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Earlier this week an Instagram influencer hit headlines after showing off her bizarre 'butt sunning' ritual, which she claimed gave her more energy, helped her sleep and improved her libido.
Sounds good, eh? And all you have to do is whip you're a*** out and point it towards the sun. Except now an expert has come forward to saying that butt sunbathing or perineum sunning is a bad idea. Who'd have thought?
Retweeting an article about the Instagrammer, she wrote: "I feel confident when I say the anus and perineum have no special sunlight concentrating abilities. You can get melanoma on the vulva and sunburns there are very painful."
Well, that doesn't sound much fun does it?
It comes just days after Instagrammer Meagan, from California, shared two posts dedicated to her unusual sunbathing technique.
Meagan claims that letting sunlight onto her butt comes with a whole host of benefits and is 'truly more energising than slamming cups of coffee'.
Meagan warned that people should only attempt it for around 30 seconds, up to a maximum of five minutes because 'the intention is not to tan your butt hole'. Lovely mental image.
She claims the idea of butt sunning, isn't new and says practising it helps with 'attracting my desires and intentions with ease' as well as drawing 'soul tribe and people who are on the same frequency and wavelength as me'.
"Perineum sunning is an ancient Taoist practice that originated in the Far East," she wrote. "In Taoism, the perineum or Hui Yin is called the 'Gate of Life and Death'. This is a gateway where energy enters and exits the body."
And claimed that just 30 seconds of sun shine on your bum hole is the equivalent of a full day of sunshine with your clothes on... which, I'm not sure is proper science.
Anyway, I'm sure I don't need to tell you, but it's probably best you don't do it. At best, you could get yourself arrested, at worst you could end up with skin cancer.
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