You must have seen those videos on Instagram and Youtube which claim to be 'satisfying'. Very often they have the term ASMR in the title. So what is ASMR?
ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) is a claimed biological phenomenon involving a pleasurable tingling in response to a stimulus. Most people report the response as a tingling sensation along the scalp shoulders and back induced by particular audio and/or visual stimuli. It helps in relaxation but remember it isn't a medical treatment. ASMR is usually precipitated by stimuli referred to as 'triggers'.
• Autonomous – spontaneous, self-governing, with or without control
• Sensory – pertaining to the senses or sensation
• Meridian – signifying a peak, climax, or point of highest development
• Response – referring to an experience triggered by something external or internal
If you want to experience ASMR then put on your headphones and check out the following Youtube channels of famous ASMRtists.
1. ASMR Darling
ASMR Darling or Taylor is the most subscribed ASMRtist right now. Her main triggers include ear to ear whispering, scratching, tapping and roleplay.
2. Gentle Whispering ASMR
Maria is one of the pioneers of ASMR. She created her channel Gentle Whispering ASMR in 2011. She is very popular in the ASMR world.
3. Gibi ASMR
Fascinated by ASMR videos, Gibi decided to create her own youtube channel in 2016. Her cosplay and roleplay videos are must-see.
4. FrivolousFox ASMR
FrivolousFox ASMR or Lauren coped with depression so she started making ASMR videos in 2016. Her videos are not just about tingles but about self acceptance and love too.
5. Massage ASMR
Massage ASMR or Dmitri by his real name, is very passionate about ASMR. He started his channel to make massage videos only but then he started making ASMR videos.