Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response — or “Head Orgasm”
I’m considering running a side column called “Perversion of the Week”. This would be the first entry. 😉
The article above is about the tingly sensations you get when someone is, for example, whispering really close to your ear.
About two years ago I found out that this sensation had a name and then realised I also experienced it when people played with my hair in junior school or when I would hear people type on a soft keyboard.
Have you ever experienced something similar? Perhaps when the hairdresser cuts your hair, or someone else does your makeup, or when someone roots around in a crinkly bag, or when you watch Bob Ross paint, or when the school nurse checked your hair for nits? (That last one might just be me …) If you have ever had those relaxing tingles, you were probably experiencing something called ASMR.
ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response and is a neurological term used to describe those tingles. It’s a feeling of otherworldly relaxation. It feels like your brain is melting in a good way. I’ve also heard it described as a “brain massage” or even a “head orgasm”.
Some people get the ASMR really strongly and/or more easily than others. And some smart women have figured out how to turn this fetish into an easy buck. They set up elaborate role-playing situations rigged with ASMR triggers, film it, and upload it to YouTube with a “Donate” link. Here’s an example:
I don’t know about you, but I think it’s fucking hot…