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.
I find that I stim a lot to classical music. Especially renaissance choral music. I move my hands like a conductor and slowly walk around my room. It’s wonderful. So peaceful.
Music (play repeatedly):
All songs by Depeche Mode, but particularly:
Enjoy the Silence
Telephone (WONDERFUL back the fuck off me stim song!)
One Red Thread
Three Rounds and a Sound
Generator ^ First Floor
Generator ^ Second Floor
(a song with a sequel! HOW COOL IS THAT???)
Laura Stevenson & The Cans
The Healthy One
I See Dark
(another sequel song!)
For dancing, for crying, for flapping and for pacing, I usually have music on when I stim.
Thanks! I may try some of these, apart from Gaga who is a cissexist cultural appropriator. Not judging the music though, and I appreciate your submission.