That Deep, Masculine Voice Is Not For You, Ladies (It's For Other Men)

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    May 10, 2016 2:47 AM GMT
    Men's deep, resonant voices did not evolve to thrill the ladies, but rather are likely to scare off their rivals, researchers say.

    It happens that I do have a deep & resonant voice. I've been a radio DJ and done other voice work. And I go into my former Officer "command voice" when I want to get attention, or otherwise be respected.

    My late Mother advised me that people get their first impression from your voice, and from your mastery of the vocabulary, as well as good enunciation. I've never forgotten that lesson. It's served me well all my life. And not for thrilling the ladies.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/health/mens-health/deep-masculine-voice-not-you-ladies-n569631
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    May 10, 2016 1:04 PM GMT
    This has interesting implications and raises more questions for gay men's voices....
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    May 10, 2016 2:11 PM GMT
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    May 10, 2016 8:47 PM GMT
    Very interesting, & something I hadn't thought about before. You know I always find it funny when women ( usually older then me ) will comment on what a " deep manly voice ", I supposedly have, hahaha. Occasionally it's from a female that knows of me, & likely that I'm gay before meeting me, & seem taken a back when I speak, but mostly it is strangers, & almost always women. I'm finding your really interesting that all along the reason for our deep voices has never been meant for women at all. Hmmm.... Thanks for sharing btw
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    May 10, 2016 9:33 PM GMT
    Makes sense considering men don't yell at women as a mating call, but they do yell at other men when threatened. A good piece of info, but pretty easy to realize yourself if you think for a little while.
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    May 10, 2016 11:08 PM GMT
    Why do white Liberal men often sound like faggots? Is that natural, or do they work on it for some kind of prog-cred?
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    May 11, 2016 10:43 AM GMT
    I've been told I have a radio, or deep, or sexy voice for five years since introducing myself to civilization. Especially working retail where I encountered hundreds of people a day. Mostly I think it's only because I'm so damn skinny and non-bear like, it takes people aback, or surprises them, and they feel the need to comment on it.

    But, whenever I'm encountering guys bigger than me (often), I notice my voice goes almost defensively deeper...so, this idea kind of makes sense to me, and is interesting to consider, for sure.
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    May 12, 2016 2:40 AM GMT
    Deep voices. The Low end of the piano. T. Adam's Apple Incarnate. Taken it low. Speaking from the bowels. Thunder from his lips.

  • May 14, 2016 2:07 PM GMT
    How deep are we talking about? I sing bass-baritone but my speaking voice is horribly average pitch for a male.

    If we're talking about something like this, then I'd want to know more. I wonder if any of these singers are gay/bi?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WpD2Cspn6g
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    May 15, 2016 5:24 AM GMT
    Body hair evolved to protect us from cold weather, but some people developed a sexual attraction for it.

    Body odor evolved to emit smells that would only attract certain people, but others developed a sexual attraction for it.

    Physical violence evolved to protect oneself from predators, but others developed a sexual attraction for it.

    ...and we wonder why so many people are sexually attracted to low-pitched male voices. icon_wink.gif
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    May 15, 2016 7:19 PM GMT
    woodfordr saidThis has interesting implications and raises more questions for gay men's voices....

    In what way? Lots of gay men have deeper voices, indistinguishable from straights. One problem our friend has as the musical director of a local gay men's chorus is that it has too many basses and baritones, with more wanting to join, but few tenors. Narrowing his music arrangement options. If there are many guys out there conforming to the gay man's stereotypically high voice then not enough apparently want to sing.
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    May 15, 2016 10:28 PM GMT
    Masculinity is in the prosody, not the pitch. Flowers can come out of your mouth even if you speak with Barry White's singing voice! icon_lol.gif
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    May 15, 2016 11:54 PM GMT
    bachian saidMasculinity is in the prosody, not the pitch. Flowers can come out of your mouth even if you speak with Barry White's singing voice! icon_lol.gif

    True. One of my degrees is in Speech. I can sound gay campy when I want, despite my deep bass voice. I change my prosody (I didn't know many people knew that term), and my vocabulary a little along with adding some gay-specific phraseology, and perhaps the subject matter I choose as well, and Bingo! I'm a flaming fairy.

    (Curiously, when I first tried doing that, what came out of me was as much a 1950s New York City/New Jersey heavy accent as gay camp! Where THAT came from I still have no idea, because I never spoke like that, even during the 1950s. I guess that sound was imprinted in my brain from having heard it all around me, although my vigilant parents made sure I never acquired that Jehsey accent myself)