while countless people find relief for tension and anxiety through whispered voices or softly tapping fingernails in asmr videos, penny clarke (@la.luna.asmr ) shares a different source of calm: hands squeezing soap from brilliantly colored sponges. “i’ve always found cleaning a great help with anxiety, which is something that affects my life every day,” says the self-described “full-time mum” (with a degree in criminology) from england. and as gratifying as viewers find her videos, it’s clear that making them comforts penny, too. “the combination of water sounds and the clean element is the perfect thing to help me relax.” penny is also grateful for the new creative outlet she’s found in the asmr community. “i have never been a creative person,” she says, “but i feel like these videos are my art, and i want to keep improving and getting better all the time.” see more of penny’s soothing sponge sounds — today on our story and new to our igtv channel.