I thought it would be okay because I wasn’t actually sleeping with anyone,” said Suh, who, until dreams of escape brought her to this dingy room in Laos, had been one of the legions of North Korean women performing online sex work in back rooms in China.“But then I found out how many perverts there are out there.” Suh, a 30-year-old who escaped from North Korea in 2008, resorted to doing “video chatting” after her second child was born and her husband’s meager construction earnings wouldn’t stretch any further.Welcome to Girl Friends Meet, a new and exciting casual dating and social network exclusively for Lesbian, Bi-Sexual and Bi-Curious Women.At Girl Friends Meet you'll get a secure, fun and engaging online community to browse women in your area,interact, chat and share interests. You can chat, follow, like photos and even meet other women who share your same interests very easily.Join us today Join us today and you can find a soul mate here. Connect with millions of quality members near you now!
The videos showed the women — sometimes in brightly colored underwear, sometimes naked — sitting against a low bed covered with a purple Hello Kitty quilt in front of two computers on a low table.
Safely out of China, the other two women, both called Kim, wanted to get to South Korea, but Suh had her heart set on a more ambitious destination: the United States, “the strongest country on Earth.” “I think my daughter is one lucky baby,” Suh said, sitting on the bed in a grimy room in Vientiane and looking at Ji-yeon as she slept, snoring lightly. But less sensationally, a steady if diminishing stream of North Koreans is making their way out, down through China, across to Laos, then into Thailand and eventually to South Korea.
Their few possessions were in plastic shopping bags, save for the clothes drying on coat hangers dangling from the light fittings. Most are women from the northern provinces, considered down-and-out even by North Korean standards, and face an extremely precarious life in northeastern China.
The buyers are men in the countryside who are too poor or unappealing to get a wife any other way, and the women are stuck in remote villages where they cannot communicate with the locals — if they are permitted to leave the house, that is.
Since Kim Jong Un took control of North Korea at the end of 2011, security has been tightened, and it has become increasingly difficult to escape. Women ages 15 to 25 are the most prized, fetching between ,000 and ,000, brokers and humanitarian workers say, while women in their 30s can be acquired for half that.