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The world's first international sex school is set to be opened by a Swedish teacher.

Britain's Daily Mail reports Ylva-Maria Thompson wants to teach students how to be better lovers using 'hands on' lessons in seduction.

The Austrian International Sex School in Vienna, which will become "the world's first college of applied sexuality", offers the lessons for anyone over 16 for the equivalent of about $2100 a term.

Students live in a mixed sex dormitory block where they're expected to practise their homework and will be awarded a qualification at the end of the course.

Ms Thompson told the newspaper education was not theoretical but "very practical" with an emphasis on becoming a better lover.

"Sexual positions, caressing techniques, anatomical features. And we teach people hands on," she said.

School spokesperson Melodi Kirsch said she was confident the school would be successful as it has attracted "much encouragement and interest".

But the school has already been controversial in Austria.

Raunchy adverts showing a couple making love have already been banned by Austrian TV.

One protester claims the school was selling sex "wrapped-up" in a stylish way.

The West Australian

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