Social media users have been left lost for words after a woman’s post about the little-known practice of ‘perineum sunning’ went viral.
Meagan took to Instagram to share a very X-rated photo of herself laying flat on her back in the great outdoors, holding her legs in the air with her arms to get some rays on an area where, according to the popular saying, the sun usually doesn’t shine.
The California resident explains she begins every day with five minutes of exposing her perineum (look it up) to the sun, and claims it leaves her so energised she’s been able to ditch the coffee.
She also said it has drastically improved her sleep, but told others it should not be done to ‘tan your b***hole’ as that is not the intention of the practice.
The post was shared by another user to Twitter with the caption ‘People out here butt-chugging sunlight’, racking up more than 90,000 likes and 2,000 comments.
And it’s fair to say people had some thoughts.
One said: “Can someone please pass on to me the study showing that 30 seconds of b***hole sunlight is equal to an entire day of non-b***hole sunlight? Is this what my cat has been studying its entire life?”
Another replied: “I feel like this would negatively impact my relationship with my neighbours.”
A third wrote: “On the one hand that is the dippiest naked yoga practice I’ve ever seen.
“On the other, Meagan likely gained 8k new followers from that post. I mean you can’t buy that kind of, um, exposure.”
Meagan, who describes herself as a ‘healer’, also claimed that 30 seconds of the ritual is ‘the equivalent of a full day of sunlight with your clothes on’ and should be done between the hours of 7-9am for best results.
However, Dr Diana Gall from Doctor-4-U told Insider: “There is no evidence that sunbathing in this way has any effect on physical wellbeing.
“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.”
So please don’t copy Meagan’s ritual. Please.