First, WTF is ASMR?
While the sensation has been around since forever, it’s only been in the last few years that anyone named it and then, of course, immediately fetishized it. Soon enough, there were videos on YouTube of people whispering and role-playing giving haircuts and make-overs. As awareness of the phenomena grew, people shared their own ideas about what makes for a good, tingly video and the community at large had a broader spectrum of triggers. Things like soft brushing sounds worked for some while others liked soft popping sounds, like Rice Crispies in milk.
As you can see by the examples I’ve given, the bulk of the videos and mp3s were not sexual in nature and many people in the ASMR communities online are intent on making sure people understand that it’s not about sex. This much is true. But this much is also true about massage and hypnosis, clearly, that hasn’t stopped people from making the crossover to the erotic.
ASMR and Hypnosis
With the phenomena being only so recently labeled and focused on, there haven’t been a whole lot of studies on it, but early on in the discussion, links were made to some experiences with hypnosis and meditation. It’s a natural enough comparison to make, since soft speech is a vital part of induction and whispering has long been recognized as an effective way to focus a listener’s attention. Many hypnotists, including myself, have inadvertently been involved in ASMR for years without realizing there was another label for what we were doing.
My own MP3s are usually very soft spoken and in a few, I’ve intentionally lowered my speech to a whisper for the sake of induction. While I’d love to point you toward all of the ASMR erotica I’ve intentionally and unintentionally created, I’m afraid my having done hundreds of mp3s prevents me from remembering the details of each and every one.
With that said, if you’re keen to sample some intentional ASMR recordings, I can point you toward my Whispering Cathedral Hypnofetish mp3 and my Sissy Experiences: Hairdresser Roleplay mp3 each for just $20.