Erotic Audio: Why We Enjoy it

By | October 2, 2017

Why do we listen erotic audio? To evoke the excitement and arousal that we enjoy feeling. In 1989, the Doobie Brothers recorded one of my all time favorite songs, The Doctor.

Music is the doctor
Makes you feel like you want to
Listen to the doctor
Just like you ought to
Music is the doctor of my soul

These lyrics describe what I consider to be a nearly universal truth. Music doesn’t just express emotion, it transmits emotion. Listeners don’t just hear the emotional content of a song, we receive it. We feel music’s emotions vibrating throughout our minds and bodies. A slow song can relax us or makes us wax nostalgic. An upbeat song can excite and energize, and even, as Leo Sayer once sang, Make Me Feel Like Dancing.

Choosing what music to listen to, is essentially choosing the mood we want to experience. But the mood altering/enhancing effect of sounds isn’t unique to music. The gentle sound of a light rain can relax us as easily as the aggressive noise from a lawnmower can aggravate us. But nothing influences our emotions like the human voice. From the soothing whisper of a mother’s lullaby to the aggravating screams of television advertisers, human voices transmit and invoke every possible emotion.

We learn the effect of listening to voices at a young age (i.e., the mother’s lullaby), and we carry this knowledge with us throughout our lives. Vocal qualities such as tone and rhythm subtly influence  our choice of friends and lovers, role models,  music,  radio and news channels, and eventually  porn. We chose all of these based on how they inspire or effect us emotionally, and whether they inspire or invoke the emotions we want to feel.

We choose erotic audio specifically to invoke sexual arousal and excitement. When we discover a voice that ‘speaks to us’, that invokes these emotions, we also feel the pleasure of the discovery, and the excitement of anticipating the greater arousal to come (no pun intended).

What Speaks to Us

Of course what speaks to us is a very individual thing. But as with music, we can enjoy different types of erotic audio. Audio stories, like written stories, share ideas and inspire our imagination. But the narrator’s voice adds another dimension of passion and sensuality. Their passion touches us physically, and we can feel our bodies respond to their erotic energy.

Dirty talk is another type of erotic audio, which is great for sharing with a lover. Talking about how you’re going to please each other can generate excitement and anticipation for your love making. Or if you’re separated by distance, sharing a sexual fantasy over the phone is great way to stay emotionally and sexually connected.

Then there are the sounds of sex itself; the sounds of flesh on flesh, the kissing, the slapping, the sucking, the moaning and the groaning. For some people, these sounds are as much a part of sex as each kiss and caress. And hearing these  brings back that excitement.

What about Erotic Hypnosis?

Erotic hypnosis, when done well, can combine the best parts of all three types of erotic audio. The goal is still to invoke the arousal, excitement and pleasure that the listener wishes to enjoy. But hypnosis enables the listener to become more receptive, and more deeply influenced by the hypnotist’s voice. When the hypnotist speaks with a slow and relaxed pace, the listener feels that relaxation flowing into their body. And when the hypnotist shares their arousal and excitement, the listener will feel his or her own body respond.

What works depends as much on the context (or the erotic fantasy) as the emotional content of the voice. Listening to a femdom fantasy, some men prefer a sultry and provocative voice, while others prefer harsh and demanding voice. Some women, listening to erotic audio, are aroused by confidence in a man’s voice, while others are aroused by his desire or mischievousness.

Many erotic hypnosis fans (especially those into dominance and submission) take this even further—allowing the hypnotist to take total control of the listener’s sexual arousal and excitement. But this isn’t necessary for everyone. Most listeners just want to hear the arousal and excitement in the hypnotist’s voice, so they can feel their own body respond.

Erotic Audio is for Men and Women

Conventional wisdom has, for decades, stated that men are more aroused by visual stimuli, and women are more aroused by auditory stimuli. But my experience in the erotic hypnosis community contradicts that wisdom. I’ve found that men and women equally enjoy listening to erotic audio files.


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