Parasocial Relationships Part 1: From ASMR to AoE2

Photo by Caspar Camille Rubin on Unsplash

For the past 3 years, I’ve been using ASMR to help me get to sleep every night. To be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever experienced the tingly skin-orgasm that you’re supposed to get when consuming ASMR. For me it’s just something generally relaxing that I’ve now gotten used to and can’t imagine doing without. It’s kinda like white noise, the same way certain people find it easier to sleep if there’s a…



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Michael J. Vowles

Freelance writer, occasional traveler, full-time ice cream taster. I run a blog at where I ramble with enthusiasm.