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After a man identified solely as Pietro L was spotted "taking out his penis" in front of university students in Cantania and "practising autoeroticism" (which is the classiest euphemism the Italians could come up with), the highest court of Italy overturned his three month prison sentence.

This means that Pietro L has paved a slippery first, crusty later road for all public masturbators in Italy.

The court justified their decision, saying "the act is not included in the law as a crime," thanks to a new government reform.