But sometimes you come across articles and ideas that go beyond "surprise. For those not in the know, perineum sunning is the act of lying on your back completely naked and throwing your legs up in the air, your private bits and pieces pointed directly at the sun. The claims, by some Instagram influencers , is this practice gives you the same amount of sunlight in 30 seconds that you would usually receive from an entire day being outside with clothes on. The extremely evocative language used by Twitter user sisterofonline "butt-chugging sunlight" brought the wellness practice to a more mainstream audience after a viral post gathered steam. People out here butt-chugging sunlight. The viral tweet used a photo and caption from Instagram user metaphysicalmeagan, showing herself fully naked and pointed at the sun. The caption claims it's an ancient Taoist practice that's been around for a while, that Meagan practices it for a maximum of 5 minutes in the morning and it's "more energizing than slamming cups of coffee. However, as a result of this small batch of influencers pointing their behinds at the sun, "perineum sunning" has taken social media by storm, with the reactions ranging from eyebrow-raising to straight-up disbelief and confusion to revelatory admissions of its benefits.
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A self-professed healer has gone viral after claiming her bizarre "bum sunning" ritual is key to better sleep and boosts energy. But before you begin to terrorise your local neighbours with your flailing nude limbs, keep this in mind: doctors have already warned against the practice. Meagan, from California, posted a picture of herself on Instagram practising what she described as "perineum sunning" — a fancy term for lying naked on your back with your legs up while the sun bores directly into you. I prefer early in the morning! The self-proclaimed healer, who goes by Metaphysical Meagan on social media, said it was part of her "daily rising routine" and that she's even ditched her morning coffee for the practice. Meagan claimed that just 30 seconds of sun on her perineum — the area between her anus and vulva — was the same as spending a day in the sun fully-clothed. She said she's had "surges of energy almost immediately" since starting it and claims her sleep and sexual energy have improved.
Would you try sunbathing your butthole?
I first learned about perineum sunning through my studies of Taoism and Tantric practices. I have been practicing this for a few months now. I no longer rely on coffee for energy to start my day because I am getting my energy from the sun.
By Hannah Frishberg. November 26, pm Updated November 27, pm. In a viral video that has racked up more than 35, views, he gestures toward the sun as three naked men lie down, point their backsides to the sky and make sounds of pleasure. Stephen T. Other influencers appear to be just as inspired to catch some ultra-vile rays. One Californian claims butt-chugging vitamin D not only helps her sleep better but helps to regulate her hormones. Meagan says she first learned about perineum sunning through her study of Taoism and has recently given up her morning cup of coffee in favor of sunning her anus. Even A-listers are sunning their bums. Or, if you live in a place that has heavy winters, when the sun finally comes out, spread your legs and get some sunshine.