This month has been a big one for public masturbation. A Cosmopolitan blogger wrote about her attempt to masturbate clandestinely on the NYC subway. Spoiler: her session ended with a gyro, not an orgasm. Meanwhile in Sweden … a 65-year-old man who openly pleasured himself on a beach in Stockholm was acquitted because his masturbation was not directed at a specific person. Meaning, it is now considered ”okay” to masturbate in public in Sweden, provided the act does not target another individual. So you can masturbate to the ocean, but not to the woman wearing the string bikini. Got that? We fear that all of this public masturbation hoopla will just further confuse about people about the appropriate times and places to pleasure themselves. That’s why we made this handy flowchart to help you make sure you’re in a safe space to wank.