Grumpy Aussie miners get sex lessons

SYDNEY, Oct 26, 2007 (AFP) – Grumpy Australian coal miners are getting lessons on “exploring their wives” to revive their sex lives and boost production at work. Men working at the Bulga mine near Sydney attend classes on issues such as menopause and foreplay because, a manager told the Sydney Morning Herald, a miner not having sex at home “can get mighty grumpy at work”.

Nurse Tammy Farrell said the mostly middle-aged miners sniggered when she mentioned extra-virgin olive oil in a nutrition talk but became “very serious” when the subject turned to cranky menopausal wives rejecting their advances.

“There was no laughter then, just a lot of interest,” she was quoted as saying on the Herald’s website Friday.

“I told them that they needed to start exploring their wives like they did when they were 18 and they were all extremely attentive.

“And they snapped up all the flyers left out after the talk so we’ve obviously got some cranky men with cranky wives out there who want some help,” Farrell said. The Xstrata mining company’s communications manager James Rickards said the classes had been successful because the men were keen to learn about the cha

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