April 15, 2010

Farting - Bad for romance

So I was talking to my sister the other day. I had some issues that I wanted to get her opinion on... being a newlywed and all. She was in the kitchen cooking some black eyed peas.... known to the common man as beans. Her husband was being all lovey dovey which caused her to be distracted with me. So I teased her about it and she said it was because he was hungry that he was disturbing her. I started making fun of them that why is he in a hurry to eat beans because before long they will also start farting all over the place.

Which brings me to a topic I've long since argued about. When you're dating, you're typically on your best behavior. No unnecessary burping and outright farting right? Everyone tries to be polite. So why is it that when you get married, all politeness goes away. I'm no psychologist or anything like that but I truly believe that all these polite habits that we develop and that are later discarded are harmful towards a relationship. I think it is appropriate to go somewhere and release your flatulence... of course there are times when it may just come out... but for the most part... I dont think it means you're 'forming' (being unreal) if you excuse yourself to take care of business elsewhere....

In light of keeping things fresh and romance alive within a relationship... all I'm saying is... It's the little things that count... what you do... and what you dont do

:-)

BTW: There's a new post up this Friday on the In My Dreams series... be sure to check it out!

14 comments:

Sting said...

Not married so i can't speak on the farting and burping stuff.

If you soak ur beans overnight and switch out the water after about 10mins of cooking it, i guarantee it would not cause flatulence. Guarantee!!

Anonymous said...

hmm, interesting! but if you are married and only do the "deed" with your mate there when caught off guard, trust me, you will be caught off guard quite a few times.

Good Naija Girl said...

Oh, I love the picture you picked for this entry lol!

I guess guys especially feel more comfortable farting and burping in front of their wives because they know it won't be grounds for divorce!

I must try sting's cure for flatulence due to beans...never tried it (but then again, never cooked with beans).

sosexy said...

Specialised in farting infront of my boyfriend..Sorry, he's late..Well he'd me till the end..
Nice post though..

LucidLilith said...

When you start dating, keep the bodily functions to yourself. After about a year or so, then you can do anything in front of one each other. You need to be comfortable with your S. O. first.

Jaycee said...

These things could catch you off-guard as anonymous said...I guess married folk can attest to that. But in general, it's seriously important to have good habits. :)

Jaycee said...

ps: you need some "sharing" icons on this blog so we can share stuff like this with our significant others...lol.

Anonymous said...

I put it to you that farting is a key part of the bonding process. It makes it clear to the other party that you are ONE, IN THIS TOGETHER, NOT ASHAMED ETC ETC.....

Apparently, people fart more than 15 times a day when they are asleep. How do you excuse yourself when you are asleep? If you are happy to share someone else's bed, home, cash, interests etc...what is farting? A mere event, just like breathing!

Favoured Girl said...

I was going to comment... honest... but I laughed so hard after seeing the pic you put up with this post, that I've forgotten what I wanted to say!

DiAmOnD hawk said...

Sting not sure I am patient enough to do all that soaking.... i typically cook beans with rice anyways... i think that helps :-)

hehehe @ Anonymous 1

I think you're right Good Naija Girl... I think guys more than girls feel more comfortable... i guess it's all part of their 'manliness'

ehennnn... sosexy you're one of them abi! ku ise!

oh wow... there's a waiting time, LucidLilith? A year and then everyone should start taking cover. LOL

Jaycee how do I do/add the sharing thing... let me know so that I can make the necessary changes

farting is a key part of the bonding process... ok o Anonymous 2...

na wa for you FG... I'm sure you are guilty of this... hehehe

Street Preacher said...

when i let u in my cart
i accepted all
and not just a part
so when u trip and fall
by letting out a fart
i'll pass back the ball
and go "ra ta ta tat!"

It could be a fun sport sometimes folks!

Shay x said...

i agree with you, D, that one should maintain good habits b4 & after marriage. however, as one who strives to be polite in my marriage, i can guarantee you that you'll be caught off guard a number of times. so, when the 'deed' happens, just be polite and say 'excuse me' :o)

F said...

LOL... I like Lilith's formula... After one year, the guy is on his own o- he should get ready! LOL...

The In My Dreams series is sooo addictive, by the way... Friday can't come soon enough. :S

moi said...

D, congrats on the newly wed status! Got the emails, not sure they were meant for me. As for the farting issue....I so love street preacher's poem, I read it to my hubby!

Ola