Spanish school offering professional course in prostitution to stay open
A Spanish firm that offers a professional course in prostitution has survived its first legal challenge to be closed down.
For 100 euros, students are taught the history of the world's oldest profession, how to use erotic toys and the most popular positions contained within the Kama Sutra, the Daily Mail reported.
The school began advertising the course in May, but within weeks the Valencian regional government filed a case with prosecutors, alleging that the school promoted prostitution, which is illegal in Spain, the Daily Mail reported.
But prosecutors said that there was not any evidence that a criminal offence had been committed because advertisements for students did not promote prostitution, constitute fraud and were not aimed at minors, according to The Times.
The venture has attracted much criticism in the predominantly Catholic country, with many saying it is the wrong way to tempt cash-strapped Spaniards back into work.
But the Valencian firm, which flooded the city's university campus with promotional flyers, said that it will make the trade safer.
It will also ensure budding sex-workers will not fall foul of the law, with in depth descriptions of the industry's laws and how to work around them.
"They will know what they are getting in to," Brandon, who has run the one-week course for eight years, said.
"Prostitution is a career that many people live off from day to day, whether they are single or have a partner," he said.
He added that 95 people, from the age of 19 to 45, had signed up to the diploma - which takes up two hours each day.
And, once they graduate, they receive their first job offer - to become a teacher in the "school" where they can help in practical classes.
What they learn in the series of theory and practical classes will enable them to "earn a lot of money, very easily and quickly," ABC News said.