been awhile and thought i'd check in.
i wanted to share some info about a phenomenon that i've experienced since i was a child but have only now learned it had a name and was experienced by others, ASMR, Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. its a warm and tingling feeling that starts on the back of the neck and runs across my scalp. its very soothing, relaxing and great at relieving anxiety. i first noticed it as a kid when my girlfriends and i would play with each other's hair- as girls often do. i also noticed it when i would hear soft soothing voices - like whispers. i have now learned that there are websites, podcasts and you tube videos devoted to this topic and ASMR "artists" who "perform" triggers for others to experience. learn more about it here: https://asmruniversity.com. apparently not all people experience it, but its worth checking out for those who recognize what i am describing. some videos/podcasts are not that great and are just taking advantage of the "craze" now that it has a name. it takes a truly compassionate and altruistic person to be an ASMR artist.