The harassment in the industry is so bad that one ASMRtist now carries a gun to protect herself. Others simply quit.
Eating your way to online fame sounds like a dream but mukbangers tell us what it’s really like to churn out food content.
“People are getting off on the idea that these people are fulfilling requests unknowingly. That is what makes it so exploitative and scary.”
People can’t seem to get enough of watching others read books and take down notes in real time.
Personalized ASMR content has become a form of therapy as isolated fans struggle with depression, loneliness, and economic hardship.
Surreal 3D art turns videos full of background sound into fleshed-out scenes to escape into.
Watching people quietly decorate cakes on YouTube feels like a form of meditation, but you get to stare at cake.
“I suffer from anxiety and have recently started watching your videos to relax. Its calming. Thank you,” one commenter wrote on YouTuber My Mechanics' video.