The Awakening (1899) by Kate Chopin, an American writer, and Plastic Sex (1998) by Namhee Lee, a Korean writer, reveal sexual minorities being alienated from mainstream society. This perspective is expressed through the heroines of the two novels, Edna and Eunmyung. Edna in The Awakening and Eunmyung in Plastic Sex, who have suffered from the male-centered and heterosexual society, rethink the assumptions of traditional sexuality struggling to find themselves and resist the social norms by reacting against the notions of established femininity. Through the homosexual disposition, Edna explores the different faces of woman’s sexual desire, that is, Edna uses ‘a kind of subtle love’ beyond sisterhood among female friends, Adele and Reisz, and tries to establish her own sexual identity. While Edna expresses her homosexual disposition as an agent seeking for her identity, Eunmyung represents her lesbian identity more directly than Edna, and searches to fulfill her carnal desire with her female friend, Chorok. Eunmyung insists that a woman can pursue sex for sensual pleasure based on equal sexual and emotional relations to a female partner, while avoiding the worries of pregnancy and sexual harassment by a man. As such, Edna and Eunmyung’s sexual orientations imply that a homosexual’s unfulfilled desires start showing up as a personal entity both in America and Korea. In this context, Chopin and Lee carve the path not for the collective, but for the individual, more clearly the homosexual woman, who begins to establish her own sexual identity.