'Perineum Sunning' Is The New 'Wellness Trend' No One Asked For

'Perineum Sunning' Is The New 'Wellness Trend' No One Asked For

From Instagram influencers to celebrities and even healers are supporting this technique of soaking in maximum Vitamin D.

Vitamin-D deficiency is a prominent problem, and we look for ways to soak up some of those golden rays. Well, it now looks like there's one more body part that needs to exposed to sunlight: your butthole. I mean, this is only if Metaphysical Meagan's post on Instagram is enough to convince you. The influencer with over 13,000 followers shared a 'wellness' post, where she's out in the sun, butt naked, lying down with her legs up in the air, literally getting the sun to shine on her butt. In an Instagram post last month, she wrote: "For the past few weeks I have included sunning my bum & yoni into my daily rising routine."


She claims that "30 seconds of sunlight on the perineum is equivalent to being in the sun all day with your clothes on" and that this was "an ancient Taoist practice that originated in the Far East." She also added that this is meant to be done only between 30 seconds and 5 minutes and is not to be mistaken as a tanning technique. According to Insider, she gives complete credits to this method to another 'healer' who goes by the name "ra_of_earth."


He claims ailments like vaginal infections and hemorrhoids are "diseases of laziness" and can be prevented by "regular washing" and "exposure to sunlight." This technique has gained popularity quickly and now there is a celebrity who swears by perineum sunning, and it's none other than actress  Shailene Woodley, according to a report by Yahoo. "I was reading an article written by an herbalist I studied about yeast infections and other genital issues. She said there's nothing better than vitamin D," she said. 


"If you're feeling depleted, go in the sun for an hour and see how much energy you get. Or, if you live in a place that has heavy winters when the sun finally comes out, spread your legs and get some sunshine." I can't really stop you from trying this trend, but I'd recommend you visit a doctor before you do so because a sunburn in that area is not going to be, err, all that pleasant, if you know what I mean. 


Dr. Diana Gall from Doctor-4-U told Insider. "Yes, practicing mindfulness and meditation, and getting your dose of Vitamin D, is beneficial for mental and physical health, but you don't need to damage your skin in the process from sun exposure." She said Vitamin D can be absorbed by one's skin safely while using sunblock, but exposing your skin directly is not really recommended and can even increase the risk of skin cancer.


"Practicing mindfulness comes in many different and safer forms, and there are no extra benefits of doing this naked in the sun," she said. Shamir Patel, the founder of Chemist 4 U agreed with Diana Gall and said that while Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones, teeth, and muscles, there are far easier ways than "exposing your perineum to sunlight." He also agreed there was no benefit to doing so. "While the healer is only promoting 30 seconds of irregular sun exposure, a sustained period of doing so, could lead to long term sun damage," he said. "I would suggest that going on a long walk in the sun is much more beneficial, and if you're in need of a boost, then taking a supplement is much more practical than perineum sunning."


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