Sex education classes will be conducted by a private business school in New Zealand for its students from Asia, who are "sexually ignorant".
"Lack of sexual knowledge is especially true for students from Asia, where formal sex education is not a norm at schools and where the topic is generally taboo," the New Zealand Herald quoted director Isaac Phua as saying.
These classes will help them "cope with the new-found freedom of living away from the controls of their parents," Phua said.
Terming sex advice from peers as undependable, he said the school will introduce sex education as an extension of their pastoral care.
Auckland University researcher Elsie Ho believes the classes were a good idea but many also needed support to help them live responsibly.
"Many of them feel they are old enough to look after themselves, but many don't know how to. They just think they can now drink, drive, gamble, without their parents there to say no," she said.
Language student Mandy Zhou, 18, from Shanghai, said sex was not taught in Chinese schools and it was not culturally accepted for girls there to talk about sex.
Those who did were regarded as "rude" or "cheap".