Been watching ASMR almost every night for about a year, you could call me a seasoned viewer. Started off with TheWaterWhispers Ilse, then moved on the GentleWhispering. I was unaware of male ASMR for a while, but Ephemeral Rift (guy on OP's video) was instantly my favourite. He's so creative I watch the whole video instead of sleeping to it, but he is very relaxing. I don't really have ASMR, I listen for the soothing tone, but the closest things to trigger me were bottle cap sounds and when they check for pupillary dilation like in ER's most recent video where he collabs with Phonecian Sailor. I don't know why having my pupillary dilation checked triggers me, but it does
All in all, ignore the fact it's a bit weird if it's your first time, cus it's actually really helpful if you give it a shot. I mean, I don't suffer from insomnia, depression, PTSD, or any of the things that people who normally watch ASMR do, but it's hella relaxing and helps you alot to sleep .
@Predator If you haven't already looked it up, it's characterised as a tingling sensation that usually starts from the head and runs down your spine and arms. Most of us have experienced it as a kid, that tingling sensation when someone strokes your arm or something, even if you can't remember it. Now it has a name and has become quite popular. The tingle's strength and duration depends on the person, and getting it triggered also depends on the person. Different people have different triggers so you really have to explore to get tingles even if it takes a long time. Mine are bottle caps :] Hope I helped!