Porn star Rocco Siffredi, known as the "Italian stallion", has launched a petition demanding sex education became mandatory in Italy's schools and offered himself up as a teacher.
"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.
Despite efforts stretching back over a century and dozens of legislative proposals, sex education is not part of the curriculum in Italy's schools.
"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.