Beach masturbation not a crime in Sweden

Going to a beach in Sweden could get exciting next summer. According to a recent court ruling, you could play with yourself in public as long as it’s not directed at a specific person.

The case was brought up when a 65-year-old man took his shorts off and began masturbating at the Drevviken beach on June 6th. The man was charged with sexual assault, but the court ruled the man could not be convicted of sexual assault because the masturbation was not directed at a specific person.

“For this to be a criminal offense it’s required that the sexual molestation was directed toward one or more people. I think the court’s judgment is reasonable,” public prosecutor Olof Vrethammar said.

“The district court has made a judgment on this case. With that we can conclude that it is OK to masturbate on the beach. The act may be considered to be disorderly conduct,” he said.


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