To toot or not to toot?
That is the question.
The signs of a new, blossoming relationship: You talk for hours on the phone, spend a few evenings a week together laughing, falling in love, whispering sweet nothings, sharing your innermost feelings — everything but passing gas in front of each other.
The moment that this hidden rule is broken consider the romance lost. Gone. Thrown out the window. No longer do you look at your partner as that pure, sexy smelling, polite person you fell in love with.
Suddenly you’re too comfortable, the sweet nothings have turned into, “Oh, honey not tonight.” And not long after, the bathroom is no longer a private place, the door remains open when it should be closed… reminiscent of the scene from that movie The Change-Up when the chick on the toilet – door open – says,”Oh, I need to cool it on the Thai food.”
I know some couples who have dated for more than a year and neither dare to break wind in front of each other. It’s as if both of them were born without bowels. Even going number 2 is done so discretely, one waits until the other has gone to work for the day or until they can sneak off and use a public washroom.
It’s a common tactic.
One woman confesses she uses the restaurant next door to avoid using the bathroom when her guy’s at home.
She even went on a week-long vacation in Mexico without using the toilet, according to a blog on the topic at momlogic.com.
“Sure, I ended up with an awful case of constipation — but for me, it was worth it,” the woman said.
“Earlier in my relationship, I was horrified if my husband ever heard or smelled a fart escape, but after more than a decade of marriage, pretty much anything goes,” the woman confessed on the blog.
What’s your take on passing gas in front of your partner? Would you rather stub your toe than even think about breaking wind with your partner present?