When I watch needle injections on Instagram, YouTube, or TikTok I get an autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR). This causes me to hurt myself sometimes with pens and tacks. Is it sterile? Should I stop?

Thank you for your question. ASMR is an autonomous sensory meridian response that leads to a tingling sensation in the crown of the head, caused by a range of audio-visual triggers, such as needle injections. Some people may find watching ASMR videos to be an outlet for stress relief, relaxation, and/or to help them fall asleep. ASMR videos are posted across sites […]

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