What is your ASMR trigger?

What is your ASMR trigger?

ASMR or Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response is described as a relaxing, tingling sensation that is felt when experiencing certain triggers. Various audio, visual, or tactile stimuli can all trigger ASMR including whispers, light touch and tapping.
Discover more about ASMR here.

We developed an interactive way to test your triggers with the help of ASMRists. Find out what sends tingles down your spine by taking our quiz.

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Tactile Stimuli

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Visual Stimuli

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Auditory Stimuli

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You Are Most Affected by Tactile Stimuli

The results show that your ASMR triggers are linked to tactile stimuli such as light touching, hair stroking and massage. Watching these clips you may feel like it is actually happening to you, rather than just something you’re watching. This can often lead to a relaxed state. Touching is a very intimate thing, which is a big part of ASMR. Feeling a connection can be a relaxing trigger for ASMR.

It may actually be that these kinds of triggers are activating the biological pathways of interpersonal bonding, including romantic partner bonding. The viewer can envision and actually feel the touching, which can lead to a relaxed state or even arousal.

“ASMR and bonding behaviors share similar triggers like gentle touches and soft voices between individuals that trust each other. They also have similar responses like feeling comforted, feeling relaxed, and feeling secure.” says the Origin Theory of ASMR 2.0.

Now you understand the feeling when watching ASMR triggers, you could take this to a whole different level. Why not explore your tendency to enjoy tactile stimuli in the bedroom with your partner? Soft, sensual strokes, massage and tactile role-play can help enhance your sexual experience.

You Are Most Affected by Visual Stimuli

The results show that your ASMR triggers are linked to visual stimuli such as eye gazing, slow hand movements and pages turning. You may experience a physical tingling when seeing these stimuli in action and in turn, a positive effect on your mood. Following a hand movement can be hypnotizing and result in heavy eyelids and slow, deep breathing.

You’re not alone. In a recent study, 53% of participants’ ASMR was triggered by slow movements and 36% by repetitive movements like pages turning. Watching these triggers can cause relaxation, calm and even arousal.

As someone who enjoys visual stimulation, you may find you are susceptible to experiencing pleasure from similar stimuli in the bedroom. Perhaps you may enjoy exploring role-play. Use deep, sensual eye-contact with your partner and dress up (or down!) to act out your fantasies visually.

You Are Most Affected by Auditory Stimuli

The results show that your ASMR triggers are linked to auditory stimuli such as whispering, tapping, blowing and kissing/mouth sounds.The isolation and clarity of these sounds induce a tingling feeling when you hear them.

You are not alone. 75% of participants in a recent ASMR study experienced ASMR from whispering and 64% from crisp sounds like tapping.

ASMR sounds often tend to be non-threatening sounds. For example, soft methodical tapping sounds may activate bonding pathways by giving comfort that a loved one is nearby. Whispering and softly spoken vocals can be calming and soothing for you. You may have also found the intimate blowing and kissing sounds of the audio clip created a particular ASMR reaction.

As auditory stimuli provides you with this relaxing ASMR reaction, it may be something you want to explore further in the bedroom. Try introducing whispering during foreplay, and see how you react to ear caressing and kissing. These sounds may activate bonding pathways for you both.

You Are Most Affected by No ASMR

The results show that you mostly experienced no reaction when watching each stimuli in the quiz. This neutral reaction shows you are not affected by the ASMR triggers shown.

Not everybody will experience the tingling, relaxing sensation of ASMR when watching these videos and hearing these audio clips. It could be that more unusual triggers invoke a reaction, perhaps if you were in a different environment, or maybe ASMR just isn’t something that affects you.

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ASMR gives you a Negative Reaction

“Some individuals have a strong negative reaction to the sound of whispering, chewing sounds, mouth sounds, plastic crinkling, tapping, and other popular ASMR triggers. This type of negative reaction to a sound is called misophonia.” Says Dr Craig Richard of ASMR University online.

ASMR and preferences to certain triggers are very subjective. Perhaps you had a negative event that relates to these common triggers or it is the medium of watching or listening to them in this particular environment. Maybe ASMR just isn’t for you.

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Contributors

The content of this quiz has been produced in collaboration with two ASMRists.

TingleBelle ASMR

Belle has experienced ASMR her entire life. After she discovered the ASMR YouTube community, she created her own channel; TingleBelleASMR, where she produces her own ASMR videos to aid in the relaxation of her viewers. Belle believes ASMR can assist those who suffer from insomnia, anxiety, and stress to relax and destress in a natural way.

SweetWhispers Sensual ASMR

I completely stumbled into the world of ASMR after being hired to professionally narrate a 60 minute meditation script. I added my own personal touches using subtle breathing sounds, whispers, and background sounds. When they came back absolutely thrilled that I had utilised ASMR techniques for the recording, I had no idea what they were talking about. After researching, I realized it was an approach I had used often for my recordings but hadn’t given it the label of ASMR. To me, it’s limitless in its effects and reactions. I love using the sensual side of it to relax my listeners and allow them to escape with me when they listen.

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