Gay men are turning to plastic surgeons for an in-patient treatment to make their penises whiter. An ad taken out on Facebook promised whiter skin on men’s privates, and it quickly was shared thousands of times.
While skin-whitening procedures and over-the-counter creams are nothing new in Asia, this penis-whitening procedure has raised concern with the health ministry,
The hospital where the procedure is performed said that the idea for penis whitening came after patients saw that it offered vagina whitening. “Patients started to ask about penis whitening, and so we started the treatment a month later,” a rep said.
So, who much does it cost to get your pearls pearly white? Five sessions will set you back around $650.
“They are popular among gay men and transvestites who take good care of their private parts. They want to look good in all areas,” the hospital explained.