[Voices of ASMR] What does ASMR feel like?

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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63 thoughts on “[Voices of ASMR] What does ASMR feel like?

  1. What physical sensations do you feel?
    Usually it’s the tingling, though on occasion it’s a feeling of overall warmth throughout my Body (as was the very first time).

    Where do you feel these sensations on your body?
    Tingles occur in my head and sometimes in the back of my neck; as mentioned above the warmth is a thing everywhere.

    What emotional and psychological sensations do you feel?
    It depends upon the video and the artist: if it’s something to do with personal care (i.e., a roleplay involving being tended to when sick or helped out when feeling hurt) it makes me feel loved. If it has to do with teaching about something I try to absorb the information. And if it’s a ramble video I usually simply enjoy the voice of the speaker.

    How strong are the sensations?
    This too is something that greatly fluctuates. The different varieties of sounds/voices have different effects.

    How long does it last?
    Depending upon what sound is produced/voice is speaking, it can be any amount of time.

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  2. What physical sensations do you feel?

    Like many of those who have commented, I find it hard to describe. I would put it in the family of goosebumps or hands/feet falling asleep but it is entirely a pleasant feeling.

    Where do you feel these sensations on your body?

    It always originates on the top/back of my head. Depending on the ‘strength’ of the reaction, it will travel down through my neck and to my shoulders/arms/upper torso. The traveling usually feels like trickling mixed with waves of intensity.

    What emotional and psychological sensations do you feel?

    It’s incredibly calming.

    How strong are the sensations?

    It varies. It could be just a calm feeling to a trickle on the top of my head all the way to pretty intense waves of ASMR.

    How long does it last?

    I usually do not experience an extreme constant feeling. It usually comes and goes. It also depends on the trigger. I would say, on average, it lasts around 30 seconds but I could experience it several times in a given time period.

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  3. What physical sensations do you feel?

    The physical sensations are real, but it feels real in a creative type of way. It’s REALLY difficult to explain, because nothing really compares to it. I feel it in my head mainly. It’s the opposite of anxiety, but not just simply relaxed. They feel like tingles, but not normal tingles.

    Where do you feel these sensations on your body?
    Head, shoulders, arms, legs, and very rarely the stomach.

    What emotional and psychological sensations do you feel?

    I feel like everything is okay. Problems are being fixed, someone genuinely cares. (I do not get the ASMR feeling if someone doesn’t seem to genuinely care.) The first time I felt it, my pre-k teacher was showing me how to use scissors and cut properly. I remember thinking that the teacher was very nice and that she cared.

    How strong are the sensations?

    It varies, and it only occurs if it’s just one other person. If there are multiple people, it doesn’t do anything. They can be extremely strong. It depends on the person that is making it happen.

    How long does it last?

    As long as the trigger is going on, it will continue. Some describe it as an orgasm in your head. I don’t think that analogy applies with what I experience. While the sensation is sort of like a orgasm in your head (non-sexual), there is no build up and no climax.

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  4. Like there is a tiny hole drilled in the back center of my skull that someone poured a sugar packet into. Tingling sensation that radiates from the brain stem to the scalp, down my spinal cord and through the back of my arms and front of my legs (if I’m lucky). It feels very similar to an orgasm, but there is nothing going on in the pants department.

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  5. Mine start at the back of my head and really good ones go to my jaw and the tingling in my head feels as if it is making my eyelids heavy..I am not tired, just in the most relaxed state imaginable and everything is A okay 🙂 .I am not sure which is more pleasurable..the mental or the physical sensation. I listen to Videos constantly since finding them on you tube, even started a channel , but have just found ASMR naturally in public as long as I can remember… book stores, libraries, waiting rooms .. I was the one never in a hurry to leave the waiting room back when people read books and magazines. although I have many other triggers and also many sounds that will have the opposite effect on me..(misophonia).. , I have heard some seem to need to step away as they may be sensitized and not feel it as much after watching regularly..(maybe draining the seratonin) . To some degree that may be true for me a little bit, but NEVER when I have experienced ASMR in every day situations in public. Watching videos is nothing compared to live triggers when I run into them in public. Very strong sensations travel down further my body and my muscles have to move in rare instances… the tingles can be too intense..that part is hard to explain but doesn’t happen too often…it’s still pleasurable… just get’s my extremities kind of “tickled” if that makes any sense.

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