If Korea has beautiful women, why is the birth rate low?
The birth rate in South Korea has declined drastically in recent years, despite having a large number of attractive and sexually active women or so claim Korean erotic distributors, as they claim that younger Korean women are too lewd and do “naughty things” usually on mainstream sites like YouTube and Twitch.
Some Korean users comment that Korea has strict regulations, so there is no AV, but that erotic social games and erotic distribution on platforms such as afreecatv are popular, because they can watch anything but sex, while others claim that “naughty” and beautiful women are interested in men with lots of money and handsome.
Even if Korean women are beautiful and take advantage of their beauty to be streamers or webcam models, it means that it is a wrong approach to understand the declining birth rate and being a dangerous and unrealistic stereotype, as, in South Korea, the birth rate has declined significantly in recent decades. In 2019, the birth rate was only 0.92 children per woman, which is significantly lower than the population replacement rate of 2.1 children per woman. Although there are many theories behind this decline, one of the main reasons is the rise of the single culture and the rejection of marriage.
According to a 2019 survey, about 22% of men and 12% of single women in South Korea said they have no plans to marry. In addition, the cost of marriage and child rearing is also a contributing factor to the declining birth rate. Most young people in South Korea face significant financial pressure due to the high costs of housing, education, and childcare, causing them to delay marriage and having children, so, comprehensive solutions that address the underlying social and economic issues that are driving this trend must be sought.