The Latest Trend in Sunbathing

You may not be up to date with the latest trend in sunbathing.

Here’s your first hint –

Yep. You got it. Sunbathing *that*

Language alert – there’s  some descriptive *language* in the following

Jezebel writes about her discovery of this supposedly ancient Taoist practice for wellbeing. 30 seconds of sunlight equates to a full day of sunlight wearing clothes. Bonus – no need for sunscreen.

Jezebel found out about it on Metaphyscial Megan’s Instagram. Apparently it promotes health and longevity of the physical body, increasing creativity and creative output amongst other things.

Medical practitioners have expressed – umh – concern about this latest trend. Here’s some of what they have to say:

From sitting over a pot of boiling water to steam the vagina, to sticking jade eggs you-know-where, “wellness” trends involving the genitals don’t seem to want to die. Now, there’s another one to add to that list: “perineum sunning.”

Yes, you heard that right. In recent months, the new “self-care” method—aka “butthole sunning”—has started to gain momentum, mostly thanks to a few social media influencers whose photos and videos have gone viral….

So, just a super-quick clarification: Your perineum is the super-thin area of skin and tissue between your vagina (or, in men, the penis) and the anus—and no, you definitely shouldn’t be exposing it to sun light, according to those with actual medical degrees.

“As a dermatologist, I cannot recommend any sun exposure without sun protection,” Nazanin Saedi, MD, Director, Jefferson Laser Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology Center, tells Health.com. “These areas just like other areas of the body do need sun protection and clothing tends to provide that.”….

The article  goes on to ‘expose’ actor Josh Brolin’s experience of this latest trend:

“My pucker hole is crazy burned and I was going to spend the day shopping with my family and instead I’m icing and using aloe and burn creams because of the severity of the pain,” he continued. “I don’t know who the f–k thought of this stupid s–t but f–k you nonetheless. Seriously,” he completed his rant, adding next-level humor hashtags “#blackholefriday,” “#blackholesun,” “#severeperineumburns,” “#santamonicafiredepartment,” and “#assholecare.”

Raili Tanska

be creative – with care and discernment


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