Friday, May 7, 2010

AIE Boosters: Goosebumps, Itches, Stroking – Type C?

We more or less know that there are at least two types of AIE or ASMR. There’s Type A, which is when you are consciously controlling the sensation with no external influences, and there’s Type B, which is when the sensation is created by external influences.

Neither of these need to actually have any tactile influence or touching involved however. Which is why I propose that there may well be a Type C ASMR – which is sensations caused by touch instead of sound, sight, or smell – senses which don’t  involve touch.

Try touching your skin, stroking it, and see if it causes any sensation, particularly the one we all want to experience here.

And this can even be used to enhance the feeling too. Say you’re experiencing AIE, or the tingling sensation, and you stroke a section of your body – it boosts the sensation, increasing its effect and intensity.

I’ve read other people’s posts and so on in forums or over at the ASMR Group, and they say that when they get goosebumps from the cold or some other source, it also helps to stimulate or enhance the experience. The same goes for an itch – you could leave it, or scratch it; stroking the area to see if it intensifies the sensation.

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