The chaperones remains with them to make sure that no touching or any physical contact whatever takes place. At least the people in the villages believe that there are supernatural sanctions, since physical contact between unmarried couples constitutes an “insult to the spirits of the ancestors."

  • Source: Somchintana, Thongthew-Ratarasarn. The socio-cultural setting of love magic in central Thailand. Madison: University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1979.
  • Culture: Central Thai
  • Location: Asia