posted on Jan, 17 2016 @ 02:16 AM
ASMR is great!
When you're getting your hair cut, if the stylist will STFU long enough and pay close attention to you, you get the "warm shivers" that are an ASMR
"effect." That's one of the "life" versions of ASMR, that's not always or only audio.
Youtube has massive ASMR. Tapping, clicking, rubbing, scraping, scratching, crinkling, crunching, dinging (glass), brushing, all of those tend to be
triggers, as well as different kinds of whispering etc. Each person responds to different things, and usually after a lot of a given thing your
response goes down -- but leave it alone for a week or so and then the response is back. This isn't usually about your concept of something, it's more
a nervous system response. One of my strongers triggers is to a fast irregular clicking that sounds like insects chittering, which is just weird!
Another of my strongest responses is to 'rubbing' that is nearly-inaudible (I have to have a little visual even to know it's happening) which often is
done in the middle of other sound groups.
Sometimes it takes a bit of time (like 10-20 seconds) before the reaction to something comes through. If you're new to this, use headphones, moderate
volume, keep your eyes closed unless it's a video telling you otherwise (peering into your eyes with a doctor's-style light can trigger response too)
(otherwise it's a bit visceral for men who are often very visual esp. when the ASMR source is a pretty female), and look for some of the videos that
offer a variety of trigger sounds so you can try out different things.
Obviously the ASMR category opens up to more exploration - there's a lot of lovely women offering men-centric options, haha -- but the base of it is
nice. I have a playlist that has some of my favorite things. It was funny not long ago when my teen walked into my room and said, "What ARE you
listening to?!" because it's not music, it's not a show, it was just a series of scratching and so on... made me laugh. Must sound weird to others for