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A liberal sex culture is certainly not encouraged, but as far as sex is concerned, people make their own choices.” Another refugee explained that many North Koreans begin dating in middle school.

Students aged 14 or 15 are sent into the countryside to help farmers for 40 days in the spring and 15-20 days in the autumn.

Holding hands in public just didn’t seem risqué anymore, considering that prostitutes were openly selling themselves on the street.

Meanwhile, the regime viewed controlling the dating lives of the populace as a low priority. As restaurants and cinemas began to close, people had few things to do.

Dating culture only really liberalized in the 1990’s.

Barbara Demick’s book , which is based mostly on refugees’ accounts of their lives in North Korea during the 1990’s, reported that “the country doesn’t have a dating culture.

Many marriages are still arranged, either by families or by party secretaries or bosses.

The loosening of North Korea’s information blockade has even spurred an influx of foreign pornography into North Korea, and the spread of DVDs carrying South Korean dramas into North Korean people’s homes is also changing expectations and attitudes towards relationships.

The regime preferred they focus on courting the opposite gender rather than examining the causes of their crumbling society.

Therefore, both the people and the regime relaxed their conservative stance on sex and dating.

In between their goose-stepping drills these women were doing something that amazed me – they were gossiping.

These were not the Nazi robots that the international media normally portrays the North Korean military as being, but real people. After all, they were schoolgirls (or I guess technically army-girls)!

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