[Voices of ASMR] At what ages is ASMR experienced?

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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45 thoughts on “[Voices of ASMR] At what ages is ASMR experienced?

  1. I honestly can’t remember when I first experienced ASMR. I just know that certain voices or random other sounds had the ability to trigger this trance like state in me. I could never figure out how to trigger it myself or to trigger it on cue, still can’t, but I’ve always been able to slip into that trance like state (i.e. experience ASMR), given the right trigger. I always thought I was strange, until I learned a few years ago that ASMR was a thing and that many other people experienced this as well.


  2. Darth Vader’s breathing and voice on Episode IV: A New Hope.
    I was probably 5 or 6 years old (early 80’s).
    Certain articulation style and tone of voice still do it.


  3. I remember experiencing ASMR from a young age, perhaps between 4 and 5. It is a light tingle or vibration over my brow, sometimes into my scalp and around my ears. Often it makes my eyes droop and I have a hard time concentrating on anything else – it’s almost like a trance. At 4 or 5 years of age, I had no word for the sensation, so I used to call it feeling “friend-y”. I suppose I figured the term as being a pleasant feeling like I was with a friend, but I don’t quite know how I ended up coining that for the feeling. I remember crinkling sounds, like the gentle rustle of chip bags, page turning, and folding paper, being major triggers (as they still are!). As a teenager, I recall being self-conscious over becoming overwhelmed with the sensation which would cause me to fall asleep in classrooms when we were studying out of textbooks! It wasn’t until I was about 21 that I was finally able to find the term ASMR after searching for crinkling sound effects. Best part was finding out after all this time my sister experiences ASMR as well! (Worst part was finding out that there was also a term for my discomfort for close, geometric patterns…ugh…The internet giveth and taketh.)


  4. My first memories of ASMR (ofcourse I had no clue what this experience was called back then) was during primary school and more so in high school. I was triggered by watching people concentrate on a task, doodling in particular as I concentrated on their unpredictable doodles. Then as I turned 13 I came across an ASMR video of hair brushing, and from that point I watched ASMR to help with sleep and relaxation and to receive ASMR. At 18 (which I am currently) I frequently discover new triggers which had not appealed or triggered me before. I am eager for the future to unfold the science behind the ASMR many people have like myself experience which could potentially pathe the way to ASMR relaxation and therapy clinics, to help many.


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