Monday, March 18, 2013

The Male ASMR Content Creators

There are people who can only be triggered by a certain sex---that's perfectly fine, there's not much you can do when your body will only have an ASMR response to certain things (much in the way that some people can't be triggered by role plays, or unintentional vids, etc).  I used to think I was the same way---before I started making my own content, I generally only went to female asrmtists for my tingles.  However, when I became an active member of this endeavor that so many work at, I became more open to considering different sources---because really, who wouldn't want tingles from anywhere they could get them? The more trigger sources, the better, right?  As someone who is completely dependent on ASMR videos for my own ability to sleep, I like having a deep pool of resources to dive into when I go to bed.  I have never experienced "asmr immunity" even though I tend to listen to multiple videos a night, and I think that having such a variety might have something to do with it.

Male content creators work hard.  Some people avoid their videos because they think hearing a man do a nurturing or personal attention role play will make them uncomfortable.  The men have gender stereotypes they have to work against---not only from the people who watch their vids who turn around and say "I just can't listen to a man do this"---but from the people who won't even click their videos once they see the sex of the asmrtist.  They also have ignorant assumptions that are made about them(because of the content they choose to make), that they have to learn to combat, ignore, or laugh off.  Female content creators can tend to get lots of inappropriate comments, but the males are no strangers to it either; and sometimes the level of aggression is increased towards a male asmrtist.

Male videos have all the trigger potential of those of their female counterparts.  They do personal attention role plays, sounds, unboxing, camera brushing, etc.  You can also find some VERY unique content on male channels, because like many content creators, some males bring their personal experiences to the ASMR table.  In addition to the "classics," you can find some really inventive and interesting demonstrative content.  I would like to discuss a couple of my personal go-to channels (in no particular order), and then list the male channels I am subscribed to (also in no order), in the hopes that you might explore them, and perhaps find a new source of sublime sedation.

JustAWhisperingGuy:    http://www.youtube.com/user/JustAWhisperingGuy/featured
This content creator's name is Robert, and his channel has a huge variety of videos to choose from. He has his own mixology series where he takes viewer requests, and demonstrates how to make their favorite drinks (based on his knowledge and experience as a bartender). He also has some fantastic medical role plays, sound assortment videos, page turning, situational background noises, guided relaxations, rambles, and two AMAZING drumming vids that will trigger your head off.  His upload rate is frequent and consistent.  Robert has a unique voice---it's versatile in that it can convey assertion in a very calming/nurturing way.  He is well spoken and articulate, and lends much to the discussion of ASMR.  He has contributed a few videos that not only trigger, but make your soul feel better (see his more recent "ASMR for self help").

ASMRByDesign:   http://www.youtube.com/user/ASMRByDesign/featured
This content creator's name is Nick, and he has a tremendous background in sound design.  Because of his extensive knowledge, Nick creates layered soundscapes (sound experiences) from the ground up.  His binaural videos are some of the highest quality I've ever come across---everything sounds crisp and clear.  This is because Nick spends an enormous amount of time perfecting his content, working meticulously to create the most effective balance.  In addition to these masterpieces, Nick has page turning, puzzles, legos, cooking, and rambling videos to choose from.  He also has a very personal video that has touched many people's hearts and given them a sense of understanding and acceptance (the third video he made).

Asmrer:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQm6b6NgavijQ6GN6H7fwYg
This content creator's name is Tony, and he is a very consistent asmrtist.  He puts work into his videos, and they are almost always incredibly successful for me.  Tony has a voice that could melt mountains, and a sense of humor that adds to my enjoyment of his videos.  His channel features one of the widest variety of role plays I've ever come across:  make over, telemarketer, medical, shave, masquerade, hair cuts...you name it, he's got it.  He also has sound videos, rambles, and other displaying/demonstrative videos---and has been doing more recent videos with a binaural (3D) mic, that has left me with no choice but to watch his role plays over and over.

Grey Wolf:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm3fbyzi9tfSnc_mpYeSuZw/featured
Grey Wolf is another content creator who has role plays that hit me right in the spine (that's where I feel the tingles more often than anywhere else).  His voice, demeanor, and movements are incredibly calming to me.  His channel features medical role plays, rambles, guided relaxations, sound experimentation, and book discussions.

Whisper Mister:  http://www.youtube.com/user/WhisperMister1/featured
Many people know Fred already.  He's a content creator with a beautiful accent, and a very gentle way about him.  His channel includes:  baking, unwrapping/unboxing, rambling, haircut/shave role plays, an eye exam, cranial nerve exam, and personal shopper role plays, among others.  He's been creating content for a year now, and his videos have that spark that makes you smile as you're falling asleep.  Also, if you haven't gathered---he whispers every now and then.  :P

Danny Docile:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIIqiiLrx6aPQKfdim4UaZg
Danny is a newer content creator, but upon seeing his first video, I quickly subscribed.  He has a great voice and whisper, but his humor really comes through in his videos.  Whenever I see a new upload, I know I am going to laugh and tingle.  Danny has a very clever way about him, and you can tell he enjoys creating content---which he does frequently.  His channel features rambling, and role plays that I guarantee you've never seen.  Danny has been a bank robber, the Prime Minister, death, a questionably qualified doctor, a magician...you can tell he has fun creating these very "twisty" scenarios that manage to be interesting while triggering.

I wish I could write about every male asrmtist, because they are all worth mentioning.  I am subscribed to A LOT, and for good reason.  Unfortunately I can't go through them all in length, so hopefully linking them will make up for that.  Here is the list of channels I am currently subbed to (again, in no particular order---and I did not go through each one to see their last upload date---so some will be more active than others).  I am not intentionally leaving anyone out, and welcome any responses that point me in the direction of another great male content creator I may have missed.  Obviously, not every channel will work for you, as we all experience ASMR differently.  I hope you find a channel, or handfuls of channels that help you on your quest to Tingle Town and Sleep City.   <_<  That's pretty cheesy, huh?  I'm not sorry!  NO REGRETS!   :P

3D Whispers:  http://www.youtube.com/user/3DWhispers/videos?view=0&flow=grid
WhisperingGamer094:  http://www.youtube.com/user/WhisperingGamer094/videos?flow=grid&view=0
Mymiridion:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuPqIMCXz4wds78ouUVBjEA
TheDefeaningWhisper:  http://www.youtube.com/user/TheDeafeningWhisper/videos?view=0&flow=grid
DeeplyRelaxing:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwHzBocK2RBqtYeHZF0joIg
TheLyricalWhispers:  http://www.youtube.com/user/TheLyricalWhispers/videos?view=0
aaronasmr:  http://www.youtube.com/user/aaronasmr/videos?view=0&flow=grid
BeanzlovesSOAD:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-c6uNZerkeYuMiFChi7S6w
Andrew Whisper:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE1uH9xw14GHvEZtcqYeG4Q/videos?flow=grid&view=0
VoiceOfSam:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtkKj9JNpzzipUFULLrXHww
YorkshireASMR:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwrIOzFqaPs4pdvhI6leOzA
WhisperingTF:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpSrEy0CKzotSe2ahPG0nYA
WindingWhisper:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHHlG5LnOWvjBhs-I5gPW1g
weightliftingwhisper:  http://www.youtube.com/user/weightliftingwhisper/videos?view=0&flow=grid
WhisperDeeply:  http://www.youtube.com/user/WhisperDeeply/videos?flow=grid&view=0
Veltonar TV:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4Lsjacp-Lza9lI_2VVq48g
WhisperDrifter:  http://www.youtube.com/user/WhisperDrifter/videos?flow=grid&view=0
Cerulean ASMR:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXzSiUqATz2iVwY4vg2I99Q/videos?flow=grid&view=0
Whisperears4u:  http://www.youtube.com/user/Whisperears4u/videos?flow=grid&view=0
TheWhisperCorner:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7ms5ZaTuvliWMuGIuLbP8Q
Bill MaxVoxPax:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-FSyx8dPh_Ax2SZOBJSEqA
Nicholasmrelaxation:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0H59mje17F9staCjqEx7Mw
GrowlingWhispers:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCREC0ROhWHC34AV9sfcb3WQ
Ephemeral Rift:  http://www.youtube.com/user/EphemeralRift/videos?view=0
DreamASMR:  http://www.youtube.com/user/DreamASMR/videos?flow=grid&view=0
WhisperingWeaver:  http://www.youtube.com/user/WhisperingWeaver/videos?view=0
Em Korczak:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0KoRTjBEZ_ClyY70KDopxg
MaleSoothe:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtvfwsQcpupY94zKcq9mMnQ
WhisperWhimsy:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_z95CeWCRO9prGzQRfP_Q
Black Rabbit Whispers:  http://www.youtube.com/user/OhMrRabbit/videos?view=0&flow=grid
kiwiwhispers:  http://www.youtube.com/user/kiwiwhispers/videos?view=0
Happy Whisper Man aka Gently Spoken:  http://www.youtube.com/user/GentlySpoken/videos?view=0&flow=grid
SoundComaASMR:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnPEymswDXpa8l9qAHVXDBw
Whisperstud:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwFlUc3Y-wl6JdzkcjZPWNg
GeekyWhispering:  http://www.youtube.com/user/geekyWhispering/videos?view=0
Liberty Whispers:  http://www.youtube.com/user/libertywhispers/videos?view=0&flow=grid
WolfberryWhisper:  http://www.youtube.com/user/WolfberryWhisper/videos?view=0
Massage & ASMR:  http://www.youtube.com/user/MassageASMR/featured
BlackMaleASMR:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSQnfP1sIQ0cnm4KH1cn3OQ
RelaxingASMR:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLkpnHm-KEmEACcYHX6cX5w
ASMRSURGE:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIKOy_q2VWDv1vzeoi7KgNw
ASMR Gaffer:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC4bE5o8Obn2OADE3uEXDDg/videos?flow=grid&view=0
Stephen SonographicSoothe:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXUAUg7BLd5_yFM62izUjXQ
SciWhisperer:  http://www.youtube.com/user/SciWhisperer/videos?view=0&flow=grid
RoadTripperrr:  http://www.youtube.com/user/RoadTripperrr/videos?view=0&flow=grid
Cosmic Asimar's Universe:  http://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicAsimar/videos?view=0
ASMguitaRist:  http://www.youtube.com/user/ASMguitaRist/videos?view=0&flow=grid
AuntJemimaASMR:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4K7v5KkcVq9sfEr3Oo5hkw
s g collins:  http://www.youtube.com/user/sgcollins/videos?view=0
ThePeaceableWhispers:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDHuFdabFsOuQYtlDAM2f8Q
TeddyWhispers:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcJHLJohvfYeLtzG-4F77Gw
CrystallineWhispers:  http://www.youtube.com/user/CrystallineWhispers/videos?view=0&flow=grid
thejnes1:  http://www.youtube.com/user/thejnes1/videos?view=0&flow=grid
whisperreader1080:  http://www.youtube.com/user/whisperreader1080/videos?view=0&flow=grid
KnightWhispering:  http://www.youtube.com/user/KnightWhispering/videos?view=0&flow=grid
IHopeThisIsASMR:  http://www.youtube.com/user/davidlm1268/videos?view=0
cylonASMR:  http://www.youtube.com/user/cylonASMR/videos?view=0&flow=grid



16 comments:

  1. Wow, you clearly put a LOT of work into this post 0_0 Seriously, thank you so much for showing such a huge amount of support for male ASMRtists. We do work hard to create content and I can't tell you how nice it is to see someone explicitly go beyond their own preconceived notions and give it a chance. I'm honored to have been included, thank you so much!

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    1. I couldn't not include you---your work is top level. :)

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  2. woohoo! more channels to check out!!

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  3. Glad to see you addressing this topic.

    This is purely the speculation of a content consumer. I have very few YouTube videos and none are really worth watching... unless your my friend or family member who wants to see short clips of fireworks or my cats.

    I imagine for most guys it's easier to ease into the ASMR community by watching videos made by female ASMR-tists. It's admittedly a little strange to watch these types of videos... random people making random noises and reciting random words whispered into your ears. Add to that the gender stereoypes you mentioned (plus ever-present homophobia), and I can see why ASMR-tists tend to target the opposite gender.

    That being said, EphemeralRift, Bill MaxVoxPax, and RelaxingASMR are all male content creators that I follow/subscribe/get excited for.

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    1. I am happy you gave some a shot and found some favorites!

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  4. Very interesting topic. Thanks for writing about it :)

    indeed, there's a gap in popularity between genders, it's been clear to me since the start... Because there are so many ASMR-tists to choose from, I usually watch videos made by women - I'd say 80 to 90% of the time. It could simply be because there are more of them and that I prefer their voice... Hard to say.

    From my Youtube Analytics numbers, I can tell you that my viewers are now almost 50%/50% gender-wise. At first it was more like 30%/70% for men, but at the time my most popular videos were sounds, so they were gender-neutral. As I started making more whisper videos, I got a significant increase in female viewership, large enough to make it even. It could be because of gender but then again, maybe not... it's just an anectodal observation...


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    1. thank you for those stats, that's very interesting to me!

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  5. Ethemeral Rift is an excellent male ASMRtist who figured out how to get around the issue. I think he's excellent. He's one of the few male ASMRtists to whom I'll listen. I do feel uncomfortable with men in general as ASMRtists. I think it's awkward.

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    1. Ephemeral Rift is the only male ASMRtist I've listened to (and honestly one of only a handful I've come across). I can't put my finger on exactly how he got around the issue, but he did.

      I want to say that the role plays tend to be more transactional and less nurturing in nature. Like, he's repairing a robot (love those videos), or selling you candy.

      I have an ASMR channel and am male, so I am trying to figure out what kind of things I can do to make the content more accessible to male listeners.

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  6. I actually got into ASMR from Fred aka WhisperMister, and it quickly led to your channel, but I am very happy to go and check out some more of the ones you have listed here (also your sense of humor is also very lovely)

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  7. This topic was a concern so it's cool to see the community voicing support.t thanks Heather๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽค๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ‘Œ

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  8. I'm a man, and I watch female ASMRtists almost exclusively. For me, women are the only people I care to get that close to. I know how that sounds, but nevertheless, it's the reality (for me). Not that ASMR videos are sexual for me, it's just a comfort issue, I would say. I would find a guy whispering in my ear creepy. Women invade each other's space all the time, it seems, but I believe my experience is pretty common for men. And after all, comfort is kind of the point of this, right?

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    1. By the way, I've never experienced tingles from ASMR videos. I have experienced tingles from other factors, which sometimes occur. What I do get from these videos is just a gooey-good, relaxing feeling. This feeling, I've gotten (rarely) from a very young age. Sometimes when a teacher was explaining something in a hypnotic way, I remember Mister Rogers having that hypnotic, sleep-inducing effect on me.

      Actual tingles, I only seem to get when something affects me on a spiritual level. For me, it's my ecstatic state -- one which I experience only rarely. Usually it's caused by the content of something somebody says and not the way they say it. Our brains are all different, I guess.

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