Loveland: Jeju Island’s erotic sculpture park

Posted by on Jan 7, 2013 | 10 Comments
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A grand entrance.

We entered the park and and walked along a path laden with penis-shaped arrows, passing giant penis and vagina mosaics and sculptures of couples engaging in wild sex. We crossed paths with groups of ajosshi and ajumma (middle-aged Korean men and women) and heard a chorus of giggles. They must have been drunk. Or embarrassed. Or both.

In Korea, a country where openly discussing sex is somewhat taboo, a walk through Loveland was refreshing, humorous, and a bit corny at the same time. Before I went to Jeju, my conservative co-teacher told me that Loveland may influence couples to have pre-marital sex. I chuckled and assured her that it’s probably not Loveland encouraging Korean couples to have sex before marriage.

Along with some new friends on my Jeju Adventure Korea trip, we traipsed around the park, posing with our favorite sculptures.

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Hott.

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Who doesn’t love a bedazzled clitoris?

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Couldn’t help myself.

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Wooo. Four girls on a giant dick.

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The word “pepper” (gochu) is a cutesy term for “penis” in Korean.

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All the ajumma sculptures were huge and scary looking. Does this say something about the perception of older Korean women in Korean society? I’m pretty sure this one was titled, “I’m not finished with you yet.”

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Scandalous!

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Dildos, vibrators, stockings, and silly gifts, such as bells printed with “Ring for Sex,” lined the shelves of the gift shop. The door handle to the females’ bathroom was a well-endowed, sculpted penis. Loveland certainly is one of Korea’s quirkiest places to visit, and it’s a great location to snap some photos and merely watch how others react.

Unfortunately, there were a bunch of dioramas that I accidentally skipped over (dammit!) but Christine from Grrrl Traveler did not. These miniatures humorously portray sex in Korea. Check out her post here, click here for directions, and read more about my trip to Jeju Island here.

 

-Text and photography by Sarah Shaw @ www.mappingwords.com. All rights reserved.



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10 Comments

  1. Denise
    January 7, 2013

    I’ve seen these sculptures before and would love to one day visit. While I often find stuff like this indulgent and vulgar, I absolutely love this sculpture park, as the first thing I think when I see it is not vulgar, but beautiful and creative.

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    • Sarah Shaw
      January 7, 2013

      I agree, Denise. There’s nothing vulgar about Loveland. In fact, the jeweled mosaics and pastel-colored sculptures are beautiful, whimsical, and sometimes cute. :) I’m still mad that I didn’t see those adorable dioramas though– you’ve gotta check out Christine’s post!

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  2. Jace
    January 7, 2013

    I had a great time there myself. There’s the other museum that’s kind of more educational which is Museum of Sex and Health which is more of an indoor museum. Great pics!

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    • Sarah Shaw
      January 7, 2013

      Thanks, Jace. I didn’t go to the other museum–Maybe next time!

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  3. Christine | GrrrlTraveler
    January 8, 2013

    Thanks for the mention! I see they’ve added more sculptures! The entrance is definitely new as well as, that threesome! I really enjoyed it there. Nice post!

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    • Sarah Shaw
      January 8, 2013

      No problem, Christine. You took some great shots, and I wish I had seen those miniatures myself!

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  4. Yeity
    January 13, 2013

    Our kind of Attraction Park – amaze balls (Ps- we’d it featured on Yeity.com)

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  5. blac-chainz
    November 15, 2013

    nice work!

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  6. Michael Warren Gates
    June 29, 2014

    Amazing really the first tine I went to Cannes France I saw a billboard that had a bare breasted female on it and of course the beaches there are tops optional as in La Jolla blacks beach is swimsuit optional (San Diego) my hometown. I live in Japan a couple of yard and Nigeria Canada and thers nothing like these thre. Cultures vary but people don’t

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