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This study analyzed college students? perceptions of sexual meanings and motives for intercourse. The sample consisted of 185 never married students of two universities in Seoul; 58 male and 127 female. Among these students, 55.2% of male students and 22.8% of female students answered that they had experienced sexual intercourse. The referred symbolic meanings of sex to these subjects were important, secretive, hot, connected, tense, young, serious, excitable, friendly, wet, sacred, pleasurable, interesting, play, creative, strong, and spontaneous. Students responded that the most important reason for sex was affection, followed by concern for partner, spiritual bond, communication, recreation-play, and procreation. Students who had experienced sexual intercourse and male students had significantly more positive sexual meanings than their counterparts. The recommendations for future research are provided.