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Sexual Identity Collides With Economic Need

By NATHAN LEE
Published: July 25, 2008

The best thing in “No Regret” is the brothel. Down a dingy alleyway in Seoul, South Korea, the “host bar,” as it is euphemistically known, is announced by a sign that suggestively promises “X Large.” Inside, young men fresh from the provinces cavort with their jaded city colleagues for the delight of an all-male clientele. There is karaoke, binge drinking, lap dancing and intimate entanglements in private rooms, along with fistfights, trash talking, broken hearts and bonhomie. More


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