Hey, if you go to youtube it's full of Korean porn, so...
I was also wondering, seeing how on dramas at least people who think about having sex or seem to like to look at women etc. are called "perverts" (they probably mean "sex maniacs", maybe they don't know the meaning of the word "pervert", but even "sex maniac" would be inappropriate! for such innocent things as looking at a girl's legs and wanting to hold and kiss them.
Korean vikians tell me that public displays of affection are somehow restricted. It's much more accepted to see same-sex friends holding hands in public etc. It must be a bit like India in that respect.
But I also see that generally people touch much less than in southern Europe. I mean, even parents with children, even best friends, they rarely hug. I have seen this on American films as well, though (except those whose characters are Italian or Greek or Hispanic). A parent sees his child leave for a trip and there is just a tap on the shoulder? We would be one over the other, crying our hearts out. Of course feelings are the same all over the world, just that some cultures believe in not expressing them too openly. And for the rest of us it's very very as in very very weird.
Here is an excerpt from a Wikipedia article on sexuality in N. Korea. Granted, it's old news, and much must have changed by now, twenty years later. But if as late as 1997 they were thinking like that, I don't know the rate of the change.
OK, this operation was done in my country up to the '70s maximum.
I also think that the widespread prostitution is meaningful, an indication of the difficulty of having sex in the normal ways with a consenting partner.
And it seems that Koreans are the best clients of prostitutes in all East Asia, including child prostitutes.
Here is a 2014 article which pinpoints the problems of couples working long hours (yes, but this does not explain the "once a month" thing. They don't have one day off every week?)
On the other hand a recent survey (last June) on a much larger number of married couples (more than 1000) in Korea said that on average they had sex quite seldom and many not at all. I was appalled.
Here it is. And here. For the lazy among you, here is the gist of the article.
Only 0.6 percent of married couples have sex almost every day?
What about twice a day, once when the children are asleep at night and once in the morning to start off the day nicely? And a bit more on weekends and holidays? Oh, I feel like a strange person now, LOL!
So my dears, if you're still dreaming of a Korean boyfriend, think twice. He might be an exception to the rule, but then again he might not.