Sexual attitudes changing in South Korea

Jun 02, 2006

Two-thirds of South Korean college students said premarital sex was acceptable, reflecting an increasingly liberal mindset among Korean youths, a survey showed.

Bien-Aller, a Seoul-based matchmaking company, conducted a survey of 528 male and female college students across the country between April 25 and May 27, the Korea Times reported Friday.

The survey showed that 67.4 percent of respondents said having sex had nothing to do with marriage, while the remaining 32.6 percent said either they would never have premarital sex, or sexual relations were acceptable only if a couple planned to marry.

About 35 percent of 249 male students said it was okay to have sex with someone they loved, whereas 28 percent said sex without love was okay. Nearly 13 percent said they would have sex only with someone they planned to marry.

Of 279 female students, 27 percent said they would have pre-marital sexual relations only with a person they planned to marry, and 17 percent said they would never have sex before marriage.

Male students are more willing to have casual sex than their female counterparts, the survey concluded.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: What I learned from debating science with trolls

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

How 'man of science' was dumped in favour of 'scientist'

Aug 05, 2014

JT Carrington, editor of the popular science magazine Science-Gossip, achieved a remarkable feat in December of 1894. He found a subject on which the Duke of Argyll, a combative anti-Darwinian, and Thomas ...

Poll results reveal Americans are skeptical about common core

May 06, 2014

The more Americans know about the Common Core Standards Initiative, the less likely they are to think it will achieve its goal of improving nationwide education outcomes in reading, writing, and math for K-12 students, according ...

Campus police officers' role in sex assault cases

Jan 30, 2014

With high rates of sexual assault at colleges and universities, campus law enforcement officers are important facets of a campus' response to this crime. The Crime Victims' Institute at Sam Houston State University recognizes ...

Recommended for you

What I learned from debating science with trolls

21 hours ago

I often like to discuss science online and I'm also rather partial to topics that promote lively discussion, such as climate change, crime statistics and (perhaps surprisingly) the big bang. This inevitably ...

Activists urge EU to scrap science advisor job

Aug 19, 2014

Nine major charities urged the European Commission on Tuesday to scrap a science advisor position it says puts too much power over sensitive policy into the hands of one person.

More to a skilled ear in music

Aug 15, 2014

The first pilot study in Australia to give musicians the skills and training to critically assess music by what they hear rather than what they see begins this month at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.The study aims to ...

User comments : 0