Until just recently, 1988 – 1998 could have been called The Golden Age of Phone Sex. Way back then (granny would remember), these mostly male callers would spend all the way from two-minutes to two-days lingering at home or in the office, paying to talk, talk, talk about life, love and most of all, S-E-X. Back in those pre-chat room, pre-porn site, pre-web cam and most of all pre-cell phone days, pay for play…talk dirty by-the-$1.98-minute was all the rage.
In an age where safe sex reigned supreme with no HIV treatment yet on the horizon, these steamy, sterile copper-wire connections were the fastest way to get off and get on with your day –no mess no fuss and undeniably safe. The back stories in those days were about the millions being made by those investors savvy enough to snap up and market phone numbers like 1-800-hot-4Sex or 1-800-ALL-GIRL. And don’t forget about those 68 year-old grandmas and 220 lb. stay-at-home moms making extra doe on the side playing the part of the lonely, understanding 24 year-old hot “girl next door.”
Ahh, the good old days… sadly, those with sex addiction and intimacy-related problems were then spending countless hours and thousands of dollars a month to maintain their obsessive “tele-sex” habits, paying off the huge bills at months-end, only to rack up even more debt in the following days and weeks on another credit card or phone bill. Hours spent on the phone with anonymous strangers was time not spent in recreation or with family and the losses for some were great.
Fast-forward to 2011 where we have now entered The Second Golden Age of Phone Sex. Today in our G4-wifi-mobile world, phonesex is faster, fully visual, often free and even more addictive. With smartphones equipped with location-based technology, GPS, and apps like Ashley Madison and Grindr, finding a nearby sex partner in-vivo is as easy and anonymous – equivalent to looking for a good Italian restaurant.
Within 25 seconds of poking the app (for real) you can find whoever you want, where ever you are, with potential …