“All phone calls are obscene.”-Karen Elizabeth Gordon
If you find yourself making telephone calls to strangers and places of business and asking them if their refrigerator is running, you might just be a jerk. If you find yourself doing this and asking them sexual questions, then you might be an obscene phone call fetishist. These are people who get off on surprising unsuspecting people with “obscene” questions and inappropriate statements that they don’t know how to react to. Technically it is considered a form of exhibitionism and it is also called telephone scatologia.
It’s Not Great
To be truthful, making an obscene phone call and surprising someone on the other end isn’t great. It can really hurt people’s feelings, and for others who are dealing with other problems it can affect their mental health. If you want to explore this fetish, it might be best to call a phone sex provider or phone sex chat line where you can consensually explore your desire to get off on the phone and talk about dirty things. Otherwise, you’re really not being nice at all. In fact, if you get caught making obscene phone calls you could get in trouble – in the US it is a class one misdemeanor!
If You Receive a Call
If you receive an obscene phone call, the important thing to remember is to not take it personally. It’s not about you, it’s just someone who has this sexual attraction to making people feel uncomfortable on the phone. Perhaps they are looking for a rise out of you. The best thing to do would probably be to just hang up the phone and go on with your day. If you feel bad about it, call a friend to commiserate about it, but don’t let it ruin things for you!