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Harm: The one who would have sexual relations… | re/touch: an encyclopædia of touch and culture



The one who would have sexual relations with his wife or even touch her on that night would run the risk of having her miscarry in case she became pregnant.

  • Source: Paulme, Denise. Social organization of the Dogon (French Sudan). Paris: Éditions Domat-Montchrestien, F. Loviton et Cie, 1940..
  • Culture: Dogon
  • Location: Africa