“Right, then what do you want to know?” she asked.

“Well, for starters, what is it you do?” I asked.

“We are producers of amateur adult films. We use
people who are not professionals, and film them having
sex. We sell the films on tape and also on CD-ROM. Our
particular emphasis is on strap-on sex, but we will
make others as the occasion arises. I take it you
rented a video about strap-on sex?”

“Yes,” I answered.

“Did you enjoy it?”

“Yes, very much,” I admitted. I tried to ignore my
burgeoning erection. I found the idea of strap-on sex
very appealing.

“What was the title?” she asked. “We like to know what
our target audience enjoys,” she quickly explained.

“Um, Girls Who Butt-Ball Guys and Austin Powers Gets
Shagged From Behind, I think.”

“They seem to be favorites,” she said, seeming to jot
down the titles.

“Would you like to be in videos like that?

I thought about how to answer, then replied. “It is a
fantasy of mine, but I’m not sure I would like to
really do it.”

“Actually,” she said, “that’s a fairly common answer.
We have loads of men calling to inquire, but very few
are willing to go on film.”

“I bet,” I said. “And I see you have a higher bounty
for women than men, so I guess willing women are even
more scarce?”

“Right you are. We even offer to pay women, and they
are still pretty rare.” There was a little lag in the
conversation. “So, are you willing to consider being
in a video?” she asked.

“I don’t know,” I said.

“Can I point out some things and maybe convince you?”
she asked.

“Sure,” I answered. Let her talk; what did I have to
lose?

“First,” she began, “we can protect your anonymity. We
will use masks or makeup or hoods or whatever to
conceal your identity if you like. Second, our target
audience is Europe. Our videos are on PAL format, for
example. Since you are from the USA there is little
chance you’d be recognized at home. Third, we don’t
much care what you look like. Our movies feature real
people, and real people come in all shapes and sizes.
So you don’t have to be fabulous to be in our films.
That also means we understand about normal sexual
reactions and can work around most shortcomings.”

The fact is that she addressed my single biggest fear:
being seen by my neighbors. The other stuff, while
important, wasn’t a big concern of mine. It was nice,
though, to know they could handle my, um,
shortcomings.

“Tell you what,” I said, nearly convinced, “let me
sleep on it and I’ll call you tomorrow.”

“That could work,” she said in her cute accent, “but
our experience is that people who don’t commit now
will not call back. I don’t want to be too pushy, but
it would be nice if you made a little commitment now.
Would you be willing to attend an audition tomorrow
night?”