Breaking the internet. The universal phrase for doing things that the whole world is ‘wowed’ by. Good or bad. You could safely say this association with breaking the internet started with the Kardashians, who have been known to start a lot of trends. And it’s very possible that you’re more familiar with the Kardashians anal bleaching trend that broke the internet before we knew the internet could break!
Gossip, public scandal, taboo topics, are not off the table for that family. And we can agree that bleaching your asshole sounds like it might fall into one or multiple of those categories for us regular people. Adding anal bleaching to your daily beauty routine right next to facial cleansing sounds like a confusing day at the spa. Well… hold onto your butts – literally, because in 2021, the multitude of companies hawking creams to bleach the butthole are not just for porn stars and the Kardashians anymore.
Us regular people can now aspire to be that cool too.
Just like anything else that found its way to the public eye. Much like the Brazilian bikini wax. Which now seems like a nonchalant, regularly scheduled day spa activity. No one really blinks twice at Brazilian waxes anymore. Although it started in adult films where a lot of ideologies get planted into the female psyche. Like pubic hair is something to be tamed down, shaved, trimmed, and waxed into nothing or a thin, decorative strip.
Our anuses are just next in line to be taunted, primped, and poked at! When it comes to the adult film industry, introducing new trends is not… well, a new trend. The theory in porn is that a clean, prestigious pink anus looks the best- the cleanest. Which creates a norm with the public that watches. A pink anus is like the newest Tesla model. It isn’t just for the rich, everyone can afford it in some way or another. And it’s prettier, shinier, and more sleek than these other cars on the road.
So, a pink anus isn’t just for porn stars or strippers anymore. It’s not just a porn star uniform, it is for anyone who feels their butthole is a little too brown downtown for their liking.
It’s not only for aesthetics but some experts say that more people are engaging in anal sex than ever before. I’d say that, at any rate, in porn, with the advent of HD digital cameras in adult films, the at-one-time-humble, normally wrapped up in cute garments, mostly kept-a-secret butthole is now gaining traction and interest fast.
And although some people think it’s silly that people are imitating what they hear in celebrity news or porn movies, the influence of adult films and the decision to lighten their anuses is nothing short of every trend. Small waists, thick eyebrows, clear skin, etc. It falls in line with every trend that has been followed since art had an influence on the masses.
Many reports have suggested the global skin lightening products actually make up one-half of the entire cosmetics industry. And always more popular in countries and cultures where lighter skin is considered higher in social status. This includes countries like Japan, in the Middle East, and Latin America.
And get this… not only for women but for men too! Not only used for the anus, but skin lightening creams are being used for the face, hands, and other body parts that may darken with age.
This makes the skin lightening industry worth billions of dollars! Lighter skin helps people feel more confident and more distinguished. Believing that lighter skin will help them attract certain romantic partners, find better jobs, taken more seriously, etc.
Turns out, a lot of cultures in various parts of the world put lighter skin at a high regard. This dates all the way back to colonialism. Leaving it to prominent people in the media to give a movement like this it’s popularity and power.
Brazil has been hailed as the global capital in plastic surgery and aesthetic trends. Until South Korea passed them in 2014. Brazilian waxing is not considered taboo and is now one of the most common beauty treatments offered at spas and salons. Mostly to accommodate cheeky bikini bottoms.
With that, hair removal started to uncover hyperpigmented skin, specifically around the genitals. Which is very normal. But because of beauty trends found in the media, social or otherwise, feels completely wrong to some.
Sun exposure, hormonal changes and genetics all contribute to darker areas of the skin.
Which the industry had an answer for: prescription strength lightening creams like Intilight. An easy DIY, fast, and very effective way to lighten darker areas for all skin types.
All starting with the Brazilian wax! By removing the hair, skin presents itself as darker in areas that were otherwise hidden and people are looking for the best lightening methods to even out their complexion. Now offered in lightening creams or lasers, at home or at most medical spas where there is now an array of laser hair removal and laser anal and genital bleaching procedures. All to maintain a now desired aesthetic.
We Live In The Age Of Social Media
It’s to some belief from therapists, doctors and sexologists that believe anal bleaching started more with capitalism and culture than porn. The market is all about selling. They will sell you a product and a lifestyle that maybe you can’t even afford. That’s the beauty market. It’s huge! Haircare, skincare, and overall body image is determined by what and how products are being marketed in the country. As well as what our trends dictate as the new sexy.
These beauty trends, however, give beauty marketers the reason to give the public access to these beauty trends. Which gives everyone the option to enhance their bodies however they want to see fit. These trends now include buttholes! We have to accept it! Picking out any anal bleach off the shelf or ordering them directly online, the customer can now read reviews and enjoy the privacy of their own home. At-home skin lightening and anal bleach has become a very popular way of remedying a dark butthole. Like with many things nowadays, addressing beauty concerns in the privacy in your own home at a lower cost fits everyone’s needs.
This is not just for the young. This has also been marketed to women who just gave birth. With all the hormonal changes within a year of childbirth, post-pregnancy women benefit too. A lot of women notice a change in skin tone that is not reminiscent of their pre-birth body and are looking to change it. Having access to at-home DIY creams like Intilight allows new moms to take care of their infant and feel good about themselves after their delivery.
Forget aesthetics, these women also have to combat hyperpigmentation and melasma in please they probably never thought they would. Or, in areas where it has worsened. With results from skin lightening and anal bleaching creams, getting their confidence back is affordable and easily accessible.
Social Media: Butt-Selfie Culture
With access to a camera 24/7 these ranges of aesthetic practices lend themselves to social media and the inevitable selfie. In the selfie culture age we have found ourselves to be living through bigger and bootier things. The belfie. With social media and editing apps make us hyper aware of details we would have never noticed in the past. But now, we have the potential and the option to fix.
Like a lot, if not all mainstream trends, we’ll eventually move past it if it doesn’t evolve into something bigger and better. Most adult film stars have noticed the natural progression of the beauty industry and how anal bleaching trends have encouraged both men and women to become part of the movement.
Is it all bad? When you truly think about it, the market just allows people to change what they want, whatever might make them happy. Being the best version of yourself only makes you a more happy and confident person. In some way or another, don’t we all do it? For more or less expensive, more or less taboo things?
Changing aspects of your body like your skin can be a major decision. But it’s just that, skin surface. We can still embrace change for ourselves physically. We can still be unique and different in our own regard compared to others and yet still strive to be the person we feel we should be at the same time.
Whether its government, market, or celebrity led, people should feel proud for putting their natural best face forward. Whether that means it’s a lighter face, a lighter anus, a pre-pregnancy skin tone, an adult actress or actor, or maybe being adopted into the anal bleaching Kardashian clan… however you feel fit, it’s your choice.