Rather than be discreet about their extramarital relations, rich and powerful men in the secretive communist country are showing off their mistresses in public as a status symbol of their 'achievements'. North Korea 's top business 'elite' are increasingly being "expected" to keep a mistress, a top expert has claimed. Moreover, rather than be discreet about their extramarital relations, rich and powerful men are showing off their mistresses in public as a status symbol of their 'achievements'. The startling revelations - which are somewhat at odds with the traditional view of the communist state's repressed culture - were made by a specialist in Korean Studies. Andrei Nikolaevich Lankov explained prostitution - still outlawed - was traditionally for goods or favours rather than money but has become easier in recent times. Dr Lankov explained that the nation inherited its traditional values from the former USSR under the reign of its former supreme leader Kim Il Sung who died in
North Koreans begging traveling family members to bring home condoms
Prostitution in North Korea - Wikipedia
Prostitution in North Korea is illegal and is not visible to visitors. Allegedly, a collection of women called the kippumjo provided sexual entertainment to high-ranking officials until Meanwhile, some North Korean women who migrate to China become involved in prostitution. Under Article of the Criminal law, prostitution is punishable by up to two years labour if engaged in "multiple times". Their services were not available to most North Korean men. North Korea is a source country for women and children who are subjected to sex trafficking. Some North Korean women who migrate to China become prostitutes, either voluntarily or forcibly.
At her age, Mdm Park should be at home, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Instead, she stands on the streets for at least 6 hours a day, waiting for customers. Her arthritis is so severe that she can barely walk. To meet someone? Mdm Park said that she married when she was
November 21, pm Updated November 21, pm. Birth control is banned in the country as dictator Kim Jong-un strives to create a bigger population of socialist workers. But businessmen and officials on trips to neighboring China are bringing back condoms to give as presents. Smugglers are also cashing in by selling them to prostitutes to prevent pregnancy and the spread of sexual diseases. Condoms are banned from manufacture or sale in North Korea and are blocked from entry at customs posts, a Chinese-North Korean merchant who travels between the countries told Radio Free Asia.