ASMR

So there’s this thing out there.

It’s called ASMR:

Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response

It’s a feeling of well-being combined with a tingling sensation in the scalp and down the back of the neck that some people experience in response to gentle stimulus – like a soft sound.

I’m going to be straight with you.

I just recently discovered mukbang (when an online host eats large amounts of food while interacting with the audience).

And slime squishing (no explanation necessary).

And what these things have in common is ASMR.

Ignoring the fact that I’m about 10 years late to this party, I must say “I LOVE ASMR.”

I don’t get tingly, but what I do get is a feeling of satisfaction while I watch mukbang, ASMR, and slime videos.

Are you cutting kinetic sand with a knife?

I want to watch.

Eating a bucket of spicy glass noodles?

I’m there.

Squishing slime peppered with glitter?

Yes, please!

I’m not sure why I’m drawn to ASMR, but I love it.

So I’m going to leave you with one of the funniest, yet satisfying videos to watch:

P.S.  ASMR has hit the main stream.  Check out this Superbowl commercial for Michelob Ultra featuring ASMR:

New fetish

I have a new fetish.

I JUST discovered this.

This is in addition to black vinyl lingerie and neoprene wetsuits.

While browsing Instagram, I discovered that I like to watch other people eating food.

There’s the whole WORLD out there where women (and men, but usually women) loudly eat food in front of a camera.

It’s crazy I know, but I can’t look away.

Who discovered this stuff, is what I want to know.

So there I am, browsing Instagram when ANOTHER video comes on which TOTALLY CAPTIVATES me.

Slime.

That’s right, I like videos of people squishing and folding slime with their hands.

I know it’s odd.

My friend Nathan told me as much.

He asked, “How high are you?” when I sent him links to the videos I was watching.

Not at all, but that’s besides the point.

I was floored that he too, wasn’t enthralled with the videos.

And then it happened.

I came across a mash up video of slimy things and eating food, and my life was complete.

Everyone does that stuff, right?

I wasn’t out there looking for a new fetish.

My latex, vinyl and neoprene fetishes were just fine for me.

And then it happened.

I was browsing Instagram and I came across cali_slime.

And O. M. G.

I was mesmerized.

Apparently, watching a woman’s hand poke, fold, and squeeze slime in all sorts of different shades and transparencies is really entertaining for me.

I totally LOVED it.

I instantly followed cali_slime.

And then I BINGE WATCHED their videos.

Shudder.

It.

Was.

Awesome.

As if I need to add another freaky thing I do to my “Weird Things Michelle Does List.”

It comes right after ‘filter all the pulp out of my juice.’

And right before ‘make the sign of the cross every time I pass road kill.’

Everyone does that stuff, right?