Woman's Voice Most Attractive When She is Most Fertile

We've posted about how a person's beauty "advertises" good genes and fertility. Well, here's new study in the same vein: Nathan Pipitone and Gordon Gallup of the State University of New York found that a woman's voice becomes more attractive when she is most fertile:

The pair recorded women counting from 1 to 10 at four occasions during their menstrual cycle. They then replayed the recordings at random to male and female students and asked them to rate the attractiveness of the voices. Both males and females judged the women's voices to be most attractive if they were recorded during the peak fertility period of the menstrual cycle, and less attractive if they were recorded during
non-fertile periods ...

The results are in line with evidence that the female voice box, or larynx, is under the influence of sex hormones, says Gallup. He says the changes in the female voice during peak fertility support the view that women are "different" at that point in the menstrual cycle - in other words, that they experience oestrus.

Link


Newest 5
Newest 5 Comments

Does the fact that higher-pitched voices are viewed as more fertile strike anyone else as creepy? Makes one wonder if the male brain is wired for pedophilia or something...
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Commenting is closed.


Email This Post to a Friend
"Woman's Voice Most Attractive When She is Most Fertile"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.

 

Success! Your email has been sent!

close window
X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
 
Learn More