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Only women can make their voices sound sexier

Sorry, Guys, Only Women Can Make Their Voices Sound Sexier

Sorry guys -- that "sexy" voice you've been trying isn't working.

That's according to researchers at Albright College in Pennsylvania. They recently conducted a study on what happens when we try to manipulate our voices.

"For the study, 40 participants (20 men, 20 women) provided intentionally manipulated voice samples for the desired traits, plus a normal speech sample. Each sample consisted of participants counting from one to 10. Another 40 people assessed the degree to which each sample effectively projected the given trait."

The researchers found while women could make their voices sound sexier, men could not. In fact, it actually got a bit worse when they tried. So why do women have this ability and men don't?

According to the researchers, it might have something to do with mate selection. Men place more emphasis on attractiveness when finding a partner, so women attempt to sound sexier to quote "enhance their value."

It wasn't all bad news for the fellas. Although only women could sound sexier, only men could sound more confident. Both sexes could also manipulate their voices to sound more intelligent and more dominant.

The study was published in the Journal of Nonverbal Behavior.

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tobewritten April 22 2014 at 11:05 PM

What a biased article! It is written as if it were a fact when a thinking person would know from the start that it is only an opinion. I swear, sometimes this place is so biased it should be shut down

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smoses80 tobewritten April 22 2014 at 11:52 PM

I agree!! See above! :)

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Victoria April 22 2014 at 5:18 PM

Don't believe that, my friend has a very sexy voice on the phone. I love listening to his voice

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Living Legend April 22 2014 at 5:07 PM

I disagree...What women may find sexy is different than what men find sexy. To each their own.

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ldrleslie April 22 2014 at 3:25 PM

It's kind of funny about women. The richer you are, the more sexy you become. I wonder why that is?

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cynbradley April 22 2014 at 3:10 PM

Does anyone believe this or even care? 40 people is not test! Anyway, SEXY is in the ear of the beholder.

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Bob & Nancy cynbradley April 22 2014 at 5:07 PM

You could be right, I'm sure Gilbert Gottfried sounds sexy to someone LOL. I know he is married so there you go

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dickn2000b April 22 2014 at 3:05 PM

The researchers at Albright College all need to have high colonics. When I was (much) younger I was told, on many occasions, my voice was sexy. And then there's Kelsey Grammer who, as Frasier Crane, has perhaps the sexiest male voice around. And if we can do it there have to be many, many other men who can do it also. Hey, researchers at Albright College...STUFF IT!!

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Bill April 22 2014 at 2:55 PM

On the flip side when men sounded as if they were going out to mow the lawn they were able to pull that one off.

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crazy ray April 22 2014 at 2:11 PM

Somebody tell these clowns at Albight College about Barry White, will ya?

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kinglatootha April 22 2014 at 2:03 PM

I guess you've never heard Barry White say "Hello, Baby"

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Jennifer kinglatootha April 22 2014 at 3:38 PM

Instead of the usual guy who says, "you got mail", I have Barry White saying, "where you been baby? You got mail." He recorded it before he passed away so it is the real deal and believe me, that voice is sexy!

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houseosims April 22 2014 at 1:55 PM

Who decided that one? Some men definitely sound sexier. Of course, it works best if he's young, gorgeous, holding your hand, starring in your eyes, and smells great, and you're into him.

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dickn2000b houseosims April 22 2014 at 3:08 PM

And because he'll soon be into you!

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