Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is a euphoric or mildly pleasant experience characterized by a static-like or tingling sensation on the skin that usually begins throughout the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine, precipitating relaxation.
Sure, some people don't feel it. Some people watch it or listen to it because it's just a relaxation technique or it puts them to sleep. It usually does the trick.
It's the usual practice to listen to it with headphones because a lot of videos focus on the ears of the listener separately - especially role playing and personal attention videos.
Different types of ASMR
Types - meaning triggers in this case are things a person does in the video that speak to the person listening or watching the video. In a sense a particular trigger doesn't work for everyone. ASMR is about finding what trigger works for you.
> eating sounds
> wind/blowing sounds
> scratching and tapping
> water sounds
> role playing
Although these aren't the only triggers, they are the most common.
Some examples of most popular Youtube ASMR creators:
(whispering, personal attention, blowing sounds, water sounds, tapping, hand movements)
(many triggers in one video, hence the name of the video - to help you find out if any of these work on you)
(whispering, eating sounds)
IF you don't experience ASMR with any of the triggers that exist or that you could find, it's possible you just can't experience it in that way... One item that will help you feel it no matter what you're hearing or watching is this thing: