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This is Not a Compensated Relationship   
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Jungwoo gets misunderstood because he looks older than his age while Youngmin looks like a highschooler despite being a university student. A love story with plenty of troubles between two complete opposites!

Original Webtoon:
Peanutoon (Removed), Bomtoon, Lezhin, MrBlue, Comico, BookCube

Note: 원조교제 is a transactional relationship, in Korean its mostly referred as compensated dating usually with a younger person and older person "dating" with benefits/aid/support


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Associated Names
I'm Not an Ajusshi
Not a Sugar Daddy
Not Statutory Rape
This is Not a Transactional Relationship
원조교제 아닌데요?

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Latest Release(s)
c.28 by OPERA OMNIA SCANS over 3 years ago
c.27 by fujitsu over 3 years ago
c.26 by fujitsu over 4 years ago
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in Country of Origin
73 Chapters + 11 Side Story (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Rating
Average: 6 / 10.0 (55 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.18 / 10.0

Last Updated
January 28th 2023, 10:16am



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Serialized In (magazine)
Bomtoon (Bomtoon)
Lezhin (Lezhin)
MrBlue (MrBlue)
BookCube (Bookcube)
Comico Korea (Comico)

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by mimi201
February 12th, 2023, 1:32pm
Rating: N/A
Danggg....had to drop it. The art is SO good though and I was conflicted if I should keep reading only because of that but decided to drop it either way.
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Relatable drama story with smut  
by mrs_choco
December 31st, 2022, 1:20pm
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
I read it without reading anything about it (no summary, no genre, no comments, no ratings, etc) beforehand and this is a surprisingly very good story.

Parts of the story are high on drama but on a realistic way: Rumors are a plague in university settings and both MCs lack communication skills at time, leading to misunderstandings.

If a reader expect MCs to be expert communicators who easily convey their feelings in healthy convo and are smart and wise enough to avoid every mistake a 20 year old could make, this is not the right story for them.

MCs are a little bit stupid at time, they make bad decisions, they doubt themselves, they are scared about the future, they misprepare for the consequences of their actions : and that's what makes them human and the story is very relatable.

There's a lot of smut too.
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Not the very best but not the worst  
by MoniHitachiin
June 20th, 2022, 5:12pm
Rating: N/A
Below in the comments is a complain about this story regarding an issue in wich the seme did something awful to his boyfriend. Funny thing is they dropped the story at that point bc if they keep reading, they would find a side story that explains how
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Youngmin gets his revenge for being blindfolded by Jungwoo and it seems that he didn't have any problem re-creating something similar because he blindfolded and tied Jungwoo's hands just to play with a toy and Jungwoo's urethra and didn't stop when was told bc Jungwoo didn't do it when he told him to stop. Ofc this didn't finish here, Jungwoo unties himself and did something similar to his boyfriend. During aftersex, both say sorry and Jungwoo understood that he did something cruel to his lover back then when he blindfolded him first and says that he won't do anything like that again bc he didn't know how hard it was for Youngmin everytime that he didn't stop when was told bc of a whim. In the end it seems like Youngmin didn't have any trauma for what Jungwoo did, he just wanted revenge. Not saying it was the best way to handle this situation but the author acknowledged that seme's actions were not right and tried their best to make a scenario in which they would acknowledged that their actions must cause pleasure and must have consent.

Being in a relationship is hard bc people is different, communication is key to being able to understand partners and these youngsters showed that they didn't know how to be honest with each lother; if they have said "i don't like this" or "we need to talk" in a serious scenario in wich they talked about their relationship, many of the issues will be resolved instead of being dragged, but that's difficult, being afraid of being hated by whom you love the most is very normal and both characters decided many things in their own without thinking in their partner's opinion. Sure, they would love each other but they kept acting as if everything was perfect, as if nothing bothered them.

Btw, i like drama, all the rumors in this story just reminded me of many stories in wich the heroine is badmouthed for things they didn't do and ended isolated until people finds the truth and they apologize. Everytime i see this trope i feel very uneasy bc it can happen in real life; rumors are very common, easily to be spreaded and difficult to erase even when proved wrong. I think the guilt and stress that Jungwoo and Youngmin had due this circumstance was kinda realistic and very sad bc they ended doing things that hurted themselves instead of relying in each other as a couple.

Not the very best but not awful as people might say, sure there's questionable content but i prefered to read it and judge by myself. So, for me is a story with a relationship development bc they were in cloud nine at first and then thevy go downhill due to their actions. So, they learnt through all the story to rely in each other. What I would liked to see was Jungwoo stopping being an spoiled brat, but considering his context that's difficult, still in some way i think he stopped being so childish, so, that's something.

... Last updated on June 20th, 2022, 5:19pm
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I thought I was gonna like it  
by kisashimi
April 5th, 2021, 6:01am
Rating: 1.0  / 10.0
The art was my type and it had a comedic vibe at the start but I got creeped out by a certain character on chapter 9 and dropped it. Please heed the content warnings!
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Started off decent.  
by shigeo
February 1st, 2021, 11:03am
Rating: 5.0  / 10.0
I thought it was a cute and humorous story in the first few chapters, but it got too intense later. The seme loves and cares about the uke, yes, but it's borderline obsessive. He seems to lose his rationality and imagines all these problems when there's actually little to no problem at all and he becomes violent. I wouldn't call it a twisted romance, but it definitely isn't wholesome.

The consent isn't always crystal clear either as the uke doesn't seem all that up for it sometimes. It could possibly be a translation issue that may cause it to seem vague, but maybe not. In one of the last chapters,
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the seme suddenly makes play of sensory deprivation by blindfolding the uke and playing loud music, causing him to panic because he thinks some stranger is touching him due to his trauma from being raped in the past. The uke essentially begs to stop, tears and all, but
the seme is so sex-crazed that he'll listen more to his own desires rather than his partner
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when you would think that he'd be considerate of his trauma. It basically was rape, but the author watered it down by having the uke calm down and they finished having sex.
If it had been listed with a dubious consent tag from the start, I wouldn't have picked it up to begin with.

Funnily enough, I dropped this after having already read about 90% of it. Eh, I stuck around this long because I thought the story would soften up and that the lack of clear consent, which was my biggest issue here, would be a one-time thing. But after this last time, I think it's obvious that the relationship is pretty unhealthy despite their love each other. None of the issues in the story seem to get resolved either, there's just sex and more sex. There's also heaps of miscommunication; it's no wonder that their relationship becomes so toxic. I've read enough BL to know that they'll likely be married off in the last chapter or have some other sort of happy timeskip despite all the problems and I don't care to read it. It's not often that I drop a BL, but this one makes the list.

Based on another comment,
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I'm glad I didn't keep reading bc I still don't find it justifiable like lol… it still waters it down and the revenge aspect isn't necessarily healthy either. And why apologize only when you got a taste of it and not all the other times your boyfriend expressed discomfort? It's a poor attempt to save the situation. Well great that they forgave each other anyway, I guess.
It still doesn't really excuse much of Jungwoo's other behavior either. Flawed characters can grow and develop, but I didn't get that with Jungwoo and I don't find him a likable character later on. It's not a story for me and that's okay. The same goes for those that do enjoy it.

... Last updated on July 7th, 2022, 4:16pm
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