Every so often an article will pop up online about ASMR, a strange phenomenon that some swear by, while others claim doesn't exist. As far as I know, it's a physical response to certain sounds or visuals that results in a 'tingling' sensation, usually in the head. There are no studies on it and no conclusive data on what it actually is.
One prophet of ASMR bliss is YouTuber Gentlewhispering, who has half a million subscribers. Although I'm ashamed to admit it, I seem to be affected by ASMR, and have spent many an afternoon zonked out in front of my laptop while some random Russian chick folds towels. As I said, it's hard to explain.
I recently came across another ASMR video, which takes the form of a role-play. The scenario sees the ASMR trigger-guy offering you a choice price on some cocaine, while threatening you if you go to another dealer. It is, to this point, the most ill-conceived idea I've ever come across.
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