Well no, Sweden, not any more actually, thanks to you!
A while ago, I posted about some porn I had seen in a store window, and basically got half the population of Sweden commenting to tell me to chill out and not be so prudish and anyway Americans are really violent and that's much worse. And I was like, okay sure, different cultures are different, maybe Americans are uptight about sex a little bit?
But at least we don't have commercials telling people to have affairs.
I've been seeing these all over Stockholm the last few days, and I was like, no, that doesn't say what I think it does... right? I mean, "ha en affär" doesn't exactly take a translation genius to figure out, but I just though I had to have got it wrong.
Except it turns out I didn't. Yep, these commercials that are everywhere (seriously, you can't miss 'em unless you walk around with your eyes shut... and why would you do that?) and they say "are you married? Live a little - have an affair". They are for a dating agency. For married people.
Now, I'm all for being free and open about sex and chill with being naked and experimenting and kinky stuff if that's what consenting adults want to do on their own time, but I draw the line at encouraging adultery. There's just no excuse for that, and I have serious questions about a culture that's okay with it.
You can't help but see how a certain good old American boy who had been stand up and committed and respected the institution of marriage got off the plane here and was like "party time".