You won’t believe why men in Thailand are flocking around clinics to get their penises whitened, with encouragement from their girlfriends.
Surprisingly, reports confirm the new trend comes handy with laser treatments, which health experts say, isn’t good for the menfolk.
So, why the craze?
The new service, offered at Thailand’s Lelux Hospital, promises to leave every man’s intimate area looking brighter and more attractive.
A Daily Star report says the new beauty trend apparently first came around when a patient complained about having “dark parts” on his groin.
His story was aired on TV after the man was delighted with the results and from then on, the trend has gone viral, with many males wanting a share of the technological breakthrough.
This is different from the 2014 incident, when a group of men took to social media and showed off their penises tied in white socks. The posts with hashtag #cockinasock was aimed at raising awareness for testicular cancer, but this new trend is totally off the wall.
Bunthita Wattanasiri, a manager for the Skin and Laser department at Lelux Hospital, said “a lot of people are asking about laser treatment these days…We get around 100 clients a month, three to four clients a day.”
Although men have been warned of the health implications of lasering their most prized possessions, the number has skyrocketed in recent weeks.
“We have to be careful because it’s a sensitive part of the body,” Bunthita noted, adding that most clients were aged between 22 and 55-years-old with many from Thailand’s LGBTQ community.
According to a Facebook advert from Lelux Hospital, penis lasering is “the most talked-about treatment right now, to achieve pink, white Pikachu (penis), and end the problems caused by dark penises. It doesn’t hurt or require recovery. Ready to score right after it.”
Most Thai women who commented on the post are begging their boyfriends to get the treatment, which costs THB20,000 (US$620) for five treatments.
In a live video, Lelux Hospital also interviewed the man in the viral post who is said to have been lasered and proud. The unnamed patient said there’s a noticeable difference after the first treatment.
“It was much lighter,” he said. “I’ve had three treatments and now feel better. I’m much more confident to wear swimsuits now when I travel.”
While we’re not very sure on what brand and type of swimsuits he loves to wear, there are speculations he must appear sexier with a lighter wang.
Last year, the same viral hospital, Lelux, made headlines for offering “3D Vagina” treatment, which supposedly made a camel toe more visible at first sight.