oral histories with phone sex workers

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Over the course of the 1980s, telephones, credit cards and imaginations brought countless people together to co-create sexual fantasies, and experience new forms of sexual gratification. The latest episode of Sexing History, a podcast about how the history of sexuality shapes our present, explores the history of phone sex lines and dial-a-porn lines in the 1980s. Featuring exclusive oral histories with gay and straight phone sex workers and rare archival material, this episode reveals the sex work behind the service used by millions of Americans.

You can listen to the latest episode here: https://soundcloud.com/user-197021129/sex-over-the-phone

And, you can find a bonus track with an extended oral history with Mark S. King here: https://soundcloud.com/user-197021129/bonus-track-mark-s-king

Mark S. King worked on gay phone sex lines and also owned his own phone sex business. His story helps us better understand the complex relationships between gay history, the history of sex work, the history of the AIDS epidemic and the telecommunications revolution of the 1980s.

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Warmly,

 

Gillian Frank--host and co-creator
Lauren Gutterman--host and co-creator
Rebecca L Davis--producer and story editor
Saniya Lee Ghanoui--producer
Devin McGeehan Muchmore--producer
Jayne Swift--producer