Italian courts have just ruled that masturbation in public is legal – unless it’s done in the presence of minors.
The Supreme Court of Cassation (Italian: La Corte Suprema di Cassazione) in Italy has ruled that getting yourself off in public is not illegal unless it’s done in front of minors.
The case came about because a 69-year-old man was caught red handed in Catania pulling his pork on the University of Catania campus and he was convicted in May 2015.
Originally he was sentenced to 3 months in prison and fined €3,200.
However in light of a law change last year, which makes public masturbation a crime only if a minor witnesses it, the court overturned his sentence.
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.”