Physical intimacy in thai dating culture
These can be found particularly in the personal and religious sphere.Love is a different thing to people from different cultures.Some dismiss this notion and point out that every person comes from a different culture but that love is essentially the same the world over. Thai culture is a very strong and living one less influenced by external forces than perhaps any other.There are deep but obtuse differences between Thai culture and foreign cultures.'I think a Thai woman who has been brought into the sex industry is going against her own culture but you often hear that Thai bar girls see the sex industry as a way to take care of their families even though casual sex is prohibited by Thai culture.' In proper Thai society a Thai woman who has more than one sexual partner in her life is seen as a 'bad' woman.
But Thailand and Thai culture has a decidedly modest approach to sex.
Undoubtedly there has been a change in attitudes within Thai society towards Thai women finding love with foreigners and today many single Thai women from educated backgrounds with good jobs, often government jobs, seek love with foreigners.
However it would be true to say that there is still a conservative voice among some quarters of Thai society that disapproves.
Not so long ago a foreigner marrying a Thai woman or dating a Thai woman could have been sentenced to death by beheading under the Thai legal code.
The Thai authorities at the time had the option to impose life imprisonment or degradation of status to 'elephant rearer'.