean government to help
Vietnamese married to Korean men lead better lives here.
Seoul mulls female-only subway cars to prevent sexual harassment
cars may be reintroduced in Seoul next year as part of
efforts to reduce sexual harassment of female
passengers, subway operators said this week.
Korea: Disputes raging over prostitution laws
The government announced a plan to seize
the passports of people caught buying sex overseas,
following recent news reports that a growing number of
South Korean men are being arrested for the sexual
exploitation of trafficked women while traveling abroad.
For instance, 30 South Koreans citizens have been
detained in China for buying sex as of July this year,
up from 11 last year. 26-9-2007
Korea: Sexual crimes on trains increase
The number of sexual crimes on trains and
at stations has increased, yet crackdowns and
precautionary measures are still insufficient.
Korea: Police shut down group sex website, arrest participants
arrested scores of men and women who engaged in group
sex encounters arranged through a commercial website.
They include a substantial number of social leaders such
as professors, doctors, civil servants, middle school
workers and senior executives of a large corporation.
Married couples and lovers engaged in partner swapping
through the website. 6-9-2007
Sexuality issues in North Korea
Korea, until 1980s, was not open about sex. A
conservative aspect remained in their consciousness and
under the socialist setup that emphasized rules, the
sexuality issues were not an important topic in everyday
life. But recently, with exposure to more information
from the outside world, a freer atmosphere regarding the
issue of sex has been forming. However, North Korean
women cannot be free in the midst of sex-related
South Korea, Singapore turn birthrate tide with immigration
birthrates are a problem that Japan shares with South
Korea and Singapore. But unlike Japan, which has yet to
open its doors widely to immigration, these two
countries are welcoming people from elsewhere in Asia to
fill the gap. 1-7-2007
Korea: Middle school girl forced into prostitution
Police have arrested three suspects on
charges of detaining a middle school girl and forcing
her into prostitution with 800 men including a college
professor and a doctor.
Korea: Teenage sex crimes tripled in 8 years
A rising number of sex crimes among
teenagers is becoming a serious problem in Korea. The
number of reported sex crimes including rape, indecent
assault, and attempted rape more than tripled in eight
years, from 567 cases in 1999 to 1,810 cases last year.
The trend is in contrast with the US and Japan where
teenage sex crimes are decreasing.
Korean ministry blocking porn sites
Internet pornography soon may be harder
to find for people living in South Korea. The Korean
Ministry of Information and Communication has decided to
block about 180 foreign pornography sites by the end of
May, South Korean officials confirmed.
More Koreans engage in sex trade in US
The number of Korean women engaged in
prostitution overseas - both voluntary or
forced - has been steadily increasing after the
government's crackdown on the domestic sex industry in
South Korea raps Japan's PM over sex slave comments
South Korea rapped
Japan's prime minister Saturday for disavowing his
country's responsibility for using Asian women as sex
slaves for Japanese troops in World War II.
North Korea upbraids Japan for 'sexual slavery' during WWII
The political and moral
image of Japan whose past is bespattered with crimes,
has not changed in the new century, claimed observers of
the North Korean Central News Agency.
Korea: Sexual violence on children rises 33%
Child molestation is becoming a serious
social problem with the number of cases of sexual
violence on children under 13 increasing every year. In
2006, the number of victims under 13 was 980 or 6.4
percent of the total of 15,326 reported cases of sexual
violence, according to the National Police Agency.
North Korea: Sexual abuse part of daily routine for US forces
The Rodong Sinmun, a
newspaper published by the ruling party in North Korea,
has stated that "the US forces in South Korea are
infected with an abnormal sexual desire and sexual
abuses are part of their daily routine".
Korean hookers busted in US visa scam
Police have busted 42 prostitutes for
using forged documents to get a US visa. Police in Seoul
also detained a broker identified as Kim (47) on charges
of faking a variety of documents to help them get the
'Naked truth' site shut down in Korea
A website recently launched in South
Korea, featuring semi-nude photos of a North Korean
actress and defector along with human rights messages,
was apparently shut down last week.
Prostitutes tell of abuse, abandonment
growing number of South Korean males in their late teens
and early 20s are going to Southeast Asian countries to
buy sex, as the crackdown on the sex trade here is
intensifying, a report showed.
The sexual concerns of Korean men
Middle-aged Korean women have the world's
highest awareness of sex but Korean men the lowest,
surveys suggest. Both men and women in Korea consider
their sex life a very important aspect of their life in
general, but the difference was that Korean men cared
little about the satisfaction of their partners.
Asian sex ring busted in US
Highlands Ranch couple and a Thornton woman have been
charged with running a Korean prostitution ring out of
three Denver-area "brothels," using women they flew in
from out of state. 24-11-2006
The sexual concerns of Korean men
Korean men are not very considerate of
their sexual partners, but they are more interested in
sex. They are also more willing than their counterparts
elsewhere to treat sex problems like impotence, though
it seems they do not back up their words with action by
seeing a doctor for accurate diagnosis of their
condition and taking the right medication.
South Korea's answer: Sex
sales and bookings at several of South Korea's
pay-by-the-hour "love motels" surged after North Korea's
nuclear test, according to statistics released on