Can this sex toy make you a better singer?

Wanna hit that high C? Try this vibrator.

Mar 1, 2020, 12:29 pm*

Tech

 

EJ Dickson

Although there’s been a boom in the sex tech field as of late, some sex toy innovations have been more impressive than others. Do I want a hands-free vibrator that I can wear during sex? Maybe. But do I want a vibrator stuffed in what looks like the gaping maw of the dessicated corpse of Teddy Ruxpin? Nope, probably not.

The Siri 2, the latest product from the Swedish sex toy manufacturer Lelo, sort of falls into the latter category. (Its predecessor, the Siri, was released in 2010, long before Apple came out with its voice-activation software.) It’s a high-end vibrator with a voice-activation setting that converts ambient sound into vibrations, so it’ll pulsate in rhythm to your favorite song or to your partner’s voice.

If you’ve ever thought it might be a gas to have an orgasm to someone reading the 1777 Articles of Confederation, well, now’s your chance to do that.

Lelo

The concept of a voice-activated sex toy is nothing new. Way back in 2009, the sex toy company OhMiBod released a wireless music-activated vibrator that synced up to your iPod, which it has since followed up with the wearable Club Vibe that syncs up to a wireless remote control and slips inside your panties.

But the Siri 2 is apparently trying to make a splash in the sex toy space by touting itself as, no joke, a vocal aid for singers, via the press release:

Singers’ vocal chords vibrate as they sing and the new Siri 2 helps singers explore the range of these vibrations. It allows them to deal with vibration; the muscle will either tone up, or engage, to deal with the vibration, or it will release.  And the result is a clearer resonance in the voice.

While this sounds like total, for lack of a better word, bullshit, apparently vibrations do have a salutary effect on your vocal tone and power, according to this demo by a University of Alberta drama professor. But a word of caution: If you’re an opera singer and you want to use the Siri 2 to warm up before going onstage to belt out “Largo al Factotum,” make sure to wash it first.

Photo via Javier Ignacio Acuna Ditzel/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Jan 15, 2015, 4:24 pm