Korean Shows With Explicit Sex Scenes

M18 scenes that include steamy making out and heavy petting are barely seen in K-dramas, as characters tend to only engage in kissing scenes before the camera pans out. While it seems like such scenes are still taboo in South Korea, there are several K-dramas that actually broke the norm with some raunchy sex scenes. 

Read on to find out which 10 K-dramas have them, and where they are available for viewing online. 

1. Eve – Viu (2022)


You’re not alone if you’re surprised by the sex scene that happened in the first episode of Eve ‒ Lee Rael and her husband were feeling frisky and having intercourse after performing at a kindergarten event. 

While the scene might have seemed a lil’ abrupt for my liking, it shows how Rael is a woman who enjoys living life on the edge, and foretells that she is set on making her revenge plan work. 

Watch Eve on Viu

2. The Glory – Netflix (2022)


One of Netflix’s most recent trending shows is The Glory, a K-drama that touches on issues of bullying and revenge. While the sex scene has nothing to do with the protagonist, it features two of the bullies, Park Yeojin and Jeon Jaejun, who can’t seem to get their hands off each other.  

Even when Yeojin decided to tie the knot with another man, she cheated on her soon-to-be husband with Jaejun. The two of them were doing the “deed” in Jaejun’s fashion boutique, and they even had a staff fence off the area by lying to customers that they had a “piping issue”. 

Since they didn’t seem to have romantic feelings for each other, it felt as if they were just using each other to blow off some steam. 

Watch The Glory on Netflix. 

3. My Name – Netflix (2021)

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My Name is an action-packed drama on Netflix that features Han Sohee as Jiwoo, who seeks revenge for her father who was murdered. Since the drama heavily focused on Jiwoo inching closer towards uncovering the murderer, little did viewers expect a sex scene between her and Pildo, played by Ahn Bohyun. 

The intimate moment happened in a beach house, where the two were caught up in lust with each other. Pildo is gentle towards Jiwoo when he removes her clothes, and kisses her scars while he explores her body with his hands. As explicit as it goes, the scene does show some nudity, but nothing alarming that you’d need to pause for a breather.

Watch My Name on Netflix

4. World of the Married– Netflix (2020)


ICYMI, World of the Married became a hot topic when it aired in 2020. The plot revolves around topics like infidelity and divorce, and the drama has explicit sex scenes right from the first episode. 

Before Kim Heeae as Ji Sunwoo discovers that her husband, Lee Taeoh, played by Park Haejun is having an affair, the married couple is hot for each other, and engages in late-night sex. Viewers are able to catch glimpses of nudity, along with moans that make the scene even more steamy.

Watch World of the Married on Netflix

5. Nevertheless – Netflix (2021)


Appearing yet again as the female lead, Han Sohee plays Nabi, alongside Song Kang as Park Jaeon in Nevertheless. The intimate moment might have been part of Nabi’s fantasy, but it nonetheless reveals the desires that she has for Park Jaeon. 

He enters her house hurriedly, clashing his lips onto hers before removing her clothes. One thing leads to another, and in no time, viewers get to see them almost doing the deed before Nabi wakes up from her dream. 

Apart from this scene, there are several others in the Netflix drama that show how the two can’t keep their hands off each other. 

Watch Nevertheless on Netflix

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6. Squid Game – Netflix (2021)

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Squid Game took a drastic turn from the ruthless games when viewers saw Kim Jooryeong as Han Minyeo having sex with Heo Sungtae as Deoksu in a toilet cubicle. It is a rare moment in K-drama history as viewers actually get to see nudity featuring Kim Jooryeong’s chest. 

For those who didn’t catch the award-winning series, Han Minyeo resorted to having sex as a way to survive since Deoksu was noted to be a strong contender in the games. She hoped that by doing something for him, she would also get something in return ‒ in this case, protection. 

Watch Squid Game on Netflix

7. Love Playlist Season 2 – V-Live (2018)

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Having sex for the first time can be intimidating, but for some, it is also a beautiful moment with their loved ones. As portrayed in Love Playlist Season 2, characters Kang Yoon and Han Jaein go on a trip for the first time as a couple. The night doesn’t end with them just cuddling on the bed as the couple takes their relationship to the next level – if you know what I mean. 

While viewers don’t get to see them having a full-blown heated session, the intimate action is captured using closed-up shots, with an emphasis on the human senses. Apart from raising the awareness of consensual sex, the episode also promotes safe sex, showing how both characters take responsibility for their actions. 

Watch Love Playlist Season 2 on V-Live

8. All-In-One ‒ Youtube (2021)


Another web drama that touches on sex education and STDs is All-In-One, which is available for viewing with English subtitles on YouTube. Most people tend to get caught in the moment during sex, but Jiyoo notices that her partner actually removed the condom without her consent. As expected, she gets angry and makes him leave her house. 

Despite the lack of nudity, the scene captures the importance of consensual sex, and when to say “no”. 

Watch All-In-One on YouTube

9. Forecasting Love And Weather – Netflix (2022)

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No one deserves to be cheated on, especially by a partner whom you almost tied the knot with. 

Park Minyoung as Jin Hakyung in Forecasting Love And Weather, catches her fiancee having sex with another woman after returning home. It is a heartbreaking moment for sure, but the story later becomes complicated when Jin Hakyung engages in a one-night stand with another employee Lee Shiwoo, played by Song Kang.   

While the sex scene might have been short, the idea of discovering your other half cheating on you is definitely traumatic. 

Watch Forecasting Love And Weather on Netflix

10. Money Heist: Korea ‒ Joint Economic Area – Netflix (2022)


Romance can happen anywhere ‒ even during the middle of a heist. When Denver was changing the bandage for Misun, the latter was attracted to how Denver showed care and concern for her. The two were caught in a heated kiss before they began to have sex on a metal table. 

What makes this scene stands out from other intimate moments is the raw emotions of Denver and Misun. Denver’s facial expression shows how he treats Misun delicately, whereas Misun looks as if she is totally infatuated with Denver.  

Watch Money Heist: Korea ‒ Joint Economic Area on Netflix.

These Korean Shows With Explicit Sex Scenes Suggest The Reality Of Today  

Be it shows on infidelity or campus romance, these K-dramas with explicit sex scenes suggest that the genre is becoming more comfortable with the topic of sex. Furthermore, these scenes are also relatable to most people as it reflects the reality of today, and how couples deal with love and relationships. 

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