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In yesterday’s Lunch Break Musings, I wrote about nude public hiking being legal in France. I agree with that, because nudity is not offensive. Sweden has now raised the bar in terms of what is acceptable in public.

The Local – Sweden: Public masturbation not a crime: Swedish court

“The Södertörn District Court has now acquitted the 65-year old in a judgement which stated that it “may be proven that the man exposed himself and masturbated on this occasion”.

However, the court added that no offence had been committed as the masturbating man was not pleasuring himself towards a specific person.”

and

“When asked if it was now acceptable to masturbate in public if you don’t direct it towards a specific individual the prosecutor said it was ‘okay.'”

In other words, one can publicly masturbate in a general direction.

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