Photos For Phone Sex Operators (Part Two)

In part one we covered the importance of your PSO photos and why you shouldn’t use your own photos (or, if you do, how to do so safely).

But if you don’t use your own photos, what then?

The first thing you must know is that you do not have the right to help yourself to any photos you find online. This is true for everyone, but the potential kick in the pants can be much worse in phone sex work. This is not only because of the taint of the adult industry, but because you’re using the image(s) to make money. That means the owner of the image(s) can seek damages including, but not limited to, monies you made and damages for the “pain” of being associated with the smut of phone sex. This also includes the model in the photograph who does not want her likeness linked to phone sex work. Also, most phone sex platforms and the web companies used for hosting your blog or website, will not tolerate illegal use of images and will pull your profile/site if you’re found — or even just accused — of using them.

The bottom line: Don’t cheat and “borrow” images. It is illegal and has repercussions.

The only legal option is to buy the right to use the photos of others.


Buying photos to display and/or sell as a PSO isn’t fraud; this is fantasy, remember? It’s a perfectly acceptable practice — even if it isn’t one openly discussed.

This phone sex secret is kept for two reasons: One because acknowledgment of purchased photos lifts a veil of fantasy for callers, disrupting the flow with a break in reality, and, two, because PSOs are in competition with one another; they don’t want to give away their sources or risk you buying the same photos they have.  Both are bad for a PSO’s bottom line.

Frankly, when I started creating new phone sex characters, this secret was the biggest barrier I had. And I know from my fellow phone sex companions and those girls wishing to get into the phone sex business that this was one of the largest, most costly, barriers they had too.  So, safely anonymous here, I’ll share what I’ve learned over the years.

There are lots of options in buying photos and other visual images for your phone sex work. Some are illegal; some are legal, but not recommended. Other options are quite expensive — especially if you make uneducated mistakes or assumptions about purchasing photographs, photo sets, videos, etc..

Photo Buying Basics

The most important thing about buying photos to use for your phone sex business is that the photos must be of a model of legal age. Even if she is completely clothed and doesn’t bare even a hint of any cleavage, anal cleft or anything sexual, the photos will be used at adult sites &/or in conjunction with adult entertainment services so your model must have been of legal age at the time the photos were taken.

Proof of this, most often referred to as 2257 Regulations & record keeping in the US (which, in a world wide web, every webmaster and PSO in any location should know about), must be provided to you along with the images you buy. Typically this information includes a copy of the signed contract, a copy of the model’s identification (driver’s license, etc.) along with a head shot or photo of her holding the ID by her face (for ease in matching her with the photo on her ID).  Digital copies of this are included with your purchase.

Some studios, photographers, etc. will say they cannot share such personal information about their models for the model’s protection; this is, frankly, bull shit. The copy of your license to use the photos etc. will strictly prohibit you from publishing or releasing this information to anyone other than legal representatives conducting an audit of your business specifically in regards to 2257 compliance.


The bottom line: If the photographer, studio or third-party seller doesn’t have or isn’t willing to send you such documents proving age, do not purchase from them.

Once you are certain that the photos you’re interested in purchasing are legal to use, there are still a few more caveats…


You’ll need to understand just what it is you are buying. In this case, it’s a matter of the rights to use photos/videos/images. These rights are covered in the license.

License means the right to use — but only in the ways expressed in the license itself. Studios/photographers often have multiple license options, with the highest rates for the most rights. Typically these rights are discussed in terms of digital/web use, print, merchandise, affiliate and promotion use, and reselling (usually meaning the the buyer’s rights to resell the images to other image sellers).  Most of this is not what the average phone sex operator is concerned with — nor is the legalese familiar to most.  This is where your eyes may tend to glaze over; you’ll be tempted to pretend everything is fine and click “OK” as most of us do with the agreements for the latest software updates etc. But don’t!

You need to understand what it is you’re about to purchase. Can this in fact be used by a phone sex operator in her profile? Can it be used on her website or blog?  Can she sell photos to her clients?

Few photographers, photo studios, and sites selling photos will mention such use.  A few expressly forbid use of the material for phone sex sites etc. But the absence of such wording or discussion does not mean it is alright to use it. In this case, it’s not only best to ask directly about such use but, when they say it’s acceptable, to get that in writing — preferably inserted into the license itself.

If/when you get this far, you’ll also need to know if the photos you are buying are exclusive or not.

Exclusive means no one else can buy or use it; upon your purchase of it, it will be removed from the site/catalog.  (There are a few websites which will sell content to PSOs and record on the license where the content is to be used, saying they will not knowingly sell the same photos to another PSO on the same site. Even if they do follow through on this, PSOs change sites, companies, platforms etc. — and callers often use more than one service too. Plus, the model may appear in other photo sets, at other websites, etc.  So this, while helpful, is not a guarantee that “your” face won’t be the face of another competing PSO.)

Exclusive content is usually clearly identified by an exclusive license agreement — and a higher purchase price.  The benefits of exclusive content is that you avoid buying photos used elsewhere —  but this does not mean that the model hasn’t already tons of other images sold to other people, including other PSOs. Or that she won’t continue to pump out new photos that will be seen all over the internet.

The bottom line: Even when you purchase exclusive content, “your” face may be seen in many other places.

And again, purchasing exclusive content isn’t a guarantee that you have permission to use the photos either on your phone sex profile/website or to charge clients to see them. You need to have that clarified before you buy.

Another way to obtain photos for your phone sex personality it to contract for custom photo shoots.

Custom photography is done by nearly every photographer and studio which sells adult photographs. (However, not all photographers or models will work in all niches.  This is especially true of BDSM.  In fact, it’s easier to find photographers and models who will do “hardcore” before they will consent to bondage or even a mediocre spanking!  So consider where you — your character and callers — may go… And ask a lot of questions.)  Custom work is by far the most expensive, but it also allows you to give your callers what they want to see — and you’ll profit off of it greatly.

One important thing to do when arranging custom photography is to clarify with the photographer/studio that your custom shoot content is allowed to be used for your phone sex business — AND that it will remain yours exclusively. I’ve run into a number of shady photographers who intend to resell what you’ve directed and paid for; if it’s not clearly expressed otherwise in your contract or license, they have the legal right to do so (even with the unethical taint of implying otherwise).

A number of these shady shysters with cameras even tried to pick my brain for details and scenarios just so they could take them, implement them, and sell my ideas to anyone — all while playing coy with me. So keep your cards close to the vest and guard your ideas when discussing a custom shoot..

It can be a terrible thing to negotiate with some of these guys, so find and work with reputable photographers you can trust. The work done ahead of time to find such a photographer pays for itself over and over (and over!) again through the years.

Where To Find Photos To Buy For Your PSO Work

The moment you’ve been waiting for! *wink*

In the industry, the photos, photo sets and/or video images you are looking to purchase are called “adult content.”

In order to find them, you’ll be searching for “adult content provider,” “adult custom content,” etc. However, this is one time when you do not want to use the sites found in the first few pages of Google listings; all the other PSOs will have found them too, increasing your chances of buying content used by another PSO. (Even if the photographer has listed the PSO’s sites, including platforms, the images may have been available at other sites, the PSO may have moved to another site,service or platform, resulting in you buying content already in use by another PSO.)

Take your time looking for less-easily found but very reliable providers of adult content.

(I have a select shortlist of reputable photographers who sell photos for use by phone sex operators, including custom shoots, those who will do BDSM photography, etc. If you’d like my help, contact me here with details on what you are looking for; I charge $9 for this assistance.)


One final note about buying photos and other visual images:

Look for models with more than one set available to purchase, and, whenever possible, who are available for exclusive custom work. Trust me, if you’re at all successful, you’ll want to go back for more photos and you don’t want the well to be dry.

Switching to another model is nearly impossible to get away with. And starting a new character means starting from the ground up. Again. So even if this is all new to you, try to keep your future options open.

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