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In a typical week she has dozens of sexually explicit phone conversations with Tele Pay customers, averaging about six minutes per call.
At that pace, she is paid 10 cents per minute or per hour to talk, according to the lawsuit.
A sex addiction is often a symptom of underlying anxiety, depression and low self-worth.
A sex addiction commonly co-occurs with drug or alcohol misuse.
And it may be the first case alleging unpaid compensation for sex talk workers, plaintiffs’ attorney Brian Mahany told this week.
“It’s hard to go find people in this line of work,” Mahany said.
Sex addiction is also known as an ‘intimacy disorder’ or ‘intimacy malfunction.’ This means sufferers cannot maintain a healthy intimate relationship with another.Unfortunately, the abuses and financial exploitation they experience often remain invisible,” the lawsuit reads. “This is especially true for workers in female-dominate sectors of the economy such as sex talk workers. On its website, Tele Pay describes itself as a “booking agent” whose job is to “negotiate and book engagements” for the workers, referred to in its employment materials as actors. Never have to punch a time clock again.” Another section of the site reads: “The fun thing about this type of work is you don’t need ANY experience.The company’s home page encourages phone actors to “SIGN UP now!!! All you need is the ability to talk, be motivated, and above everything else be CREATIVE and FUN.” In practice, the lawsuit says, Tele Pay does no negotiating or booking on phone sex workers’ behalf.