Happy ASMR day!

I did not know there was a national holiday for ASMR, but I am in! I’m celebrating by showing you my favorite ASMR video yet. It’s a GIBI video that she released at Christmas of last year. Little did she know that 2020 was going to be a stressful year…

This is my favorite ASMR video of all time.
I listen to it multiple times a day, like some face attention mantra.

Hold on, let me fangirl a moment, I was listening to one of Gibi’s ASMR vids while doing some writing (it helps me focus and calm my ADHD. That, and my Adderall.) And I realized that one of the things that makes her so great is that she uses what is most likely her “normal” voice, only softer. It makes it so much more genuine than some of the other ASMR affirmation videos.

I think you know what I am talking about. In the theater I used to call it “poetry voice.” (A brilliant poet friend of mine might have actually coined that one, or I heard her say it and then adopted it as my own. Can’t remember.) Anyway, to me, “poetry voice” is this affected, kind of false voice. It’s sing-songy, occasionally over dramatic, and sometimes, way too precious. When I hear anyone use it, well it just makes my skin crawl. (And not in the good ASMR way.)

Look, I know that I am extremely discerning when it comes to ASMR. And that may have a lot to do with my sensory issues. But I see my loss as your gain. If I love it, and you also have sensory issues or misophonia, I’ve done the skin crawling work for you.

I have yet to find someone as good at this particular skill than Gibi. A very, very close second would be Gentle Whispering ASMR or Frivolous Fox ASMR.

Do you know any others I should listen to?

ASMR and Autism

As some of you may know two very pivotal things happened in my life, I was diagnosed with autism at the age of thirty five AND (this one most of you won’t know) I also discovered ASMR. Don’t know what ASMR is? Oh man, you’re gonna love it. Or not. Me? It’s one of the best tools I have in my mental health toolkit.

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