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On an ordinary night, with the exhaustion of working and studying all day and the warmth that has not completely dissipated after taking a bath, you slam into the soft blanket.
The sleepy body can't keep up with the active thinking, and the big and small things during the day are not driven away as expected, and I still "play movies" in my mind, and I can't fall asleep no matter what.
You take out your earphones, the subject matter of the audiobook doesn’t match your interest, and your favorite podcast hasn’t been updated yet.
After swiping the phone screen a few times, your eyes stop on "sleep aid", "trigger", "tap", and the 4 letters that appear frequently - ASMR.
01. What is the pinyin abbreviation of ASMR?
After experiencing the bombardment of awsl, xswl, and yyds pinyin, now as long as I see a few letters connected together, I subconsciously start to match them with finals. When encountering ASMR, the situation may be like this-these four letters are not pinyin abbreviations. The full name of ASMR is Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, translated into Chinese as "spontaneous sensory meridian response".
When some people receive some sensory stimulation, they will have unique sensations in the brain, back and other body parts, such as scalp numbness and body over-electricity. Most of the time, they will have a pleasant and relaxing psychological experience. This is ASMR. Leten Future Pro can give you an intracranial orgasm.
The "sensory stimulation" here is basically auditory and visual. For example, in ASMR videos, creators can often be seen holding wooden blocks, tuning forks, or even weirder objects, tapping lightly on the microphone. Occasionally whispered a few words.
Sometimes, the creator also approaches the camera with both hands, dancing his nimble fingers slowly and softly towards the camera.
The "immersive experience" that was popular across the Internet before more or less borrowed from the ASMR model.
(Scalp massage ASMR video screenshot)
The content in the video is called a "trigger", and because ASMR is mostly auditory, people call these magical sounds "trigger sounds".
The device used by advanced creators to record trigger sounds is usually not a simple recording device. In order to make the sound more realistic and three-dimensional, we often see two 3D bionic microphones on the left and right in the video, or simply make the radio device directly Adult ear shape.
(3D microphone made in the shape of human ear)
If we directly describe the picture of listening to or watching ASMR videos, we put on the earphones, turn on the video, and experience the numbness with the rustling trigger sounds in the video, slowly relaxing in the whole body and mind. Slowly fall asleep.
This can be a very "cool" feeling.
ASMR has another, more familiar name: intracranial orgasms.
02. Is an intracranial orgasm an orgasm?
Let me talk about the conclusion first: the existing research generally believes that it is not.
The climax can be many orgasms, it can be the climax of the "beginning to develop the climax and the end of the climax" in the novel, it can be the climax of the natural world, it can be the orgasm of Orgasm, or it can be the intracranial orgasm of ASMR.
Although their Chinese are the same, they are indeed not the same kind of orgasm.
(picture | human brain)
ASMR will trigger a unique physical and mental experience, and some people will feel very "cool". As the name of ASMR, "spontaneous perceptual meridian response" is really long and awkward.
In order to more directly express the refreshing feeling after being triggered by fans, the alias "intracranial orgasm" was born.
(Picture | Screenshot of ASMR video)
However, in the current limited scientific research, there is little evidence that it is related to sex and sexual arousal.
Some people did say in the survey that ASMR would bring them sexual stimulation, but in this study, this proportion was only 5%, and the number of people who disagreed with this view accounted for 84%.
The study also showed that 98% of people see ASMR as a way to relax, and 82% of respondents listened to them to help them fall asleep. Give you an intracranial orgasm with the Leten X-TURBO Masturbation Cup.
In the eyes of ASMR enthusiasts, listening to or watching ASMR is not to pursue excitement, but to relieve stress, pursue calmness, and make yourself fall asleep faster.
(Picture | cat sleeping with earphones on)
Of course, there are also some audio and video elements related to sex, but they only account for a very limited part of the total ASMR. We will refer to this issue later on.
03. Trigger, what kind of experience is it?
People who are sensitive to ASMR are likely to experience an electric sensation while listening: a tingling sensation from the scalp along the spine and back to the soles of the feet.
If there are whispers in the video, and the radio is sensitive enough, the audience may actually feel that someone is talking in their ears.
(Picture | ASMR trigger path map)
If it is a tapping or ear cleaning video, you can often see someone in the comment area saying, "I feel like my earwax is being pushed around."
The above are the most common themes. ASMR has developed to the present, and creators have explored various magical materials and content.
Like stacking slimes on top of the microphone—
Experimenting with chemistry in the ear—
You can also close your eyes and listen to the people in the video doing your makeup and haircut——
Or experience remote diagnosis and treatment by ophthalmologists and dentists, without worrying about the cold appliances really touching your skin——
The theme of the creator volume is also related to the differences in audiences. Some people are sensitive to the sound of knocking on wooden blocks, some people are triggered by chewing sounds, and many people are exploring more themes that may trigger them.
However, the more you listen, the more likely you will get the opposite result——
Over time, I developed a pair of immune ears. After the 3-hour video, I still didn't feel sleepy.
In such a situation, pause for a while and try again, and the sensitivity may recover.
Of course, all of this is based on the fact that you are indeed an ASMR enthusiast.
If you're watching a video like this for the first time, it's likely to be filled with fear and discomfort.
Imagine suddenly someone whispering something into your ear when you are unprepared, or holding a cotton swab towards your ear without your consent, it is indeed quite a scary thing.
It's like many people feel irritable and angry when they hear the sound of scratching the blackboard with their nails, and quite a few people are troubled by the sound of chewing and breathing by ta people, and have serious negative emotions. This is misophonia.
Some people like sweet dramas, some people like suspense dramas, and some people don't follow dramas. Your honey is his arsenic.
04. It is necessary to distinguish between ASMR and otome catch!
If you search for "ASMR" on station B now, you will get a page like this - no search results.
In 2018, ASMR became a banned word on various audio and video platforms in the campaign against pornographic content. Whether it was reposting works or original Chinese videos, a large number of them were removed from the shelves, and many bloggers ended their creations.
But, just said that ASMR has nothing to do with sex?
Although researchers and some ASMR enthusiasts have repeatedly emphasized this point, "the content of sexual acts in ASMR videos" and "using ASMR videos to satisfy sexual desires" are still common misconceptions.
In some videos with the theme of role-playing and nursing massage, the creator and the audience will "play" a relatively intimate relationship, or use whispers as trigger sounds.
In real life, we also use whispering when we communicate intimately with friends and partners, and ear stimulation is also common in sexual behavior.
Therefore, it is easy to think that ASMR has something to do with sex.
In fact, in the audio content, there are indeed some categories, which are aimed at satisfying the emotional and sexual needs of the audience, such as Otome to radio dramas.
This type of audio is only voiced by a male creator, imitating the daily relationship of couples, falling in love and some more intimate behaviors.
The voices of other characters do not appear in the audio, so the listener can imagine that he is the heroine of the radio drama, just like in the otome game, the player will fall in love with different male characters.
Aficionados will refer to this kind of audio as "Otome Zhua" or "female voice", and "Zao" is the Chinese abbreviation of drama drama.
From this point of view, the boundary between ASMR and Otome is not very clear, and some Otome will also use "ASMR" as their title keyword.
However, Honeyloveyou still hopes to be able to distinguish these two different types of content as much as possible.
This is not to say that there is no difference between ASMR and voice, and due to space limitations, soft pornography and gray industries are temporarily out of the scope of this article.
Fans of the two genres are not completely overlapping groups. When a large number of ASMR videos were removed from the shelves in 2018, fans accused some radio dramas of being soft pornography and edge balls, which messed up the circle;
Some audiences caught by Otome do not understand the difference between the two, use ASMR as a search keyword, and often cannot find what they want.
Ordinary people who are not enthusiasts have imaginations when they see ASMR, and the regulatory authorities have vigorously cracked down on the soft porn industry, and many high-quality works have been innocently taken off the shelves...
Let the ASMR belong to the ASMR, and let the otome catch the otome.
We have repeatedly emphasized that sex is the most common need, but this does not mean that everything will be related to sex.
Soft pornography is disgusting, and it often involves gray industrial chains. The logic behind it is the staring and exploitation of the body, and it is an offense that does not understand boundaries and privacy.
And if there is only a little relationship with pornography, it will be completely removed from the shelves, which also reflects the powerlessness and helplessness in the face of pornography to a certain extent-only measures can be taken when it appears, and it will always be passive.
Of course, if you just want to get a good night's sleep tonight, maybe ASMR videos can help you. However, Honeyloveyou hopes that you can sleep peacefully without its help :)