Realities Of Being A Gay Phone Sex Operator (Who’s Straight)

Before people were able to stream porn directly to their telephones, anyone who wanted to get nasty without abdicating the dent in their Barcalounger had to turn to … the phone. The old-style phone, we symbolize — the one you used to speak into instead of poke at and neglect where reference is starts that strange ringy chime. And some of them still do use the phone to get off, because lore is important, even when you’re masturbating. We spoke to Shane Bell, who was a phone-sex worker, and he told us …

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The Most Important Thing In Phone Sex Is Not To Laugh

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Whether you’re flinging horse-meat burgers, cleaning up jizz, or selling $700 septic tank cleans on a cold call( all of who the hell is occupations I’ve had ), the powers that be expect one thing: that you maintain a straight face. Gay phone sex was no exception. A classifieds ad labeled “actors/ actresses wanted” resulted me to a nondescript see middle department back in 2000, and for my audition, the female there entrust me a piece of paper with a caricature draw on it. “Please read the following lines as good you can, ” she instructed. I examined down at the expanse and discovered a Tarzan-looking character in a loincloth. I proudly predicted the printed front: “I want to eat your large-hearted banana.”

There are the most texts like that, and many of the others auditioning giggled like schoolgirls while saying them. Each was turned away. But a few other persons and me managed to do it altogether deadpan. That was it — we were hired. And once I eventually settled into my table and headset, holding back laughter would prove to be downright essential.

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They paid my rent. They could use any produce-related dick metaphor they craved .

At firstly, I’d want to laugh out of nervousness or sheepishness, but other occasions, it was at the off-the-wall shit coming out of these people’s cavities. I remember, for example, the first time a caller busted out with the word “man-pussy.” I expect, “Your what? ” He replies, “My man-pussy. You know … my asshole.” If I’d burst out roaring, I’d probably have lost that caller. Thankfully, there was a mute button.

At least once I did burst out roaring. I do my accosting, the person resounds self-confident, and I’m like, “So, what are you up to? ” He says, “I’m just now at work, and I have a few minutes, so I speculated I’d have some fun.” And once we get into it a bit, I sounds a loud slam and a very high-pitch kind of squeal. “Gotta run! ” he says, followed by the hasty hang-up of a person whose boss has just caught him with his very non-metaphorical dick in his hands.

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“You know those spammers, sir. Always trying to sell me large bananas.”

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The Adventurer Aren’t Necessarily Gay

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During training, “were in” taught the basics, with emphasis on starting illusions exerting your enunciate and coming into reputation. For lead on the real nuts and bolts, I turned to my co-workers. I spotted myself in the smoking enclose out back with a veteran of the job, a thugged-out gentleman who — like everyone here, apparently — happened to be straight. I asked him, “How do you do it? How do you do all this fornication talk with humen? Doesn’t it attain you embarrassing? “

He said: “If I’m talking to some dude, telling him I’m suckin’ on his dick or whatever? I precisely impersonate it’s my girl telling me what she’d want to do to me, or what I miss her to do to me.”

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“She’s got a penetrating voice.”

This was North Miami. So I was surrounded by a dozen or so street motherfuckers talking all tough to each other between sees. Then they’d get on the phones and turn into majestic coward boys, purring like pussies. Were we doing accurate impersonations of what gay people truly sound like? No, but it didn’t matter, because the callers seemed to dig it. And the more you did it, the very best you got, and the more you’d lose yourself in the role.

Besides the advice of my peers, I had another rich at my dumping: a never-ending render of gay porn magazines. The place was stacked with them. At first I’d devote my time in between sees thumbing through whatever comic books I had in my knapsack, but my overseer reminded me that Marvel wasn’t work-related, and if I requirement something to read, I had to grab a porno magazine. Had to. Early on, one of my co-workers detected my fatigue at gaping through the stuff and said, “Don’t worry, I got you, ” as he guided me a Hustler from his own private hoard. Straight porn is only slightly more charming when you’re already tired of fornication, but I realized the gesture.

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Any loitering feeling vanished with the words “Papa Roach.”

I had a girlfriend at the time, and she found the relevant recommendations of me coming chaps off with my enunciate to be equal proportions deliciou and comical.( My mom, on the other hand, wasn’t quite as entertained, but lying to her would have been inconvenient .) I’m involved to a woman now, and we have a daughter. But when you have chaps coming off at the chime of your enunciate, it’s great on your self-love, and it’s easy to lose yourself in the capacity. I wouldn’t call myself bisexual. But months into the job, I spotted myself becoming more and more … let’s call it “heteroflexible.”

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Sometimes You Have To Avoid Actually Talking About Copulation

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We had the two main phone lines: the credit card front( an 800 list) and the non-credit card front( a 900 list ). For the 800 list, people squandered credit card, and that was anything starts. You could say whatever you craved, restraint simply by your own originality and the desires of the caller. Then there was the 900 list. People announcing that front were blamed directly to their phone greenback, which necessitated the line was regulated by the FCC. It was still a phone-sex front, but strict rules forbade the use of all sexually express or implied language.

No “shit, ” “fuck, ” “ass, ” “dick, ” “pussy.” Also , no “penis, ” “anus, ” “butt, ” “hole, ” “nipple.” Everything was codes and euphemisms. “Blowjob” was out, but “tongue bath” was OK. “Sex” was a no-no, so we’d call it “wrestling.” Instead of asking, “How large-hearted is your dick? ” I’d ask, “How tall are you lying down? ” I stole up once and went in hardship because I squandered the word “anal” in including references to “anal lube” — the caller then revealed that he was one of my boss, researching me.

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“Yes … Experiment … ”

Meanwhile, the actual callers could respond with the most uncensored, filthy nonsense we are able to think up. It was our job to rolling with it, and a good amount of the time they didn’t even notice. A little moaning and flirtatious giggling starts a long way. It was a goddamn unbelievable structure, but these are the kinds of ass-backward happenings that come about when each member of a predominantly austere society decide to start making money off of each other’s orgasms.

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You Might Have Been Talked Off By One Of The X-Men

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Before our trainers shed us to the lions, we were all given a homework assignment: Start 10 different references to represent the kinds of sees we’d be coming. Being the dork that I am, I named all pit after X-Men. That cured me truly flesh out my references, so although some operators got notes on nipping their assign roster, my first submission was abode right out of the barrier. Of route, at the time, there weren’t thousands and thousands of X-Men movies cluttering the X-eitgeist, so they had no idea where I was coming my references. My roster went something like this 😛 TAGEND

My main “generic sizzling guy” was Alex — that’s Alex Summers, who you are able to know as Havok from First Class . He resonated like me but had more confidence because he was so good-looking and protected. He was towering and blonde and muscular. Most of my callers spoke to him. Then there was Kurt( Kurt Wagner, Nightcrawler ). He was my sissy boy, my posterior. He was a little shorter, 5-foot-7, chocolate-brown mane, very thin. He was more subservient and sensitive. I squandered him plenty as well.

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Don’t worry, BBM devotees. I got one for you too .

Then we had Storm. She was a effervescent draw queen. She was funny and self-confident and fantastic. Master Colossus was the dominator type. For his sees I got to use a bit retarding subterfuge I picked up called the “clap your hands” technique. I’d say something like, “YOU HAD BETTER NOT BE TOUCHING YOURSELF WHILE I’M TALKING TO YOU, YOU PIECE OF TRASH, ” and he’d be like, “Of course not, mistress, of course not.” To make sure he wasn’t lying, I’d tell him, “CLAP THOSE HANDS! I WANNA HEAR YOU CLAPPING SO I KNOW YOU AREN’T TOUCHING YOURSELF! ” And for sure, he’d do it.

There were a few others( Magneto was my “daddy” type ), and then there was Logan. He was my straight person. I requirement a straight person because, occasionally, I’d find myself on a “couples call” with a random female from the department, and we’d either desire the caller simultaneously or he’d just listen to us act out a fornication situation. After a while, we started to recognize the enunciate of whoever we’d be paired with, and we’d satisfy by the water cooler afterward for a immediate debrief. Our gossip was always strictly professional, even though we’d been faux-orgasming together times before. It was just like any other department gossip, simply instead of discussing subscriber reports or the most recent combination, we’d be giving one another professional cursors on how better to simulate a throat-job.

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“Have you heard of Tibetan throat singing? ”

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Closeted Teens And Lonely Men Announced For Serious Help

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Most callers knew exactly what they were there for. But about one in 10, when asked what they wanted to talk about, would respond, “Uhh , nothing truly. I precisely saw your ad and I truly miss someone to talk to.” It’d be a lonely older person, in the closet in real life and with nobody is to talk to. Talking with him would be like going on a time with a shy girl and doing all the talking, asking a great deal of questions because she won’t really open up on her own.

In other events, it would be a girl. We’d ask if he was 18, and he’d lie and say he was, but then when it came is necessary to get down to business, I’d be emotionally blind-sided with something like 😛 TAGEND

Him: “I’m just really lonely, and my life sucks.”
Me: “Why? “
Him: “Because I can’t talk to anyone about who I am. I live in Texas. Whenever I’ve tried to talk about this, the other adolescents thump the shit out of me. My parents will also thump the shit out of me. I’m so alone. “Peoples lives” sucks.”[ Usually a little exclaiming]

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No amount of audio comic-character banana-gobbling is going to help with that .

At which stage I’d try to attain him feel better. Those speeches would predominantly be me listening to their lamentable legend of isolation, fear, and abuse. If they mention suicide, as numerous do, we advise them to find help, provide them with the list for a suicide helpline, and politely withdraw the see. But it rarely came down to that — the sees were usually 45 times of charging-by-the-minute fake alliance followed by a really sad and touchy, “Goodbye. I hope everything works out. No, sorry — “youre supposed to” won’t ever speak to me again.” Palpable disappointment on their demise. Cue me taking a break to fall stare at myself in a mirror while a Paul Simon song swelled in the background.

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There Are Protocols In Place To Guard Against Serial Killers

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Because it was such a charged home, we had to keep happenings professional with our co-workers and were reminded to do so by frequent sexual harassment seminars. The stricter rules, nonetheless, were about protecting us from callers , not from each other. Our boss frequently instructed into us that a serial gunman could be targeting us at all occasions. Keeping us safe was a big priority, even if simply for liability rationalizations. So “were in” strictly forbidden from ever making such a outside contact with callers or affording them any real informed about ourselves. And believe me, there were numerous callers that tried, whether they were the lamentable chaps I mentioned in the last division or precisely satisfied purchasers that wanted to speak to me directly again.

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“I precisely wanna thank you and shake your hand.”
“No, thanks. I know where they’ve been.”

The place itself had good security, with tinted glass, forbids on openings and openings, and electronic locks. And they held everyone enter the building on time, if we are dilly-dallied once inside, because if we didn’t, they’d presuppose “were in” out being slaughtered. Or perhaps they were just asshole boss and perfectionists for punctuality, and the “serial killer” thing was only an excuse.

Yes, perhaps that. One day, I came in 12 times sometime. When I got there, they already had someone covering my alter, and they told me I was done there. That was that. I moved out, spotted a wielding payphone, announced my mother, and told her, “You got your wish. They fired me.”

I squandered my least sexy voice.

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