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People are trying fire cupping to make their butts bigger and DEAR LORD WHY.

When I look at photos of people like Kylie Jenner, I don’t… understand.

One day she looked like this:

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And then all of a sudden, she looked like this:

 

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It's... it's her butt. It's grown in a way that my butt never has.

She's one of many women who have pioneered the trend of the butt, but it has me asking questions.

I want to know how. And when. And also with what. HOW DO YOU GROW YOUR BUTT AND DON'T SAY EXERCISE BECAUSE THAT SOUNDS FAR TOO DIFFICULT.

Luckily, a recent video might just explain it all.

Yes, there's a trend called fire cupping, and yes, it makes your butt bigger. It just comes with risks that may or may not include a) permanent burns, b) serious bruising and c) potential tissue damage.

Side note – Kylie Jenner is scared of Jordyn Woods after her betrayal. Post continues after video.

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What is fire cupping?

The ancient therapy of cupping claims to promote healing, and practitioners maintain it can alleviate the pain of sore muscles, improve acne, relieve migraines, and benefit immune function.

But in 2019, ancient techniques with good intentions get co-opted to grow butts, apparently.

There are several different types of cupping – including flash cupping, moving cupping, and wet cupping – none of which have been convincingly shown to be beneficial.

Fire cupping, specifically, involves applying suction to an area with a cup using heat. Placing the cup on the skin creates a vacuum, which causes the skin to redden and rise, leaving the area swollen.

It would appear some genius did the maths and discovered: swelling + butt = bigger butt and now the Kylie Jenner lip suction fiasco has moved to the butt region, and involves actual fire.

What does fire cupping involve?

Here's a (very scientific) step-by-step breakdown:

First, it would appear you apply some sort of clay to the buttal region.

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Second, you place a huge fkn pot on the butt cheek.

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THIRD you remove said pot, leaving remnants of literal fire on the butt.

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Then, you wipe off some of said ash/fire to expose swollen butt.

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Before finally comparing swollen butt cheek to non-swollen, normal, healthy, safe, PERFECTLY FINE butt cheek.

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Cool.

Would fire cupping actually... grow your butt?

The technique would make your butt appear bigger temporarily, but the effects would deflate within a matter of hours or days.

This of course raises the question of WHY for two reasons:

  1. When your butt is looking perky because it's swollen, it's going to be all bruised and burnt from the cupping, and
  2. Once the bruising has subsided, YOUR BUTT WILL HAVE DEFLATED.
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Wait.

How do people feel about fire cupping?

People are justifiably... confused.

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But also slightly... curious.

Sometimes, 2019 goes full 2019.

This is one of those times.

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