5 K-dramas that tackle the subject of sex

Korean dramas have their own set of rules and guidelines. Due to South Korean culture and society, fans won’t often see K-dramas with immense nudity or outrageous sex scenes. Even the kisses are tame and PG-13. There are a few K-dramas that address the conversation about sex. That doesn’t mean fully-fledged R-rated scenes, but storylines and characters that openly discuss the subject.

K-drama ‘Adult Trainee’ | by TVING

“Adult Trainee” Episodes Explore Teen Sex And Relationships In K-Drama

American television has long captured teenage sexual escapades. When it comes to K-dramas, Adult trainee is the best solution for discussing a scenario involving young adults and sex. The 2021 K-drama is divided into three different character stories.

Jaemin (Ryu Ui-hyun) is obsessed with personal pleasure. He discovers a group of male students known as the “Golden Daughter of 100 Days”. The group swore off masturbation as a sense of self-awakening. Jaemin swears to stop so he can confess his crush.

The second storyline involves high school student Yura (Jo Yoo-jung). Her boyfriend breaks up with her because she is a prude and starts dating her best friend. Hoping not to look like a loser, she enlists her friend and neighbor as her fake boyfriend. There is one rule; no touching, intimacy or kissing.

Along the way, she begins to truly fall in love with her friend. The episodes are about teen sex, protection and teenage expectations.

“You Raise Me Up” Is A Fun Pun For The K-drama Premise

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For this 2021 K-drama, the male lead has some issues. Do Yong-sik (Yoon Si-yoon) has been preparing for his civil service exam for years. His dedication to study made his physical condition different from what it was. The stress of the exam also left him helpless and unable to perform fully.

Needing help, he consults a urologist. The doctor he meets is Yong-sik’s first love, Lee Ru-da (Hani). She is successful but has a boyfriend who has too much self-esteem.

The K-drama openly explores Yong-sik’s inability to perform sexually and the pursuit of a romance. In one episode, Yong-sik gets angry when, despite his excitement, he is unable to show himself.

you raise Me Up is available to stream on netflix.

‘It’s Okay That’s Love’ has open discussions about phobias and intimate relationships

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The K-drama of 2014 It’s good it’s love has a complex but captivating story that touches on the subject of sex. Jang Jae-yeol (Jo In-sung) is a mysterious novelist and DJ who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder due to his disturbing past. He soon meets fellow freshman psychiatrist Ji Hae-soo (Gong Hyo-jin).

At first, they distrust and hate each other. When construction near Jae-yeol’s house prevents him from writing, he moves in with her. They argue and fight, but it turns into unsuspecting love. All the while, Hae-soo helps diagnose Jae-yeol’s mental health issues. Together they heal each other’s wounds.

It’s good it’s love deals with sex as it relates to Hae-soo. As a psychiatrist, she openly discusses sex, sexual topics, and medical terms. She also self-diagnosed with insecurities/anxiety issues, fear of commitment and sexual phobia.

It’s good it’s love is available on Viki.

‘Sir. Queen’ Plays With Sex, Taboo Subjects And Impulses In Historical Gender-Swap K-Drama

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Mr Queen was one of the most talked about K-dramas of 2020. It was a refreshing and oddly entertaining take on a historical romance. In a switcheroo genre-swapping story, Jang Bong-hwan (Choi Jin-hyuk) is a renowned chef. He wakes up in the body of Queen Cheorin (Shin Hye-sun) in the Joseon era.

As Cheorin, Bong-hwan must try to impersonate a woman and evade King Cheoljong (Kim Jung-hyun) until he can return home. Along the way, Bong-hwan finds herself experiencing female emotions and desires. K-drama approaches sex in various ways that seem comical.

A fan on Reddit explains, “I can’t forget the gisaeng scenes, the bedroom scenes between the protagonists, the primitive booty calls, the wet dreams, the obscene books (for the time), the Court Lady Choi scenes watching porn softcore from the Joseon era and also just the whole premise of a heterosexual trapped in a woman’s body and another guy actively trying to lay them down.

Mr Queen is available on Viki.

“Nevertheless” shows the complexity of an indefinite romance

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The K-Drama Netflix 2021, However, became a hot topic due to its mature storyline. The drama starred Han So-hee and “Netflix’s Son” Song Kang as art students. What hooked fans into the story madness was its use of sexual themes.

Yoo Na-bi (Han) breaks up with her boyfriend when she learns he used her as a model for a lewd sculpture in an art gallery. She later meets Park Jae-eon (Song Kang), the school’s infamous playboy. They embark on a romance without title or condition.

However openly explores young adult sexual relationships and attraction. There’s even a conversation between two students getting into it in a classroom. It is one of the few K-dramas with slightly more explicit sex scenes.

Jessica C. Bell