Okay, so I ran a poll on the blog for the last 90 days, and you all had a chance to vote. When I say all, I mean 132 people, which is a record. The number of people voting on these polls just goes up and up!
So the question asked was: “Which sense do you rely on most to trigger ASMR events?”
And the results of the poll are as follows:
Almost equally voted for was sight and touch. 11 People (8%) voted for sight, and 14 (10%) for touch. 4 People (3%) said that they are triggered by a sixth sense, and 2 (1%) claim to not rely on any senses, which is in essence stating that one is a Type A and not a Type B experiencer, seeing as Type As don’t rely on external stimuli.
Interestingly, smell and taste both received no votes, making them without a shadow of a doubt the least common senses relied upon to trigger ASMR, although I have read limited accounts of people doing so.
But our runaway winner is hearing/sound with 101 votes, taking 76%; just over 3/4 of the vote. I think that result was a tad predictable but it still made for an interesting question. As was pointed out in the comments of this post, a lot of people use more than one sense to reliably trigger ASMR events, like a combination of sight and sound, and so it must have been hard to choose just one.
Thanks to all who voted and stay tuned for the next poll which will be up some time this month. Any suggestions for a topic? Leave a comment or contact me.