Farting is a normal part of digestion that reflects the activity of the bacteria in your gut. You might also notice that you fart more when you eat certain foods that are more difficult to digest, such as beans or raw vegetables. While farting every day is normal, farting all the time is not.
When you first start dating someone, you spend a significant portion of time trying to hide the fact that you’re a real human person. You go to great lengths to present the most coifed, bathed, depilated and deodorized version of yourself. You even pretend to do your laundry.
It’s a special period in a relationship, a time when things like bodily fluids and your significant other’s parents don’t exist yet. There’s also an unspoken moratorium on farts.
Let’s face it: Most people play the butt tuba in their sleep. It’s the one time of day when you have no earthly control over your intestines. That’s why 33.3% of people said it’s acceptable to fart once you’re having regular sleepovers.
“Sometimes it just hurts and the only way to get comfortable and enjoy the moment is to let it go,” Ellie*, 24, said. “If they mind, then screw them.”
Interestingly, others were more conservative in letting out their farts. 7% of respondents said they waited until they locked down an “I love you” to fart, because “love is gross and wonderful,” as one 24-year-old respondent said.
And 5.4% of people fart only once they’ve had sex — or during sex, in the instance of Marie*, 29. “I sometimes let a little one slip when I’m about to cum,” she said. “I can’t help it! Thankfully, men tend to find this hilarious and adorable.”The 7% of respondents who claimed that they will never, ever fart in front of their significant other might be better off if they just politely cut one. Most happy couples agree that the moment you get gross with someone is when your relationship can truly begin.