Hot New Korean Trend – Dinner Porn

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An Attractive Korean. Apparently some viewers would prefer it if she was in ratty sweatpants eating piles of food in a bunker looking apartment.

Want to watch a hot 90-pound chick down enough food to make a burly lumber jack puke?

“Mok-Bang” is a hot new trend in Korea where young, attractive (and fully clothed) Koreans live broadcast themselves eating enormous amounts of food. The most popular of them can earn thousands of dollars a month – some of which you know has to be going toward some serious gym time to work off all the extra calories.

The Diva, one of the most popular jockeys, eats for about two hours a night and will consume two medium pizzas in one sitting. Another night it’s 30 fried eggs and a box of crab legs. Another nights multiple packets of instant noodles.

It’s unclear what drives mok-bang’s popularity. The ability to chew sexily? The desire for viewers to not eat alone? A virtual dinner date?

The appeal of watching people eat isn’t limited to Korea. In America, we have the entire Food Network where chefs nearly kill themselves trying to come up with something bigger and better for the audience. There’s a tumblr account is dedicated solely to “Attractive People Eating“, another one is even more specific, “Attractive people laughing while eating.” There is one entire Facebook account dedicated to pictures of attractive people eating ice cream.  And YouTube has dozens of “attractive people eating” videos.

Science has found that eating fruits and vegetables improves the color of people’s skin, making them more attractive. But there is little science on why actually watching someone eat is attractive. Perhaps it appeals to a part of the brain that says if someone else is eating, food is abundant and therefore no one needs to go kill a woolly mammoth. Viewers comments indicate they find watching others eat “weirdly relaxing”.

Interestingly enough, food porn seems to be an almost polar opposite of the Japanese disgust of watching women eat. Maybe the food porn is in some ways a rebellion against Japan or North Asian cultural norms of women being shamed from relishing their food in public? In that case, porn just got political!

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