Out in the Open

How being a phone sex operator helped this woman heal from sexual trauma

Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro lives with chronic illness, disability and PTSD. She initially became a phone sex operator for the flexibility the job afforded her. But she soon found it also had the surprising effect of helping her process trauma related to sexual abuse she suffered as a child.

'It was almost like taking back power,' says Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro says working as a phone sex operator helped her heal from sexual trauma. (Submitted by Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro)
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Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro lives with chronic illness, disability and post-traumatic stress disorder.

She initially became a phone sex operator for the flexibility the job afforded her. But she soon found it also had the surprising effect of helping her process trauma related to sexual abuse she suffered as a child.

She tells Out in the Open host Piya Chattopadhyay how the job has offered her healing, and allowed her to relate to customers experiencing similar challenges around intimacy and trauma.


This story appears in the Out in the Open episode "Choosing Sex Work".

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