The private lives of phone-sex operators

… But whether they are working in a packed call centre wearing headsets or from home wearing lingerie, phone-sex operators (or PSOs) are as diverse as the callers. I can definitely see the appeal of wanting to make money from talking dirty, like the Americans pictured here in Phillip Toledano’s compelling portraits. But these women (and men, some very successful PSOs have been boys with high-pitched voices!) have to do so much more: they have to morph into a role that is part therapist, part sexual surrogate. They also have to improvise and create multiple personae in order to play the submissive secretary, the naughty nurse, the adult baby, the porn star or the barely legal teen girl. …

Fantasy lines: The private lives of phone-sex operators – This Britain, UK – The Independent

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  1. Remember the show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” where the comedians were given a few seconds to think up a scenario on the spot? Phonesex ops are a lot like that… Sometimes I have someone who won’t tell me anything about how he wants to be dominated, which is frustrating; sometimes I have a phonesex caller who wants to write the next “War and Peace.” So you never know. But I always have to be ready, with my little bag of tricks.. Will I be the luscious cocktease who undresses in front of an open window, or the virginal girl next door, or the older woman who dominates and humiliates? I never know until the phone rings…
    Sascha

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