Based on your ASMR experiences…
Explain what ASMR feels like to you, include details like:
- What physical sensations do you feel?
- Where do you feel these sensations on your body?
- What emotional and psychological sensations do you feel?
- How strong are the sensations?
- How long does it last?
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I find that most of the time, my tingles tend to originate in my abdomen/gut area and spread or around the back of my neck. I feel very relaxed, and often fall asleep, or even use ASMR videos as a sleep aid.
Physical sensations: tingle, relaxation, I feel like certain parts of my body become oversensitive.
Sometimes it starts in my head and then it expands to the rest of my body. Sometimes it’s the ears; it depends on the stimulus. If I’m watching an ASMR trigger video, it’s mostly the ears, but if it’s caused accidentally then it’s the head and the whole body afterwards.
Emotional and psychological sensations are vulnerability and a feeling of intimacy, therefore when it happens I usually try to hide because I feel exposed.
It can be very strong to the point that I can’t do anything else afterwards.
Usually it lasts around 10 minutes, but if I concentrate I can make it last longer.
It feels like a fountain of relaxing sensation in the middle of my brain, that shoots upwards against the ceiling of my skull and cascades down evenly around the inside of my head.
Also, knowing something of the mechanical nature of the ear and the sense of sound, I feel asmr is like the vibration of your inner ear when struck by just the right frequency.
I hear them commonly called “tingles”, and I supose that is a fairly accurate way to describe them. I compare them to that tickly feeling you get in your stomach when you drive over hills, or do a somersault under water, or even when going down hill on a rollercoaster, only the sensation isn’t in your stomach, it is in your head. They feel very nice. For me they start at the back of the head and spread to confront and down my neck. They vary in intensity, starting out subtle and usually growing stronger as the minutes go by. They tend to last as long as the stimulus is present. I have had tingles that last a few seconds and a few occasions where they last about 30 minutes. My ASMR is easily triggered by interactions with others. Eye exams are an almost guaranteed ASMR experience for me. I also frequently experience ASMR when I am on the phone with a customer service rep of some kind. I also notice that while the other person is talking I get very strong ASMR, however when it is my turn to talk, the tingles almost immediately subside.
It feels like chills on the back of my head, close to the neck, sometimes it goes up my head and sometimes it goes down my body. I feel relaxed and calmed. How strong they are depends on how much I like what I’m seeing/hearing. It lasts for a couple of seconds but it is usually many of them. It’s not a single “tingle” every time, it’s like a composition of tingles. I can’t really explained this 🙂