ASMR … Give it a go!

Hello there.

I have had little time to write, due to uni and life. Neither of those things are interesting so I want to talk about ASMR.

ASMR stands for ‘Autonomous sensory meridian response’. Wikipedia says ‘(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, olfactory, and/or cognitive stimuli. The nature and classification of the ASMR phenomenon is controversial. Tom Stafford, a professor at the University of Sheffield, says, “It might well be a real thing, but it’s inherently difficult to research.” ‘

I would explain ASMR as a series of relaxing noises, speech patterns and general sound triggers that cause a nice feeling, I think most people experience it when having there hair brushed by someone else.

Triggers include –


Crinkling of wrapping

Tapping (on things like plastic)

Hair Brushing

Positive Affirmation (people saying nice things)

Lip Smacking

Gum Chewing (I hate that one)

General Relaxing Music/Sounds (like the ones you get on CDS)

Unfamiliar accents or speech patterns

Not all of these work for everyone and there are different ways of delivering ASMR. Most commonly I have found going through objects and examining them, specialised videos for one noise or role-play. No it’s not rude.

ASMR role-play is my favourite kind, normally at a spa or something. It gives you the feeling of having been to one without going. I am at the point where I listen to ASMR videos every night to sleep, I find them very relaxing and a good way to take time for yourself.

My favourite ASMR artist on youtube is TheOneLilium. Her videos can differ a lot from each other and some can be experimental so I recommend you start with the following –

‘Think Pink’ is a video of triggers

A visualisation

This is my favourite ASMR video of all time

If role-play or spa’s are not your thing she has plenty of other videos as well as other artists. Although I don’t think this video is full of triggers it is very unique

Other Artist I recommend are ASMRrequests, Hailey WhisperingRose, WhispersUnicorn, Ephemeral Rift



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  1. Pingback: My first ASMR Video | Rhisify

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