Who would've thought that letting farts rip in front of your spouse is the key to a long and healthy relationship?
According to Jessica Gentile at Cosmopolitan farting in front of the love of your life is the secret to relationship success.
Gentile shares some third date, burrito-induced horror that actually brought the two of them closer together.
I clogged his toilet.
An incident this mortifying can make or break a couple. I was sure this would be the humiliating demise of a potentially blossoming relationship. Instead, the foul odor I produced only brought out the sweetness, compassion, and humor in both of us.
Seven years later, we got married.
Gentile goes on to explain how arbitrary cultural taboos can really be detrimental to a relationship.
If honesty and openness are key components to any healthy relationship, why hide the inevitable? If you and your partner are dedicated to telling each other everything, why leave out the most basic component of your biology? Because society deems it gross and unseemly? Cultural taboos are dumb. Gendered expectations (think: “real ladies don’t talk about farts” or even worse, “real ladies don’t fart”) are even dumber.