Cannabis ASMR: The Latest Social Media Craze Aimed at Weed Lovers
Did you click the headline to find out just what the heck ASMR is? That’s what got us started looking into this curious trending topic on YouTube too! It turns out ASMR is a sensory response to certain activities that brings some lucky people waves of euphoria and peacefulness. Sounds like a great pairing for cannabis, right?
What is ASMR?
Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) is a sensation that occurs when some people are exposed to specific audible and/or visual stimuli. These stimuli often include whispering, soft scratching, tapping and repetitive noises like turning the pages in a book. When exposed to these “triggers,” the affected person experiences a tingling sensation often beginning in the scalp and spreading throughout the body, as well as euphoria and a sense of calm. Some claim ASMR puts them in a meditative or trance-like state.
ASMR videos fall into two main categories: intentional and unintentional. Intentional videos are made with the purpose of trigging ASMR in sensitive viewers; unintentional ASMR videos were made for another purpose but also result in the same effect. Bob Ross painting is an example of an unintentional ASMR video. Many viewers find his soothing voice and positive speech effective in launching an ASMR experience.
So, where does cannabis fit in? Some video creators are combining their twin passions of ASMR and cannabis into soothing videos for their viewers. Thanks to the calming and euphoric nature of cannabis, the pairing seems to make sense. Videos feature activities like joint rolling, with or without whispering and resin melting. One Canadian YouTuber created a cannabis roleplay video where she “signs up” a new client to a dispensary and showcases some of the products they sell, all in a soothing and quiet tone. The video has half a million views.
How do you know if you’re sensitive to ASMR?
One way is to watch some videos and see if you’re triggered! This article has four cannabis ASMR videos to check out, including the cannabis roleplay. ASMR doesn’t affect everyone the same, however. In some people ASMR causes feelings of irritation and anger!
What do you think about ASMR? Did you watch the videos? Tell us about your experiences in the comments!
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