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Nine in ten teens not getting laid

I’m not sure if that’s what the Chosun wanted me to take away from this report, but there you have it.

Thought this line was funny:

More male students (4.5 percent) than female students (2.5 percent) said they had sex, a common but baffling result of such surveys.

All joking aside, the numbers are still impressive, even assuming the actual numbers are probably higher.

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  • SomeguyinKorea

    “More male students (4.5 percent) than female students (2.5 percent) said they had sex, a common but baffling result of such surveys.”

    It’s only baffling to those who won’t allow themselves to consider that some of the kids are gay.

  • Seth Gecko

    “More male students (4.5 percent) than female students (2.5 percent) said they had sex, a common but baffling result of such surveys.”

    It’s only baffling to those who won’t allow themselves to consider that some of the kids are gay.

    I don’t get it.
    Do you mean that there are more guys claiming to have sex, because they’re having sex with each other?

  • Seth Gecko

    Ok, enough of this goddam “awaiting moderation”. Please, instead of telling me (and others) that the reason for the automatic moderation is unknown, please just fix it.

  • http://dok.do/4aVK41 Year of the Dragon

    It’s well known in the Public school system that the boys are doing “it” with each other and their middle/high school teachers.

  • holterbarbour

    Maybe some of these girls are, as they say, like door knobs.

    I’m curious how these statistics matches up with those “compensated dating” figures I used to see bandied about.

  • characteristic

    Most likely, the girls are lying or as #5 suggested, they have multiple partners.

  • Yu Bum Suk

    Those figures don’t really make sense. They say 8.6% of ‘juniors’ (why the hell does a country with a three-year school system insist on using that translation) are but only 4.5% of boys are? Younger boys presumably? Well then the average across ‘teens’ (they should say secondary school students) isn’t nearly one in ten. I think they mean that one in ten will have sex before finishing school at the present rate.

  • gbnhj

    Cha Myung-ho, a professor at the Graduate School of Education at Pyeongtaek University, said, “The fact that more students from low-income families tend to have experienced sexual intercourse shows that teens engage in sexual relations not as the result of a healthy relationship but as part of deviant behavior.”

    So, a low income equates to deviant behavior?

  • Creo69

    Probably just forgot to tell them their hand does not count … mystery solved.

  • Sonagi

    So, a low income equates to deviant behavior?

    Good catch, gbnhj. Besides gay sex, I’m surprised no one has yet suggested the obvious possibility of boys going to prostitutes. Quite a few of our Korean middle and high school students in China did that. As noted, girls may be underreporting, too.

  • numberoneoppa

    Prostitutes, more promiscuous female youths… there are plenty of things that explain the imbalance in those numbers. Also, does anybody else find the numbers really… low?

  • slim

    Then there’s the old “rule of threes”: Take the number of sexual encounters males claim to have and divide it by three to get a more accurate number, and take the girls’ stated number and triple it to get a more correct reading.

  • Lliane

    @11 : At the end of high school in France the numbers are at around 75%

    Doesn’t mean it’s a good thing, but 5% isn’t probably a good thing either. Congrats on the university teacher for “they are poor so they must be deviant” comment

  • http://rjkoehler.com Robert Koehler

    That’s what more along the lines of what I was thinking, Slim.

  • http://bcarr.com Brendon Carr

    So, a low income equates to deviant behavior?

    Of course it does. Poor people are degenerates. That’s why I support, as a matter of public policy to protect the Korean nation, higher wages for expatriate workers. Especially lawyers, who are known to be especially randy. Much higher wages are urgently necessary to protect the nation against our deviance.

    Given that the purpose is protection of the national honor, I am willing to make a minor exception and support public subsidy of foreign lawyers’ income.

  • Q

    One half of all Marriages in the US end in divoce. This statistic is the ace in the hole when it comes to showing the moral decay of our times. But statistically speaking, it’s useless. This figure is derived by taking the number of marriages per year and comparing it to the number of divorces per year. And since there are nearly half as many divorces as marriages, people conclude that half of all marriages end in divorce. This statistic would be correct if everyone married only once and divorced only once, but thanks to the Larry Kings and Elizabeth Taylors of the world, things just don’t add up. The actual number of marriages that end in divorce is closer to 1 in 4, or 25%.

  • drkhv7

    Prostitutes would probably also help explain the difference. Considering the price and ubiquity of prostitution, not to mention the horniness of teenage boys, it’s quite likely that some boys are paying for the services of an adult rather than sharing with a teen girl…

  • Lliane

    @17 Which is also partly balanced by the teen girls engaged in prostitution :s

  • http://rjkoehler.com Robert Koehler

    I still think Slim’s explanation in #12 was the best.

  • red sparrow

    There is a hilarious line in a related story about teenagers as of Tuesday being banned from rent-by-the-hour karaoke and dvd rooms.
    http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2012/02/08/2012020801342.html

    “The decision concerns so-called ‘multi-bang’ businesses…”

  • Koreansentry

    C’mon we all know figure is somewhat under estimated, I’m pretty sure it’s much higher than just 10%. Comparison to U.S figure would have been better since it’s like complete opposite for U.S. Anyway, can someone explain why ESL teachers are sleeping with their students? Isn’t this is more serious matter?

  • Yu Bum Suk

    Nice try at a nonsensical wind-up, Koreanstormfront.

  • milton

    “The decision concerns so-called ‘multi-bang’ businesses…”

    I suppose I’ll just have to shelve my brilliant idea to start a gang방.

  • hardyandtiny

    @11 : At the end of high school in France the numbers are at around 75%

    Ha…Puerto Rico’s like 92%

  • wiessej

    Koreansentry wrote:

    “Anyway, can someone explain why ESL teachers are sleeping with their students? Isn’t this is more serious matter?”

    Hmmm…my best guess is because so many Korean males are too effeminate and the only masculinity a young Korean student can experience is from that ESL teacher. Could also explain why so many Korean adult females marry western men, and why you rarely see the opposite (Korean men marrying western women) happening.

  • http://rjkoehler.com Robert Koehler

    Could also explain why so many Korean adult females marry western men, and why you rarely see the opposite (Korean men marrying western women) happening.

    You might rarely see the opposite, but I see the opposite all the time now. At any rate, Western manhood isn’t what it used to be:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704409004576146321725889448.html

  • robert neff

    #25 -
    The founder of the Independent (English-language newspaper in Korea started in 1896) and an early progressive who tried to overthrow the Joseon government married an American woman.

    A prince of Korea – whom many thought would gain the throne – once got into a fistfight (very brief – and he landed no punches) with an American farmer because the farmer was jealous of all the American women flocking around him.

    During the early 1900s the American legation was flooded with letters from American and European women wanting to marry Koreans. True, they were under the impression that King Kojong had married an American and that they might have a chance at a noble themselves.

    Korea’s first president married an Austrian woman.

  • CactusMcHarris

    ‘Korea’s first president married an Austrian woman’

    And when she asked ‘ Mit schlag?’ he knew they were to have a hot time in the old town that night, eh?

  • numberoneoppa

    Robert, or anybody, are there any blogs devoted to prostitution in Korea? It’s a really interesting topic. (No, I don’t have need of the services, I’m in Florida. I’m just interested the subject.)

  • CactusMcHarris

    #29 NOO,

    That’s got to be one of the strangest requests I’ve ever read here, and that’s saying a lot. I hope you didn’t use that interest as part of your previous pick-up package. While you’re at it, why not ask about blogs about teenage enema nurses in Korea, too?

  • numberoneoppa

    It’s a fascinating topic. Don’t look too much into it (you obviously are, man).

  • DLBarch

    CMcH @ 30,

    Hil-AR-ious!

    DLB

  • slim

    @29 The Harlot’s Hole?

  • numberoneoppa

    @slim, yeah I guess. Haha. I suppose it’s more than enough information.

  • http://dok.do/4aVK41 Year of the Dragon

    This survey is different to a survey done in 2007.

    This survey 7% of High school students have “done it”. (male students 4.5% + female students 2.5%)

    2007 survey (Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention surveyed students from 800 middle and high schools nationwide on the health-related activities of teenagers in 2007) – Over 10% of students in their second or third years of high school had experience of sexual intercourse first experienced at an average age of 14 for both girls and boys.

    Among whom, 10.5 percent of girls had been pregnant.
    http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2008/12/1063/2008121061013.html

    University students – 50.3% percent of boys and 17.6% of girls said they had experienced sexual intercourse.

    so are the girls (who are doing it) doing it with multiple boys? – or do girls just lie on surveys?

  • http://dok.do/4aVK41 Year of the Dragon
  • http://dok.do/4aVK41 Year of the Dragon

    first link (#35) corrected – http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2008/12/10/2008121061013.html (gotta keep the cat away from my keyboard whilst I am typing)

  • CactusMcHarris

    #33,

    The Kalbo Korner?

    #37,

    There’s greater joy if you have four cats sharing your desk. I routinely do and I’m better for it – I’m certainly furrier.

  • dogbertt

    Some of the boys are probably doing it with each other, hence the disparity in numbers.

    And, of course, there is also the possibility that more girls than boys have multiple partners.

  • numberoneoppa

    @Slim: I honestly read that as the Marmot’s hole the first time I read it… Heh.

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