The videos spur varying reactions in viewers; some find it disturbing or uncomfortably sexual and others find it mesmerizing. While some may find it unappealing, others like Marina Bridal, use it for therapeutic purposes.
Having been diagnosed with generalized anxiety and major depressive disorder at the age of 16, the first year University of Victoria student swears by the videos. After finding both therapy and medication unsatisfactory, Bridal sought out other methods and discovered ASMR by accident.
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