Males in Thailand are lightening up.
About 100 males a month are going to Lelux Hospital in Bangkok to have their penises bleached in a $650 five-session laser-whitening remedy, AFP studies.
The service launched in July. Because the hospital launched photos of a person present process the process on Thursday, curiosity is anticipated to get even larger.
“There are lots of prospects” making appointments, the hospital’s advertising supervisor Popol Tansakul instructed the Each day Information.
For a lot of Thais, pale pores and skin is taken into account ultimate — and Lelux Hospital has lightened standard physique areas for years. A male buyer sad about “darkish components” on his junk impressed the six-month-old service.
“Today lots of people are asking about it,” Bunthita Wattanasiri, a supervisor for the Pores and skin and Laser division at Lelux Hospital, instructed AFP. “We get round 100 purchasers a month, three to 4 purchasers a day.”
Most purchasers have been aged between 22 and 55, with many from Thailand’s LGBTQ group. “We have now to watch out as a result of it’s a delicate a part of the physique,” Bunthita added.
Pores and skin-whitening for Thais is a delicate — and controversial — subject that has drawn cries of racism on social media.
“Whitening your penis is classical instance of #whiteprivilege, #WhiteSupremacy, colonialism and cultural destruction carried out by white folks on international locations of #POC. #asia #racism #colonialism,” posted @sweatyinbkk.