Your Golden Throat: How A PSO Takes Care Of Her Voice

A professional phone sex operator knows her voice is her instrument, just as any singer or performer does — and takes care of it accordingly. Here are some tips on taking care of your money maker.

Prevention/Protection

Keeping a beverage nearby is probably a no-brainer, but here are some things to consider when selecting one:

* cool beverages are refreshing, but warm beverages are more beneficial to your throat

* milk, ice cream & dairy products may feel soothing, but some feel it increases phlegm or mucus

* caffeine may help you stay awake, but it’s also a diuretic — which means it dehydrates and it may make you need to use the little girl’s room during a call

* pop and carbonated beverages can make you gassy (some callers love to hear you belch; but it’s a small percentage of the fetish population and a turn-off to most callers)

Whatever beverage you opt for, pour the tap water, open cans and bottles, etc. before the start of a call and discreetly sip it (the noises can be distracting).

If you’re working long hours, especially if you have long or intense phone call sessions, you’ll also want to keep your home stocked with treats to pamper your voice, such as hard candies, honey, and throat lozenges (avoid menthol, as it dries; and those with zinc, as too much is bad for you). Popsicles and frozen ice treats are very soothing too.

A humidifier can help keep your workplace environment at the optimal thirty percent humidity level. Most people think this is only important in winter or in dry climates, but if you use central air or air conditioning to cool your home, you’re also in an arid environment.


Exhibit good posture and breathing technique as often as possible. It’s amazing what this can do to improve the effortless quality of talking clearly & comfortably.

Do not cradle the phone when talking. Cradling the phone between the head and shoulder for extended periods of time can cause muscle tension in the neck, and it isn’t likely helping with your posture or breathing either. (Another reason to invest in a good comfortable headset.)

Avoid mouthwash or gargles that contain alcohol or irritating chemicals. Limit mouthwash that contains alcohol to rinsing only; use salt water if gargling is necessary.

Avoid alcohol; it may loosen you inhibitions, but like caffeine, alcohol is a diuretic and the loss of fluids dries out the voice. Also, alcohol is said to irritate the mucous membranes that line the throat.

Avoid eating spicy foods; they can cause stomach acid to move into the throat or esophagus (acid reflux). Also, as a general rule, wait three hours after eating, so that your food is digested, before taking calls in any reclined position.

No smoking is the advice, of course. But if you’re a smoker (and I am), you can still pamper your voice in all the above ways.

Dealing With Voice/Throat Problems

Even with proper hydration, etc.,the long hours of talking, being an orgasmic screamer, might leave you with more than just a tired voice but a sore throat. A sore throat is bad for your PSO business, so take a sick day — in silence.  Rest, take care of yourself, and whatever you do, do it silently. Seriously. One day off is one day of lost pay; but pushing it will likely do far more damage than that.

If you find yourself actually loosing your voice, or with a chronic reoccurring sore throat, see your doctor. You might need the services of a voice therapist who can teach you how to talk properly — as in without straining your vocal cords.

Turns out, many of us are not speaking properly. The vocal abuses we are committing are leading to laryngitis, vocal cord nodules and polyps, and even contact ulcers. I kid you not — the latter happened to my sister right out of college when she was giving presentations on a regular basis.

It may sound silly to ask if your voice problems are a result of not talking properly, but sounding silly or being unable to work because of it isn’t. You do need to technically speak properly to continue to be paid to talk about improper things! 

If you have concerns, look for a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist who specializes in voice. And you needn’t confess that you talk dirty for a living; just tell them that you give presentations, work in telemarketing, or perform voice work.

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