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‘Butt-chugging sunlight’ is the new wellness craze you wish you’d never heard of

Josh Milton November 26, 2019
An Instagram user has gone viral for her rather unconventional wellness routine perineum sunning, involving sunlight. (Instagram)

An Instagram user has gone viral for her rather unconventional wellness routine involving sunlight. (Instagram)

DOCTORS HATE HER! Local influencer finds shocking way to increase her vitamin D intake with this one simple trick.

However, this ‘trick’ is one you might not have heard of before.

An Instagram user called Metaphysical Meagan has gone viral for her daily routine of “butt-chugging” sunlight.

In other words, being fully nude, legs extended far above her torso in a process she called: “Perineum sunning.”

She is, quite literally, sunbathing her butthole. Wellness done right.

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🌞Perineum Sunning🌞 For the past few weeks I have included sunning my bum & yoni🌺 into my daily rising routine. • ☀️Many of you have been asking about the benefits of this practice: ⚡️30 seconds of sunlight on your butthole is the equivalent of a full day of sunlight with your clothes on!⚡️ Taught by @ra_of_earth & @certifiedhealthnut (This is an ancient Taoist practice that’s been around for a while!) Things I’ve noticed personally In my reality since I’ve implemented this: 🌞Surges of energy almost immediately! 🌞Better Sleep 🌞Better connection to my Sexual energy & control of my Life Force⚡️ 🌞So much Creativity flowing through my life!!🧡 🌞Attracting my desires & intentions with ease. 🌞Attracting soul tribe & people who are on the same frequency and wavelength as me. • ☀️I’m spending a maximum of 5 minutes in the morning doing this. @ra_of_earth teaches that 30 seconds is more than enough sunshine exposure down there! ☕️This is truly more energizing than slamming cups of coffee and is a great alternative to consuming neurotoxic coffee & caffeine that can disrupt your adrenal gland health.☕️ 🌞This is such a simple game changing practice!! ⚡️Try it out & let me know your experience⚡️ ☀️You can do this any time the sun is out… I prefer early in the morning!☀️ #NakedInNature

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‘The intention of this is not to tan your butthole,’ Instagrammer stresses. 

In a winding Instagram post, Meagan details why exactly she is sunbathing in this rather unconventional way.

Around “30 seconds of sunlight on your butthole is the equivalent of a full day of sunlight with your clothes on”, and that it is “an ancient Taoist practice that’s been around for a while!”

Meagan said she no longer has coffee to energise her mornings, and instead opts to lie in a dusty canyon with her butt pointed towards the heavens themselves.

“My experience with perineum sunning has been profound,” she wrote on Instagram.

She originally posted it in late October, but her post went viral on Twitter yesterday, prompting so many questions.

Questions which Meagan did try to answer before in a “part two” of her first post.

Gird your loins, friends, as Meagan said that “butt-chugging” sunlight has a full roster of benefits.

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☀️Perineum Sunning PART 2☀️ 🍑I was recently interviewed for an article on this, so I thought I’d share more: Perineum sunning is an ancient Taoist practice that originated in the Far East. In Taoism, the perenium or Hui Yin is called the “Gate of Life and Death.” This is a gateway where energy enters & exits the body. I first learned about perineum sunning through my studies of Taoism and Tantric practices. Mantak Chia speaks about this in his work, as does my friend @ra_of_earth . 🍑The benefits of perineum sunning include: 🌞 •It brings in prana or solar energy from the sun into the organs within the body which strengthens the organs. 🌞 •Perineum sunning prevents against the leakage of chi or life force energy from the body. This in turn sustains health & longevity of the physical body. •Increases creativity and creative output. •Aids in a healthy libido & balanced sexual energy. •30 seconds of sunlight on the perineum is equivalent to being in the sun all day with your clothes on. •It regulates the circadian rhythm and promotes deeper sleep. •Grounds and connects you to the Earth. •Increases your personal magnetism and amplifies the auric field. •Better focus & mental stimulation. •Regulates hormone function in the sex organs. ⚡️ 🍑My experience with perineum sunning has been profound. I have been practicing this for a few months now. I start my day with 5 minutes of perineum sunning & feel energized for hours. I no longer rely on coffee for energy to start my day because I am getting my energy from the sun. I also am experiencing better sleep and require less sleep due to boost of overall energy. • 🍑I would highly recommend this to anyone who is seeking optimal health & wellness and to those looking to connect with their sexual energy in a balanced way. • 🍑The main advice I have that this practice is meant to be done in the time of 30 seconds to 5 minutes MAX in the sun. 🌞 •‼️‼️THE INTENTION OF THIS IS NOT TO TAN YOUR BUTTHOLE‼️‼️ • 🌞 Sunscreen is not required & all you really need is 30 seconds of sun exposure. The ideal hours of the day to do this are between 7-9 am. #ButtholeSunning #SexualHealing #TaoistPractices

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For 30 seconds each day as part of her rise and shine routine, she catches the rays to “increase creativity and creative output”.

To “aid in a healthy libido”, and regulate “hormone function in the sex organs”.

But, as Meagan emphasises, “the intention of this is not to tan your butthole.”

“Sunscreen is not required and all you really need is 30 seconds of sun exposure.

“The ideal hours of the day to do this are between 7-9am.”

Meagan just said: “Bottom rights!”

But (no pun intended) is perineum sunning scientifically sound?

Basically, no, medics say.

“Perineum sunning claims to have many health benefits including regulating the circadian rhythm to improve sleep, regulating hormones, improving libido, and mental stimulation,” Doctor Diana Gall, of Doctor-4-U, told PinkNews.

“However, 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.

“You can do this safely by protecting your skin with clothing and sunblock. Exposing your skin directly to the sun like this is certainly not worth the damage and the increased risk of skin cancer.

“Practicing mindfulness comes in many different and safer forms, and there are no extra benefits of doing this naked in the sun.”

‘I guess “Where the sun don’t shine” is out of my vocabulary now.’

While the people of Twitter shared their thoughts.

Some dusted off memes they never thought would have this much of an apt usage.

Others were sympathetic to the celestial bodies involved in this practise:

Yet, overall, people had a lot to say over this bright idea:

More: Instagram, Metaphysical Meagan, perineum sunning, Twitter, viral, wellness

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