For the past couple of years, one woman has been able to find the Internet audience for her – and if you’re into whispering, goosebumps and the sound of keyboard taps, then you might just been a fan as well. You see, Charlotte a.k.a ASMRAngel has gained over 80,000 subscribers just by talking reaaaaally quietly in front of her camera.
ASMR, or Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, is what Charlotte calls, “positive goosebumps”. In an interview with GazetteLive, she explains more about her “triggers” to hearing audibly pleasing sounds: “When you listen to a nice sound or a ‘trigger’, you have a very good response. Personally, I get goosebumps shooting through my arms and down to my legs and all through my torso”. You can see her most popular whispering video below:
Whilst little scientific research has been done into ASMR, the strong community online is key to move it’s public perception away from one of sexual arousal or pornography: “People watch my videos to trigger their ASMR but also to help them relax if they struggle with depression, anxiety or PTSD. I’ve had soldiers who haven’t slept in weeks or months since coming back from fighting, thanking me for helping them relax and get to sleep.”
Charlotte’s videos range from her doing a “cranial nerve examination role play” (as seen below), to streaming for two hours whilst she does ASMR unboxing, eating and whispering with American food. It may not be your cup of tea (which Charlotte frequently sips on during her videos), but with millions of search results on YouTube this trend is only going up and you can expect to see Charlotte’s subscriber count steadily grow more and more.
Are you a fan of the whispering ASMR trend? Let us know in the comments below if you are, as well as giving us some recommendations of YouTubers to check out! We wanna get in on these positive goosebumps…