ASMR itself is pretty nice, there's a couple of channels which are my go to when I absolutely cannot get anxiety out of my head and just get to sleep, or when I just need to relax.
The scene though is kinda weird.
There's a lot of people who seem to do it becuase they get ASMR themselves and figured why not. There's a whole bunch of people who have real production values and some really cool stuff - stories and characters and neat things.
Then there's this whole arm of it which is like… well, like a lot of this thread is talking about, where it absolutely IS a sex thing, and they just say "but its asmr uwu" when they make a video about licking the camera whilst wearing a bikini.
That stuff isnt representative, and should be thrown in the trash. It's just for the same kind of idiot men who got upset when Belle Delphine didnt make porn. I mean, props to them for finding a way to make money out of incels, but it really does cast a sort of shadow over the rest.
The good stuff is good stuff though, if you actually get asmr.