Josh Brolin Tries New ‘Perineum Sunning’ Trend — It Didn’t Go Well AT ALL

Written by K. Walker on December 4, 2019

The Avengers: End Game actor says his “pucker hole” was “crazy burned” after the attempt.

TMI, Josh. TMI.

Yet… this is a just a wee bit hilarious.

Cards on the table, I quite like Josh Brolin. He’s a talented actor. Even when he’s doing interviews, he just seems like a decent guy. His political views are very different from my own, and he’s followed his Hollywood comrades into anti-Trumpism as evidenced by his willingness to distance himself from Trump and read Trump tweets in the voice of Thanos on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Brolin seems like a straight-shooter.

When the Thanos actor posted on Instagram that he had jumped on the “perineum sunning” trend, it was as blunt as it gets. (That’s a warning for the more sensitive ClashDaily readers.)

Let me back up for a second and explain what this “trend” is.

In November, an Instagram user, Metaphysical Meagan, was touting the health benefits of “perineum sunning” to (among other things) “bring solar energy from the sun into the organs” and prevent “the leakage of chi or life force energy from the body.”

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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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Now, it’s bad enough that some exhibitionist on Instagram is posting a picture of herself sunning her naughty bits because of some Eastern mysticism nonsense… but, if we are to believe his post, a 51-year old A-list actor tried it.

He had a terrible experience.

Apparently, because the skin between the genitals and anus doesn’t get a lot of sunlight, it can burn rather quickly — which is what Brolin claims happened to him.

Brolin’s Instagram post reads:

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

Unfortunately, this Instagram post where Thanos admits that he was sunning his junk made me think of one of the memes surrounding Avengers: End Game — that one of the possible futures that Doctor Strange saw to defeat Thanos was Ant-Man crawling into his butt and then hitting the “enlarge” button on his suit.

Paul Rudd (sort-of) explains:

It’s unclear if Brolin actually did this or is just joking on Instagram, but if it is true, that’s pretty sad.

People who burn their perineum for some bizarre New Age-y reason and alleged “health benefit” are the same people lecturing you on how you vote and your political views. They call you dumb.

And they wonder why we tune them out. This is why.


ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker