Perineum sunning

Perineum sunning or butthole sunning is a fad wellness practice that involves exposing the perineum (area between the genitals and anus) to sunlight. Adherents claim various unproven health benefits such as improved libido, circulation, sleep, and longevity.[1] There is no scientific evidence that this behavior promotes any of the alleged benefits.[1] The practice of exposing a sensitive area of skin to sunlight also increases the risk of skin cancers[2] such as melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and basal-cell carcinoma.[3] Safer options such as relaxation, meditation, and mindfulness can also achieve the same benefits.[4]


  1. ^ a b Beth Daley (23 December 2020). "There's no magic way to boost your energy. But 'perineum sunning' isn't the answer". The Conversation.
  2. ^ EJ Dickson (27 November 2019). "Sorry, Anus Tanning Is Not Really a Thing". Rolling Stone.
  3. ^ Marci Robin (7 December 2019). "Dermatologists Are Warning People Not to Try Perineum Sunning". Allure.
  4. ^ Leah Groth (21 February 2020). "So, Perineum Sunning is a Thing Now—Here's Why Doctors Definitely Don't Want You to Try It".

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