South Korea Legalized Cheating, So Obviously Condom Stocks Skyrocketed

The cheating men and women of South Korea have a reason to purchase protection again.

On Thursday, the country's nine-person Constitutional Court nullified a decades-old law that made adultery an illegal offense meriting up to two years of jail time.

And shortly thereafter, the stock price of condom-making giant Unidus jumped about 15 percent higher, reports The Guardian.

Clearly, the decision was a popular one.

According to The New York Times, the 1953 law was originally intending to safeguard wives against losing everything to their cheating husbands.

Since then, however, it's rarely proved useful in court because of the amount of physical evidence needed.

In a statement, five of the court's judges reportedly announced,

It has become difficult to say that there is a consensus on whether adultery should be punished as a criminal offense.

The statement continued,

It should be left to the free will and love of people to decide whether to maintain marriage, and the matter should not be externally forced through a criminal code.

However, an unconvinced judge, Ahn Chang-ho, reportedly worried the decision would lead to a "surge in debauchery."

That might just happen because Unidus wasn't the only company to get a boost from the overturned law.

Birth control pill maker Hyundai Pharmaceutical also saw a 9.7 percent increase in share prices, according to The New York Times.

As South Koreans legally take charge of their own extramarital affairs, they're clearly making sure to stay extra safe.