Why a select group of men think Yorkshire is the sexiest accent in the world

A secret history of sex and the voice.

A pparently, when men flirt with women, they unconsciously modulate the pitch of their voices to make them go all sing-song, and high and low, just like you do when you speak to a baby. Women – unconsciously – love this, because after all, who doesn’t get off on being talked to like they’re 16-weeks-old? For their part, women attempt to make their voices low (an excellent thing in a woman, as Lear said and Thatcher knew), because men don’t like squawkers, and never have done, not...
source: New Statesman

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