When I went to Europe, I saw nudity in commercials, and other sexual topics used to advertise products. As an American, I was shocked to see such things in places that seemed out of place of such tools of such an extreme nature. I tend to feel, even to this day, that public nudity in advertising is something that is over the top. It might be my Jehovah's Witness background, or it might be what others say about America. Which is that they consider Americans to be prudes. My friend from France, thinks were are to hung up on things like sex, drinking and illegal drugs. That we see to much as taboo, and tend to put to much of a Christian conservative slant to everything we regulate and think. They might be right, and yet across the channel is England and throughout modern satire, they are often shown to be prudish too. So are Americans prudes? If so, is having a legal drinking age, seeing certain drugs as illegal, and limit the amount of sexuality used in entertainment and advertising, a bad thing?
From experience with drinking, I know I made more of a big deal out of it, because I knew there was a drinking age. Then my European friends did. Did that help or hurt my views of drinking? I don't know, never experienced the other side.