A University of Alberta voice coach is treating sore throats with sex toys. David Ley is a professor in the school’s drama department uses a small marital aid to ease tensions in the larynx of his actors and singers.
Mr. Ley began looking into machines that release tensions a few years ago. None convinced him until he walked into a sex shop to buy a purple marital aid, writes Metro.
“I was in the middle of the store testing it on the throat of a friend,” he said.
The vibrator is the size of a computer mouse and releases vibrations “with a frequency between 100 and 120”. Mr. Ley uses these vibrators to relax the vocal chords and enable his singers to hit higher notes. It’s the first time a voice instructor uses a sex toy to ease the tensions in the voices of actors and singers .
“What I’m trying to do is to help the person hit that high note or harness their emotional energy,” Mr. Ley added.