This Speaker Lets Your Vagina Play Music
Assuming you have a vagina, the last thing you were thinking about getting in there was the latest Justin Bieber track. The Biebs' jamz do plenty good leading to sexy times on the outside of your lady bits. But now, a company has invented the listening device you never asked for: a speaker, for your vagina.
Babypod, the handiwork of a Spanish company, is designed to deliver music directly to a developing fetus. But unlike other baby-centric speakers out there, this one goes deeper -- quite literally, inside the mother's vagina. A number of studies throughout the years have examined the effect of prenatal music on a baby's cognitive development. Some suggest there's no direct effect for the baby, but rather, just for the mother. But Babypod figures the real barrier was, well, not being all up in there. And here we are, talking about vagina speakers.
The device works like this: after 16 weeks of pregnancy, the mother begins using Babypod for 10-20 minutes at a time. Then, according to the company's website, the baby responds to stimulus via mouth and tongue movements. According to a study cited by the developer's of Babypod, babies exposed to intravaginal music (IVM) showed significant increases in fetal activity (FA), mouthing (MT), and tongue expulsion (TE), all signs of cognitive development in a baby.
The website also describes the device as "made with hypoallergenic silicon exterior and cable," "easy to clean," and "easy to insert and remove," thanks to its small size. Hell, there's even a second female connector (like, where you plug in the headphone jack) if you want to share the tunes with your unborn child. Sounds like a great way to get a neck ache!
But honestly, you should read the website for yourself, just to peruse gems like "To stream music vaginally, most babies react with mouth and tongue movements. Amazing images of babies vocalizing are obtained," and "The only way the music can really reach the baby is vaginally" and other minor oddities of English translation.
Of course, it should be noted the study Babypod cites was funded by the Institut Marqués, a fertility clinic in Barcelona, and Dr. Marisa López-Teijón "participated in the design of the prototype for the intravaginal device, the patent for which belongs to MusicInBaby S. L." So, uh, one of the inventors participated in the study. Not sure between her studies and the device's invention, which is the chicken and which is the... fetus?