"I believe it's because there are a number of challenges that are presented,"
"I ask these women in class: 'Why do you think women find it so challenging,'
and they start sharing."
Zyla said the women are simply looking for strategies to be better at it and to
add it to their repertoire, hoping to use it to prolong a marriage.
'Need to mix it up'
"If you have meat and potatoes for dinner every night, you're going to get
bored of that.. ..You need to mix it up."
Zyla said at first, some women are nervous about attending, but a few quips
from the crowd can make the night hilarious.
"They tend to turn it into a little wine and cheese thing ... everybody gets
loosened up. It's a really fun evening."
Anna Von Frances, 28, took a similar oral sex education seminar in Toronto and
thinks more women should do the same.
"It's fun to get together with your girlfriends and laugh about a taboo
subject, then find out it's not all that taboo."
She said the course helped her get familiar with the male anatomy.
Von Frances admitted she was nervous about sitting in a room with a bunch of
her girlfriends learning to put a condom-clad banana in her mouth.
But she said it was nothing like that. "(The instructor) did a lot of handouts
about where everything's located on a man's member, how sensitive it really
Zyla demonstrates to her classes with a prop and notes accessories women can
buy or make at home.
"For example they could make a hot drink and put it in a thermos ... then leave
the hot liquid in your mouth, so your mouth is really toasty warm."