Letting you know what does ASMR feel like can be a little hard, since it’s just one of those things that are better experienced then actually described – although if you’re someone who watches ASMR actively and has yet to find something that sets off your tingles, then this is your next best thing.
Learning from someone who can answer what does ASMR feels like as I get tingles very often – almost every week – can be beneficial, so let’s get into it.
This is actually quite frequent since tingles can come and go between months at a time, especially if you use this type of content to help you sleep every night of the week.
If you’ve ever had the chills (which I assume you have) typically found in your back and arms due to some form of exposure – whether that’s due to exposure to the breeze of cold wind, an awkward situation with a friend or hearing some beautiful music for the first time.
These are all things that can bring about these ‘chills’.
This feeling can be in the same vein as ASMR tingles, however, chills can be felt all over the body and are not primarily exclusive to one place – usually, you would feel this all at once too.
However, the difference with ASMR tingles is that they are first felt in the scalp and actually move down to the lower neck area. This is notably different because it almost moves throughout the body, which is a very unique feeling.
This feeling can also pulse whilst you’re experiencing the tingles, so you might send multiple streams of tingles from your scalp down to your neck a few times once you experience something that sets it off.
In the community, this feeling is described as a ‘brain orgasm’ which I can confidently say is a great way to describe such a phenomenon.
It can become quite addicting, trying to find new and unique videos to set off this feeling that only less than 20 years ago head no actual name; and it still doesn’t, scientifically speaking…find out more here about What ASMR Means.
What Causes ASMR Tingles?
Now that we’ve answered, “what does ASMR feels like?”; let’s get into how people in the community get the ASMR tingles and how you can expose yourself to these particular things so you can bring about this euphoric feeling too.
There can be a number of things; there is no ‘one way’ of getting tingles as the experience differs from person to person.
Commonly though they are a couple of things that I have noticed that can bring about these tingly feelings in your scalp which you can expose yourself more to (such as watching YouTube videos), to help increase the likelihood of getting these wonderful tingles.
Since ASMR is about the senses and how you interpret certain sounds or movements there are a couple of ways you can actually get tingles from things within your environment.
This sensation can be brought about by things like:
- Audible Sounds
- Sights and Movements
Some of these things you can experience in YouTube videos and in real life and I actually think that’s what limits people getting this wonderful feeling.
If audible or visual triggers to not allow you to get this reaction, the ASMR YouTube videos are useless for you – beyond them allowing you to feel relaxed which they absolutely will even if you don’t get the tingly reaction you’re looking for.
Just the combination of low sounds and dark themes will do this for you.
Things like smell and taste can not be brought about by a YouTube video (obviously – at least not yet) so you’re going to have to hope to find an experience like this in your own day to day life.
Which can be quite troubling.
But just like you would with YouTube videos; it’s all about trying different things and experiencing things (such as new foods or smells) you may not have tried previously, as these new exposures can produce the tingly feeling we all keep chasing in this community.
If you’re struggling for ideas as to how you can intentionally put yourself in situations so that you are more likely to feel this sensation; then here are a couple of places I have got tingles in a real-life situation:
- Having my hair shampooed
- Barbershop (watching someone else get their haircut)
- Massage Session
- Chatting in bed with a friend/partner
- Food/Market Festival (this was a combination of music, smells and tastes)
- Hugging and chatting with someone close
These are some of the places I have found myself getting tingles; note these are mostly areas where it will be a 1 on 1 scenario which significantly helps with allowing you to get ASMR tingles, in my experience.
So use this little ‘hack’ to your own advantage, are there any 1 on 1 experiences you can put yourself into that could bring about this euphoric feeling?
Final Words on “What Does ASMR Feel Like?”
It can be difficult to properly describe what the ASMR tingles sensation feels like but hopefully now at least you have a better idea of what does ASMR feels like and maybe you’re more aware of how it can happen to you.
This way you can now exposure yourself to some of the things listed in this article to help give you a better chance of getting this sensational feeling and you’ll be able to understand if it’s working now with your new knowledge on ASMR tingles.
Thanks for reading.