Porn star demands sex education become mandatory in schools, offers himself as teacher

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Porn star Rocco Siffredi, known as the "Italian stallion", has launched a petition demanding sex education become mandatory in Italy's schools and offered himself up as a teacher.

"I wanted to launch this appeal because sex is a magnificent thing," he wrote on the website that began collecting signatures on Tuesday.

"I put forth my name and my experience, I make myself fully available to go into Italian schools and personally promote this initiative," the 51-year-old added.

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Despite efforts stretching back over a century and dozens of legislative proposals, sex education is not part of the curriculum in Italy's schools.

The petition on change.org, addressed to Italian Education Minister Stefania Giannini, had gathered some 21,600 supporters by Wednesday.

"Pornography should be entertainment, but due to lacking alternatives, it has become a means to learn, especially for young people," he said.

"I have been doing my work for 30 years and I have acquired enough experience to guarantee that what I do is not sex education," he added.

Siffredi has made more than 1300 films has opened Porn University where aspiring students learn all the tricks of the trade. Photo: Supplied

In October Siffredi opened the University of Porn to help aspiring adult film actors with his knowledge of the industry.

Thousands of individuals applied to become part of the academy and Siffredi whittled the number of ‘students’ down to seven women and 14 men.

He carries out on-screen tests including positions used to show how they work against the camera, as well as techniques.

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