What are trigger warnings? ‘Trigger warnings’ is a popular phrase that means to give a person a clear warning that the material they may witness, hear, read, or watch contains potentially stressful material. You may have heard the phrase used in the city with random people on the street. Or perhaps, you have seen a statement indicating the warning before watching a video online. The question in the phone dating community is whether trigger warnings are necessary before sharing a sexual fantasy or getting ‘weird’ during phone sex. The answer is all too complicated as it’s a controversial topic and it seems as though many people have varied opinions about it.

My personal opinion is that it really is not necessary to tell someone that you are phone dating that what you’re about to say may trigger them. If you are being sexual over the phone and someone says something that either offends you or makes you uncomfortable, you have options. It may not be clearly communicated through the chat lines but you are always in power of your call. If you don’t like what’s happening with someone on the phone you can either ask them to stop speaking about whatever is troubling you or simply hang up. You don’t have to just sit there on your phone and go through it. There are hundreds of single people on the chat lines that reside in your area. So if one person just isn’t sitting right with you, you can always reconnect with the chat lines and get instantly on the telephone with someone new.

The only way I see the phrase ‘trigger warning’ coming into play with phone sex is with a long-term phone lover. He or she knows you and knows what you may or may not like. So it makes sense if that particular phone lover has something risque to say, indicating that it may upset you is a positive thing.