You wouldn’t have thought for a moment that letting one rip could ever have a positive impact on your relationship with your partner.
However, it’s claimed that couples who can overcome their shyness and embarrassment could actually achieve a longer lasting, healthy relationship.
We’re conditioned at a young age to conceal or apologize for such abhorrent behavior – disguising what is essentially a natural function of the human body.
Who isn’t guilty of holding on, waiting for the ideal moment to let it out?
Cynthia Powell, a relationship guru based in New York, emphasized the importance of letting the wind blow:
Once couples get over the initial embarrassment of farting in front of a new partner, it seems to open up a whole new period of openness, honesty and trust.
Powell admits her lack of expertise in biology, but has a funny way of looking at things:
Ok, so I’m no gastrointestinal expert but I imagine lying in bed for a few hours and after indulging in marathon horizontal jogging — as all new couples do, must surely get the gases bubbling. And as they say, in a relationship you should never bottle anything up.
So the do’s and don’ts of of a relationship could do with some readjustment. Those awkward moments could be the catalyst to make your relationship blossom.
Well, if you think about it, it doesn’t seem too far fetched. Exposing and overcoming your vulnerabilities with each other is a great trust building exercise. So, go ahead and squeeze one out.