Pretty interesting.. People have different tastes (:
For me specifically, I never really liked ASMR roleplaying, and a trigger that I didn't expect to have was yawning. Good too see some diversity in the community (:
Heh, maybe you're bored of ASMR roleplaying? I guess it would be good to use before bed.
I was never really into the roleplay asmr also. I prefer the more simple asmr videos.
I haven't really noticed much of an effect of caffeine on ASMR response. But if I drink tea instead of coffee I'll be a little bit less inhibited to ASMR. In other words, tea makes me experience ASMR more easily. But it doesn't enhance the tingles nor does it affect my asmr triggers. Anyone else notice if caffeine has an effect on your ASMR response?
That's really cool. If I were you I'd start meditating with it. Yeah, you're right that you can call it meditation. Meditation isn't how most people think it is. It's not quieting your mind nor is it just paying attention to the sensations of the breath. Meditation is simply repeating an intention and accepting the outcome.
You don't need to sit down nor close your eyes to meditate. You can do it anywhere, any time. Just repeat the intention to feel the ASMR and let it grow. All the while remain aware that you're feeling the ASMR and be aware that you are aware.
The feelings should grow in even more intensity and if you can manage to keep your mind on the ASMR then over time an unusual pleasure can arise. This pleasure is unique to meditation and is caused by unification of mind. I'm not a buddhist but it's called piti and sukha in buddhism in case you wanna look them up. Profound peace and relaxation can become your default state of being if you start meditating.
That does help. I was actually able to have some degree of success yesterday. I found a few videos that triggered me, and I felt great. One thing I did notice is that it almost seemed like I had to be primed. Usually, it would take me at least 10 minutes to start feeling anything. I'll post the links to the videos that worked for me at the bottom. I spent a good portion of the day, at least a few hours, triggering my ASMR.
However, is it possible to over trigger your ASMR, to the point that it won't work for a while? I've been trying to trigger it today and haven't had much success, to the point where once I found myself thinking "come on, work. This worked yesterday."
This video is the one that absolutely had the greatest effect on me.
This one felt really nice too. I admit, the roleplay portion made me feel a little awkward (though it seems like acts of service is what worked the best on me as a kid and teenager)
And I also watched this one to try to find some triggers that might work. I didn't have much success until later in the video. The Starburst wrapper worked slightly. But, her scraping the plate as the second to last trigger in the video definitely gave me some tingles. What worked even better was the last trigger. When she was scraping the zylophone that felt really nice at times.
I am so glad to finally have a name for this thing that has happened to me for my whole life, and I am so glad to be a part of this community. Until yesterday, I thought I was the only one, and I went my first 29 years of life thinking I was.
Interesting, okay there is one thing you can do which would probably transcend your ASMR into possibly divine bliss. You just need to reinforce the mind whenever you are able to trigger ASMR successfully. Enjoying or even loving it through loving-kindness meditation would prove most helpful.
I say this because ASMR triggers a hypnotic state which is similar to a flow-like meditative state. It's quite easy to gain unification of mind during the ASMR experience. Reinforcing it further increases unification of mind which gives rise to effortless attention.
And during all this the unification of mind produces its own unique joy, pleasure, and tranquility. It's called piti in buddhist terms, but I'm not a buddhist. Hope this helps. :)
Also, don't worry about not being able to trigger it. In fact, just accept the situation, Don't try to fix it. Rather, strengthen your intention to feel ASMR but in a gentle and joyful way rather than a forced one where you feel like you have to work at it.
I really like ASMR. ASMR means "Autonomous sensory meridian response". It is about a state of complete relaxation or tingle that begins on the scalp and moves down on the back of the neck and upper spine. Certain triggers trigger ASMR, such as sounds like a particularly gentle, whispering voice, the sound of rubbing hands, the sound of removing adhesive tape, or even visual and physical stimuli. Particularly successful ASMR videos sometimes have over 3.5 million clicks on Youtube. These are numbers that some YouTube stars don't reach with their videos.
I actually watch videos every night before bedtime when my girlfriend and I do not sleep together. I especially like haircut, tapping and scratching videos.
See you around!
Hi, welcome to the community!
Thanks for sharing your story!
Hello Husky! I'm Lady, a new ASMRtist. Hope my first video gives you tingles! Cheers!
these are good, but I would consider garrastyle intentional, or maybe a mix of both–(2 reasons, the video producers list ASMR in some videos which is an indicator it's intentional; and 2, for me unintentional is when it's just someone doing a regular activity, that happens to contain elements of ASMR; for example Bob Ross painting a painting, getting a haircut, getting a massage, etc). It can get convoluted when you have people who do these same things intentionally with ASMR-inclined microphones, but nonetheless, rant over. The animals one I would def. consider unintentional tho.
I've recently started my new channel dedicated to providing ASMR related videos. I'm not an expert and I don't claim to be but I'm on a journey to learn and support others. If you have time, please check out my channel and I'd welcome thoughts and comments