Maybe American parents are more strict than Swedish parents? -laura
I know, it may sound hard and judgemental, but I acctually think that Americans take the whole "dating + staying over dilemma" a little bit more serious then us Swedes.
I can't speak for all Sweden, and definitely not America, but I can say from the perspectives you have given me that its not that usual that parents act that way in Sweden.
I definitely don't mean that "in Sweden your allowed to do what ever and sleep with whom ever you like" and your parents won't say a word.
Just that its not that usual that the subject is so taboo.
The whole idea of "Don't ask, don't tell" which you put it, accually just makes me smile.
Don't you think it's silly? I mean, how can you be close with your parents if can't talk to them about certain things?
Im not judging, just asking.
Of course its not just America or your parents that has decided to have its way, maybe its common in Sweden to that some parents are embarassed of the subject Sex and love.
But its definitely not taboo.