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ASMR better described as autonomous sensory meridian response

Updated on January 22, 2016

Have you ever seen this kind of video?

Well I did my own research after stumbling by some videos on youtube titled ASMR, I was curious and clicked on the first one I saw, "Binaural ASMR Tapping your head to make you tingle..." It had a long name, and most of this videos follow that trend, as soon as the video started a woman started making tapping noises with her fingertips on a microphone shaped as a human head, then she started whispering, and although at first I though it was creepy, but then I started feeling something pleasant throughout my body, i closed my eyes and started to fall asleep.

I woke up next morning and started making a regular activity to watch one video every night, to help me get some good sleep.

If you ever seen one of this videos or listened of touched something or someone that made you feel all tingly, then you have an idea of what is ASMR.

The definition is quite recent, from 2008 on internet discussions and forums about sensations without name or hard to describe, then in the UK in 2012, journalist Rhodri Marsden, gave the definition to be applied to the youtube videos as a none-sexual role-playing expirience.

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It's said that it can help with anxiety, depression and some emotional problems, because of the role-playing aspect of the videos, although I'm not quite sure about it, because there is a lot of skepticism from the scientific point of view, It makes me feel quite comfortable, like I'm spending a little time with someone that cares about me, and I'm not an antisocial kind of person!

I feel there's is controversial side about this nonetheless, as stated in the beginning, the definition says that it's a non-sexual kind of role-play, but a lot of women seem to be making some good use of their looks, to attract viewers, specially their bodies, sometimes they don't even show their faces. Seems like men are the principal audience for this kind of video, and most of the videos I found have a girl interacting with the camera, most of them seem to act in a non-sexual demeanor towards their public, but the ones that exploit a certain aspect of sexual content, seem to have as much luck as the ones who focus on quality content, I tried to make a little bit of research about how sexual interaction affects antisocial behavior, and seems to be that it's not helpful at all, I don't think that role-playing with a sexual fantasy helps in that kind of regard.

You can always try yourself

Either by watching a video that triggers any kind of positive reaction on you, or trying to make a video of this kind, it's very profitable now a days, mostly because it really took on, a lot of people watch ASMR videos, probably to relax after a long day of work, or to help with sleeping problems, you can always try to use your voice, make some noise with a bottle, a piece of paper, scissors or anything you have lying around, if something works for you, probably it's gonna do it for someone else.

You're going to need a good microphone to get the sound quality you need for the best results, you can use either a normal microphone or one with the capability to record binaural sound, which simulates the position of the ears in your head.

At this time Amazon doesn't have any binaural microphones in stock.

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