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Phone Sex

PHONE-SEX COMPANIES CLOSED IN CRACKDOWN

About 20 companies offering illegal phone-sex services have been forced to close in Shanghai since November amid a national crackdown on 'unhealthy things', the Shanghai Daily said.

Wednesday, 8 January, 2003, 12:00am

Dr Sex hotline a big attraction for under-10s

Nearly one in five callers flooding the Dr Sex Hotline are 10 or under.

The automatic agony aunt has been inundated with calls from the sexually confused, with 202,342 dialling for help over the past seven months.

This was 90 per cent more than expected, Hong Kong Sex Association president Li Man-chiu said yesterday.

21 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Sex line services cut to 10 minutes

A time limit of 10 minutes is to be placed on sex lines and other pay-per-call telephone services to protect consumers from excessive bills.

When making a call, consumers will first have to listen to a pre-recorded announcement telling them how much it is going to cost.

The 900 number calls cost between 20 cents and $1 for six seconds.

4 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Watchdog targets telephone sex lines

PARENTS will have one less worry when plans targeting abuse of telephone sex lines are put into place.

The Government's telecom watchdog said it did not want to stop adult entertainment lines, which are already subject to a code of practice, but to allow people to regulate their use independently.

31 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Last call for sex phone line

STEAMY sex lines will soon be silenced on Hong Kong's phones unless subscribers request access to them, under proposals put forward by the telecoms watchdog.

But there will be a three-month cooling down period, during which all Hongkong Telecom's IDD customers will be asked which of the 173 infoline services they wish to keep.

8 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Short line to men

IWAS once driven to distraction by a boyfriend who insisted on answering the telephone with the single terse word: ''What?'', spat out as aggressively as possible. ''People shouldn't be encouraged to use the phone,'' he used to retort if I complained. ''It's uncivilised.'' We didn't last but the attitude, apparently, has. Ask the telephone companies.

21 Jun 1994 - 12:00am