Food Porn, Now Live from South Korea

Posted on January 8, 2014

Who knew porn could be delightfully wholesome and healthy?

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A new trend hits South Korea as young adults indulge in sensational pleasures — not the kind that include nudity or lewdness, but one that’s served on the table for your orgasmic taste buds.

The new online trend “mok-bang,” the Korean equivalent of creatively mixing the words “eating” and “broadcast” involves young Koreans streaming themselves on the Internet as they gobble hoards of food for every viewer to see.

Many trace the trend’s origin to Korean’s appreciation of actors showing off zeal in their faces as they eat their food with delight. One notable actor well known for such acts is Jung Woo Ha.

Now, similar performances can be seen on Afreeca TV, a peer-to-peer online video network that, according to Ultralab, allows actors — dubbed “Broadcast Jockeys” — to share their feats via live streaming. And as a sign of appreciation, online viewers can offer the performers Star Balloons, a virtual currency sold in any denomination, from $1 to $50. There are even reports of a famous broadcast jockey earning $1,000 for just a night.

One popular broadcast jockey, known to many as The Diva, has lived a double life of working in a consultancy agency by day and a mok-bang broadcast jockey at night. She begins her broadcasts between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., presenting to the audience bowls of Korean dishes, pasta, steak and lots more that fill the table from edge to edge. She then tastefully eats them all in about two hours.

According to The Diva, she started her stints after realizing that she needed a hobby to curb her bouts of boredom. Thus, she proudly presents herself every night as she wolfs down large servings of her favorite meal in one sitting, spending about $3,000 each month on her gargantuan food servings. This amount is already a tad cheaper than the $5,000-$6,000 worth of food she had spent during the early days of her gluttonous stardom. The cash she pays for food with comes from the Star Balloons converted into actual money, hopefully with some extra to spare as her income.

To reject rumors that she throws up the food she eats, she stays online for two more hours chatting with her viewers. This means she stays for four hours just to entertain her fans and show that her acts are 100% genuine.

And the result? The Diva has gained 20 more pounds since she started her mok-bang career.

Dalian, a Korean site, reported that people’s desire to eat with others might just explain the growing popularity of mok-bang, while some claim that all the hype simply shows our innate desire for food, and then a couple of chats to go along with it.

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