“What can I do for you today?” she asks me. “Are you hear for an ear cleaning?” she stares at me smiling with her eyes. “Do you have a history with ear infection? Does anyone in your family?” she asks me as she scribbles away on her notepad. After a couple more questions she explains the procedure. She gently grabs my right earlobe. “We’re just going to check to see if it’s earwax or something serious.” She starts rubbing my earlobe in a soft circular motion. “If it is I’m going to be performing an ear irrigation. It’s very simple, it’s not going to hurt. It just might be a little weird.”
I lean back in the chair. I watch her put on gloves as the sound of latex presses against her soft hands. She pulls out a tiny flashlight and leans into my left ear. I can almost feel her lips against my ear as she whispers “Don’t worry it’s just a little flashlight. A little magnifying glass.”
I feel a slight tingle in my scalp.
“Alright it does look like there’s some build up in your ear canal” she continues. “Okay I’m going to look on the other side” she tells me as she maneuvers to my right ear. She slowly leans into my right ear and this time her lips brush against my ear lobe. She whispers “It looks like there is buildup in both ears. From here I’m going to be using a mixture of two things. I’m going to be using warm water and hydrogen peroxide.”
There’s goes that tingling feeling again I feel in my scalp. She alternates between my left and right ear whispering in my ear as she explains the procedure.
The tingling in my scalp only intensifies. My ear feels hot as she continues talking. I only have one thought on my mind. Don’t stop talking this feels so good, it’s like a mini brain orgasm. I hope my smile doesn’t give it away.
At least that’s how I feel when I listen to this Binaural ASMR video by Softlygaloshes.
Softlygaloshes, real name Rebekah Smith is a YouTuber. She makes ASMR videos for people to listen to. She’s pretty popular.
What Is ASMR?
ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response.
- Autonomous – spontaneous or without control
- Sensory – senses or sensation
- Meridian – climax or highest point of development
- Response – experience triggered by something internal or external
ASMR is a euphoric experience. It’s described as a static-like or tingling sensation on the skin. The tingling sensation usually begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine. This creates relaxation in the body.
What Triggers ASMR?
You can experience the tingling feeling of ASMR in your everyday life. The experience can come through a combination of sounds and visuals through out your day.
- Listening to a soft spoken or whispering voice
- Listening to quiet, repetitive sound that results from someone doing a mundane task (ex. turning the page of a book).
- Watching someone do a mundane task like making food.
- Receiving affectionate tender personal attention.
You’re more likely to experience tingling feelings from manufactured ASMR triggers like these.
- Ear To Ear Soft Whisper
- Repetitive Crinkling Sound
- Personal Affectionate Tender Care
Everyone’s ASMR trigger is different, but what we do know is that 75% of people respond to soft whisper. I personally respond better to ear to ear soft whisper. There’s just something about it that gives me crazy tingles.
What Does ASMR Really Feel Like?
In short ASMR is a feel good tingly sensation that puts you in a relaxed mood. I listen to ASMR to unwind and let go. I experience the sensation only on my scalp and around my ears unlike other parts of my body like some people.
Best Headphones For ASMR?
When listening to ASMR I prefer listening to Binaural ASMR. Binaural ASMR is a binaural recording technique where the ASMR artist records the sound with two microphones. This creates a feeling that makes the listener feel like they are in the same room as the ASMR artist. This makes the experience that more real for the listener.
To listen to Binaural ASMR you need good headphones, regular headphones won’t cut it. It’s the same thing if you’re listening to regular ASMR you still need good headphones.
When choosing headphones for ASMR you want noise cancelling headphones. You want headphones that can differentiate between right and left ear. You want comfortable headphones.You want headphones that can deliver a clear crisp sound.
You need a pair of Sennheiser headphones. I use Sennheiser Hd 280 Pro headphones.
You can read the full review of the headphones I did. The headphones fit all the criteria. Sennheiser Hd 280 Pro is noise cancelling. Sennheiser Hd 280 Pro can differentiate between right and left ear. Sennheiser Hd 280 Pro is comfortable. Sennheiser 280 Hd Pro delivers a clear crisp sound.
Best of all Sennheiser Hd 280 Pro Headphones are great for listening to Binaural Beats.
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