7:25 pm - 08/02/2009

Anal question about anus color (butt color in general)

Okay, so this is pretty embarassing... Please bear with me...

Well, I have this really big mirror in my bathroom, which I love, 'cause I can examine my body pretty well through it (I've come to find that not only fun but also very useful). Anyway, I've noticed a long time ago that the skin of my anus is dark. My normal skin tone is actually white, I'm caucasian. But the skin around my anus is dark, blending from the white of my buttocks to a maroonish color, and later on to a very dark blackish hue. I hate that, and I'm especially afraid my boyfriend will think it's gross, as he's used to seeing porn and -as we all know- porn chicks are flawless. They all have a pink anuses! Theirs' are light, they look "clean". My is clean, I swear (LOL), but one can only assume it really is, as you can't tell because of the dark dark complexion that colors it...

Also, the crease between my buttcheeks is really strong, like, there's this really strong dark pink color in it. Just along the crease, pretty much from the blackness of the anus all the way up to the butt crack.

And again, in between the buttcheeks, but much above the anus: another dark skin color just sits there, embarassing me, like my skin is molding or something. I hate this one especially, as it looks like a grey stain inside my butt.

Is there anything I can do to make the color inside my butt look homogenous? I'm so embarassed by this...

Thanks in advance!


allisondawn 2nd-Aug-2009 10:30 pm (UTC)
I believe this says it all. You are normal, no need to fret. :)
jenn_possible 2nd-Aug-2009 10:33 pm (UTC)
I couldn't have linked it better myself.
___mari 2nd-Aug-2009 10:31 pm (UTC)
Totally normal, don't worry. I'm the same way.
llama4u448 2nd-Aug-2009 10:32 pm (UTC)
I used to be embarrassed for the same reasons as you. But despite that I always showed confidence around my boyfriend and guess what I learned? Guys DON'T CARE about the color of your anus or your vagina or the hair on your body that no one buy you can see. As long as its healthy and nothing funky is coming out of it they're happy to be there. If your guy makes a big deal of it he's not the guy for you and he needs to grow up.
nomad____ 2nd-Aug-2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
amen to thisssssss sista
queensugar 2nd-Aug-2009 10:36 pm (UTC)
The colour of your butt isn't just normal, it's 100% normal.

The reason we don't see this much in mainstream (professional) porn is that many porn actors get a pretty unregulated process called anal bleaching. But many, many, many of us have a normal, healthy anal colour ranging from slightly dark brown to a deep purplish-brownish. (The same colour variety goes for the vulva and labia too, as well as testicles.)

I promise you, there is nothing to be embarassed about. Chances are, any of your current or future sexual partners will have the exact same variety of colour in their buttcrack. I certainly have a nice, flushed brownish-purplish buttcrack and anus, and so does my husband and all of my ex-partners, for that matter! And for what it's worth, my natural skin colour is uh, "vampire."

The only way to really alter the natural colour is anal bleaching; but personally, I wouldn't be one to advise it. The process has not been subjected to any stringent evaluations for health and safety, particularly given for a product applied to such a sensitive area... and more to the point, this is not something wrong with you!
queensugar 2nd-Aug-2009 10:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, and by the way, if your boyfriend does think it's "gross" -- and I doubt he will, as I have never in my entire life had any male sexual partner comment on it -- take him to the mirror, have him bend over'n'spread. Chances are pretty high that he has a variety of the same colour patterning.

By the way, I just mentioned this post to my husband. "The OP is concerned because her butthole is brown." He blinked at me and said, "aren't all buttholes dark brown?" And he's seen a lot of porn in his life, for what it's worth.
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altorogue 2nd-Aug-2009 10:37 pm (UTC)
It is TOTALLY normal to have a darker skin color around your anus/buttcrack- it's a different type of skin than on the rest of your body. And this is one area where porn is incredibly misleading and in fact DANGEROUS to take as 'normal'- a lot of porn actors bleach the darker skin in their buttcracks. And if you think about it, that area is NOT one you want any harsh chemicals or bleach to come into contact with. Please please PLEASE don't be embarassed by it, because I can guarantee 98% of people have darker skin in that area.
atalanta0jess 2nd-Aug-2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
Totally normal!! There's really not a great, safe way to make it homogeneous, but that's ok, because there's also really no need! Those porn stars, in addition to anal bleaching, which as others have noted isn't the safest thing to do, porn stars use make up. Not just on their faces. ;) Underneath all that, many of them have uneven skin color and brown buttholes, just like the rest of us!
thebootyfaerie 2nd-Aug-2009 11:13 pm (UTC)
I just want to put in a bit about what everyone is saying about anal bleaching and chemicals:

Not just is your skin there very sensitive, but chemicals there get into your bloodstream (this is why suppositories are used in a lot of other countries for all types of drugs, not just hemorrhoidal treatment but like... Tylenol and stuff). So any chemicals that you put in/up your butt has a good chance of getting in your bloodstream.
stephanielikes 2nd-Aug-2009 11:28 pm (UTC)
Mine's exactly the same! Trust me, your guy's butt won't be a little pink pucker- he should be far more used to this! :)
waterblaster 3rd-Aug-2009 01:18 am (UTC)
Thank you all SOOO much for your replies. You are really the best, I hope you all know that!

I've heard of the anal bleaching technique, but I gotta admit although I've imagined having it done (just for the fun of imagining, really. Imagining is harmless, right?), I would never consider doing it... Especially now that thebootyfaerie mentioned the bloodstream thing, plus all the "sensitive skin" comments many have made...

I agree with ladycat: it sucks what porn makes women think of themselves! And I quite enjoy porn, I'm aware that it's supposed to be a form of entertainment. So it's really horrible that I feel the need to compare my body to those porn stars just for the sake of avoiding embarassment on what should be the pleasureable moment that is sex.

I already knew that vulvas all look different and have a huge array of colors and shades and all, thanks to the Everyday Bodies Project I'm so fond of. :) (Before I went there I had no idea about it, though!) But when it comes to the anus, well, I guess it would be a little harder to expect to find a whole gallery filled with buttholes... (Although maybe queensugar and hubbie might start a trend? -By the way, thanks for your effort, queensugar! I'd expect it to be somewhat difficult!)

Seriously, I could not be more greatful to you ALL. :)
hellgamatic 3rd-Aug-2009 08:58 am (UTC)
This is so funny and random...I actually mentioned anal bleaching to my hubby and sister today, out of the blue, just as a "look how weird pr0nstars are" kind of conversational thing, and neither of them had heard of this practice. Kind of neat how the question comes up on the same day...
Cookie Fizz white anus27th-Nov-2012 09:30 pm (UTC)
well im 12 and i looked in the mirror because i was looking at my vigina and it's white is that normal cause,usally i wear underwear but theres poop and white fluid on my underwear? someone help??/
msjack Re: white anus2nd-Aug-2013 05:40 am (UTC)
the white stuff is called discharged, its normal for females that's when your vagina is cleansing itself...poop? you just need to wipe your booty clean before putting on underwear. HOPE THIS HELPED!
Shane Zwicker Uhh...30th-Apr-2016 10:34 pm (UTC)
Your BF is staring at your butthole and you're afraid he'll think you're gross? LOL!
Theory Freak Dark anus29th-Apr-2017 06:54 am (UTC)
You can do anal bleaching
johan ce hey ya'll22nd-May-2017 03:40 pm (UTC)
my gf's anus is the same and we just met , nothing to be embaressed about , and hey for record i cant wait to lick her anus up :D
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