Polls about ASMR

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96 thoughts on “Polls about ASMR

  1. That is so interesting! I tend to associate ASMR with being a baby, and people holding you close and kissing and cooing to you. I always make a soft “pshhh pshhh” sound in babies’ ears. They love it!

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  2. This may seem stupid but I had a reoccurring dream when young with a soft clicking or tutting sound and in a dark enclosed place.

    I believe I was remembering being in the womb

    Soft voices and hand movements do it and makes me want to stroke my face

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    • Wow, I have always had these strange sorts of dreams too. Its mainly colours, splotches and watery sounds and blobs. I don’t know why but I have always associated it with being in the womb too. I have no idea how I even got this idea in my head but it has just always seems like thats what it was. So strange!

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  3. I’ve experienced this for as long as I can remember. I’m now 31, and just learning that this is an experience that other people have. In reading about this phenomenon, I think I have more triggers than the average person–sounds (gum chewing, crinkling, tapping, whispering, cooking), visual stimuli (especially watching calm, repetitive movements like folding clothes, knitting, tai chi), and physical stimuli (especially having my hair brushed or hands massaged) all trigger ASMR for me.

    I wonder though if this is related at all to misophonia, as I also experience this, though far less frequently. The commonest trigger for my misophonia is slurping and smacking food. This seems so odd to me considering similar sounds elicit the ASMR for me!

    If it’s of interest, I also have auditory/tactile synesthesia. Low frequency sounds elicit a sensation that I’m being touched on my back. These are not the same sounds that trigger ASMR for me, and my synesthetic experience is completely different (and I’d say far more mundane) than the ASMR experience. Synesthesia is just a normal part of my life that I don’t really notice much or care about, whereas ASMR is a pleasurable, relaxing experience that I find I seek out.

    I’m very interested to see where research ends up in the future, particularly if there are any overlapping neurological mechanisms for these different phenomena.

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    • Omg. This is something that needs to be studied. I have misophonia as well (audible mouth or nose breathing, slurping, chewing, any other mouth sounds like tongue noises or parting lips). It drive me crazy to the point where I’m digging my fingernails into my palms and they bleed or I have this compulsions to claw at my ears. It’s horrible. Especially when I’m in a confined place like a car. Glad to know someone else feels this way!

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  4. I have experienced ASMR since I was little. My aunt would lightly drag her fingernails on my arm and it would put me in a trance (we called it “tickling” but she was barely touching me). In college, in the library, with all the whispering, pages turning, and odd lighting, I would get such tingles I couldn’t study! And it would often put me to sleep. I watch the videos and love slow crinkling and any kind of whispering. But nothing does it like real life. I stood next to someone in a store the other day; we were very close to each other, looking at opposite sides of the aisle and I got major tingles. Likewise, when my friend was pinning a dress hem for me. And if I’m on the phone with someone who is typing and quietly whispering to themselves–all huge triggers!

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  5. in the polls i selected “between the ages of 13 and 18” for first experiencing it, even though it was likely before 13. i just didn’t start noticing it until i was a teenager.
    also, i feel like i’m one of the few people that didn’t learn about ASMR from youtube. i remember i was driving with my sister and thought i’d ask her something that i had been thinking about lots lately and risked sounding completely crazy, and said in a roundabout way “have you ever, like, had a pleasant feeling while watching something…” and she told me that she learned about ASMR from one of our friends studying psychology. i always figured either everyone experiences it, or i’m the only one and i’m weird.

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