The sex chat is used by men - very rarely women - from all walks of life. From transvestite vicars in frilly knickers to accountants dressed as adult babies and pensioners with food fetishes."One regular customer only wants to hear girls eating large bags of doughnuts or big juicy apples," confides Tricia.Premium rate lines in the UK generate about pounds 260m a year.
Furthermore, the user had to pro-actively opt-in by requesting a pin number. Many companies decided to re-route their traffic abroad.In the end, I decided it couldn't be because it was not as if I was a prostitute meeting a man and having sex." Even so, it took Tricia months to tell her mother, and Nigel's father still prefers to believe they work in telesales.As she became more proficient, the number of callers grew: "We developed a system, partly to screen out the real weirdoes and silent nuisance calls, where I would be the receptionist.Their wholesome appearance contrasts with the dirty raincoat image of their industry.It is hard to imagine that this pair preside over a nether world of forbidden fantasy.I would ask what kind of a girl the man wanted, age, figure, and if anything in particular turned him on.Then, I would run upstairs and call him back, pretending to be anything from 17-year-old Lisa with schoolgirl plaits to 50-year-old Liz with the 60-inch chest.In the first week, they took 65 calls, charging pounds 14.99 for 15 minutes, with customers paying by cheque or postal order. "During one row, I threw the telephone into the garden.Within two weeks, the number of callers had trebled. I had an old-fashioned religious upbringing and I was trying to work out whether what we were doing was immoral or not.At weekends, they go cycling or walking with their three-year-old son.She has an 18-year-old daughter from a previous marriage and he has two sons aged 19 and 15.