Q & A: Phone Sex Operator

Charlene got started in the phone sex industry 27 years ago when she responded to an ad that read, “Conversationalist. Adult Talk. Work from Home.” She makes about $5 for every 15 minutes she spends talking and listening to phone sex addicts, guys who want to have sex with their mothers and guys who are just plain lonely.

Here is a bit of her story.

How did you get started in the phone sex business?


I am a writer and an editor. I wanted to work from home which is the reason I wanted to do this. I stay in this business because where else can I sit at home doing whatever I want and merely reach over, pick up the telephone, talk for 15 minutes and make five bucks? This company pays extremely well.

Does everyone in the phone sex industry work from home?

Some of the places have girls work in cubicles. There is a constant murmur and laughter. It is disgusting.

You have been doing this for 27 years. Why do you keep doing it?

It is the easiest thing I have ever done.

Are the pictures of the women in ads for phone sex the real phone sex operators?

We never use our own pictures.  We use fake pictures, fake names and fake addresses. I know a phone sex operator who has Muscular Dystrophy. She is wheelchair bound.  She is very imaginative and makes a fortune. There is another woman who did not have any legs.

What is the biggest misconception about the phone sex industry?

I have known every girl that has worked for my company and none of their pictures are legitimate. The only legitimate picture is for the chubby chasers. She is overweight and gets a lot of business because she does not mind putting herself out there. My picture describes me as a 30 year old that is 5′ 5″ with 34C, 34, 35 measurements.  In reality, I am 5’5″. I weighed 272 this morning.  I will be 69 in June.

Describe a typical call.

They used to be a lot different than they are now. Calls now are mostly from lonely guys. Yesterday I did 7 or 8 calls. I think with 4 of them I would ask “What are you looking for?” and he would say “I am just looking for someone to talk to.” I have to be almost a psychoanalyst.

I also have the idiots that call and say, [laughing] “Moan for me baby.” I have guys that want to role play. I have a guy that calls every week and wants me, in the most graphic way possible, to murder him. A lot of guys are horny and want to get off but those calls are getting to be few and far between. I am doing more [psycho] analyst work now.

Can callers give tips for great service?

I use to have a deal with a florist in town. If anyone wanted to send me flowers the florist and I would split the cash. I never got the flowers. I wanted cash. A lot of the other girls were going to him too. He was making a fortune taking phony orders.

I got over $14,000 in jewelry, tons of love letters, gifts and lingerie over the years.  They would send me size 2 lingerie.  I told them that was my size. I am not. I sold it to the dancers in Vegas.

What are some of the crazier things people do?

We have one guy we call Pig Man because he likes to crawl around oinking. He puts a curly pink tail in his rectum and walks around shaking his butt as we call him a pig.

Once this small town policeman outside of Boston who was really into anal sex sent pictures of himself tied up in his bed to one of the girls.  The bed posts were topped with small wooden balls — maybe the size of a golf ball or a little bigger. She told him to grease up one of the balls and sit on it and this moron did it. Then he couldn’t get off. He thought he was going to slip down further. He had to call 911 and have the guys that he works with from the local fire department come get his ass off the bed post.

What was your most memorable call?

One day I ran into answer the phone and one of my regulars, Sal from Maine said, “You sound out of breath. What is going on?” and I said, “The engine on my car was on fire.” He asked if I had a Western Union nearby. I said I didn’t know,  but of course I knew. Guys sent me money all of the time.  He sent me $5500 to buy a new car.

When my dog died a 70 year old hotel chain owner in Atlanta sent me $2000 to buy new dogs. They are here with me now. They are 11 years old.

Do they ever try to meet you?

I had a cop in Philadelphia that fell in love with “Beth” my topless dancer persona. He called me twice a week for two years. He was going to get married and he wanted me to come.  He told me he wanted to sneak away at his wedding just to touch me. I told him I couldn’t because it was against the rules. I had no intention of meeting this guy.

Why is it against the rules to meet your clients?

Because I am not who I say I am.

Do you find this empowering?

I think it is a joke. How many women do you know that would pay to talk to some dumb man? My company tried male phone sex operators. Those poor guys starved to death.

Do you ever have women call you?

Yes, but not too many. Maybe a dozen thus far.

Do you have regulars?

I get a lot of repeat calls — probably a dozen a week. I remember what they want. I got a call yesterday from Joey in Florida. He said, “Hi. I just wanted to call.” and I said “Hey Joey, are you smelling your mommy’s underpants?” And he said, “You remembered!!”

Wait, he smells his mother’s underwear?

Oh yeah. If you knew how many guys wanted to fuck their mothers you would die. I was shocked when I first found out too. Joey goes through his mother’s dirty underwear  and jerks off into it. He tries to peak at her while she is in the shower. He was telling me how he saw her boobies hanging out while she was sleeping and how he stood there and stroked it and then ran into his room.

Do people use you as a confessional?

Yes because they do not get chastised by us. Joey tells me how much he wants to fuck his mother. I get him to describe his mother and I make more money while he is talking. Like I give a shit, but you have to make them think you care. They get off the phone with me and they think I am their best friend.

Do you multitask while you are working?

Sometimes I am in the kitchen making an omelet and I have the phone stuck in my ear. I do not want to stop cooking while I am talking to these guys.

Did you name yourself “Phone Sex Goddess” or was that given to you?

That was given to me because I booked the most calls ever at my last job. Some girls treat this this like it is a joke. You have to treat the guy like he is the most important thing in your life in that moment. No matter what you are doing. If you are cooking and you burn yourself — you better drop the pan and not the phone.

Why do you think men call you instead of going to strippers or hookers or porn?

I do not know about porn but with strippers and hookers they actually have to be there and most of these guys are not what they say they are either.

How do you keep yourself from laughing?

I am a telephone actress but sometimes I still can’t help but laugh. Sometimes I put my hand over the phone and laugh myself silly. Sometimes I just want to throw up because these guys think they are so sexy and they are disgusting as hell. I want to hang up but I am not allowed to because I would get a demerit. Before I was allowed to hang up and I would call the operator and say, “Do not ever put that jackass through to me again.”

What is the longest call you have had?

I had a guy that would regularly call and talk for four hours.

What do you talk about for 4 hours?

Everything. What was on TV, stuff in the paper. It was a two edged sword. I would think, “Oh shit not him.” But at the same time I made $76. That is a lot of money.

Have you ever felt turned on in any of your calls?

[Laughing hysterically] Oh god no! Everybody knows that there is something wrong with anyone that would spend money talking about sex on the phone instead of out with a woman doing it.

What do you really wear when working?

The same thing I wear around the house. In the summer I wear shorts and a t-shirt. I have these one piece smocks that I wear. They are like a long t-shirt. I am bare foot half the time. I do not even own lingerie.

Has the recession effected your business?

I am surprised but it hasn’t. When the recession hit it effected my writing. I had taken two years off but when I was not getting as much writing and editing work I started doing phone sex again.

Has the Internet effected your business?

It may have effected it in the beginning when guys were first able to flip on their computer and look at naked girls but after awhile that loses its charm. I think there is something about hearing a woman’s voice. Most of these guys are pitiful losers.

Do you have any tricks you use to make these guys believe you are actually doing what they are asking of you?

We invent all sorts of tricks. When guys want to hear how wet you are you stick two fingers in and out of a jar of Vaseline and it makes a squishy sound. These idiots think you are playing with yourself. They pop their cork so fast you can hardly believe it.

What do your  kids think about you doing this?

They laugh. Everybody laughs about it. Phone sex does not seem to bother people. When I told my mom I started doing it again she said, “We do what we have to do.”

Do you have any favorite lines?

It is hard because every conversation is different. But a lot of times I say, “Are you ready for me because I am SO ready for you.”

Is there anyway you can classify the type of people you talk to?

There are the Givers, the Takers, the Tops which are the Masters and Mistresses. There are the Bottoms which are the slaves and there are the regular blue collar guys that just want to talk about ass and tits. Then there are the Phonys that are trying to be something that they are not. Plus there is a lesbian or two thrown in the mix but not too many.

Has this tainted your perspective on sex or relationships?

Oh yeah. It has taught me that you can’t trust most men.  I would say almost 90% of the men I talk to are married. They are using money that is probably needed in their house to call me. I have had guys tell me, “Oh mistress I had to talk to you. I took the last $40 in the cookie jar. My wife is going to kill me when she finds out that the grocery money is gone but I had to hear your voice.”

How do you react to people stealing money to call you?

I tell them if they ever do that again and tell me about it I will not only never speak to them again but I will blacklist them with every service across the country. A lot of the girls will say, “I want you to go steal some money for me too.” That is the difference between a good phone sex mistress and a pile of shit and believe me there are a lot of those piles out there.

Are you proud of what you do?

I wouldn’t say I am proud of what I do but I am proud of how I do it. I am here to make money. If I was some bleeding heart that worried about everybody else then I am going to go down like stone and I cannot swim. I am going to keep myself afloat whatever it takes.  I do it with integrity and the most amount of class as possible.

Would you continue to do this if you started to date someone?

If it was a problem I would have him sit in on some of my calls so he could understand exactly what goes on. He would realize that these guys have absolutely no way to identify me. If a guy I dated was sure enough of his own sexuality and own manhood he would not be bothered by me being on the phone with some loser.

Is there anything I have not asked you?

It has changed my outlook on men. This is cheating anyway you look at it. It is a terrible sickness because these guys can’t get away from it. We become a part of it because we allow them to do whatever it is they want and we say it is ok.

 


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2 thoughts on “Q & A: Phone Sex Operator

  1. My husband has been fooled by one of these women. He thinks that they are in love and he wants to divorce me and marry her. Does this usually happen?

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