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What I Learned Working as a Phone Sex Operator -- 16 Surprising Secrets of the Trade

What it's like on the other side of the line.

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Minimum Times

Many lines have minimum call times, and not all gentleman callers like this. I always tried to be nice about it, and perhaps gain a new client. After all, a man who gets indignant over not needing six whole minutes is not going to have a girlfriend any time soon.

No LOL Plz

There's a wide world of masochists, diaper fetishists and " furries" out there. I'm all for being respectful, but sometimes, fetishes are just plain funny. That's why the ability to keep a straight face is essential to anyone with a career in professional fetish conversations. People take their fetishes seriously, which means phone sex ops need to sound like they do the same.

A Thesaurus is Mandatory

Even the most articulate of phone actresses will eventually run out of alternate terms for breasts. That's why most operators keep plenty of resources handy.

Awesome Write-offs

If phone sex is your main source of income, you can write off your phone line, advertisements, smutty literature and mags, sex toys, the Internet and even lingerie.

Busy Holidays

Serious phone sex operators don't make any plans for Valentine's Day or Christmas. They'll be working, and those are always the busiest day of the year. So when can operators take a day off? Well, the Super Bowl's a good bet.

Degrading?

If you let your friends or family know that you do phone sex for a living, someone will eventually tell you how degrading it is and how exploited you should feel. Most of these people have never had phone sex. For me, these infantilizing lectures were more degrading than any phone sex call. Making an informed choice to do what you want, and then following through? To me, that's not degradation, that's empowerment.

Miss Manners Be Damned

I'd be willing to bet that no woman has ever succeeded in performing fellatio while having an articulate conversation. That won't matter to your clients. Phone sex is the one situation that requires that you talk with your mouth full - or at least pretend to.

Sad, Sad Hangups

About a quarter of all clients will hang up immediately after they um … finish, regardless of whether their paid time is up. It seems that some men actually consider post-orgasm conversation to be the phone sex version of getting too clingy. Maybe guys like to pretend that the phone sex lady has a crush on them. I don't charge my real-life crushes by the minute though.

Merchandising Ahoy!

I wouldn't have thought that phone sex would be a merch-intensive business, but it totally can be. I've been asked to sell undergarments, shoes, stockings and photos of myself doing wild stuff. Because I don't remotely match any of the descriptions of the ladies I've portrayed, I hired a model to play a few different versions of "me." Is that fraud? Nope, just entertainment, which is all phone sex is intended to be.

 

Wednesday Lee Friday is an eclectic writer of fact and fiction. She has worked as a reptile wrangler, phone sex operator, radio personality, concierge, fast food manager, and horror novelist. She prefers jobs that let her sleep during the day. Everybody knows all the best art and literature happen at night!

 
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