[Voices of ASMR] What triggers ASMR in the real world?

Based on your ASMR experiences…

Explain what triggers ASMR for you in the real world, include details like:

  • Are you triggered by voices? sounds? sights? touches? smells? other?
  • Which of the above trigger types is the strongest for you?
  • What real world situations trigger your ASMR the strongest?
  • Do your immediate surroundings make a difference?
  • Is the sensation similar or different from ASMR triggered by a video or audio recording?

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32 thoughts on “[Voices of ASMR] What triggers ASMR in the real world?

  1. Certain music, singing voices, and talking voices. It can happen during doctor’s appointments, eye exams, make-over’s, and by sales representatives due to the personal attention.

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  2. Are you triggered by voices? sounds? sights? touches? smells? other? I’m triggered by voices, sights, and sounds.

    Which of the above trigger types is the strongest for you? Voices.

    What real world situations trigger your ASMR the strongest? At work when random people speak to me. That has always been kind of a difficult thing for me. At my first few jobs I would get so tired and I never realized why until about a year ago. It’s because I worked a cash register or dealt with ppl all day and their voices would trigger me so I was almost always sleepy.

    Do your immediate surroundings make a difference? I actually haven’t noticed if they do or not.

    Is the sensation similar or different from ASMR triggered by a video or audio recording? It is stronger than when I watch or listen to ASMR.

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  3. Numbering answers to match questions..

    1. Sounds, touches, voices, scratching sounds on head.

    2. Voices.

    3. Going to the ear doctor or salon.

    4. Yes

    5. Not really. They are strong in both real life and videos.

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  4. I am triggered by voice, touch (hair/scalp), mouth breathing (especially in binaural videos where the artist role plays as an ear doctor or eye doctor. That up close experience). Real life triggers for me include a trip to the salon – the haircut and combing. Especially the shampooing. For the online experience I require both the visual and audio experience to trigger my ASMR.

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