- New York Times endorses Klobarren for president 2 Months Ago
- 6 gift cards that make for the most thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift ideas Today 8:16 AM
- Studio Ghibli films are coming to Netflix—but not for Americans Today 8:13 AM
- Brad Pitt clutching Jennifer Aniston’s hand sparks all the rumors Today 7:47 AM
- The man who sold shares of himself on the internet Today 7:00 AM
- The rise of the conservative ‘mancast’ in a world of changing masculinity Today 6:00 AM
- Amazon’s ‘Troop Zero’ gives the underdog movie a stylized re-do Today 4:20 AM
- No, the first words of Trump’s tweets don’t match up to lyrics of ‘Break My Stride’ Sunday 10:28 PM
- White woman demanding strangers ‘repent’ for Christ sparks conversation on mental illness and racism Sunday 9:27 PM
- Amtrak employee asked a NAACP lawyer to move from her train seat Sunday 7:54 PM
- Billie Eilish fans riot after being referred to as ‘Avocados’ Sunday 4:37 PM
- Beyhive coming for Sainsbury’s supermarket over Ivy Park shade Sunday 3:17 PM
- Antique store blasted for selling ‘white only’ signs Sunday 1:45 PM
- DaBaby explains altercation with hotel employee after video goes viral Sunday 12:32 PM
- Kanye faces backlash for headlining Christian event with anti-LGBTQ leaders Sunday 10:31 AM
It seems that the bizarre wellness trend of perineum sunning is moving beyond the world of Instagram influencers and into the wider culture. But now actor Josh Brolin is here to say it’s no good.
Recently, a new-age wellness influencer on Instagram, who goes by Metaphysical Meagan, went viral with an iconic picture of her lying naked on a rocky crag, holding her legs back, and spreading her butthole to the sun. It was a lot to take in, even before reading the caption, which claimed that, “30 seconds of sunlight on your butthole is the equivalent of a full day of sunlight with your clothes on.”
She claimed positive effects like better sleep, more energy, better connection to her life force, and attracting “people who are on the same frequency and wavelength.” While most people could probably deduce that this isn’t backed by any objective science, some apparently needed to find out for themselves.
On Friday, acclaimed actor Josh Brolin, best known recently for his role as Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, owned up to being one of those people who had to try perineum sunning.
“Tried this perineum sunning that I’ve been hearing about and my suggestion is DO NOT do it as long as I did,” wrote Brolin on Instagram, using the picture from Metaphysical Meagan’s original post. “My pucker hole is crazy burned and I was going to spend the day shopping with my family and instead I’m icing and using aloe and burn creams because of the severity of the pain.”
View this post on Instagram
Tried this perineum sunning that I’ve been hearing about and my suggestion is DO NOT do it as long as I did. My pucker hole is crazy burned and I was going to spend the day shopping with my family and instead I’m icing and using aloe and burn creams because of the severity of the pain. I don’t know who the fuck thought of this stupid shit but fuck you nonetheless. Seriously. #blackholefriday #blackholesun #severeperineumburns #santamonicafiredepartment #assholecare
A post shared by Josh Brolin (@joshbrolin) on
As we noted in our report on butthole or perineum sunning last week, the practice is relatively harmless, as long as you don’t do it for too long. While Meagan says 30 seconds is enough, she also says that she does five minutes of perineum sunning daily. Brolin didn’t say how long he was perineum sunning, but direct sunlight on such a sensitive area without sunscreen for longer than 10 minutes is enough to start getting a sunburn.
Brolin capped off his post with a message to perineum sunning advocates: “I don’t know who the fuck thought of this stupid shit but fuck you nonetheless.”
Alex Dalbey is a writer and zinester currently living in Saint Paul, Minnesota. They have written for The Daily Dot, Kill Screen, The Lingerie Addict, and Bullet Points.