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Italy’s Supreme Court Rules Public Masturbation Is Legal

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According to Italy’s highest court, choking the chicken in public is perfectly legal. The Supreme Court of Cassation (Italian: La Corte Suprema di Cassazione) ruled that masturbation in public is not a crime unless it is done in the presence of minors.

CNN reported that a 69-year-old man caught jerking in Catania, a city on the coast of Sicily. He was convicted in May 2015 after “he performed the act in front of students on the University of Catania campus.”

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The Supreme Court sentenced the man “to three months in prison and ordered [him] to pay a fine of €3,200 (around $3,600),” but the defendant’s lawyer appealed the ruling.

According to CNN, “Judges ruled that public masturbation out of the presence of minors is no longer deemed criminal conduct due to a change in the law last year, which decriminalized the act.” In a nutshell, you can bust a nut in public as long as no one under 18 is present.

In the United States and many other parts of the world, public masturbation is considered indecent exposure, which is obviously illegal. However, a recent online poll revealed that 61 percent of participants had blown their load in public.

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