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All the Celebs Are Doing ASMR These Days — But Like What Is It?

By Mustafa Gatollari

You've probably seen them in your YouTube feed before or heard about your favorite celebrities, like Cardi B, partaking in ASMR. No, it's not a new party drug, but rather a sensory-biological phenomenon.

What is ASMR?

It's an acronym for autonomous sensory meridian response. With a name like that, you can probably understand why so many people have opted to just shorten its name.

It's defined as a "calming, pleasurable feeling often accompanied by a tingling sensation."

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Readers who aren't afraid to explore and experiment with various substances will nod their head when I talk about the trippy feeling you get under the influence when listening to certain music tracks or hearing certain sounds or words. 

Throw in some calming or pleasurable images and you've got yourself a heck of a time. Something I'm not proud of: I underestimated just how potent a substance I had taken was and didn't give myself enough time to chill out. I made the error of playing a track that was triggering my ASMR so hard that I literally lost all sense of reality: it was like a film reel tore and ended in front of me while I was behind the wheel. I basically had a "headgasm" so intense I needed to scream, shut off the radio and roll down the window so cold air and rain could calm me down.

It was amazing. I'll never do it again, because, you know, I would like to care about my life, but oh boy was it incredible.