MontanaMorgan/ March 19, 2018/ Editorial, Montana Morgan

Montana Morgan
eSomethin’ Staff

What is ASMR? Have you ever felt it? If not, it’s just about one of the coolest experiences ever!

ASMR stands for “Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response.” This is the term used for an experience described as a tingly sensation on the skin that usually begins to be felt on the top of the head and travels down the back of the neck and upper half of the spine.

ASMR is specifically the actual name of the tingly feeling some people experience. Anyone can experience the feeling. The sensation comes from certain sounds that are pleasing to you and can trigger your “ASMR.”

People have a lot of different triggers; it is different for everyone.

Popular triggers are whispering sounds, taps on different objects, scratching noises, and sometimes they can be odd like mouth sounds, such as eating or chewing. ASMR may sound weird because it truly is a strange experience, but many say it is equally satisfying.

The downside intentionally listening to this kind of content is that, rather than becoming soothed. one could become annoyed.

When junior Hailey Tomlin was asked about “eating sounds” ASMR, she seemed opposed to the idea. “That seems like it would just really bother me.”

The majority of the fanbase and community is centered around YouTube with endless amounts of people who enjoy the feeling and enjoy making people feel nice. What these “ASMRtists” do in their videos is meant to relax viewers, help de-stress, or just feel good in general. An ASMRtist is what the fanbase has begun to call the creators of these soothing videos.

High-schoolers know the struggles of being a full-time student, working a part-time job, and usually maintaining an interesting social life. It can definitely be a lot to manage sometimes; these videos and content like them can be very helpful.

Screenshot of Gentle Whispering ASMR YouTube Channel

Some popular channels (so you can enjoy the feeling too) are Gentle Whispering ASMR, Solfrid ASMR, ASMR Darling, and softlygaloshes. 

There are many more channels like these on YouTube; it all just depends on your preference.

Some videos that are highly recommended:

https://youtu.be/s2c4L6ovffg Gentle Whispering ASMR: 🌙* Sleepy Time🌙* ASMR * Soft Sounds * Massage * 

https://youtu.be/8aeI-zJVzIY Solfrid ASMR: ASMR Whisper Eating Sounds | Spaghetti With Vegan Meat Sauce

https://youtu.be/CHj3939Bm2A ASMR Darling: ASMR The Eyes Never Lie 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do you think?