When my husband and I started dating over a decade ago, we hung out pretty often with another couple. While it only took a few short weeks for my hubby and I to be comfortable enough to keep the bathroom door open in front of one another, this couple kept all of their bodily functions to themselves. I even thought it was pretty odd when one night over dinner the girlfriend told us that she just can’t see herself farting in front of her boyfriend and that’s why she runs to the bathroom each time she needs to let one rip. Even then the 24-year-old me thought it was incredibly weird and odd not to be your true self in front of someone else you potentially want to spend the rest of your life with.
But for Jessica Gentile of New Jersey, she knows what I’m talking about. The proud wife says she holds nothing back when it comes to farting in front of her husband. In fact, she says it even brings them closer together as a couple.
‘No one should have to hold in any part of themselves,’ Jessica wrote in an essay for Cosmopolitan.com. ‘Acknowledging a natural human function is an essential part of life.’
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Jessica explains that being open and honest makes a relationship healthier, and it’s silly to deny ‘the most basic component of human biology’.She also takes issues with the fact that women, in particular, tend to keep mum about their gassy habits because of society’s expectations that ‘ladies don’t fart’.