Your voice sounds prettier during this week of your cycle

/Your voice sounds prettier during this week of your cycle

Your voice sounds prettier during this week of your cycle

phonevoice1If you’ve been meaning to update your outgoing voicemail message, you want to leave a flirty voicemail message for a cutie you’ve been wooing or you need to record a voiceover for a video, aim to do it during the second week of your menstrual cycle (which starts eight days from the onset of your period). According to a 2009 study from the University of California, Los Angeles, the pitch of your voice rises as you approach ovulation at the end of this week, making you sound more feminine and attractive.

Want proof that this voice change is noticeable enough to enhance people’s perceptions of you? In two separate studies–a 2013 study in the journal Hormones and Behavior and a 2011 study in the journal PLoS ONE–males preferred recordings of female voices that were taped in the days leading up to ovulation over those recorded in other phases of women’s cycles.

One theory for the monthly voice change: High estrogen on these days may trigger certain subtle voice shifts as a way to let potential mates know you’re fertile.

By | 2018-04-05T18:00:43+00:00 January 22nd, 2014|best week to..., hormone research, hormonology tip, Week 2|0 Comments

About the Author:

Gabrielle Lichterman, founder of Hormonology® and a longtime women’s health journalist, pioneered the growing movement among women to live in sync with their menstrual cycles and know more about all the ways their hormones impact their moods, health and behavior. This movement was launched in 2005 with Gabrielle's groundbreaking book, 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential, and her creation of Hormonology®. She offers a variety of tools--including her popular free Hormone Horoscope® app, eBooks, infographics, videos and tips--to share vital information about hormones.

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