Quiet Videos

/ Short Documentary for the Guardian

/ 2016

Online videos of soothing sounds known as ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) are increasingly popular. Fans enjoy the relaxing effects of these ‘head orgasms’. Here, the makers of ASMR YouTube channels including WhisperAudios, WhispersRed and ASMRAngel explain the appeal of sounds such as gum-chewing, hair-brushing and beard-rubbing.