Today I discovered that I am actually blocked from commenting on <lj user="browngirl">'s LJ.
So, yeah. Racefail & its fallout was definitely in my mind when I wrote that; and here it is, still or again. But enough of that, as my friend Mary Pharr says.
Anyway, what I'd intended to comment to was a discussion of autonomous sensory meridian response (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomou
I've certainly had that tingle; the most recent example was while I was reading *Paradise Lost." (As I said, I wish I'd enjoyed the poem this much when I studied it in graduate school.) The feeling is usually in the back of my neck, although it can be anywhere around my head and neck area. One thing that's fascinating me now is how different this tingle is from the tingle of a limb falling asleep or the effects of carpal tunnel syndrome, both of which I'm all too familiar with.
Linked but different feelings: the hair on my head standing up a bit, felt in the scalp (more likely due to awe than to horror or suspense); a warm expansion in my heart area.
The tingle and hair standing up are both pretty rare, and I can't recall them happening from music, though I think I've had one or both once or twice in movies. One cool thing is that they can happen both when I'm reading literature and when I'm talking about that work with a student--nice work benefit. The heart opening is much more common, and I can help it along or even cause it by thinking about stuff, while the others are both unpredictable and seemingly involuntary.
And yes, I've had orgasms with no physical stimulus, though not for many years; more often when I smoked grass, but also while doing energy-moving stuff mentally.
How about you guys?
Mood: chatty, all cheered up