Obamanomics, forcing poor mothers to do phone sex for cash.
An increasing number of cash-strapped mothers are taking jobs as phone-sex operators, finding that talking dirty to strangers is an easy way to support their families.
The number of mothers with young children who have become telephone temptresses over the last 18 months has shot up about 400%, reports ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
The data comes from ratracerebellion.com, a website dedicated to helping mothers find jobs that allow them to work from home.
Chris Durst, who runs the online organization, has been tracking the working habits of mothers for more than a decade. She says the number of women who search for phone-sex work generally spikes after Labor Day, as their children return to school. But in the past two years, the level of interest in phone-sex employment has been extraordinary — and Durst blames it on the economy.
“Most sound a little embarrassed,” Durst told ABC of the job-seekers. “They say, ‘I’ve tried everything. It’s come to the point where I’m on food stamps. We can’t make the rent and are facing foreclosure. This is the fastest way for me to get back on my feet again.”
One woman who tried to do just that is a 45-year-old named Star, who is a single mother of an 8-year-old son and runs her phone-sex operation from a home office.
“I look at what I do as a business,” she said. “It happens to deal with sex.”
Running a phone-sex business gives mothers flexibility, and the advantage of choosing their own hours and staying home to be closer to their children. Still, many of the mothers who spoke to ABC said working as a PSO, short for phone-sex operator, was never what they had in mind.
“This is nothing I’d ever thought I’d be doing — ever,” said a 22-year-old mother and PSO named Aubrey.