Illustration by Brandon Bird. The media puts a lot of pressure on women to meet impossible beauty standards: thigh gap"good" hair, and of course, bubblegum-pink assholes. Genitals naturally vary in color, but somehow we've decided that the vulva and anus should be as pink as Barbie's high heels.
Both vaginal bleaching and anal bleaching might seem crazy — but lots of people both men and women! No longer solely the territory of porn stars and strippers, bleaching your intimate areas has become the hot new way to lighten the dark skin around your anus, genital areas, and vagina — BUT — not everyone is ready to bare it all at the salon. The fact is — you CAN do your genital area bleaching at home safely and efficiently.
Rabia De Latour, M. It first gained traction in the early aughts after adult film actress Tabitha Stevens had her anus bleached on the unscripted series Dr. Around the same time, U.
One popular method uses chemical peels or creams to break down melanin, natural pigments in the skin. These products can also reduce the number of melanin-producing cells around your anus. Laser treatments are another popular technique. Lasers can destroy excess melanin and slow pigment creation.
Think — real deep. Instead, whitening your asshole is entirely acceptable for us common folk too. Here are some common questions new bleachers have before joining the bleachbutt club:.
Anal bleaching is the process of lightening the color of the skin around the anus. It is done for cosmetic purposes, to make the color of the anus more uniform with the surrounding area. Some treatments are applied in an office or salon by a cosmetic technician and others are sold as cream that can be applied at home.
To paraphrase Bruno Mars, "Your butthole's amazing, just the way it is. Rest assured, it's totally normal for that area to be darker than other parts. It's supposed to be that color for a reason.
Unless you're super flexible, that is. No longer the domain of the Kim Kardashians of the world, bleaching your butthole is now for us normal people, too. Chances are, if you've ever used a cream for acne scarring or anti-aging creams, you've probably already been exposed to the stuff. During your next lunch break, you'll have plenty of time to hit up the salon.
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From the individuals extracting earwax from your eardrum, to the quiet crusaders shaving skin off your feet, in our monthly series The Professionals we meet the people taking pride in the nitty gritty side of beauty. Full disclosure: I never really knew what anal bleaching was. I must have read about it online, something about someone from Geordie Shore getting it done.