Er... 16 is the age of consent in the UK and most of Europe is 16 or less. Are Americans implying that all Europeans are sick? Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23992770
Let me explain...
Puritan morality and shame indoctrination run deep within the U.S.
We have set strict standards of conduct for sexuality: when you may have sex, with whom, what you may or may not do.
Otherwise, "society" would be "offended."
We are good slaves here who enjoy the masochistic attentions of our schools, employers, government, IRS and police agencies.
In a classic example of Stockholm syndrome we even defend our masters in patriotic language and insist that, although not perfect, it's "the best freakin' country in the world..."
Few recognize that this honor was lost long ago as the population slept - seeking safety over freedom and comfort over independence.
And, frankly, I think we are deeply enjoying being "protected" and controlled by our masters.
Hit me again, master, harder please!