Holding hands in public just didn’t seem risqué anymore, considering that prostitutes were openly selling themselves on the street.
In fact, it is quite common for teachers to share alcohol with their students as a token of good will.
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.
Like in the South, North Korean sexual norms have evolved from that of a traditional Confucian society to something more modern. People flirt, date, and get married there just like anywhere else.
On the other hand, sex and dating in North Korea can carry deadly consequences.
The cost of having a doctor to perform the procedure is exorbitant.