With the country's economy in doldrums and the rest of Europe showing little sign of recovery, a Spanish company in Valencia has courted controversy by offering professional course in prostitution which it says 'guarantees a job offer on graduation'.
"For just €100, students will be 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.
Promotional flyers of the programme flooded the university campus in the coastal city of Valencia.
Though Valencia falls in Catalonia, the part of Spain which is more liberal than the Castillan and Basque regions, The venture has still attracted much criticism. Many in the predominantly Catholic country feel that it is the wrong way to tempt cash-strapped and out-of-work Spaniards.
But the firm said that it will make the trade safer and ensure that 'qualified' sex workers do not have run-ins with the law.
The propreitor of the business said that 95 people, from the age of 19 to 45 years, had signed up for the one-week course, which takes up two hours each day.