As I’ve previously mentioned several times, South Korea has a wide and varied pay for play sex industry. Some of it is quite creative or some may even say strange. As I’ve also mentioned, most of it is off limits to people who are not Korean. There are some exceptions to that like the previously reviewed Belle, Hooker Hill, and independent escorts. Then there are the Kiss Bangs, which are basically make out rooms staffed with hot college girls that charge various rates. Some of those accept foreigners too.
Bang (방) is the Korean word for room. So you can find things like DVD Bangs that are private rooms to watch movies. You can also find Noraebangs which are private Karaoke rooms. Kiss Bangs are rooms for kissing. I am sure you can follow the logic.
Kiss bangs in South Korea
There are many kiss bangs in South Korea. A lot of very hot sexy young women work in these places too. In a few shops you can get a hand job or a foot job. Occasionally you can even suck some nice perky tits. Usually though, you just sit and chat, make out, and maybe cuddle for a set period of time.
Many girls are shy with first time customers. That’s probably true even for Korean guys. For foreign guys it is even more noticeable. A lot of the gals working these places are university students. They don’t always have the best ability to break the ice with strangers. Most are not hardened pros. So they tend to warm up as things go on.
The experience is pretty straight forward. First you enter and pay a set fee to the guy working the counter. Then you are taken to a bathroom where you have to brush your teeth and use some mouth rinse. Next you are led into a private room. Next one of the ladies comes in, sits down next to you, and often sets some ground rules to open. After that the fun begins and doesn’t stop until the time limit is up. Finally you head back to the restroom to brush again and then your mini-vacation is over.
Price and service
Appointments are sold in blocks of time. There are usuallye 20 minute, 30 minute and 1 hour sessions. There are usually discounts for longer appointments paid up front, but if you extend a shorter appointment you pay full price. You can also set a series of short appointments with multiple women. Repeat customers seem to get the best treatment, for obvious reasons. But a lot of the women who work in these places don’t last long in the business. This is usually temporary side work to pocket a few bucks.
The clerks often ask what kind of girl you want. They might actually try to find someone who matches requests. But since most guys ask for pretty gals with big boobs, I imagine a lot of it comes down to the luck of the draw. Old and overweight women are not common in these places. But there are some rail thin chicks occasionally.
The privacy in the rooms is good. Things are well managed so that the only people you ever see are the door clerks and the women who service you. Otherwise you don’t normally pass others. So it is all quite discreet.
The women all tend to be cute. Some of them can even speak quite a bit of English since they’ve been learning it in school. Others have next to no ability in the language. Or at least they are too shy to try the English they know with foreigners.
Kiss Bang locations
When I first wrote this post I listed some kiss bang shops I knew. The list wasn’t extensive. But it painted a picture of what was available. I visited again after writing the post and found that some of the places I mentioned shut down.
At that time I was able to locate a handful of other shops. I then amended this post to add them. Alas things may have changed quite a bit since then. So these shops may not even exist anymore. Nowadays it seems that the majority of kiss bangs advertise and find their customers online. Many don’t even post signs outside.
A list of Kiss rooms in Seoul
Kiss Time in Sadang is one of the easiest kiss bangs to locate. It is just out of Sadang Station exit 4. There is a Dunkin Donuts on the right side of the street. Kiss Time is on the third floor of that building. There is even a sign but you have to look up to see it. The shop accepts respectful foreigners without issue. The price is 50,000 Won ($43 USD) for thirty minutes and 80,000 Won ($68 USD) for one hour.
Kiss Time is in Hongdae. It is outside of exit 1 of Hongdae Ipgu Station. Making the first right turn out of the exit, then the first left, leads to the street. About three-quarters of the way down there is a red brick building on the right. The kiss bang is on the second floor. The windows of the shop are blocked out. That’s the give away. Kiss Time is a run of the mill place with standard rates.
7 Kiss Bang in Hongdae is out of Hongdae Ipgu Station’s exit 8. The place isn’t the easiest to find. I went out of the exit and turned left at the first intersection. Then I went right at the fork in the road. Halfway up the block I saw the front of this kiss bang on the second floor. The name of the shop was posted in the window. The level was a strange blue color that really stood out.
Kissing seems to be a little more intense here, but everything else is about the same. The women working also have little more range in age from what I can see. They ranged from 20 to about 30 years old. Extras are offered with some regularity. The price is again 40,000 won ($37 US) for 30 minutes or 70,000 ($65 US) won for an hour.
There are or at least were also a lot of shops in Sinchon, but I couldn’t find any during my last visit. With a very short trip I didn’t have a lot of time to explore. I have been to a kiss bang near Sincheon station that finished the session with a nice hand job. There was also one more around Hongik University that finished with me jacking myself off while my temporary date tongued my mouth out. Unfortunately both of these places seem to be long gone. There are many more around, and new ones pop up all the time. I just don’t have any exact locations at the moment.
Anything more than kissing and touching the girls above the waist seems to get shops in trouble, so it’s usually frowned upon. There are places called lip cafes set up for oral services. I may report on them in the future. Extras are offered in some kiss rooms at the full discretion of the service provider. Guys are expect to follow the rules. Sometimes you get lucky. It’s not that bad even if you don’t.
One way to find these places is just to look around. Another is to look at the little cards all over the ground nearly everywhere in Seoul. These advertise all sorts of sex shops. Sometimes they include kiss bangs. The hardest part about it is not looking like an ass when you pick one up off the sidewalk. Truthfully though, most shops use the internet today.
Full service is available in Korea at very reasonable rates, and finding freebies to fuck isn’t too tough either. But for a no hassle make out session with a college coed, kiss rooms are hard to beat! Most shops are open from noon until very late in the night. And they get steady streams of customers.