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"God, even her voice is total audio-sex."
Julia Evans (on her Really Gets Around friend), Mindstar Rising

Voices that are considered sexy In-Universe. For women, husky ones are popular; breathy, low Marilyn Monroe-esque voices are iconic. For men, deep baritones with sonorous intonations often are used. Bassos are rarer but can also fit the bill. A popular variation is the "Siren Switch," where the speaker isn't nearly as sexy as their voice.

When it's not a particular person's voice, but an entire language someone finds erotic, that's Everything Sounds Sexier in French (usually not French). Sister Trope to Accent Interest, where an accent draws non-erotic attention or interest from other characters, and Beautiful Singing Voice, where a character's singing voice is noted as lovely (though not necessarily sexy).

In-Universe Examples Only:

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  • England's Cadbury Bunny ads feature a leggy rabbit with a seductive voice describing the Cadbury Caramel Chocolates - and that voice was provided by Miriam Margolyes, who played Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter films.
  • For a time, Marks and Spencer adverts in the UK featured a deliberately husky and erotic female voice describing almost comically lavish foodstuffs, followed by the tagline "This is not just food... this is M&S food".
    Advert: This is not just food...
    Charlie Brooker: (Frantically undoing belt) Damn right it's not, it's food that's about to be fucked silly...
  • Isaiah Mustafa, known to the world as the Old Spice Guy.
  • The Quizno commercials featuring a man named Scott and the infamous Quizno toaster oven, who speaks in a rather husky voice, and once asked Scott to sound "sexier".
    Toaster Oven: Put it in me, Scott.

    Anime & Manga 
  • Ai Kora: Kirino has Maeda's ideal voice and secretly loves to sing karaoke, so naturally he persuades her to sing at every opportunity. Once she realises this is (one of) his fetish(es)... *BOOM!*
  • The point of the existence of the Ai no Kusabi CD dramas and some of the tracks on the soundtracks which center on eroge voice acting. One aptly titled "Dark Erogenous". The plot revolves around a defiant biker forcibly made a Sex Slave and the relationship he has with his In-Universe irresistible master whose voice was also seductive. The late Kaneto Shiozawa was so impressive as Iason's sultry voice, a memorial drama album was released in his honor. Toshihiko Seki also has a track on both the Sympathy and Mix soundtracks where Riki speaks in a sensual tone about his life as a sex toy. Notable since the BGM itself didn't have this monologue when featured in the anime.
  • The Code Geass light novels reveal that Lelouch is very popular on the school radio show because of this trope.
  • In Doraemon "20 years into the future", Suneo Honekawa uses this voice to lure Shizuka to their Eiichi Date, thinking it's Nobita, Shizuka agrees and goes to the "Daijomuru Palace", a high class, quiet restaurant where a private room complete with cushion chairs and a long dining table are used to eat, or for any other occasion. When Shizuka arrives, she is stunned, and a little embarrassed to find out it was none other than gross Suneo on the phone. He has not aged well.
  • Dr. Slump: As part of a monetary deal, Senbei does a voiceover for Lincoln MKX car. Although to add to the chique nature of Lincoln, he does a very sexy, deep, lovemaking voice. Similar to the exact he uses with Midori. However, it only takes one try for the children to figure out it was their father. They are shocked as they're hearing this voice for the first time, as they are used to hearing yelling from Senbei most of the time.
  • In Fairy Tail, Lucy gets aroused by Ichiya's "silky smooth" voice—provided by Show Hayami in the anime, no less—until she gets turned off when she sees that he's a perverted, idiotic Gonk.
  • This is part of the reason why Papa Shirogane decided to become a YouTube streamer in Kaguya-sama: Love Is War. Then again, he is voiced by Takehito Koyasu in the anime, so it's hardly a surprise when multiple people in the chat on his streams comment on how attractive his voice is.
  • Koe de Oshigoto! is actually entirely about this, being centered around eroge voice acting and all.
  • My Hero Academia: Jiro's classmates make mention of her having a very husky, sexy singing voice.
  • My Monster Secret: In one chapter, Shiho demonstrates that mother, the Charismatic Female Pervert, is so ludicrously sexy that she can give a man a gushing Nosebleed just by talking to them over the phone.
  • One Piece: A yoga instructor, Mutoh Sama uses a deep, calm, sexy voice to guide the Okamas of Kenpo doing fitness on a yoga stretch ball. James does yoga to a video of his.
  • In Osomatsu-san, Chibita does this with a young girl, Zelda while speaking with her about Oden. As she has never heard anyone, speak in this voice before, she is puzzled, and wanted to know if Chibita did such action, "because he was tired".
  • In Sword Art Online, during the GGO arc, Shino's voice is stated to be high-pitched and clear, and very pleasing to the mostly-male playerbase of the MMO she plays.
  • One bonus chapter of To Love Ru Darkness has Rito's phone get broken and fixed by Lala. Lala being Lala, her "repairs" to the phone result in Rito having an extreme case of this trope when he calls anyone. It's so strong that when he calls Yui to test his phone, she's barely able to respond.
  • In Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions, Yugi and his friends attribute Bakura's popularity with the ladies to his I Am Very British accent.
  • In YuYu Hakusho, when Bui speaks for the first time, Koto starts gushing over how sexy his voice is.

    Comic Books 
  • In Gotham Central, Officer Tim Munroe describes Poison Ivy's voice as being like honey, and when he tries to imagine what she looks like based on her voice his narration trails off.
  • In Josie and the Pussycats, the sexiness of Melody's speaking voice — which drives all the boys wild — is indicated by musical notes floating in her speech bubbles.
  • In Trinity (2008), it's said Batman's phone voice is sexy.
    Wally West: Jai and Iris are home, Linda says hi. She also says you have the sexiest phone voice ever, Bruce, which frankly, I didn't need to know.
  • In X-Factor (2006), Siryn's power allows her to manipulate her vocal cords to sound extra sexy, hypnotizing others into giving her what she wants. But they don't work on other mutants.

     Fan Works 
  • In All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird, Victoria admits to an extremely amused Varric that she's "in love with the sound of" Cullen's voice.
  • In Becoming a True Invader, the Employer is noted to have a very alluring and velvety voice.
  • Neo's very attracted to Smith's "deep, dark drawl" in Bringing Me To Life. Smith just happens to take advantage of it, especially on their first date.
  • In A DIC-less SI, a magical ring meant to turn the wearer into an elven maiden, instead turns Cologne into an elven milf (due to her age). Both the Self-Insert and Mousse end up getting erections from her laughter, with the former comparing her voice to the aural equivalent of chocolate.
  • For the Glory of Irk: The translator that the Syndicate give Q so that the Irkens can understand him projects a voice that has a suave, sexy baritone. The Irkens are all disturbed by how alluring it is.
  • Hetalia: Axis Powers fanfic Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità: Germany and Japan love to listen to Italy's voice, whether he is speaking Italian, German, Japanese, English, etc. Subverted when Germany hears Italy speak Japanese. At first.
  • The God of Destruction comes to Remnant: Rexy is described as having a very sensual voice that makes people attracted to her.
  • Greyjoy Alla Breve reveals that Roose Bolton, of all people, has a surprisingly sexy singing voice. Even Catelyn Stark and Olenna Tyrell are affected.
  • Valla from Heroes of the Desk: Repercussions, in a nod to her voice actress. In-Universe, it's noted that she is a walking example of the Stupid Sexy Flanders trope if she happens to want something.
  • In Hop to It, Perro Negro's voice is described as "the kind of velvety voice that made you feel safe and protected. The kind that made you fall in love."
  • In the The Marriage Stone Snape is more than aware that Harry is particularly fond of his voice, and uses it to his advantage. Likewise, Snape finds it very appealing when Harry speaks in Parseltongue.
  • MCU Rewrites: In New Avengers, according to Pietro Maximoff/Quicksilver, his sister Wanda/Scarlet Witch thinks JARVIS has a sexy voice.
  • People Like Us: One of the earliest signs of Arthur's attraction to Travis is getting excited over hearing his voice on the phone.
  • In Rites of Ascension, Cadence is apparently turned on by Shining Armor's new and deeper voice after Luna transforms him into one of her Night Guard.
  • In Shatterheart, Syaoran comments that Kurogane has a very nice voice when Mokona gets too far out of range for Kurogane to understand him.
  • Played with in Skyhold Academy Yearbook. When two of the kids write a fanfic about their teachers, they throw in a bit about Cullen being enamored with the way his wife Evvy reads a specific passage in a history book. Varric reads the story aloud in the staff room, and their colleagues ask Evvy to say the line; to everyone's amusement, Cullen's actual reaction is very similar to the ones the kids give him in their story. It thereafter becomes a running gag.
  • In the RWBY fanfic The Trio of Festivals, Pyrrha is so excited by Jaune's karaoke that Yang bets Ruby she'll jump right on stage and rip his clothes off. She doesn't, but when Pyrrha doesn't want to go out the next night, Yang gets her on board by promising more karaoke.

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    Film — Live Action 
  • Korean film 200 Pounds Beauty has the main character Hanna who is obese but has an amazing voice. She provides vocals for the pretty but mean Ammy and as another job, she is a phone sex employee. Then again, she was played by the gorgeous Kim Ah Joong, who did all of her singing in the movie.
  • The Andromeda Strain. Dr. Hall comments that the voice of the woman making PA announcements is sexy, but the doctor is told that she's 63 years old.
  • Bruce Almighty: After gaining God's powers, Bruce's voice is so sexy that his girlfriend has orgasms from him talking dirty to her! Justified that he's using his powers to make it happen.
  • In The Handmaiden, Lady Hideko's Evil Uncle forces her to read from pornographic novelsóand reenact certain scenesófor the entertainment and demonstration of other rich men. Every time she is shown performing, the men are held enraptured and are shown awkwardly shuffling to cover their arousal.
  • Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle: the titular duo encounter an Ugly Guy, Hot Wife couple in the middle of the film, with the wife being quite pretty and the husband being a cartoonishly grotesque gonk. When they ask her how the two ended up together, she responds that they met at their church's choir and that what initially attracted her was his beautiful voice. The guys are understandably confused.
  • This is a driving force behind the plot of her (2013).
  • Live Free or Die Hard: During the opening sequence, hacker and soon-to-be sidekick Matt Farrell comments on the Dark Action Girl's "sexy voice". This comes in handy later when Matt recognizes her voice giving directions over the police radio.
  • Brie Larson as Envy Adams in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World puts on a constantly-aroused voice which she drops after Scott defeats Todd. Other cast members even comment on it on the DVD.
  • Scream 3ís opening scene has a random caller accidentally call Cotton Weary, where she compliments his voice and Cotton appreciates it. Cotton then gets asked about his girlfriend. It turns out to be a ploy by Ghostface, who was using a voice changer and is in Cottonís house as he makes the call.
  • In Spaceballs, Dot Matrix advises Princess Vespa not to be too nasty to Captain Lone Starr (whom they haven't seen yet) because "he's got a sexy voice! He might be cute!" Vespa is unconvinced - right up until she sees the captain, whose appearance does actually match his appealing voice.
  • In Tale of Tales, the king falls in love with the owner of a wonderful voice. He doesn't suspect that she is in fact an elderly crone.
  • The Truth About Cats & Dogs. Abby first attracts the main love interest due to her radio voice.
  • Wayne's World 2 has the boys admiring the smooth-talking Handsome Dan. Later, they promote Waynestock on his radio show, and... well, let's just say that smooth voice is Harry Shearer. They even confuse an attractive guy for Handsome Dan first, before learning he's the one who does the show's trademark yell.
  • The VVitch: Satan appears to Thomasin at the end of the film as a Tall, Dark, and Handsome stranger with a deep, soothing voice, tempting her to "live deliciously."

  • In The Andromeda Strain, the voice that awakens the main character up after his first night of sleep at the subterranean compound is very sensual. The main character becomes a bit embarrassed when he learns the voice belongs to a seventy-two-year-old woman.
  • Beaufort by Ron Leshem. The IDF soldiers complain that the female radio operatives with the sexiest voices inevitably turn out to be not-so-good looking.
  • Black Dagger Brotherhood: Lover Eternal has Mary the suicide hotline operator, whose voice is so appealing that John calls every night just to hear her talk (even though he is mute), and it literally bespells Rhage, her love interest.
  • Discworld: The book Sourcery describes Conina's voice as "the sort of voice that could make 'good morning' sound like an invitation to bed".
  • Dragonriders of Pern: Jaxom first falls in love with Sharra's voice, described as being low and sexy, when she's treating him for Firehead fever. She turns out to be fairly pretty, not particularly beautiful, although she certainly thinks she doesn't live up to the image he had built in his head. He likes her anyway and his narration even notes that it's very unlikely this woman's appearance 100% matches her voice. He likes her enough and she him that they ultimately end up Happily Married.
  • The Dresden Files:
    • Harry invokes this trope with several women, including Susan, and in the first book, Storm Front, Linda Randall's voice on a phone is enough to make him reflexively ask if she's naked.
    • When Lara Raith puts a gun to his head and orders him to stop menacing Thomas, Harry's thought that "Wow, her voice is hot" is so strong that the downsides of getting shot are more of an afterthought. Lara is a succubus, so it's sort of expected that she'd have this.
  • The Quest for Karla: When George Smiley asks unhappily retired Connie Sachs for information about a Russian agent, one of the things she recalls is his wonderful voice, which she heard on surveillance tapes of phone calls.
  • Daisy in The Great Gatsby is almost exclusively defined by having a sexy voice and laughter that evokes money and high class.
  • Herman Wouk's The Hope, Zev Barak takes a phone call from Emily Cunningham. Barak notes a Talmud saying, "A woman's voice is naked sex," and then says this was especially true with Emily.
  • Rex Miller's Hot Blood tale "The Voice" features a radio host finally meeting his frequent caller with her erotic voice. It's what he's always dreamed of until he finds out that half of her face was burned off in a fire.
  • In Jane Eyre, Jane describes Mr. Rochester's voice as fine and mentions several times that he's a good singer. She wants him to sing for her (to avoid being too intimate in conversation), and he asks if she likes his voice. She says she's not usually fond of pampering his vanity, but she would soothe and stimulate it when she has other motives.
  • Ambrosio's first sermon in The Monk is clearly presented as an example as he's got half of Madrid swooning in his church.
  • There's a subversion in the Agatha Christie novel The Moving Finger where a character is described as incredibly attractive, but her voice is flat, dull, and uninteresting, so much so that it completely ruins the narrator's idea of her as perfect.
  • Fairly common with the Fourth Doctor in the Past Doctor Adventures books. In Drift, the book's guest companion becomes infatuated with the Fourth Doctor's voice, commenting that she feels flustered and flattered by the 'pretty sound' it makes when he says her name. In The Eye of Heaven, Leela compares the Doctor's voice to distant thunder, in that it can completely change your world and you can do nothing to stop it, and says she finds it exciting. At another point in the book, she overhears the Doctor singing and spends a couple of paragraphs admiring his voice.
  • The aged, smallpox scarred former courtesan in The Red Pavilion has an unbelievable beautiful and sexy voice that the Judge finds extremely disturbing.
  • Louis Wu meets Nessus for the first time in Ringworld:
    Had Louis visualized a woman to go with that voice, she would have been Cleopatra, Helen of Troy, Marilyn Monroe, and Lorelei Huntz rolled into one. "Tanj!" The curse seemed more than usually appropriate. There Ain't No Justice! That such a voice should belong to a two-headed alien of indeterminate sex!
  • Cluny Morvish in Scrivener's Moon uses Trrrilling Rrrs. Fever Crumb loves it.
  • In Skulduggery Pleasant, Valkyrie says she could listen to Skulduggery's voice all day, and it's described several times as "velvet".
  • Spenser has run into the "Siren's Switch" variation twice, once in Mortal Stakes with a Red Sox game announcer, and another time with a radio host in Crimson Joy. Both have rich, professional voices, but are extremely overweight men, and neither are particularly nice - one is just a jerk, while the other is actively villainous.
  • Antryg in The Windrose Chronicles is described as being a peculiar, gawky-looking and poorly-dressed man with crazy eyes, greying Messy Hair, a creepy smile, and a massive nose - and an extremely beautiful deep voice that doesn't match his looks at all. As Joanna's feelings for him develop, she begins to notice it a lot more often.

    Live Action TV 
  • In 15 Storeys High, one character is seen on the phone angrily complaining that the delivery of his fridge is late. All is forgiven after a few soothing words from one of the call centre's staff, and he walks away from the phone satisfied... and very stiffly...
  • Abbott Elementary: In "Attack Ad", after Jacob gets off the phone with Draemond, he tells his co-workers that Draemond (played by Broadway vet Leslie Odom Jr., who has been noted in Real Life as having a smooth, sexy voice) "sounds handsome" and is giggly at their first meeting.
  • In Arrested Development, Lucille Two is aroused by Gob (Will Arnett) reading a menu in a restaurant in a deep voice.
  • The Big Bang Theory: Bernadette and Howard are dog-sitting for Raj and they lose the dog. While out searching for it, they decide they should call the dog's name using Raj's accent, leading to this Ho Yay-packed exchange:
    Howard: When this all blows over, remember that voice. Itís kind of a turn-on.
    Bernadette: It turns you on when I sound like Raj?
  • In one episode of the Bionic Woman remake, advantage was taken of Michelle Ryan's real-life accent for an undercover mission her character was sent out on... the techie talking to her via an electronic earpiece commented on how hot she sounded.
  • In Blackadder Goes Forth, a nurse who has just slept with Edmund says she thinks men should smoke for this reason.
  • In an episode of Black Books, Fran once dated a man (Peter Serafinowicz) whom she hates simply because his voice turns her on. When she finds out that he is now doing the nightly shipping forecasts on the radio, she listens to it as a form of porn, then phones him after it's over.
  • In Bob Hearts Abishola, the titular Bob falls for his nurse Abishola, partially because she sang to him when he was having trouble urinating with her in the room.
  • In Boston Legal, Shirley Schmidt is able to give Denny Crane a boner (and possibly more) just by whispering his name.
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine:
    • In "Tactical Village", detective Jake Peralta compares his crafting a persona for their team building and undercover operations with acting and likens himself to George Clooney. Amy scoffs. When asked, she says that George Clooney has a sexy voice. Jake immediately starts speaking in a deep voice.
      Jake: This whole training simulation is make-believe. We shoot paint at fake bad guys. It's called acting. Tell me how I'm any different than George Clooney.
      Amy: He has a sexy voice.
      Jake: I have a sexy voice. [deep voice] Champagne. Mountain range. Hugs.
      Amy: Mountain range?
      Jake: I couldn't think of anything sexy to say.
    • In "Funeral", shortly after Amy and Jake start dating, Jake does an impression of their former superior, Captain Holt, who has a deep, sonorous voice. Amy gets super turned on.
      Jake: He'll be all: [deep voice with pauses and emphases] "Vulture, I must INSIST that you DESIST."
      Amy: [excited] I really think this is going to work. [lowers her voice] Also, if you ever want to bust out that Holt impression at home, I'd be okay with that. [gives him a look]
      Jake: [widens eyes] Oh, okay. Duly noted. Super disturbing, but I'm definitely going to do it.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Veruca enraptures Oz with her husky singing voice — an annoyed Willow later describes her thus; "dresses like Faith, voice like an albatross". Cordelia claims to be turned on by Wesley's voice, though that might be her blatant sycophancy when she's coming on to someone, as neither Cordelia nor anyone else mentions this in Angel.
  • Castle: In "Cops and Robbers", Trapper John describes Detective Kate Beckett as having a "bedroom voice". In another, when she suddenly is able to translate the Russian they're hearing through their listening device, she drops into a Russian accent, which her coworkers both agree is really hot.
  • The Daily Show: Jon Stewart is of the opinion that the reason U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas rarely speaks in court is to preserve his sexy, sexy baritone.
    "Now I know why he's been holding back. If he spoke, he'd be buried under a pile of panties and roses."
  • Daredevil (2015): In "World on Fire", Elena Cardenas visits Nelson & Murdock seeking help in a legal dispute with her landlord. Her grasp of English is pretty flimsy, so Karen Page translates her Spanish. During the conversation, she finds that Matt Murdock also speaks Spanish and is much more fluent. When Karen offers to have Matt take over, Matt (who is blind) replies casually, "I like the sound of your voice." Karen smiles shyly, and Foggy Nelson does an annoyed facial expression of, "You're effortlessly charming beautiful women right in front of me again!"
  • Derry Girls episode "Across the Barricade" has an odd Discussed Trope example. First, a little real-world context: Margaret Thatcher's government was very touchy about the IRA, which had blown up several of its members. As such, it banned the broadcast of anything said by terrorists or their spokesmen. The media found a loophole around this by interviewing such a person (like Sinn Féin representative Gerry Adams) and airing the video footage of the person speaking, but with their voice clearly dubbed over out of sync.
    TV anchor: Because of government restrictions, we cannot broadcast the voice of Mr Adams. His words are spoken by an actor.
    Gerry: I will never understand the point of it.
    Sarah: It's because his natural voice is actually very seductive. Apparently he sounds like a West Belfast Bond. As far as the English are concerned, a voice like that, well, it's dangerous.
    Gerry: Just so I'm clear, are you saying that the British government dub the voice of Gerry Adams because it's too sexy?
    Joe: It's like a fine whiskey. And I have that on good authority, boy.
  • Doctor Who: In "Listen", Clara compares the Twelfth Doctor's deep Scottish accent to mood lighting in a moment that's usually classified as Ship Tease by fans.
  • In one episode of Family Matters, Laura has a quite sexual reaction to the voice of an R & B Singer.
  • On Frasier, a caller admitted that she listened to Frasier's radio show because she got off to the sound of his voice.
  • On Friends, Phoebe got a cold and was excited about her "new sexy voice".
  • The siren switch takes place in Married... with Children, when Peggy's mother (a fat, hideous redneck woman never actually seen) starts working for a sex line as "Butter". Al is horrified at first until the money starts rolling in and he tricks his friends into calling her. When they were all hanging out at the house, she recognizes their voices from upstairs and reveals herself to them, much to their shock.
  • In the Modern Family episode "Truth Be Told", Claire discovers that Phil has been corresponding with his ex-girlfriend Denise on Facebook. Phil insists that nothing untoward is going on and gives Claire all of Denise's messages to read. Claire reads them out loud in a sexy voice, much to Phil's confusion. Later, Denise visits and says that she thought Phil wanted to have an affair, quoting from his messages to her in a very similar sexy voice.
  • On an episode of Murphy Brown, one of Murphy's many, many secretaries was a mousy, buttoned-up, librarian-looking woman named Patricia. She starts out OK, but once Murphy leaves the room while Patricia's taking a call, she turns around, drops her voice an octave, and in the middle of the FYI newsroom starts her second career as a phone sex operator under the alias "Bambi." Later on, when Murphy finds out and tells the guy on the phone that Bambi was sent back to the forest and she was Thumper, she talks to him for a second, then monotonously starts saying, "I'm hot, I'm on fire, oh boy, oh baby, oh baby," which, judging by her reaction, still did the trick.
  • My Name Is Earl:
    Earl: What she sound like?
    Man: She sounded like a real ride on the hay train. Not that I could do anything about it now. My penis lost all feeling in 1993.
  • NCIS: Perky Goth Abby Sciuto once went undercover at a telephone sex line. She was chosen for the assignment because of her distinctly raspy voice. Played with by one of the co-workers definitely, and knowingly being separate from her voice. She even grins at Abby after a questioning look.
  • An episode of Night Court had a group of old ladies as defendants in one case. They turned out to be very talented operators at a phone sex line, whom Dan tries (unsuccessfully) to deny recognizing when they turn on their work voices.
  • A girl that Chase meets in the Power Rangers Dino Charge episode "Wishing for a Hero" has this reaction to his New Zealand accent.
  • In the second season 14 premiere of RuPaul's Drag Race, the following exchange happens when the Southern Belle Angeria Paris VanMicheals and the RP-accented Lady Camden meet for the first time:
    Angeria: I'm from Sparta, Georgia, but I live in Atlanta.
    Lady Camden: Oh, that accent, it's just really getting my nipples hard.
    Angeria: [amused and clearly feeling a mutual way] We can, like, find us a room, and just talk to each other all day.
  • Scorpion: Episode 14 - "Charades", when Walter is fake being seduced by the Agent he says "I love hearing your voice in my ear" Directly saying it to Paige, who is confused as if he said it to her or the agent.
  • The Seinfeld episode "The Tape" revolves around this. Elaine leaves a provocative message on Jerry's tape recorder as a joke. Only George knows it's actually Elaine. Awkwardness ensues, along with hilarity.
    • In another episode, "The Wink", Elaine goes on a blind date with her wake-up service guy and says that she can tell he's good-looking by his voice. Interestingly, the guy's voice on the phone sounds quite different than his voice when he actually shows up later in the episode, and a persistent rumor claims the phone voice was actually provided by Peter Dinklage. That has not been confirmed by any official source, though.
  • A ludicrous example occurs in Step by Step, where the girls are all infatuated with the voice of the guy who answers the phone at the pizzeria, so Al asks him on a blind date. It turns out the guy is fat, and the rest of the episode deals with that. But as soon as you see the guy, they completely drop the notion that he had a sexy voice. Instead, he sounds like a cartoon fat guy. (In fact, he sounds a lot like Chris Farley, which the episode even explicitly acknowledges.) What happened?
  • One episode of Taxi had Alex dating a woman from an answering service. She was overweight and had a history of men dating her because of her sexy voice and then dumping her as soon as they found what she looked like.
  • Jade of Victorious has a really lovely singing voice. So much that one of her classmates Andre ends up developing a crush on her because of it.
  • In the first episode of The New WKRP in Cincinnati, the new head of programming listens to some audition tapes; one is a very sexy woman. He is advised by several people that "the sexier the voice, the uglier the person" (or words to that effect). He hires the woman sight unseen anyway, and it turns out she's Tawny Kitaen.
  • The X-Files episode "Small Potatoes" features Chantal's message on agent Mulder's answering machine: "Hello, Marty? Chantal. It's been so long since we've spoken and I've been so lonely not hearing your sexy voice." Considering that Chantal is a phone sex operator, one must take it with a pinch of salt.

    Mythology & Religion 
  • Averted by the Sirens from The Odyssey. Despite the common mistake, nothing about them or their voices is remotely arousing. They had female heads slapped onto vulture-like bodies, and their songs did not induce any sexual feelings whatsoever. What their songs actually did is hypnotize the listener into believing that if they were to go to the sirens, then whatever they wanted most in life (knowledge, wealth, foresight, etc.) would become theirs. It should also be noted that this power worked on people of any gender identity and sexual orientation, not just straight men.
  • Odysseus was described by Helen as having an appealing voice during The Iliad.
  • In Hindu Mythology, Hanuman's voice is said to be so potent that he could impregnate women just by singing.
  • In the Song of Songs from The Bible, the Beloved speaking to the Shulamite:
    O you who dwell in the gardens,
    my companions listen for your voice;
    let me hear it!

  • A "siren switch" shows up in the music video for the re-release of Aerosmith's "Sweet Emotion", in which a young man calls a sex hotline and is drawn in by the sultry female voice on the other line. At the end of the video, we finally see the conversation from her end: she's a chunky middle-aged woman in a drab housedress holding a baby in one hand, ironing with the other, and gripping the phone with her shoulder.
  • The Y-O-U song "Radio" is about all about a girl getting uncontrollably turned on by rock music.
  • Shakira, in "Hips Don't Lie", on Wyclef Jean speaking Spanish:
    Oh baby when you talk like that, you make a woman go mad.
  • "Check Check Check One Two!" by Vocaloid producer KurageP is about a girl who's transfixed by her teacher's voice, so she secretly records his lectures and edits the clips together to make it sound like he's confessing his love to her.

  • Jenkins in The Adventure Zone: Balance.
    Jenkins: "I have a few luxury services I can provide to you. I can take you into one of our Pleasure Rooms."
    Taako: "...I'm cool."
    Magnus: "No thank you!"
    Merle: "Nope! Pass."
    Jenkins: "Oh, gentlemen, itís not nearly as salacious as I made it sound. Itís just when I say things with my voice, it always sounds like Iím talking about slow sex."
  • Welcome to Night Vale:
    • Cecil has described Carlos's voice as "oaky", and "like caramel". As of "The Phone Call", the audience has heard him, and can now decide for themselves.
    • Carlos apparently reciprocates, as he affectionately tells Cecil he "has the best voice of them all".
  • In 2007, BT decided (for some unfathomable reason) to make a Synthetic Voice Actor based on velvet-voiced ex-Doctor Who Tom Baker to read aloud text messages. When a hobbyist decided to make a website of humorous things he'd made it say and opened submissions, he got enough submissions from fangirls who had been using the synthesiser to make straight-up phone sex that he had to put a special section on the site for it.

  • Taylor Mali's slam poem "Reading Allowed" is about how every woman he dates wants him to read her a story. Often when they're already naked and in bed.

  • Peter Sellers in The Goon Show occasionally voiced a character called "breathy Kensington thing". It's an eerily realistic sexy female impersonation, often accompanied by gags about censorship.
  • In Cabin Pressure Douglas (Roger Allam) and Herc (Anthony Head) engage in Ham-to-Ham Combat to decide who will get to deliver the cabin address. Caroline eventually has to tell them to stop before she is "drowned in syrup."

    Video Games 
  • The Chanteuse from Alice Is Dead who croons seductively about falling into madness.
  • The first Battlefield: Bad Company, has "Miss July", the heard but never seen radio voice who guides B Company through their missions, and whose voice they keep mentioning sounds very sexy.
    Haggard: I've been thinking about this Miss July. How do ya know she's good lookin'? I mean I've got a cousin who has a beautiful voice, but a face like a can o' dog food.
    Sweetwater: Isn't that the one you dated?
    Haggard: Yeah.
    Sweetwater: Cool.
  • In Double Fine's game The Cave, Stephen Stanton plays the titular talking cave, who lampshades his alluring voice in his very first line.
  • In Act III of Diablo III, the demon lord Azmodan sics his consort, Cydaea on the player. Voiced by none other than Claudia Black, her title is "Maiden of Lust."
  • In Fate/Grand Order, Shuten-douji has a very characteristic drunken, sultry Kansai Regional Accent that is both playful and dangerous. Combined with her appearance, she's a very charming conversationalist despite being a blatant man-eating monster. Dr. Roman even describes her voice as "every breath is dripping with sex".
    • Fate's version of Hans Christian Andersen has the appearance of a small child (due to his fame for writing children's stories) and the deep voice of an older gentleman (his actual age when he did so). During the London Singularity, Mordred compliments him on the latter, before his depressed personality and Brutal Honesty start to grate on her.
    Mordred: You kind of... have a really nice voice. Is it changing right now?
  • An unknown character in an optional scene in Final Fantasy IX keeps Zidane interested from the other side of a stone gate with her voice. The speaker is never revealed, but, given that it was a gate to the Burmecian territories, the odds are that she was a Beast Man.
  • Anthuria of Granblue Fantasy speaks in a very sexy and breathy manner when she's in the "mood" (i.e. infatuated with someone). Vyrn even lampshades the trope and admits that he blushes whenever Anthuria speaks like this.
  • In the PC Point-and-Click Game Macabre Mysteries: Curse of the Nightingale, this is implied by the old poster for one of the singers who used to perform at the eponymous theater. The tagline reads, "Hear her sing and fall in love." The bonus chapter reveals that the singer in question was some kind of demonic seductress, and this was part of her powers.
  • Mass Effect 3:
    • In the Citadel DLC, Garrus refers to his voice as one of his good points twice when faking a first date with Shepard. It's possible he does it for Shepard's benefit; Shepard admits that his voice is what she misses the most if he dies in the Suicide Mission in the second game.
      Shepard: Is that supposed to melt a girl's heart?
      Garrus: No. But this voice is...
    • Shepard, Samantha, and the guys who built her all comment on EDI (the sentient computer of the Normandy) having a sexy voice.
      • In the Citadel DLC it is revealed that Traynor didn't only find EDI's voice sexy—she was genuinely aroused by it, wanting to do some very naughty things with it.
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda: Sara Ryder states, in her awkward, terrified attempt to flirt with Dr. Suvi Anwar that she finds her Glaswegian accent sexy. Elsewhere, squadmate Vetra Nyx states that if a person could fall in love with an accent, they could fall in love with Suvi's.
  • Megadimension Neptunia VII: Uzume's sidekick Umio is originally introduced with his deep voice over the radio, which both Neptune and Nepgear comment sounds amazing. They're thrown for a loop when they see he's actually a fish (and not even a Fish People, an actual fish with a plain man's face that can somehow float in the air and doesn't need to be submerged in water to live). Ironically, Uzume herself thinks he's just as handsome as his voice.
  • In Psychonauts there is an underground cart that works as a quick-travel device. Whenever Raz wants to use it, he'll be greeted by a deliberately erotic computerized female voice that will ask him where he wants to go. If the player does not want to go anywhere, Raz will humorously answer that he just dropped by to listen to her voice.
  • Made fun of in Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc, where Globox falls for the voice of an unknown female character inside the Hoodlum HQ. This helps the Hoodlums lure him into a trap.
  • Karliah from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has a soft, husky, and very sexy voice. It's especially notable because she's a dark elf, and most dark elves in the Elder Scrolls series have somewhat harsh, weathered tones akin to people in their 60s that have spent the better half of their lives smoking three packs a day.
  • South Park: The Fractured but Whole has Morgan Freeman as an Optional Boss. One of his abilities is to charm a member of your party with his voice, causing them to attack their allies.
    Listen to my voice and gaze upon my freckles. Congratulations. You've just been Freeman'd.
  • After a mission in which the good guys hijack an intergalactic radio station to expose the Big Bad Mengsk's crimes in Starcraft II Wings Of Liberty, this trope comes up in a bonus conversation in the cantina. Responding to Tychus' enthusiasm for a job well done, Jim Raynor humorously asks if he'll quit to do radio full time. Laughing, Tychus replies, "Naww, regular folks just ain't ready for the raw sex appeal I'd unleash on their grey little lives."
  • In Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, Velvet Velour's voice is just as smooth and husky as her name implies. As a Toreador, it's one of the... assets she uses to get the player on her side.

    Visual Novels 
  • At the beginning of the BL sci-fi DRAMAtical Murder, the protagonist Aoba is introduced essentially weaponizing a particular seductive tone to his voice over the phone to get more sales for the shop he works at, as people will call back just to hear it again, and wind up buying more as a result. Most of his companions also comment on its supposed beguiling quality at some point, although only the resident Cloud Cuckoolander gives hints towards its true nature. It's later revealed that he in fact has a Compelling Voice that can influence the will of individualsnote , and when placed in dire circumstances (e.g. he or someone he holds dear is threatened), his oft-staticking-on-screen Superpowered Evil Side will take over as he blacks out, usually curb-stomping everything in its wake, sometimes fatally.
  • In Fate/stay night, Shirou remarks this when he hears Rider's voice.
  • In Zain's route of Sweet Enchantments, the heroine's narration frequently remarks on Zain's rich, velvety voice and how much it affects her, especially when he's being deliberately flirtatious.

    Web Animation 
Etra-chan saw it!: While Katsura and Tsutsuji were gathering evidence of Tsutsuji's husband's affair, Katsura become infatuated by Yuri's voice from a recording of her, Karin, and Akane's conversation and asks her out after the affair is settled. More specifically, it wasn't just Yuri's voice but her snapping and verbally tearing Akane to shreds after the affair was discovered and Akane tried to blame her and Karin for not trying harder to stop her that made him fall for her.

  • According to Ben Franklin in A Girl and Her Fed, Vin Diesel's voice is this to Hope.
  • Girl Genius:
    • When a Spark goes into The Madness Place, their font and speech bubbles change. A number of characters find this particularly attractive.
      • The novels imply that Lars' Madboy Act voice is one of the things that Agatha finds attractive about him. Unfortunately, he isn't really a Spark, and only acts like one when he plays Bill Heterodyne.
    • Gil and Agatha get a mutual one when they're both geeking out over how they can repurpose torture machines to kill and resurrect Agatha's other love interest. Other people notice exactly what's happening.
      Violetta: Jeez. You Sparks get all into your freakish, twisted courtship rituals and totally forget that you have an audience, don't you?
      • Apparently the sound of a Spark 'Sparking out' is something Sparks find attractive and exciting, and not just for the reason of Mad Science. It literally is a turn-on.
    • Gil's reaction to seeing Agatha in all her Mad Scientist glory counts, too, considering she's ordering him to "Get on the slab!"
      Gil: Wow!
      Moloch: ...spooky girl's all yours, pal.
    • Tarvek kind of loses track of what he was doing when Agatha has a go at him for nearly getting himself killed.
      • In the novelization, Tarvek's normal speaking voice does this to Agatha. The first time she hears him speak, the mere sound of it sends an 'odd sensation' down Agatha's spine, and she describes him as 'having a very nice voice' and that it sends 'tingles through her.' Later in the fourth book, after Tarvek tells Agatha he will 'always be her ally', she admits to herself that she wanted to listen to him talk forever.
    • Sleipnir isn't a Spark, but she likes it a lot when Theo goes into The Madness Place.
  • Word of God says {...} of Hanna Is Not a Boy's Name sounds like Oren Lavie. Mmmmm...
  • Jack: The American Ghost: Go-Eun, the main character, apparently has quite a sexy speaking and singing voice. It's so good that ghosts stopped listening to Jack's piano music when they overhear her singing to herself.
  • In Knights of Buena Vista, Bill's Player Character starts putting the moves on Mary's. Mary then shyly asks him to say those words again but in his Billy Dee Williams voice.
  • In Nightmare Factory, Itís Phirreís voice that causes the main character, Emai, to nearly say yes to going to Nightmare Factory. After finding out about his personality, she wonders how such a voice can belong to such a despicable being. According to Word of God, in reply to questions asking about his voice, suggested his voice as sounding like Jason Marsden, who voiced Haku from Spirited Away.
  • In Persona 3 FTW, Takaya's voice (AKA Derek Stephen Prince) has a seductive nature all its own. Even the guys (and Aigis) can't resist it. Otherwise he's perhaps a lamer villain than he was in the game.
  • Buwaro the demon from Slightly Damned has a shockingly good singing voice as shown on this page, despite the fact that before this he probably never sang before in his life. His angel girlfriend Kieri blushes and gives him a hug after hearing him sing. Talented singers are considered very attractive in angel culture due to the high importance they put on music.

    Web Original 
  • In Avatar: The Abridged Series, we introduce "sexy" Zuko starring in "Zuko's Date." Along with his new voice.
    Zuko: Baby, why didn't you just say so?
  • There's a Running Gag in Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'? based around Ashley's crush on David Hayter based on the voice he uses for Solid Snake. In one montage, there's a short clip of her being caught masturbating to a recording of him, and in one video a whiteboard showing a complicated plan has a picture of Hayter on it, surrounded by little hearts. When David Hayter leaves her a voice mail message, she screams.)
  • When Ouro Kronii joined hololive, several other members commented on her deep breathy voice and remarked on how sexy it is.
  • MoanMyIP, MoanMyOS and MoanMyWeather sites stream your IP, OS or weather rendered in a woman's pleasure moans. There's also MoanMyTime site, but it shows only "Coming soon..." page since 2008. That may just be the joke.
  • The Nostalgia Critic:
    • In "You're a Rotten Dirty Bastard" Christmas special, Brad Jones would never have become The Cinema Snob if the Critic never existed. He instead becomes the world's greatest porn star...
      Brad: All you need is a penis the size of a lightsaber and the rest is done for you.
      Girl: Ahh! I just orgasmed at the sound of your voice.
      Brad: It's to be expected.
      • During their joint review of Leprechaun, the Critic tries mimicking Brad's voice to no avail. The secret is, apparently, "years of drinking Diet Crystal Pepsi".
    • The Critic got fangirled over by Elisa and Nella when he dressed up like Tim Curry and impersonated his "I'm orgasming on every word" style of voice.
    • He declared of Keith David: "God I'd go gay for that voice."
    • In the first episode of Demo Reel, Rebecca Stone had an orgasm over Tacoma Narrows's Harvey Dent impersonation. Karl also attributes his foursome to having a sexy German accent.
    • When talking about Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series, the Critic takes time to mention that both Tim Curry and Tony Jay voiced villains on the show. They eventually have a competition as to which can make (off-screen) women orgasm faster using only their voice, which ends with both saying "Ducks rock!", causing the women to completely turn off.
  • In Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series's Bonds Beyond Time movie, Yusei introduces himself to Yugi as "the serious one with the voice that makes the fangirls swoon."
  • Zero Punctuation mentions this in regards to the narrator from Bastion, Stephen Fry in LittleBigPlanet, and your character's father in Fallout 3.
    Yahtzee: There's a very in-depth level designer built in with a host of tutorials you'll be tempted to go through just to have Stephen Fry's voice tonguing your coc...hlea for hours on end.

    Western Animation 
  • American Dad!: The episode "Love A.D Style" features Roger abducting Hayley over having an obsessive attraction to her all while acting like a psycho yandere towards her. The reason why Roger acted this way towards Hayley in that episode was that Roger hired Hayley to be a singer at his bar and he ended up becoming attracted to her through her beautiful singing voice.
  • Black Dynamite has Bullhorn, whose baritone rhyming skills is a literal panty-dropper, making up for the fact that he's not impressive in certain other ways in bed and making him a top porn star.
  • Medusa performs the siren switch in Captain N: The Game Master during the episode, "Mega Trouble For Megaland". Kid Icarus pulls Simon Belmont's goggles over his eyes and covers them with black paint so he doesn't look at Medusa while they are on a mission. She flirts with Simon telling him he's handsome and that there's a chance she could fall for him. Her voice is so alluring that Simon is ready to kiss her, sight unseen. Of course when he does take his goggles off to look at Medusa he sees that she has light blue skin, large yellow reptilian eyes, the body and figure of an unattractive elderly woman and snakes for hair. The horrified Simon turns to stone.
  • In CB Bears, the titular crimefighters receive orders over their CB radio from Charlie, a seductively speaking woman who's never actually seen onscreen. One of the bears, Boogie, often mentions how much he loves the sound of her voice.
  • In Chowder, Truffles receives a very seductive voice in one episode when using a voice manipulator, causing all the customers to melt instead of getting scared of her, having the same effect on Mung, Chowder, and Shnitzel who become so calm over her soothing voice that they feel free to do whatever they want now that no one can scream at them.
  • The Critic: Alice's ex-husband Cyrus is a famous country singer that she knows is a sleaze (she divorced him after he cheated on her and named his album after the fact), but his singing makes her swoon regardless. When he moves to New York, he tries to win her back with his music and is almost successful, until Jay bursts in with an accordion and sings an extremely-unsexy song about Cyrus's womanizing to shock Alice back to her senses.
  • The Dexter's Laboratory episode "Voice Over" had Dexter swapping his computer's voice in an attempt to fix it. One of them was probably the most seductive voice ever heard in a children's cartoon. He had to change it because he couldn't stop sweating.
  • In the Donald Duck cartoon, Donald's Dilemma, Donald gets hit over the head with a flowerpot causing him to believe that he was a world's famous crooner, and ends up becoming an overnight sensation thanks to singing a beautiful rendition of "When You Wish Upon a Star" that causes women to swoon over him. The problem? The amnesia makes him completely forget about Daisy, who desperately wants her boyfriend back.
  • One episode of Duckman has Our Intrepid Hero fall in love with a female 911 operator because of how her voice sounded. Then he finally meets her in person and discovers that she's a bit lacking in the looks department. So much so, that her face isn't even shown onscreen until she has drastic cosmetic surgery to make herself look pretty. And she's literally perfect after this. She had the voice and the personality, but after the surgery, she had the total package. At this point, Duckman (who had still loved her despite her appearance) realizes that she's too good for him and he dumps her so she can find someone better.
  • Ducktales 2017: In the episode, "Louie's Eleven!", Donald meets Daisy for the first time. When they are trapped in an elevator together, Daisy reveals that she can understand Donald perfectly. So when he sings for her, instead of hearing his classic garbled scratchy mess of a voice, she hears a smooth, husky voice that makes her swoon.
  • Family Guy:
    • In "To Live and Die in Dixie", Stewie joins a bluegrass band and sings this little ditty:
    Met her on the CB, said her name was Mimi,
    Sounded like an angel come to Earth (Come to Earth)
    But when I went to meet her, man you should have seen her.
    Twice as tall as me, three times the girth (Giiiiirth)
    • An episode had Lois become irresistibly attracted to the low voice Peter develops due to illness. But the effect is lost when he gets better and his voice returns to normal. Peter, being Peter, tries to get sick again to get that voice back, resorting to some pretty squicky means to do so. He only succeeds in making himself gravely ill.
  • In the episode of Futurama with the cast of Star Trek, Zapp Brannigan demanded that a piece of evidence be read by someone with a "sexy, seductive voice". Nichelle Nichols started to speak but was cut off by George Takei.
  • Harley Quinn (2019)'s Valentine's Day Episode sees Brett Goldstein read love poems to a crowd. An already horny Bane is even more aroused upon hearing an advertisement for it.
    Bane: That voice! A lower-middle-class South London accent that says he's not afraid of hard labor in the workplace or in bed. I must have him!
  • Riot from Jem is the lead singer of The Stingers. His concerts are predominantly full of screaming fangirls for him. His husky voice is so attractive that he can get a rowdy crowd of women to calm down just by requesting it. The one woman he likes, though, finds him to be an Abhorrent Admirer.
  • Used in Justice League Unlimited when Batman is blackmailed into singing "Am I Blue?" for Wonder Woman's sake. The villainess and Zatanna tear up at the sound of his sexy, brooding voice. Batman's dulcet tones are provided by his voice actor Kevin Conroy, and thus Wonder Woman gains another reason to fall for the Bat.
  • Looney Tunes: In several war-time cartoons, Porky employed the vocal talents of a rooster who had pipes like Frank Sinatra, whose songs induced not only swooning but mass egg-laying out of all the hens in the well as Porky himself.
    • Another Looney Tunes example would be in a Witch Hazel-cartoon called "Broom-Stick Bunny"—after Hazel becomes a Hot Witch, she gets a much softer (and sexier) tone of voice to match her new appearance.
  • Rocko's Modern Life: The episode "Kiss Me, I'm Foreign" had a Running Gag where the judge who hitched up Filburt and Rocko (It Makes Sense in Context, trust us) keeps calling him to hear the sound of his voice.
    Judge: Ohhh, I love that voice! Say it~!
    Filburt: Hello.
    Judge: Ohh, that's so cute!
  • South Park has Casey Miller, essentially Casey Kasem as a kid:
    [quoting a friend] Dear Casey; your voice is like butter to our ears. Could you please find a way to get that audible chocolate on the airwaves?
  • Super Noobs: In the ending scene of the episode "How To Use Your Noob," alien warriors Memnock and Zenblock (In their human disguises) attempted to invoke this trope on a couple of human women in a coffee shop when they flirted with the women by manipulating their battle balls into voice modulator helmets that made their voices sound cool. Unfortunately, their voices intimidated the shop cashier and as a result, Memnock and Zenblock end up with a sack of money in their hands and are chased by police by the end of the episode.
  • A rich widow in the Woody Woodpecker cartoon, "A Fine Feathered Frenzy" pulls the siren switch. Woody reads her ad in the personals where it says that she's a 'Gorgeous Gal' who is wealthy, has lots of food, and is looking to marry a young man. So he calls her on the phone. With her sexy voice Gorgeous calls him sweetie and dream boy, says she loves Woodpeckers, and he's the only thing on her mind. She invites him to come over to her mansion and says she'll be waiting for him. When Woody meets her, it turns out she is an overweight and elderly crow. Gorgeous Gal chases after him, lavishes him with kisses, and continues flirting with him with her lovely voice. Woody is no longer interested but Gorgeous Gal's love for woodpeckers wins out in the end. She drags him into a submarine and gets a priest to marry them.


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Alternative Title(s): Audio Erotica


Computer's New Voice

Dexter's computer loses her voice, so Dexter continues tweaking her voice chip and cycles through new voices and finds one of them to be too... attractive.

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