Pretend you're a parent; unless you are a parent (you only have on child, let's keep it simple):
1. Your son or daughter (in the ages of 14-17) wants to have a friend of the opposite sex stay the night. Even though you know you can make rules to separate them for the night and take other precautions as well, would you still allow it?
Or, if you know that your son or daughter is gay and they want to have someone stay the night whom you feel they may like more than a friend, would you allow it? (Btw, I'm not trying to offend anyone in any way. I'm just looking at different perspectives)
2. Have your parents let someone of the opposite sex stay the night at your house? Did they make rules or did they trust you enough to sleep in the same room?
If you are gay, have your parents ever tried to avoid letting you have friends stay the night?
1. I would allow it, as long as both my child and their friend understood and respected my rules.
2. My parents have let boys stay the night but they have to sleep on the couch. We're allowed to stay up as late as we like but it has to be in the living room.
Once I fell asleep in the living room because we were up til about 3 am, when I woke up my mom was pretty mad. She understood though, but now I get constant reminders from my guy friends that stay the night to go to bed.