The latest health trend hitting die-hard wellness fans involves some sun and your butt.
No, I didn't make a typo nor was it a joke....unfortunately.
Apparently the latest health trend is tanning your butthole, or in a slightly more palatable term "perineum sunning".
The NY Post reports that the trend is apparently beneficial for you as it's allegedly a better way to absorb vitamin D.
“In a mere 30 seconds of sunlight on your butthole, you will receive more energy from this electric node than you would in an entire day being outside with your clothes on,” says an influencer, who goes by Ra of Earth. In a viral video that has racked up more than 35,000 views, he gestures toward the sun as three naked men lie down, point their backsides to the sky and make sounds of pleasure.
Besides Ra of Earth, other influencers are jumping on the trend saying it's been a big benefit to their health.
“For the past few weeks I have included sunning my bum and yoni into my daily rising routine,” a woman who goes by Metaphysical Meagan captions an image of herself fully naked on a rock. 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.
The phenomenon caught the wider internet’s attention after one Twitter user posted Meagan’s photo and caption, to the tune of more than 84,000 likes.
Doctors aren't ready to prescribe the practice to patients just yet, but UK based Dr. Diana Gall says it is good to practice mindfulness, meditation and getting your daily dose of vitamin D.