So Yesterday I was basically keeled over in pain because of my massive monthly pains. TMI?? Well get the hell off my blog then! (Can you tell I still have it?) I could barely finish my classes because I was dead by the afternoon and my Co-teacher (the teacher who is kind of in charge of you)had to drive me home because I couldnt walk. As I am sitting at my desk just now she starts asking me if I am ok and I explain to her that the 2nd day is always the worst for me and she says
"Don't worry, when you get married it will be better"
Me- "I don't understand"
Her- "Well you know when you are not a virgin anymore after you marry your period will get better"
Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr (pump your car breaks please)
ME THINKING- "you got to be fucking kidding me right... I gets it in boo boo" (ghetto girl style)
WHAT I SAY INSTEAD- "Oooo yeaaa right, ok I see, I hope so hehehe"
Hmmmm can you say awkward?
Which brings me to my point: PREMARITAL SEX in Korea is definitely not something you want to talk about with your co-teachers or bosses.
I bet you are thinking "Why would I have to talk about sex with them anyway"? Let me answer that question by providing another short real life scenario.
I was interested in looking into birth control a while back but being that I dont speak Korean it would make an informed doctors visit quite the difficult task. I asked my boss if my friend Mindy (young korean teacher who is much more westernized and is actually my FRIEND) could be the person to take me to the ...ahem... lady doctor. And she said NO IT MUST BE YOUR CO-TEACHER. I explained to her that I did not feel comfortable talking to my co-teacher about lady things but she wasn't trying to hear it. 1. Because Mindy and I are friends and 2. Because if Mindy goes she can't get the scoop on everything I had to talk to the doctor about. Nosey is the rule rather than the exception when it comes to the Korean Way.
So I am supposed to go talk about Birth Control so I can have free and happy babyless sex with my honey pie with a woman who thinks I am a virgin and who will no doubt relay the message to the rest of the office? Not a chance in hell. On the other side of that, she is one of the sweetest women ever, and I'd rather not have her know all the business of my VagCookie.
POINT: If you are coming to Korea, make sure you know what kind of birth control and things you need and remember that its definitely old fashioned here so if you aren't married they probably think you are a virgin!
I am so glad none of the other western teachers were in the office when this happened because I could just imagine the snickers I would have heard.