Crotch law

By: NATASHA SMITH

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ITALIAN COURTS have issued a landmark ruling that outlaws men from scratching their crotches in public.

The ruling was made after a man from Como appealed against a fine of 200 euros he received for ‘adjusting’ himself in public. His fine was upheld and the judge said that “the touching of genitalia in public is a sign of ill manners and must be considered against public decency”. Superstitious Italian men often hold or touch their private parts for good luck when they see a hearse or to ward off bad luck, which is the equivalent of touching wood in the UK.