Many relaxers get the tingles from only unintentional ASMR videos. There are a lot of artisan, cranial nerve examination and unintentional soft spoken videos going around YouTube. We have gathered these together so you can easily fall asleep to these soothing voices.
What does unintentional ASMR mean?
First of all, if ASMR is a new phenomenon to you, read what it is.
Many videos are created daily by people who call themselves “ASMR artists” or “ASMRtists”. Their intention is to create relaxing and soothing sounds and voices for you to fall asleep or relax to.
Unintentional ASMR, on the other hand, is created for a totally different purpose. But give you the same tingles.
They might be videos of:
- Person visiting a doctor, barber or massage parlor.
- Artisan videos: creating wooden tables, machine sounds or drawing for example.
- Instructional videos; explaining something with a calm voice.
Some refer to these videos as the “True ASMR” or “Accidental ASMR”. Some ASMR videos feel very forced and are really boring to watch if you are not trying to fall asleep but to relax in the daytime. Unintentional ASMR videos are often educational and you learn something from them. ASMR is just an unintended side effect.
Famous unintentional ASMR persons
The most famous person who accidentally gave everybody tingles must be Bob Ross
Bob Ross was an artist who painted landscapes on his own television show. The point of the show was to teach people how to create their own art by using very inexpensive supplies and simple painting tricks. Many say that Bob Ross was the father of ASMR. People used to watch his videos for relaxation purposes long before the term ASMR was created.
Why is Bob Ross so relaxing?
Rob Ross accidentally employs a great combination of ASMR triggers. His voice is soothing and calm and he makes long pauses between his words. His style of instruction is very warm and it feels like he’s standing beside you guiding.
“I knew I got them while watching the program even though I had no idea what the experience was called and even thought myself odd or even crazy for having them in the first place”
– Reddit user Loreseekers
Bob Ross also made the brushing sounds popular.
Where to find Bob Ross Videos?
There are many videos on YouTube but I believe YouTube removes the long videos for copyright infringement. So there are only three minute peaks and some long videos stay there for a day or two before they get banned. (EDIT: some episodes are now available on YouTube)
You can also purchase the original DVD:s Bob Ross created. I have watched most of them because I was interested in painting also. Painting along Bob Ross was pretty fun. I learned to create pretty good looking mountains and I was able to give some of my paintings as a Christmas present to my friends as well.
Baba – Barber Shop
Baba himself has become a very well known person in the ASMR community. He has a small barber shop in Pushkar, India and many ASMR lovers have actually visited there just to get the tingles. In Asia getting a long head massage while visiting a barber is the norm, but nevertheless, Baba takes it to the next level. One might say this is intentional ASMR. It is intentional relaxation but Baba has been doing this for far longer than ASMR as a concept has been around.
If you enjoyed this barber video, we have a whole list of haircut videos.
Big list of unintentional ASMR videos
Most of these videos focus heavily on an ASMR trigger called “focusing on a task”. It’s just unbelievably relaxing to watch someone do things confidently while being at ease.
Here is a large list of the best unintentional ASMR videos:
Knife sharpening. While relaxing you might also learn something useful. This technique applies to kitchen knifes also.
Soft spoken unintentional ASMR video about replacing an iPhone screen.
Wine pouring tutorial. No speaking.
Ancient languages spoken out loud.
An artist cuts out paper by knife to create a beautiful piece of art.
Soft speaking while playing video games. If you enjoy this, you might enjoy our post about video games and ASMR.
How to make a drink: Rum Cobbler
Making delivious looking Iced latte.
Energy healing session
Drink water the correct way
Chinese tea ceremony
Unboxing of Wii U game console
Visiting the tailor
Show and tell: steam engine
Crafting a shotgun
Neurological screening examination – visiting the doctor
NIH Stroke Scale Training
How to write
What to do when ASMR don’t work?
There are people who don’t experience ASMR. It could be that you belong to this group or alternatively your trigger is just far more uncommon. If nothing triggers you, a sure way to get ASMR is to experience it physically. It can be done with a head massaging tool called the orgasmatron. It produces tingles that are much more intense than any audio ASMR trigger. I got one of these back when I was like 15 and have been using it ever since. It’s best used when someone else massages you with it. But you can do it yourself also. They are super cheap too
Where to find more?
The best places to find unintentional ASMR are:
- Playlists on YouTube (created by ASMR lovers)
- You might also try to search for videos on your favorite ASMR scenario such as tailor fitting or cranial nerve examination.
- /r/ArtisanVideos on reddit. This subreddit is about tradesmen performing their work.
- /r/UnIntentionalASMR on reddit is dedicated to finding new videos to trigger.