Based on your ASMR experiences…
Explain at what ages you have experienced ASMR, include details like:
- What is your earliest memory of experiencing ASMR?
- What triggered ASMR for you in your childhood? Adolescence? Adulthood?
- Have your ASMR triggers changed as you have gotten older?
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My earliest memory of ASMR is from when I was 11/12 years old, and a girl friend was caressing my hair while we were lying down with our classmates in the schoolyard.
I don’t remember about my childhood, but in my adolescence it was triggered by having a female friend touching me or talking to me in a soft way. It only happened with certain people. In my adulthood it’s been triggered by certain people (always females) talking next to me, by a visit to a female doctor, by reading a letter sent to me by a female friend, and by listening to a girl speaking Spanish with Mexican accent on a youtube video, among others (useful information: I am a girl, and I speak Spanish as mother tongue, but I am not Mexican). I have also watched ASMR trigger videos, but the sensation is different. I would say it’s less emotionally engaging. Whenever it has happened by accident, I feel a deep connection with the person that triggered it (It’s because of this that when I was younger I used to think this meant that I was homosexual).
My triggers seem not to have changed as I become older.
I remember my first ASMR experience was when I was about 3 yrs old at nursery school. We had been working on something and the teacher was leaning over me correcting my work.
I don’t remember experiencing it again until I was about 28/9. In this instance I was only ever triggered when my students (I was a PE teacher) did something really well as a result of my teaching.
At age of 35 I started to have really bad insomnia. I was watching relaxation videos on Youtube to help me sleep and stumbled on a whisper video. I had such a powerful ASMR experience that I started to investigate what it was and discovered the Whispering Community. Whispering has since been my main trigger though I’ve grown to love the role-play videos and get triggered from the personal attention. I seem to only get it from intentional ASMR videos and I think the trigger comes BECAUSE that person is taking the time to make a video to help me trigger that it seems to be very powerful.
I don’t ever remember not experiencing ASMR. From a very early age, the sound of some people’s voices has always made me feel like I’m in a trance or drugged, sometimes to the point of it becoming hard for me to respond.
The first time I remember experiencing ASMR, I was 5 years old. My teacher was behind me at my desk and was leaning over me to write on my paper. I remember watching her write with a pencil and having that wonderful feeling. As a 5 year old I didn’t understand at all why I felt so good (and still don’t). I can remember thinking there was some connection to the pencil she was using that was making me feel like that.
I have felt ASMR since I can remember. I can’t point to a specific time of my life, but I didn’t know it had a name until a couple of years ago, neither that is a thing only few can feel.