A recent study found that the sound of expensive sports cars increases testosterone in both men and women, thus causing arousal. I didn’t believe it until I played the video of the Maserati, the most potent car they studied. Maybe it’s the placebo effect, but I did feel a surge of something.


This solved one of the great riddles of my life. Every summer a group of classic car enthusiasts gathers in my area to compare cars and whatnot. The odd thing I noticed is that the men are generally bearded, out of shape, and unattractive. But the women accompanying them are often very attractive. Now I know why. Apparently the sound of custom car engines is like catnip to hot chicks.

The great thing about the testosterone study is that you don’t need to buy an expensive car to get the benefits. You can just play a recording of the engine sounds and your partner will be ready for action. The problem is figuring out how to introduce a sports car engine noise into your romantic evening.

The sneakiest method I can think of would be to have some recorded street sounds on your home music system turned down low, so it sounds like it is coming from outside. Every once in awhile you could mutter something like “damn kids need to slow down” and then return your attention to your date, who by this time is shedding clothes like a trailer park in a tornado.

I also wonder what other sights, sounds, smells, and textures boost testosterone. Someone needs to study this more thoroughly. Obviously porn does the trick for men, and the smell of pumpkin pie, according to other studies. Women are more mysterious. I once saw a study where sensors were attached to shoppers. For men, there was no special change in their bodies except boredom. For women, the stereotype held, and the instrument panel lit up like a Christmas tree as soon as they entered a store. So I think the sound of shopping would boost the happy feeling for many women. I realize how sexist that sounds, but you can’t argue with junk science.

The perfect montage of sounds for a woman might be something along the lines of ocean waves, followed by the Maserati, expensive shoes on fine marble, mall noise, credit card swiping, ruffling of a shopping bag, and then the sound of wine pouring into a glass, with a fireplace crackling in the background. I’d also add the sound of a chainsaw somewhere in the distance, so the woman can imagine her personal lumberjack getting wood for the fire.

What do you think?

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Sep 8, 2008
Based on what women like, the surest way is to give her shoes made out of chocolate.
Sep 8, 2008
Of the five sense, hearing is the least intense, in my experience. Smell would be more potent, and thus more likely to cause arousal. Market an air freshener with the smell of racecar, the aroma of new leather shoes, that pumpkin pie and wine.

Light that candle, baby!
Sep 8, 2008
I think you would need to add the sound of a firetruck in there instead of the chainsaw for my wife. One of these days I'm going to splurge and buy a fireman costume and see if I can get that special look in her eyes. I had a previous girlfriend though that had a thing for hockey players, what sound could you add for that? Does the zamboni make a sound? I don't think the whistle would do it, and the sound of a puck hitting the face would probably have the opposite effect. Oh, would the sound of a slapshot be hard to work in there?
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Sep 8, 2008
Junk science is the best science of all.

Here's a question Scott - did you play that same Maserati track for your wife? I'm looking for a real-life testimonial before my wife starts asking about the engine noises in the bedroom...although just getting her into the same bedroom in the first place is the real chore.
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Sep 8, 2008
Those are all the things you should do or sounds you should hear ahead of time. When its time to get down with the girlfriend there are certain not so classic songs known as f.*.c.k. songs which you should be playing on your mix tape as you dance them into the bedroom.
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