As usual, Sweden has set the trend for legalizing weird sexual acts.

In what has to be the oddest acquittal of this short year, a Swedish court has deemed that a 65 year old man who was caught masturbating at a public beach was not actually committing a crime. According to this story on Gawker.com, even the prosecuting attorney agrees with the decision:

"For this to be a criminal offense it's required that the sexual molestation was directed towards one or more people," Olof Vrethammar said. "I think the court's judgement is reasonable. With that we can conclude that it is okay to masturbate on the beach."

Since he was charged with sexual assault, and didn't actually assault anybody, he's good to go. In the future, according to the attorney, loving yourself in public will most likely be considered disorderly conduct.

No matter what you call it, one thing is for sure: this dude really loves Mother Nature.