[Voices of ASMR] Is ASMR a sexual feeling?

Based on your ASMR experiences…

Explain if ASMR is a sexual sensation, include details like:

  • Does your ASMR feel the same as a sexual response?
  • How is your ASMR similar to a sexual response?
  • How is your ASMR different from a sexual response?

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56 thoughts on “[Voices of ASMR] Is ASMR a sexual feeling?

  1. Not sexual. Sexual arousal seems to inhibit the ASMR feeling entirely for me. However, for me there is a definite gender component. I almost never get ASMR from male artists, and the some of the very strong triggers from female artists (certain types of mouth sounds) “feel” totally wrong and disgusting from male artists.

    As a side note, some types of mouth sounds are horrible no matter what gender they come from. I eat fast at dinner and then get up and go to the couch to continue dinner conversations from far enough away I don’t have to hear slurps or other eating noises. Been doing that for decades now. Wife and kids are used to it, though my wife thought I was rather weird at first. Hate forced business meals. And if someone decides to bust out a snack during a meeting, I “have to use the restroom” and I don’t come back until the eating has stopped. In short, I don’t like eating around other people, and I don’t like other people eating around me. It’s not a visual thing . . . it’s a noise thing. Those types of mouth sounds are NOT ASMR triggers for me. The ones that are are not eating related . . . so tongue-clicking, hard consonants (t’s, usually) . . . sounds like that.

    BTW, I’m a 42 year old male.

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  2. Isn’t ASMR known as ‘brain orgasm’ ? And where does physical/sexual orgasm occur (the brain?) It could be said that true ASMR (as opposed to those who claim it’s merely relaxing) hits a mental G-spot. And, if the individual is lucky, true ASMR could be described as frequent or ongoing ‘brain orgasm’

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  3. It is not sexual for me. But like massage, that is a matter of context and intent. It can make sex better, as the close attention of a partner can trigger ASMR, just as massage during sex can improve mood and arousal. Music isn’t inherently sexual either, but plenty of music not intended to ‘set the mood’ can be used to enhance sex anyway. I’m sure this applies to all sensual experience.

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  4. Similar to, but not exactly like. Main difference is that I’m 40 and can crank out ASMR responses about every 30 seconds. The sexual department needs a little more time to reload (usually about 45 minutes).

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