A Woman’s Voice Can Literally Make A Man’s Skin Tingle, Study Finds

When asked what makes a woman attractive, her voice probably isn’t the first thing that most of us would list. But a woman’s voice can indeed make her more seductive — especially during the most fertile point of her cycle.

Researchers have long had a hypothesis that hormonal changes during times of peak fertility in a woman’s menstrual cycle may exert a physiological effect on her vocal cords, which may in turn elicit an unconscious response from both male and female listeners. And now, thanks to a new study from James Madison University, researchers may better understand why.

The researchers played digital recordings of women, at points of high and low fertility during their menstrual cycles, for male and female subjects, who were then asked to rate the attractiveness of the voice. The researchers also tested electrical activity in the subjects’ skin while they were listening to the recordings.

Both the men and the women rated the fertile voices as more attractive. For both genders, electrical activity in the skin increased by roughly 20 percent, and heart rates increased by roughly five percent.

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