“Phone sex is enjoyable work for many, but it is mentally and physically taxing”

One of the phone sex operators, a graduate, who has been working for 5 years in the same field, on a interview to Frisky says,

 “Phone sex is a game of constant calculation, analysis, decision-making, creativity, and it requires tremendous amounts of empathy toward people contacting you in a state of intense sexual need. It’s enjoyable work for many, but it is mentally and physically taxing”

Now, there are about thousands of phone sex websites. Students can access these sites with ease. As seen in blogs of phone sex operators, students prefer to work as a phone sex operator, as they can work at their own comfort and can work anonymously.

With the rise in number of student phone sex workers, we can consider, an initiative taken by BBC, over an year ago, to bring to light the significant rise in the number of students turning to sex industries to pay their debts. English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP) spokeswomen, as reported to The Huffington Post said,

“Students are not only turning to prostitution. They are also engaging in phone sex and lap dancing because they are in such dire financial situation”

When we talked to the English Collective of Prostitutes they say,

“Ever since grants were done away with and loans introduced, we have been contacted by increasing numbers of students considering or involved in sex work. Considering that it is common for a student to be saddled with a debt of £30,000 + at the end of their course this is no surprise. Jobs in shops and pubs that students usually take up to cover living costs are increasingly scarce and low paid”. 

“The abolition of Education Maintenance Allowance is having a particular impact on young people. Opportunities for young people to study and go to college are being drastically cut as a result. How is EMA to be replaced? Sex work will certainly be one way.”

They also mentioned how the research done by them proved students to be suffering because of debts to pay.

“A recent study of over 200 lap-dancers carried out by Leeds University found that one in three of those surveyed were working to fund education. The majority of these were younger women, with 14% working to fund undergraduate study; 6% were on postgraduate courses and 4% in further education. At a time when fees are about to increase, there is widespread expectation that more women will turn to this industry to fund their studies.” 

 

 

A study by Doctor Ron Roberts of Kingston University on students’ relationship with the sex industry also found 11% would consider escort work. He said high tuition fees had driven students to work as lap dancers and for chat lines and internet pornography.”

 

 

She has also said to BBC, the number of calls they received from students had “atleast doubled” over the years.

There are a number of phone sex websites which have a separate section for college teen’s numbers for phone sex, this signifies the gradual increase in student phone sex operators through the years. On a contrary note our survey results say that, More than 80% of students have told that they don’t know anyone who has previously or currently working as a phone sex operator.

Even though there are about 25% of students have agreed that they would consider taking it up as their job.

There are many discussion threads on student sites, asking for help in figuring out reputable phone sex websites. There are a number of students out there willing to work as a phone sex operator, some for extra cash, some to pay their debts, and some even to have an adventurous leap into it.

In accordance with this, Weconsent.org and SWAAY are two of the organizations, which provide assistance and support people involved as sex workers. SWAAY, abbreviated as sex work activities, allies, and you. The site contains  real-life stories of those working in sex industries and they even conducts campaigns to support phone sex workers. They are linked to worldwide groups, to promote their cause.

Even though there seems to be a decline in this field due to advancements in the recent use of technologies like sex-cams, there a good number of students turning as phone sex workers.

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