When we were in Costa Rica with our best friends, we had a conversation about funny things that happen in relationships, including farting in front of your significant other.
Is it okay to fart in a relationship?
How would you react if fart noises accidentally slipped out with your significant other in the room? Would you be comfortable or mortified?
I did a bit of research before writing this post (the strange things I Google when I’m bored), and it turns out that many people aren’t really comfortable with farting in relationships – even after years of being together, some even married.
Here are some of the comments I read.
“I try to keep the mystery alive a bit… for me, passing gas is kinda the exact opposite of mystery.”
“Farting is something that’s better left on the toilet seat (if you absolutely can’t hold it in anywhere else) than in the company of a significant other.”
“I have to say that farting or otherwise having bodily functions in front of a lover/significant other is a BIG no-no for me. I think when you get to the point you can fart sitting beside them and not care is a level of disregard I don’t want my relationships going to.”
Am I crazy for thinking farting in a relationship is perfectly normal?
I think it’s a sign of comfort. My husband and I are both fine with it. We don’t purposely try to conjure up a violent fart aiming to put the other person in a coma. But when the body says, “You need to release this gas or your stomach is going to hurt for the next few hours,” you ought to let that gas go!
I read a quote that made me laugh.
I’m not saying I would fart on a first date or be comfortable with a guy farting on a date with me (I’m talking early stages of dating here). But once you’re past the dating stage and in a committed relationship, holding in your farts just to avoid an awkward situation is a lot of work. And frankly, I’m too lazy for that.
Couples that fart together, stay together?
I’m sure the people who think farting in front of your significant other is a “big no-no” would disagree. But I think if you’ve been together long enough and are 100% comfortable with each other, why not be okay with farting in the same room as your partner?
Like I said, we don’t aim to knock the other person out with our farts, but if it must be done, then it must be done.
We usually warn the other person first, and then we (for lack of a better term) “drop it like it’s hot.” Sometimes they’re subtle; other times they’re pretty revolting. But it doesn’t make us love each other any less, nor does it make us any less attracted to each other.
“If he still thinks you’re beautiful after you let out a deadly fart – he’s a keeper.”
This is a fart story too funny not to share. Last month, we were in the elevator on our way to work. The elevator went down a couple of floors and 2 guys got in. The elevator went down another few floors and another 2 guys got in. Suddenly, the elevator reeked of a rancid “what the hell died in this elevator” stench.
I looked at my husband and whispered, “What the hell?!” He pointed at the guy behind him. When the elevator stopped and everyone got out, I repeated, “What the hell?!” But he kept saying it was the guy behind him.
Finally I said, “It was me” and laughed. He responded with, “It was you? Nice work!” Five guys and a girl trapped in an elevator for 22 floors with a rancid fart smell… which came from me. *Self high-five!*
The great thing about having a husband… you can blame your farts on him
Now over to you. Do you think it’s okay or inappropriate to fart in relationships? How would you react if you’re hanging out with your partner and fart noises accidentally slipped out? Do you have any fart stories to share?
To fart or not to fart… that is the question.