Yeah, according to experts in the field, listening to artists like Adele, Oasis and even our national treasure Celine Dion can cause “Skin Orgasms”.
A new paper entitled ‘Thrills, chills, frissons, and skin orgasms: toward an integrative model of transcendent psychophysiological experiences in music’ was written by a duo that includes psychologist and musician Psyche Loui and Wesleyan University student Luke Harrison. It claims that music “has a unique power to elicit moments of intense emotional and psychophysiological response”.
BBC also wrote an article one these so called “skim orgasms” saying that it’s songs like Adele’s “Someone Like You”, Oasis’ “Wonderwall” and Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” that cause this time of reaction. BBC writer David Robinson says “Sudden changes in harmony, dynamic leaps (from soft to loud), and melodic appoggiaturas (dissonant notes that clash with the main melody, like you’ll find in Adele’s Someone Like You) seem to be particularly powerful.”
Check out the playlist below and see if your skin starts to feel a little “funny”: