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Sweden Okays Public Masturbation?

A landmark trial that saw an older man who was accused of masturbating into the ocean on a public beach acquitted of criminal conduct has lead legal experts in the country to deem the act okay. 

"For this to be a criminal offense it's required that the sexual molestation was directed towards one or more people. I think the court's judgment is reasonable," said public prosecutor Olof Vrethammar, who won't appeal the ruling. "With that we can conclude that it is okay to masturbate on the beach."

Vrethammar did stress that those caught masturbating in public, even if not directed toward someone else, could face disorderly conduct charges. However, no sexual misconduct charges can be expected following the Swedish court's ruling. 

What do you think about untargeted public masturbation, Instincters? Should it be decriminalized in the U.S.?

(Source: The Local)


Wow I guess this means we can have our groups outside!

how do you explain it to the kids?

Tempting, but I would be concerned of sanitation on the things I touch in public.

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