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South Korea's finest have a bit of poser on their hands: does the pimping of inflatable sex dolls breach the country's anti-prostitution laws?

We should explain that, according to news site Chosun.com, Korean punters have developed a taste for "doll experience rooms", paying 25,000 won per hour (a tad over 14 quid, by our reckoning) for use of bed, computer, and pneumatic hussy. The market for the latter apparently took off after the Special Law on Prostitution came into effect in 2004, banning the sale of real flesh for purposes of sexual gratification.

Chosun.com says that in the immediate aftermath of the prohibition, "certain motels were providing the dolls to customers to bridge the gap". So successful did this gap-plugging initiative prove that pretty soon dedicated sex doll establishments had begun to open for business, including at least four in the city of Suwon of which police take "a dim view".

Indeed, Gyeonggi Provincial Police confirmed: "We are currently looking into whether these businesses violate the law." One officer added: "Since the sex acts are occurring with a doll and not a human being, it is unclear whether the Special Law on Prostitution applies." ®

Bootnote

According to Chosun.com, air-filled strumpets are known in the West as "dirty wives". News to us, we must admit.

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