Obscene Profits

Obscene Profits

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Sex sells. Already a ten-billion dollar business-and growing-most sex businesses require relatively low start-up costs and minimal equipment. No wonder retired porn stars, homemakers, college students, and entrepreneurs of every stripe are eager to jump on the smut band wagon. Following the money trail, or in this case, the telecom routes, the author reveals how some big phone companies are cashing in too. Obscene Profits offers a startling and entertaining new look at this very old business, and shows why pornography, in all of its variations--videos, magazines, phone-sex, spy cameras, etc.-- is one of the most profitable and popular new careers to come out of the electronic age.In the Personal Advisor manual, operators are reminded that aquot;there are very few callers that only want to talk about sex. ... A similar pattern is found in other smaller phone sex operations, particularly those where callers pay for a block of time instead of paying by the minute. On the other hand, ... accept that form of payment, an operator needs to have a relationship with a credit card processing company.

Title:Obscene Profits
Author:Frederick S. Lane
Publisher:Psychology Press - 2001


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