About 6 years ago there was no such term to describe this experience. “Instead, a few people on obscure message boards talked about their curious triggers: whispering, the TV show Big Brother and, of course, Bob Ross.”
Slowly, a community began to form around people who realize this tingling feeling was not unique to them
First group to discuss ASMR
The first video in an attempt to generate ASMR, 2009
Video themes have evolved quickly in only a few years, as more people find ASMR and more creators emerge.
The term “ASMR” slowly began to gain traction in 2010; Around 2011 it took off in Google and Youtube searches.