It really shouldn't surprise me by now that you can sign up for sex lessons from bona fide porn stars in San Francisco to learn tips and tricks for how to get your jollies and pleasure your mate. After all, this is the 50 Shades of Grey era, when people openly read erotica in public, and Harvard officially recognizes a BDSM club as a campus group.

But there’s just such an aura of "ick" surrounding the idea. It sounds like a bad sitcom plot in which one of the main male characters gets tricked into a compromising position against his will. "They told me it was going to be an educational class!" he unwittingly will tell his wife after being caught with a porn star.

On the other hand, these are consenting adults on both sides of the stage. This isn't a college class full of freshmen who are practically bullied into watching a live sex toy demonstration. The "instructors" even make participants listen to them teach before they get to the physical part.

"They have to sit through a lecture before we get to the good stuff," says porn star actress Rain DeGray. "We do techniques, physical response, and have a question-and-answer period before moving on to the demonstrations."

I bet there are probably some dudes who could use the guidance, but I still have reservations about the whole concept. Call me a prude, but I think sex should be between two people who want to share and celebrate their love. I don’t think someone needs a class to be good in bed -- they just need to listen to their partner to figure out what he or she likes. Everyone is different anyway, so while the mechanics may be similar from couple to couple, everyone has things they like and don’t like.

No sex class can teach you how much foreplay your lady wants, or how she likes it once you get down to serious business.

This class may sell itself as educational, but it seems like an excuse for voyeurism.

Have you ever attended an educational sex class? Would you?


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