Having sex with a third party during consensual divorce proceedings is not illegal, South Korea's supreme court has ruled, even though adultery remains a criminal offence in the country. The court Sunday overruled a lower court's conviction of a man surnamed Chung who had an affair with a bar hostess during divorce proceedings, a court official told AFP Monday. The lower court had given Chung, 57, and the hostess a suspended six-month prison sentence, a ruling upheld by an appeal court. Adultery is punishable by up to two years in jail in South Korea. The supreme court ruled that Chung and his wife "had no intention of continuing their married life" and therefore sex with a new partner did not constitute an offence. Chung filed in early 2007 to end his marriage of 25 years and the couple decided to live apart while proceedings were under way. But his wife laid charges against him after learning he had had sex with the hostess. The constitutional court is meanwhile considering whether to scrap the adultery law altogether following a petition from top actress Ok So-Ri, who says it infringes personal freedoms. The constitutional court has rejected three previous appeals against the 54-year-old law on the grounds that social morality may be weakened.Source: AFPSRM << Unemployed Germans to Lend a Helping Hand to Dementia Patie... Bi-racial Asian Americans More Vulnerable to Psychological ... >> Recommended Reading Survey Exposes Brits’ Lavishness for ‘Illicit Encounters’ A survey has found that love cheats in Britain, on an average, spend 5,160 pounds a year on posh hotels, fancy dinners and sexy undies for their secret liaisons. READ MORE Top Celebs' Passion for Swapping Partners Exposed It has been revealed that a large chunk of A-list Hollywood celebs have turned to 'ashleymadison.com' in an effort to ditch their spouses for a night. READ MORE Legitimize Condoms Please, Pakistani Researchers Plead Legitimize use of condoms please, Pakistani researchers have pleaded. HIV/AIDS is rising relentlessly. Unless taboos are shed, danger awaits society, they warn. READ MORE Pakistani Immigrant Strangles Daughter to Death Because She Wanted to Divorce and Marry a Man She Loved Chaudhry Rashid of Georgia, US, charged with strangling his daughter to death because she wanted to divorce her husband and marry a man of her choice. READ MORE Divorce: Pros and Cons Divorce can be traumatic for children and create a sense of insecurity amongst them. Couples should realize that joined parenting is important even after divorce. READ MORE How to Handle Depression and Stress while Going Through a Divorce? Divorce or breakup can be stressful and cause anxiety, depression and panic. Simple ways can help you deal with depression triggered by loss of marriage. READ MORE How to Save your marriage You can save your marriage - even when your partner insists on a divorce. READ MORE Prostitution: Fresh Stakes in the Oldest Trade Prostitution has broadened its base to include street prostitution, massage brothels, gigolo outcall services, strip clubs, lap dancing, phone sex, child prostitution and sex tourism. READ MORE Safe Sex Sex is fun but involves health risks such as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs or unplanned pregnancy specially in those who have multiple partners or in those having unprotected sex. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Drug Side Effects Calculator Sanatogen Blood Pressure Calculator More News on: Sex FactsProstitution: Fresh Stakes in the Oldest TradeHow to Save your marriageSexual Intercourse FactsSafe SexTop Ten Trivial Sex FactsTop Ten Sex Tips for MenDivorce: Pros and ConsSex NumbersHow to Handle Depression and Stress while Going Through a Divorce?