Time spent in that world can help them their actual world, while not giving up on having exciting, even emotional experiences.
Living within the two worlds is not easy, however, and may become increasingly risky when people do not realize the limitations of each.
In an attempt to keep their lines busy, some chatlines—including Livelinks, Red Hot and Quest Chat—give female callers unlimited access to their system; similar to a nightclub which allows free entry to women in order.
Some chatlines offer members a persistent mailbox they can use to receive messages from users even when they are offline.
Unlike phone sex lines, the users on a chatline are not professional phone sex operators (PSOs).
Foul language and sexual references are prohibited on recorded greetings and private messages.
Online sexual activity can involve various activities, such as viewing explicitly sexual materials, participating in an exchange of ideas about sex, exchanging sexual messages, and online interactions with at least one other person with the intention of becoming sexually aroused.
In his stimulating paper, "Chatting Is Not Cheating," John Portmann defends online lust and characterizes about sex; he maintains that such talking is more similar to flirting than to having a sexual affair.The caller has the option to listen only to local callers, or to everyone who is live on the system.As soon as a greeting is played, the caller is prompted to press 1 to connect live with that person, 2 to send her a recorded message or 3 to skip this person and listen to the next person's greeting.The phone systems will usually allow users hear a chatline greeting example so the caller can get an idea of what he is expected to say.Profanity and sexual references are typically not allowed, the chatline moderator's job is to listen and approve every greeting that is recorded.Some systems allow you to block a caller by pressing 8 or report a caller to the moderators by pressing 9 (or some other key depending on the system).