The average person in Korea has their first sexual experience at the age of 22.8. The average age for males is 21.8, while the female average stands a bit older at 23.9, highlighting the early 20’s as a common age for either gender to lose their virginity.
Conducted by Professor of Urology, Moon Du Geon, at the Medical College of Korea University, the survey yielded these results from a 3000-member audience. The survey had included a wide variety of ages – from 18 to 69 years old – and had included prostitution experience as well.
These results, however, starkly contrast in face of the first survey. Males reported an overall 23.1% for firsthand prostitution experience, while women revealed an incredibly low percentile of 2.6%. The average is thus 13.4% for a 3000 member audience – a result 56.7% lower than the one for first sexual experience.
The candidates had further been asked as to whether they would like to remain their gender, or change into the opposite gender for their next life. Regarding this question, 42.9% of women preferred to be born as a man in their next life, while only 12.6% of men preferred vice-versa – a 30.3% difference.
Current gender satisfaction had also revealed a wide range of difference. The overall satisfaction with males for their own gender proved to be 84.7/100, while for women it was 57.1/100, which is a little over average. Cited reasons of these results for women include “societal restrictions” as well as “giving birth” and “rearing children” – all jobs that point back to strict gender roles in Korea for women.
In related news, there is also a greater urgency for providing imperative measures for sexually transmitted diseases within the scope of older adults. Statistics reveal that medical care patients who have registered with NHIC increased by 1.4% from 333,000 in 2006 to 352,000 in 2010. The majority of that growth pertains to those aged 65 and over, who record an overall 12.7% annual growth rate, which is 0.9% higher than the rates of those 20-64 and 1.8% higher for those at 19 or below. In short, these are believed to be the results of a lack of proper sex education for the elderly in South Korea, and measures are being taken to decrease these statistics.
The study had been initiated to analyze the current sexual consciousness of the nation, as well as to create and promote prevention strategies against infectious diseases obtained from prostitution.
What do you think of these results?