MetaphysicalMeagan, an Instagram account run by a self-confessed “mermaid mystic, healer, teacher, and weightlifter,” posted a now-viral picture of herself engaging in a spot of “Perineum Sunning” which she describes as “an ancient Taoist practice that’s been around for a while.”
Ahh the internet. It’s a curious place. One minute, you’re scrolling past images of , the next you’re faced with a naked yogi, spreadeagled on a rock, presenting her derrière to the sun – all in the name of wellness.
“For the past few weeks, I have included sunning my bum and yoni [sanskrit lingo for vagina, folks] into my daily rising routine,” she explained. “Many of you have been asking about the benefits of this practice,” she says, noting “30 seconds of sunlight on your butthole is the equivalent of a full day of sunlight with your clothes on”, but the benefits she’s personally encountered include “surges of energy almost immediately, better sleep, better connection to my sexual energy and control of my life force, and attracting my desires and intentions with ease,” she says.
Dubious? You’re not alone. “People out here butt-chugging sunlight,” Twitter user @sisterofonline, shared to her followers in a tweet that’s since accumulated over 75 thousand likes. “Can someone please pass me the study showing that 30 seconds of butthole sunlight is equal to an entire day of non-butthole sunlight?” said @e_cleazy. “Is this what my cat has been studying its entire life?”
Some have praised Metaphystical Meagan’s social media savviness: “on the one hand that is the dippies naked yoga practice I’ve ever seen,” says @ringcycles. “On the other, Meagan likely gained 8k new followers from that post. You can’t buy that kind of, um, exposure.”