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Anal bleaching involves using a chemical, not bleach, to lighten the skin around the anus. The skin around the anus is high in melanin deposits which is a natural pigment in skin. Anal darkening can result from a variety of reasons such as genetics, hormonal changes during pregnancy, and friction. Common causes of friction include tight clothing and prolonged sitting. Lightening unwanted pigmentation in the skin around the anus can improve self-esteem and confidence during intimacy. This technique can also be used for darkening of skin in the groin creases and underarms.

Anal bleaching is a very safe procedure. Risks include rash, acne, scarring, skin ulcers, and thinning of the skin. Anal bleaching is not permanent, and you may need a touch-up every 6-12 months.