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Tips For Creating & Selling Erotic Audio

My consultation clients know that this phone sex superhero’s personal weakness is making erotic audio files to sell. I know the mechanics, the tech side, of making them. I have, on occasions, made them for regular clients. I understand the monetary value of selling them. But what I, and many other PSOs, struggle with is what to record… What do I say to a stranger I do not know? I have tried reading stories I’ve written; but as I do not know who is listening, I end up sounding like a librarian at story time with toddlers. I know that may flip a few switches, but, honestly, they sound silly to me. ;)

Who better to ask about this than a professional who produces and sells erotic audio files AND a regular consumer of adult audio? Enter Muse, who has been making such audio recordings for six years, and Alice Wonder, a consumer of erotic audios. (If his name sounds familiar, it’s because he’s the man behind Alice Wonder Miscreations who recently launched Naughty.Audio mentioned here.) I asked both of them to share their insights and experiences — happily, both were generous enough to agree.

I know you are just one person, but what do you think customers are looking for when they purchase erotic audios?

Muse: Anonymity, ease of use; not having to interact, really.

Alice Wonder: I was raised in a very puritanical environment, and I am a naturally shy person. That combination makes it difficult for me to ask a PSO to fulfill a particular fantasy I have or if she is the right PSO to help me explore something. However by listening to her audios, and she discusses a particular kink, I feel safer discussing it with her when I call. For me, audio recordings give me a feel for the imagination of the PSO and whether or not we enjoy the same kind of role plays. I want my mind stimulated on a call. They also give me fantasy inspiration.

In addition to helping me find the right PSO to call, I also particularly enjoy tease audios for the sake of the erotic stimulation. I like to close my eyes and just listen.

I know you are just one person, Alice, but what are you looking for in adult audio?

Alice Wonder: Personally I like to be surprised. If the first time I listen to it I can predict what is going to happen, I may still enjoy the audio but I really prefer it when I can not figure out what is coming next. I like audios that have a fun aspect to them. Fun is positive and puts me in a very good mood.

On Twitter we discussed that there’s more feedback with live one-on-one phone sex calls than with recordings. (I’ve written about this on my phone sex promo Tumblr too.) This sort of live interaction is what I thrive on; the lack of it is what makes me, and other PSOs, so uncomfortable…

Alice Wonder: You know, I personally love giving feedback on phone sex calls, and when I read that discussion on Twitter I realized that I often do not give feedback on audios. I have given feedback on custom audios; but on non-custom audios, when I have given feedback at all, it been very short. I wonder if there is a psychological reason for that. I am going to try and find out.

After all these years in this business, I know something as little as hair or shoe color can be a big deal to a client. How do we know what to say, what buttons to push, when we don’t know who is listening?

Muse: Simple, we don’t.

I make things that appeal to me. And, I’m gonna get “meta” here, I think about my work as a catalog. So, I think, “How will this look when I stop?” Because Internet pirates will share and keep me ‘around’ forever. I’m also a writer, so I tend to have themes going throughout my work.

Should recordings be conversational, like leaving a voicemail message to a lover? Should they be performances or readings of erotic stories, with varying voices and the like? Should they me more voyeuristic, providing the sounds of sex? Should they be more like guided masturbation sessions, oral assignments? All of the above?! …I know the real answer is that it’s up to the performer’s own style — but based on your experiences, is there a “best practice”?

Muse: I do Erotic hypnosis, so I feel there’s a point where I go from clinical to teasing…

However, when I read erotica, as I have on Amazon, it’s more like a lover.

Alice Wonder: My favorite audios are those where the entertainer makes the audio feel like she is addressing me, leading me through a fantasy she created for me.

Do you think specific fetishes or niches are better for naughty adult audios?

Alice Wonder: This is hard to answer. I actually like to do exploration by listening to audios in different categories just to see if it turns me on. My personal favorite categories are cock-tease, coerced blowjob (Mistress coercing a straight submissive to give one to a man of her choosing), and erotic mind-fucking. However I like to listen a wide variety just to see what I like. That was one of my motives with Naughty.Audio, I wanted it to be easy to select a category and find several audios by different performers to listen to within that category.

Muse: Erotic hypnosis is amazing. I’m branching out and offering video — just my mouth in lipstick — blowing kisses, while I do monster girl themed hypnosis.

Is there an ideal length for an erotic recording?

Muse: I do shorter files of about 12 minutes; but some are 20-30 minutes.

Alice Wonder: When the audio is intended as an audio teaser for marketing, it should probably not be longer than 5 or 6 minutes. That’s long enough to build our desire, and leave us with that desire for wanting more.

When it comes to teasers, you mentioned that 5 or 6 minutes is a good length. That seems like quite a long time for me to talk to an unknown stranger who cannot converse back with me! Is a minute or two OK for a voice sample recording?

Alice Wonder: What I meant was that it shouldn’t be longer than 5 or 6 minutes. Many are shorter, and that’s fine. Around 3 to 4 minutes seems fairly common, and that is including her giving her website, phone number, and rate at the end.

For paid audios I do not think there is an ideal length. Well, I guess there is. If they go over half an hour, they probably should be split up into separate audios of 10 to 15 minutes. That lets me buy one to see if I like the series, and buy the others later if I do. If I already know I will like the series, it lets me buy the entire series at once for a small discount and feel good about having saved a few bucks.

Is there a preferred audio format?

Alice Wonder: From a strictly technical perspective, Ogg Opus. It provides extremely high quality at a much smaller file size than other common audio formats. However it is still relatively new, and a lot of players (e.g. iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc.) do not support it. Chrome, FireFox, Opera, foobar2000, and VLC do support it, however. Though Safari and Internet Explorer do not. Support looks like it is coming soon for Edge.

From a player support perspective, AAC is the best. When you come across an audio file than ends in .m4a it usually is AAC. It allows high quality for spoken content at a much smaller file size than MP3 for the same audio quality, and it is supported by every browser.

As a buyer, what price do you expect to pay for a “standard” adult audio? For a custom erotic audio?

Alice Wonder: For non-custom audios, I generally feel a dollar a minute is fair for audios under half an hour, but I have zero market research on whether or not that is a good price point. For custom audios, twice her phone sex rate. Again, I have no market research. Honestly, I usually use free teaser erotic audios as a tool to find PSOs I want to call and/or inspire fantasy. I do buy audios, but not terribly frequently.

How do you calculate your pricing?

Muse: I used to only do it by time, but I’ve spent SO MUCH on my equipment! Now I just go with my gut. If I want $20 for a file I’ll get it.

Do you create and sell custom audios? If so, do you charge more for them?

Muse: I do custom audios. It’s $50 a recording; no haggling, no 20 minute mark. I may not set a file length. Yes I charge more. Maybe because I’m working on a clock — I promise barring death or sickness the custom audio will be done in 3 days.

I know a number of adult content producers who offer custom works, including custom audio. And I know that adult content makers often put those custom works up for sale; which they can do as they own the copyright to the works. This seems ideal — then you know just what a client wants, can provide it, and perhaps may make a little more off your efforts if others buy it as well. But how do clients feel about this… Does such a practice bother you?

Alice Wonder: It only would bother me if I wrote the script. If she wrote the script, it wouldn’t bother me at all. If I wrote the script and she offered me something like another audio for free then it wouldn’t bother me at all. If she was a PSO I considered an online friend and she asked, then I would feel a sense of pride and would not want anything in exchange.

On sites like NF, you can sell erotic audio as a Goodie (a digital store item, similar to purchasing a “clip” of adult video), a Pay-to-View message (via a “Buy” button), and callers can pay per minute to listen to a “recorded call.” Other platform sites offer similar options. What are your experiences with each of those sales methods? Is one better than the other?

Muse: I loathe the recorded listing. I can’t honestly tell you why, I just… do. That option made more sense before pay to views… I love pay to views. I’m warming up to Goodies, as they allow you to group similar themed content. For example, cuckold fetish bags sell well.

Alice Wonder: Delivery of audios is a sore thumb issue for me. Custom audios are often delivered by e-mail and that has caused a lot of issues as they often are a larger file size than my mail server allows for attachments.

For non-custom audios, I like to be able to download them.

However what I really want (and want to create) is an audio store that lets me listen to any audio I have purchased in the past in my web browser, just by logging in to the system. I think that would be better for privacy, because it means I do not have to have the audio files on my local computer if I don’t want them there, and I think it would be good for the performer, because the listener could be easily alerted to new audios the performer has created when he logs in to listen, and the performer could potentially be given statistics telling her which audios customers bought that they listen to frequently. Download of course should always be an option.

To clarify, I haven’t bought erotic audios from NiteFlirt; I’ve bought from LDW and I’ve bought custom audios from PSOs directly.

[Just so you (and others) know, some of these issues mentioned, they can be avoided or addressed via NiteFlirt, where purchases are stored in your account in your File Player. You can download, or just stream from there. (This includes other media, like videos, as well.)

Also, regarding custom works, when I sell audio (or custom stories), I typically ask for a deposit via a Payment Request. Once that payment is made, I begin creating. When done, I send the finished work with the balance due in a Pay to View. That way, the client receives the item as soon as they make their payment. It avoids schedule/time difference delays as well as issues with file size. (Similar options are on most phone sex platforms.)]

What is likely to turn you off as a buyer?

Alice Wonder: It is really annoying when I purchase an audio and then have to open it up in an audio editor to remove noise and/or peak normalize it so the volume is proper. It has happened to me several times, and is one of my pet peeves; especially since the result is never as good as it would have been if working from the master. I would buy more if I was not scared of that somewhat frequent problem.

Aside from the technical issues, what else might turn you off as an audio buyer? Let’s say you have not purchased from a particular performer before but you see an audio listed which seems interesting, arousing… What sort of things might deter you from making that first time purchase?

Alice Wonder: Good question! I do not know the answer — but I do know I am turned off if there is no way to find out something more about the phone sex operator. If they do not have a blog/Tumblr that they use… If they either do not tweet, or if the only tweets they do have are quite obviously just auto generated.

If I can see how they react to people, it makes them more personal to me.

In general, what reassures you to go ahead and make a purchase?

Alice Wonder: Brutally honest here, lust. Something makes me really desire it.

The first erotic audio I ever purchased, the artist had a series of six and she ran a promotional that allowed us to download the first two for free in exchange for signing up at her site. I eventually bought the entire set because the first two left me wanting more.

Another time I purchased, it was a foot worship audio from a different performer. She wrote a blog about it where she had the beginning of the audio in text and it tantalized me into buying the audio.

To the PSOs, like myself, who feel awkward talking into a microphone to reach an unknown listener, what advice would you give?

Muse: I’m a writer, an erotica writer. So, I can script. I recommend it. But honestly, just jump in try it. It doesn’t hurt and you can always delete it.

If you try and feel it’s lacking, message me via NF. I do freelance script writing for a fee. My script services start at $5 depending on depth and topic.

Thanks to you both for sharing!

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Income From Erotic Stories & Fetish Literature

One of my friends, phone sex operator Angela St. Lawrence, also excels at the written word. She’s not only the author of erotica (or what she calls “smut”), but, under other names, she’s a successful writer of mainstream works as well. Tonight, however, Angela was discussing her fetish writing on the “Writers of Fetish Literature” episode of In Bed With Dr. Sue.

Along with Angela, the guests on Dr. Sue‘s show were authors Irv O. Neil, Ed Cantor, Louis Friend, and, as special guest, Lori Perkins, a literary agent. Whether you’re a fan of erotic fiction, erotic romance, smut, or whatever you call it — or want to learn more about it so you can add to your phone sex income, it’s worth listening to the archived podcast. The show had a slow start; but its worth hanging around because once it gets going there’s some good information there.

I myself called in. The first time, in part to support Angela, I asked the male writers if they’ve ever written custom stories (and if so, for pay), or ever collaborated to weave a story in real time. The second time I called in was to discuss publishing. I hadn’t intended to make a second call, but some of the things Perkins said about the publishing industry had me thinking…

Perkins said that 80% of book buyers are women, that women want “romance” along with their erotica, and that these things are to be credited for the 50 Shades Phenomenon — as well as driving the whole erotic romance genre. While that makes sense (and is similar to what I’ve heard in my years selling erotic stories to publishers), my experiences in the adult industry have me wondering why where there’s not more of a market share driven by men. Or, I should say, by straight men, as gay men are considered a large part of the market.

This isn’t a new line of thinking for me; just another time the subject comes to the forefront of my thoughts. As it does every time I read about the “boom” in ebooks and self-publishing options, areas I continue to dabble in.

My experiences are in larger numbers than average — but still, they are by no means enough to satisfy any statistician. But my empirical evidence leads me to wonder about this seeming discrepancy between the number of men who buy books and the number of men who pay for phone sex, custom stories, sex services, and other forms of adult entertainment… Especially submissive men, sissies, and others who fantasize about, and crave the attention of, dominant women. Those men spend a lot of money. So it doesn’t make dollars and sense to me that these men aren’t impacting the erotic publishing marketplace.

I’m pretty sure it all has something to do with the ability to interact, commission, or otherwise control the work/service. But it also likely has something to do with the length of the stories themselves. While women may be buying erotic novels, men have a proven sales record of buying erotic anthologies; Letters To Penthouse, for example, has been a staple on bookstore shelves for decades. Sometimes, it’s the only erotica you can find. While such anthologies are pretty vanilla, I still believe there’s great money to be made — and off men — in BDSM and fetish stories. I know the money I make off my written and custom erotica; it’s nothing to sneeze at. (Unless sneezing is the fetish!)

It’s not my job to worry about the money the publishing industry may be missing. And it in terms of my own business, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But the bottom line is, those looking to add to their phone sex business income shouldn’t overlook the money to be made in written erotic works — even if publishers are passing on such works. That might just mean even more money for us in the long run. After all, those men have to find and pay for their textual yet contextual kink and fetish fixes somewhere.

Today’s Phone Sex Tip: The Sounds Of Orgasm

I’m mainly giving this tip in response to a PSO client who was having long calls, but was receiving poor feedback, few repeat callers, and even less regular clients. Through a lengthy conversation, it was discovered that her natural reaction to intense arousal and orgasm is near silence. When she begins becoming aroused, she makes some moans and the like; but as things progress, the more intense her feelings, the more she retreats into her own silent little world. For callers who are into the sounds of a woman’s pleasure, this was a huge disappointment which left them thinking that she just lost interest, had checked out of the call, or had fallen asleep.

This silent response to arousal and orgasm is a natural occurrence in both women and men. Consider it rather like still waters running deep. But in the world of phone sex, where the pleasures at least begin with the auditory sounds, this can a problem for a PSO.

If you’re the sort of woman whose silence increases with her arousal, or otherwise turns inward with such physical pleasures, you have two ways to approach this potential phone sex problem.

The first option is to communicate your natural response to your callers early on. Phone sex is about communication after all. Your confession doesn’t need to be a “disclaimer” or “warning” that turns folks off. In fact, drawing the caller in, having him listening so closely to you, can be a great way to increase the intensity of intimate calls.

The second option is to increase your vocal response to arousal, at least when performing as a phone sex operator. For some, this just means practicing while masturbating; i.e. learning to listen to yourself and freeing your voice to make a few groans, howls, and yowls so as to communicate vocally the increase in pleasure. For others, it may just mean faking it.

There are many times when I recommend that PSOs ought to fake their own physical pleasure. In terms of offering a service, the phone sex operator is supposed to focus on the caller’s pleasure — and it’s pretty difficult to focus on anything but your own pleasure when you are at or near orgasm. Even when a caller wants to hear your pleasure, you have to be focusing on him, his noises, his breathing, pacing the story or conversation in order to give him what he wants — and more importantly what he needs. How can you effectively lead a good call for him when you are focused on you?

This brings up the converse of this “too silent orgasm” situation: the “too loud” or “not real” complaints.

If you’re in this business long enough, eventually you will have a caller accuse you of faking it — whether you are or not. In fact, I’ve been accused of such things when I, a real screamer, have been coming my hardest. Just remember, it’s not you; it’s them. Not everyone has watched Chloe or other orgasmic screamers in porn or been with a loud sex partner. And even when guys have been with an orgasmic screamer, it doesn’t mean they moved her to such vocalizations. I don’t recommend, unless you are a humiliating femdom, telling your accusatory caller that his experiences are limited or his sexual skills weak; but don’t let him convince you that you are weird or anything either.

You can remain confident about your own vocalizations, primitive utterances, silences, etc. while at the same time noting his beliefs (or, as I call them, his preferences) for possibly enhancing the current and any future calls.

But what is perhaps most fundamentally important of all is the consistency of your sex sounds.

While female orgasms may be like snowflakes, no two alike, you as a professional phone sex operator ought to include in your notes the type of orgasm you exhibited in the calls with your clients so that, should you be granted the chance, you will be up for a repeat performance. Because it’s what your caller is expecting in terms of your vocalized orgasmic bliss that matters in professional phone sex. Even if he complained or questioned your orgasm before. Maybe even more so then; otherwise he will think he has “caught” you faking it.

A clever PSO learns how to provide just enough consistency along with customization and creativity to increase a repeat caller’s pleasure while keeping calls from becoming boring — whether it is the vocalization of her orgasm or the story she tells.

Today’s Phone Sex Tip: Your Golden Ear

Of equal importance to your golden voice is your golden ear. In fact, listening may be even more important than talking.

You’ve probably heard the old saying, “God gave you two ears and one mouth, so you should listen twice as much as you speak.” I think that’s especially true in the phone sex industry. How do you know what story to spin, what buttons to push, if you don’t really know what a caller is interested in?

Working with any client, especially a new client, means not only listening to his needs, but drawing him out into conversation. You need to listen well so that you can analyze the information you receive. And possibly even more important is hearing what isn’t being said.

Is that pause of silence appreciative-thinking? Is it discomfort? Boredom? Is he masturbating? If he is masturbating, how far along is he? This is not as easy as it sounds — especially if the number of lovers you’ve had is low. (Men are as varied in vocal response as women are!)

At this point in my career, I can virtually hear a client blush, hear him flush — and know if his flush is arousal, discomfort, or an intoxicating mix of both. I’m not perfect, but, in gambling terms, I’m the house and the house almost always wins. *wink*

But those of you new to this business need to gain experience and build these skills.

For new PSOs, or those who fear their calls are not going as well (or as long) as they’d like, you can test as well as practice your listening skills: Make an effort to have conversations with anyone and everyone.

Take note of how strong your listening skills are. Are you interrupting? Do you do most of the talking or use questions and other ques to get the other person talking? When you ask questions, are you so sure of the answers that you check out of the conversation? Do you know how to make a shy, nervous, uncomfortable, or even an excited person participate in the conversation? Can you effectively lead or steer the conversation while keeping the other party engaged?

Trust me; if you can’t do these things talking about the weather or what someone’s day was like, it won’t be any easier to do when the subject is sex.

Make the effort to exercise your golden ear, and, whenever possible, ask others what they think of your conversational and listening skills. You can learn a lot — and improve your income — from perfecting these skills.

Recorded Audio Erotica At Hot Talking

Whether your an erotica author or a PSO, you should consider making additional money by recording and selling erotic stories at Hot Talking. While phone sex recordings aren’t necessarily limited to actual stories (they may consist of many things — from recording your own masturbation sounds to guided masturbation, from erotic hypnosis to to sounds of spanking sessions, etc.), at Hot Talking the focus is on erotic fiction. (Though I have seen some erotic guided session offerings too.)

In any case, selling audio erotica can be an excellent way make additional money while building your brand or name as an author/PSO.

There are no fees for listing your erotic stories on Hot Talking, so you are free to list as many single stories or albums (anthologies) as you like. What you earn is a commission, or percentage, on each sale, as follows:

Less than $2.00 53%
Between $2.00 and $2.99 55%
Between $3.00 and $3.99 63%
Between $4.00 and $4.99 68%
$5.00 or more 70%

To authors, this may seem like a gold mine compared the royalties you are used to; to phone sex operators, the pricing may seem low. However, the pricing of your erotic story recordings is up to you. The site states: “The default price for all material is $1.29, however you may choose to increase or decrease this price depending on the a variety of factories, i.e. length, sound quality, competitive pricing, etc.” (My additional thoughts on pricing for recorded offerings are here.)

You retain the rights to any audio story that you submit for sale at Hot Talking, which means you may also be selling the erotic story recordings at other sites, in other ways.

If making more money selling erotic audio sounds good to you, here are a few things you’ll need to know:

On the story creation side…

At Hot Talking, each recorded story must be three minutes or longer. Even the most experienced authors or phone sex operators may be clueless as to what that means in terms of written story length. Generally speaking, 60 seconds of human speech allows for 155 spoken words. However, audio erotica should have lots of infection, which will slow the rate down — approximately to 130 words or so. So a three minute sexy story would be at least 500 words.

To help with calculation, here’s an online words to time calculator; note the ability to change the speed of talking rate at the bottom.

On the tech side…

The recordings you upload to Hot Talking must be in MP3 format. Most Smartphones allow you to make such recordings and there are apps too. (I’m a fan of RecForge.)

Additionally…

There’s also the option of participating in Hot Talking’s Voice on Demand Program:

Our VOD program is a unique service we offer to our customers on Hot Talking. Customers who write their own erotic material can select one of the voices of Hot Talking to perform the story for them. Pretty neat!

Customers simply send us the text file for their story, along with and special instructions o requests. The customer can specify a voice perform, or they can let us choose. Either way, the narrator is notified of the request and given 72 hours to complete the recording.

If you opt to participate in this program, you will receive 70% of the price the customer pays for the recording. Currently, the price for a custom performed story is $20 for the first 750 words and 1 cent for each additional word, which means the compensation starts a $14 per story.

The Voice On Demand option is especially nice if you have clients who have requests or fan fiction of their own; simply refer them to Hot Talking and await notification. The only caveat here is that you have no rights to the VOD recordings.

Final Thought: At Hot Talking, active storytellers also have a profile in which they are allowed to include a link to their blog or website, which means you can cultivate new fans and clients.

UPDATE: 3/15/2012
HotTalking seems to be defunct.
However, all tech stuff in this post will still help you record erotic stories, so the post will remain here.

Phone Sex Character Development

One of the things I find very useful in creating phone sex characters is to view them as real people, with real personalities and motivations — just like characters in novels and films. This way, you can create more realistic characters for your callers to interact with as well as more easily immerse yourself more in the role, reacting as that character rather than trying to think of something to say on the spot when Johnny asks, “Where do you live?” or “Is this your full time job?” or “Why do you do phone sex?”

Worse than having to think up something on the spot, is trying to recall what you said — in case it’s asked again of you later.

One of the tools writers use to create their characters is what’s called a Character Profile Sheet, which addresses the basic outline of the character as well as provides information which might explain the character’s motivation. You can take this character development as far and deep as you’d like, but here are a few basic questions to know about “yourself.”

Character Name / Nicknames / Aliases:

Birth Date & Age:

Appearance (key to match with any photos and descriptions you use!)

Hair Color:

Hair Length:

Eye Color:

Glasses or contact lenses?

Handedness:

Jewelry/piercings:

Tattoos:

General Appearance:

Height:

Weight:

Measurements:

The following is also key for gifts:

Clothing/Jewelry/Shoe Sizes:

Clothing/Jewelry/Shoe Styles:

Favorites (food, music, TV shows, movies, books, etc.):

Place of Birth:

Where you live:

Who you live with:

Pets, if any:

Relationship History:

Sexual Background:

Fetishes?

Educational History:

Work History:

Hobbies:

Does the character have any religious or spiritual beliefs?

Phobias / Fears:

Bad Habits / Vices:

Quirks:

Pet Peeves:

Introvert or Extrovert?

How self-confident is the character?

Does the character seem ruled by emotion or logic or some combination thereof?

What would most embarrass this character?

What would most anger this character?

What would most thrill this character?

Is Being A Phone Sex Operator Like Being An Erotica Author?

There are some similarities between phone sex and writing erotica, and some differences too.


How Phone Sex Work Is Like Being An Erotica Author

While you won’t be expected to actually swing from the chandeliers, a phone sex girl may be required to describe it. So, like any good author of erotica, you’ll need to know basic anatomy, how bodies move, how genitalia responds, etc. You will need to keep track of the number of hands and other body parts and what they are doing. For example, you can’t describe one person performing some three-handed act of stroking flesh.

You’ll also need to know how to make a story that moves the emotions, the brain, into arousal. If you aren’t already reading erotica, I suggest you start doing so now. Read it to get hot. Read it to notice how a good story builds the sexual tension into passion, where it prolongs it, when and where it allows for release.

You’ll also need to know details about sex toys. Which one’s vibrate? Which one’s are for anal use? Not only for use in story telling, but you might find yourself being asked to recommend a specific toy. (Here’s where some PSOs find blogs and affiliate programs useful.)

Like an erotica author, a good phone sex operator also knows the details of a number of fetishes. Because there are so many fetishes, I’ll be getting into more of them individually as this phone sex blog continues. But two popular fetishes I don’t think any good PSO can go without understanding are shoes and lingerie; in fact, details about lingerie and shoes can go a long way in assisting in the creation of any good phone sex call.

Most good writers of erotica continually read the erotic stories of others for inspiration; you should too. Because telling an erotic story is different from writing one, I suggest reading Letters To Penthouse. Judgments about the quality of the writing and the lack of realism in scenarios, the stories and scenes in these anthologies continue to be popular. (There’s a reason why even the big box bookstores like Barnes & Noble carry these adult books.)

How Phone Sex Work Is Not Like Being An Erotica Author

As a phone sex operator, you’ll be creating stories on the fly and for an audience of one. As I’ve said before, you’ll continually need to be creating and adapting each story to meet the needs and interests of one specific person.  In some ways, it’s like writing custom erotic stories — only you won’t have the benefit of multiple drafts, editing etc. And sometimes the story is started for you by the caller and your job is to finish it — keeping an eye on making sure it has a “happy ending.”

This can freak out those who come to the business of phone sex from the world of written erotic fiction. But the good news is that since your work is spoken, you aren’t expected to employ perfect grammar and you won’t need to concentrate on finding new euphemisms or count the number of times you use specific words and find alternatives in a thesaurus; in fact, sometimes you may find yourself having to repeat the same words over and over again.

Not just, “Oh, God — oh God, Oh My God!” in the throes of (fake or real) orgasm. But some callers will thrill at the word “cock” and neither you nor he will want you to use “dick” or “throbbing manhood” or “love sword.” And some callers, especially fetishists, will want you describe the same detail over and over again… The squeak of a patent leather pump… The slink of silk lingerie and nylon stockings…

Also, the oral storytelling of a phone sex operator allows you the freedom to do things that written storytellers should not:

* You get to “interrupt” the story with a few questions or comments. “You like that, don’t you, you dirty boy!” “I bet you wish I’d let you do that — but I won’t!”

* You get to discuss more of what the story characters are thinking and feeling. Unlike in written stories where writing too much about such emotions might dilute the impact of a story, you can add heat to phone sex by including such commentary in your calls.

These are ways to check the effectiveness of your story, get feedback on what’s working, and help you and the client connect more during the call. It can seem awfully alone in the silence of him stroking himself — for both of you! After all, if he just wanted to read a story all by himself, he wouldn’t have called you for one; he wants the connection of live entertainment.