It’s time to start submitting your stims and getting the conversation rolling! The idea of this blog is to explore how stimming is experienced by autistic people, and to build a database of behaviour types. What are your stims? How do they feel? What parameters of the stim are the most relaxing? What music is best for stimming?
I want to hear how happy you all become when you do your favourite stims. I want to see diagrams of what kind of movements have the biggest effect. I want to see pictures of what you imagine when you stim. I ask not just what stims you have, but how you conceptualise stimming as a sensory experience.
I’m interested in what triggers them as well (add warnings if they’re traumatic). One of my major triggers is actually reading about stimming, so this will be an interesting blog to run!
The blog is currently run by Alyssa.
Tensing can be a thing. LOTS of ways
Sounds a lot dirtier than it actually is.
I guess “group stimming” would be a better term.
Sure, why not?
It’s certainly visually stimulating and a thing to do with your hands at the same time.
It can be :D
Can’t stop listening. Also, I can almost play it on the bass.
I sway too, especially when I’m singing, like in chorus. I’ve chewed on my fingers too. Stim ALL the stims!
Yup. I know Emma (Emma’s Hope Book) does it, I know I do it, I think it’s pretty common. Emma’s mom’s rule is “Go ahead as long as you clean up after” and that seems like a reasonable one.