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ASMR – Awkward or Addicting?

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Albany chapter.

ASMR. The activity that everyone is slowly getting into – Cardi B, Wiz Khalifa, 21 Savage, etc. Used for medical issues and/or past-times, this trend has broadened its audience throughout the age spectrum. Autonomous sensory meridian response is an experience characterized by a static-like or tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine. From eating food to scalp scratching, people have discovered a new way to make easy coin. 

Originally, I would just glance over my daily dose of natural hair videos and I began to see the ASMR wash days in my recommended. I did my research and discovered that people suffering with insomnia use these videos to help them fall asleep. At first, I discovered the extreme ASMRS, like 50 Hamburgers ASMR, and I was genuinely disgusted. At the peak of mid-week boredom, I began to watch basic Seafood Boil ASMRs. I’m now addicted to Bloveslife and Eat Life with Kimchi. People call me crazy when I watch them, but they’re an acquired taste. If you just listen to the sounds with your eyes closed, it’s a whole new experience. Besides, it puts me on to more dishes and gives me motivation to go out to eat! 


The modern-day combo of Susie Carmichael and Moesha Mitchell, except she's Haitian.
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Ashanti Dunn

Albany '18