As per Wikipedia:
"Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is a neologism for a perceptual phenomenon characterized as a distinct, pleasurable tingling sensation in the head, scalp, back, or peripheral regions of the body in response to visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, and/or cognitive stimuli.”
Basically, It’s like the feeling you get when someone tickles your back or plays with your hair, when you first step in front of a heater on a cold day, when you find the perfect spot to nap in sun and when someone takes care of you all in one.
I stumbled upon it by accident after watching a bunch of videos of a woman making tea and finding it relaxed me. I mentioned it to my brother and he showed me the magic of ASMR.
It has helped me to sleep when I am too wired to calm down, staved off multiple panic attacks, aided in midday calming and naps and provided a warm place to go when I feel the need for personal attention.
Some of you will be very familiar with ASMR, some will have no idea what it is, and some of you may be immune to it (unfortunately not EVERYONE gets tingles).
Some people like scratching sounds, tapping, whispering, water running, there’s so many potential tingle triggers so if one doesn’t work don’t give up hope!
Also if the video recommends you were earphones, DO IT!
This rec list is a collection of my favourite videos and artists.
I encourage you to explore more on YouTube and see what works for you, and hopefully a few of you will enjoy the same wonderful benefits I have from this incredible phenomena and community!
To start, here’s a couple of great videos that test your triggers! A bunch of different ASMR triggers in short segments to help you know what works for you!
- BInaural trigger test
- What makes you tingle?
My favourite ASMRtists
My favourite Spa/Haircut Roleplays
My favourite Makeup Roleplay
Miscellaneous videos and other Roleplay favourites
Personal attention/ Talking you down from a Panic attack
Remember these are just MY favourites. There are ALL KINDS of videos, lots of just sound videos etc. So please go forth and find what you like!