Researching and writing the Daily Fact for the past year has given us an insight into some bizzare, ludicrous and ridiculous beliefs that many people hold and little can surprise us, but the tail end of 2019 has revealed a new 'wellness' craze that surprised even us. The idea of exposing your arsehole to the sun for some health benefits is a trend that has...eh'm...come to light only in the past few weeks. In early Nov, Instagram user @ra_of_earth (tagline: aligning humans to their fullest spectrum self), shared what he called the 'Sun Worshiping exercise' of mooning the sun in order to 'help keep the anal and vaginal areas free of germs', due to the sun's, 'excellent germicidal qualities'. His post was picked up by @certifiedhealthnut (tagline: I AM the Pied Piper of human liberation! #CHEK Holistic coaching.Holiday Sale - 50% OFF ALL PROGRAMS!) who posted a naked picture of himself in a posture more often seen by cats when cleaning their nether regions, with the caption "30 seconds of direct sunlight injection to The anal orifice is equivalent to being outside in the sun ALL DAY!".
From there, the @metaphysicalmeagan (tag line: Ascension Wayshower, Healer, Teacher, Tantrika, Embodied Mermaid, Weightlifter, Superfood Superhuman) shared the picture below with the comments: "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! (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. 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!! You can do this any time the sun is out... I prefer early in the morning! #NakedInNature."
Then last week, Actor Josh Brolin shared Meagan's past with the delightful comment: "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". Dermatopathologist Gretchen Frieling warned "For the majority of people, this is a part of the body that has barely seen the light of day and, if it is exposed to the sun, has no defense mechanism to deal with the UV rays." We suggest this idea should be shoved were the sun don't shine.