Few Things Banned In North Korea

North Korea has the strangest rules to exist in an economy. Even though this nation is off limits to casual travelers and it is unlikely that you will find a snapshot from there on Instagram, occasionally, fascinating information about this nation does slip out.

Given the number of horrible laws, it is not surprising that the nation is regarded as the most closed. The state denies its people their fundamental rights and subjects them to bizarre totalitarian laws. Moreover, some of the most basic things utilized by people all over the world are banned in this country. 

Let’s see what are the most basic things banned by the North Korean government. 

Western Clothing 

As previously mentioned, the Korean government has outlawed western attire including ripped jeans and body piercings. Members of the state-run youth organization frequently serve as the country’s fashion police in order to enforce this rule, preventing people from wearing clothing that seems too foreign.

Wearables like denim jeans are absolutely intolerable in the country. Although we are not quite sure how banning street wear saves integrity. Bizzare right? Well, there’s more to the list. You might as well just buckle up.

Sanitary napkins 

In North Korea, there are no easily available female sanitary items. As unbelievable as that may sound, it is a harsh reality. In North Korea, women continue to use cotton and discarded clothing as sanitary napkins. Given their current circumstances, tampons and menstruation cups would seem to North Korean women to be significant technological progress.

Korean women are very frugal. They don’t throw away the napkins they use as sanitary pads unless they get too worn out to be repurposed. Until they lose their shape and tenacity, these napkins and old garments are washed and reused.


According to Kim Jong-un, K-Pop is a “vicious cancer” that is contaminating the youth of the nation he rules. He is now punishing individuals who watch South Korean movies, K-dramas, and K-pop videos more severely.

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s internal documents that were released were used by The New York Times to provide details about the covert anti-K-pop campaign (DPRK). Daily NK, a news organization based in Seoul, broke the story first.

The spread of “anti-socialist” influence, which has allegedly corrupted young North Koreans’ “attire, haircuts, utterances, and habits,” has been criticized by the state media. Kim has commanded his government to repress these ostensibly anti-socialist inclinations in an effort to regain power.

Coca Cola 

North Korea does not sell Coca-Cola either. North Korea was subjected to economic sanctions by the United States as a result of the Korean War, which lasted from 1950 to 1953. Since North Korea’s bombing of South Korea in 1980, America has implemented severe rules. As a result, North Korea does not sell Coca-Cola. For a long time, Coca-Cola was not even available in Myanmar or Vietnam; the embargo was later lifted from those countries.


One of the most popular presents given by North Koreans to one another after traveling abroad is condoms. Even though people in North Korea can’t even cross the borders.

The typical North Korean has no idea what a condom is or how it works to prevent pregnancy. The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, outlawed the selling of condoms because he desired a rise in the country’s population and an increase in the working class.

In addition, Kim forbids both abortion and female contraception because she desires a greater birthrate. If discovered providing couples with contraception or performing an abortion, doctors risk receiving harsh punishment. 

Basically, women are forbidden to make choices for their own bodies.