Korea - Age of Sexual Consent
EDITOR: We don't have any evidence to support this position.
*Laws covering sexual activity Same-sex male
EDITOR: This source is based on 1998/1999 Odysseus Travel Guide which we can't confirm.
Legislation against child sex tourism
Laws and regulations which can be used to:
Subject: South Korea-Age of Consent issues
If the age '13' were true, then why were so many people arrested and sentenced and
served prison terms for doing sex with minors in the long past? Therefore:
Foreigners should be extremely careful. What tha age '19' means: College
students of the second grade are about 19 years in many cases. Traditionally , the adult
age was 20. In the outside world it is 18. So a compromise was made to 19.
Example: a male foreigner gave some gift to a 18-year old college girl and then made sex.
Result: 1)The foreigner might get up to 3 years in jail. 2)Personal
information will be posted on the Internet for 6 months.
Of course, the whole thing is not illegal in most countries since the woman is over 18
years old. Even outside age of consent issues, there are many laws in Korea which
relate to sex:
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Yes, and perhaps we should all bury our head in the sand so that we make sure to never get wrong information .. because no information is certainly better than the wrong information isn't it? No, its not. ANY information is better than NONE. You have criticized the info we list, although we list the source. YOU have not provided us with ANY source material other than your comments. I don't know about the readers and researchers who use our site daily, but I would rather have SOME information ... even if that information is skewed.]
What I have not mentioned in this mail is the current political climate in South Korea.
This is because your site is a professional
[EDITOR'S NOTE: We received this email February 19, 2001 --
certainly many months after July 1, 2000.]
[EDITOR'S NOTE -- things we found after receiving the above info]
"In the case of South Korea for instance, the manner in which sex entertainment
and sexual servicing
"Thailand, South Korea, and the Philippines all have developed into major sex
"Brother Anthony makes a good point about the needless suffering many Koreans
experience due to Korean society's suppression of open and informed talk about sexuality
issues. There is plenty of Korean pornography and prostitution on the Internet as well as
on the streets, alleys and hotels in the major urban centers. Sexual services for U.S.
servicemen and wealthy tourists from Japan and other countries are only the tip of the
iceberg. Huge red light districts are still doing quite well. Knowledge of AIDS is
primarily fear of death associated with posters of the Grim Reaper or his skeletal Asian
cousin wielding a hypodermic syringe. Statistical reports of HIV cases and AIDS mortality
seem to make news on a quarterly basis or so."
"Advisory: Homosexuals in Korea have no established tradition of overtly
discriminatory laws to struggle against. There are no
Factbook on Global Sexual Exploitation
New Sources of Research: http://www.kimsoft.com/korea.htm
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