Do you know what ASMR is? Well, it’s a really long term that we abbreviate, but I bet you guessed that.
It describes a wonderful prickly-like but also relaxing sensation people experience when hearing certain sounds or seeing certain things. There are common “triggers” but they vary among people. Not everyone responds, but those who do seem to really like it, as I do. I had to experiment with it a bit. I like the whispering and tapping sounds, I LOVE the soft brushing sounds, and I like the wavy fingers. The personal experience ones are really fun.
ASMR practitioners on YouTube create videos — anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour long — full of these triggers, often with a story line or theme. Many people who like ASMR watch these to help them relax or fall asleep.
Here is one with a Halloween theme from my favorite ASMR expert, ASMR Darling. She has a huge following on YouTube. In this episode, she pretends to put Halloween makeup on your face. So much fun! Enjoy and let me know if you like it.