Korean Sexuality

65% of Korean Couples Worry About Contraception?


The Sweet Sex and Love 2003( Source: realistic dreamer )

A quick survey on contraception use in Korea that was on the front page of Yahoo! Korea recently.

Unfortunately, not only is there no information about the methodology used, but the accompanying article is rather short, and states the obvious several times. One wonders what the point of it was.


Korean-language Sources on Gender and Sexuality #1: PlayHolic


The Art of Seduction It’s official: from now on, I’ll be using Korean-language sources on gender and sexuality here just as much as English ones.

Partially, this is simply to maintain and improve my Korean ability, which I’ve sorely neglected since starting a new job back in July. But the main reason is that not only can foreign-language commentary on any subject quickly become out of date, it also makes one reliant on the views of those Koreans fluent in English, which are not necessarily reflective of Koreans as a whole.


Korean Sociological Image #22: Fresh, Young Meat


Kara Cob Chicken Advertisment Male Objectification

For reasons that will soon become clear, girl-group Kara’s (카라) latest commercial for Cob Chicken (Cob 구어조은닭) is making big waves in the Korea media at the moment. But one suspects that most male viewers in particular are missing just how ground-breaking it really is:


Korean Sociological Image #20: Sex Sells


Yahoo Korea Cheoum Cheorom Cool UEE

Pity the hapless commentator on hidden themes in advertising. Not only is he or she often accused of overanalysis, but men in particular can be labeled as positively perverted in seeing sexual symbols in otherwise inanimate objects.


“Korean Women are Sexually Conservative”

Sex, Sensibility and the Bottom Line: Evolving Images of Women in Korean Soju Advertising


Cheoum Cheoreom Cool Breasts Buttocks 168

Watching one of Lotte’s commercials for its new Cheoum Cheoreom Cool (처음처럼 쿨) soju dozens of times…as one does…then many thoughts come to mind, but that it is being effectively marketed towards women isn’t one of them. Yet weren’t they the main reason low-alcohol soju brands were launched in the first place?


Korean Sociological Image #18: Sexualizing Caucasian Women


Sexist Korean advertisment caucasian women(Source: Busan Metro, 02/09/09)

An image that simply begs commentary. But what is noteworthy about it exactly?


No Skin Required: Healthy Images of Couples in the Korean Media


Han Ji-hye So Ji-sub Bang BangMuch as I’d like to always present a sophisticated and hard-hitting persona on the blog, I’d have to admit that the following two commercials from Bang Bang (뱅뱅) are very sweet and endearing, and put big smiles on my wife’s and my faces.


Kim Daul in the Nude: An Unlikely Feminist Icon (NSFW)

( Source ) No, I’d never heard of her before tonight either. But the following statement from Korean supermodel Kim Daul (김다을), posted on her blog the day after she posted a picture from a recent nude photoshoot for British fashion magazine i-D, is making big waves at the moment: seriously korean ppl stop bullying me because u know what i [...]

Korean Sociological Image #17: Deconstructing the Ass Dance

A both compelling and rather confusing marketing campaign from Samsung, difficult to avoid on the Korean internet at the moment: The dancer is actress Han Hyo-joo (한효주), very popular because of her role in the drama Shining Inheritance (찬란한 유산), which finished last month with record ratings. The products being advertised are the VLUU Wink, which [...]

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