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Ask Two Guys About Guys: Why Are Men So Carefree About Farting?

Colin Nissan and Sean Farrell of Don't Be That Guy fame have graciously agreed to answer some burning questions we women folk have about men. Last week's Q & A was a hit, so let's see what they have for us today!

Today's question to Two Guys: Why are some men so carefree about farting?

To hear what the Two Guys have to say,


Why are dogs so carefree about barking? Why are birds so cavalier about chirping? Why do lions feel they’ve earned the right to roar? I’m not afraid to make a fourth animal analogy if it helps to illustrate the point that these species are meant to do these things — just as guys are meant to fart. It’s our body’s way of communicating with you. It’s saying, “Hey, I feel really comfortable around you, Leslie,” or “Wow, those enchiladas are passing through me like a fu**ing freight train.”

There are plenty of repressed guys out there who actually aren’t big farters, but running into the arms of a gas-free companion might not be the utopia you think it is. If a guy is sealing up his rear hole, then chances are he’s sealing up his other holes too. Like his fun hole and his emotional hole. It’s your choice, you can be with a guy with sealed holes, or you can learn to appreciate a natural, open-hearted gesture for what it is – and instead of rolling your eyes the next time your guy breaks wind, try looking over at him and whispering, “I feel close to you too. Make love to me, you smelly son-of-a-bitch.”

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Why Are Men So Carefree About Farting? 1- it's fun to guess what you ate that caused such a smell 2- relieves tremendous pressure 3- it's almost always funny 4- it's a tightness test 5- louder is always better 6- old men never trust a fart 7- music to some peoples ears 8- there's lots of reasons but the main one is it just feels good to get it OUT
mix-tape mix-tape 7 years
It's just another bodily function. I try not to do it in front of anyone and when I do it's silent haha. The last bf I had farted every morning, it was like his "ok, I'm awake!" routine. He didn't even realize it until I mentioned it to him one morning. Farts are just funny to me, I try to make light of them and not get disgusted.
ali321 ali321 7 years
I don't prefer it in public or say at the dinner table, but I definitely like being in relationships where you're both comfortable enough not to be embarrassed. It is natural after all. I agree with MissSushi about under the covers. That's always wrong.
Sarahrob Sarahrob 7 years
I think most yoga teachers are kinda used to a fart or two in their classes lol.
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
I can deal with gas but i DESPISE intentional farting under the covers. If we are on the couch, curling up in bed, anything but sleeping, you need to not do it under the covers. I absolutely HATE cuddling my face deeper in the blankets only to be assaulted by that god awful smell. It's disrespectful and disgusting.
bchicgrl bchicgrl 7 years
I agree Yoga, I wish I could get my husband to leave the room when he has to fart, he sometimes does but usually forgets :(
JustSomeDude JustSomeDude 7 years
I can't imagine walking into a Yoga class of smelly farts. Phew!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
my sister teaches pilates and the first thing she tells everyone is that you will have to pass gas, to just let it happen or it will hinder you. the first couple of days are all giggles and red faces but after awhile its the norm
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
My OB/GYN was telling me to "scoot down a bit, scoot, scoot" and yep totally let one fly in the mans face...its his fault.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
I'd be interesting in knowing people's most embarrassing accidental fart! Mine was in yoga about a month ago. My instructor was pushing me deeper into a forward bend and I accidentally farted on her, not once, but four quick little bursts. I could have died! She never said anything or acknowledged it but I'm sure I was beet red in the face.
vmruby vmruby 7 years
Yoga4life.... Thanks for sharing.I hear ya.The dogs have been blamed for that countless amounts of times here too.
Love-and-Sex Love-and-Sex 7 years
Hey guys, can I remind you of something...this is a humor post! Let's give our Two Guys a break please!
tarabara1229 tarabara1229 7 years
True story: Last night, my bf picked me up from the airport. As I got in car, I leaned over to him to give him a kiss and tell him that I missed him, and I swear to god, right when I went in for the kiss, he let one my car, no less!
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 7 years
I thought they would be answering better questions, and not questions most of us already know the answer too.
TidalWave TidalWave 7 years
Is this column ever going to have useful information? C'mon, this is stupid. I'm not 5 years old and think that boys (and their butts) have cooties.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
vmruby that reminds me of a story. My inlaws were visiting one day and I kept smelling gas. I have two dogs and I thought it was the dogs and apologized to my inlaws. The smell didn't stop so I took the pooches out to see if maybe one had to "drop a deuce". About a half hour after I took them out, the smell continued and I felt really bad because we were trying to eat a meal, so I put the dogs outside. Here my mother-in-law admitted to me that she had really bad gas and had been letting them rip all afternoon! She finally owed up to it once I put the dogs outside and the smell didn't go away. She lets it go - at the table! I must admit it changed my opinion of her.
vmruby vmruby 7 years
Definitely rude and inconsiderate........excuse yourself for goodness sakes and take it elsewhere because no one wants to smell it It's especially nasty when one is eating a meal at the same table with someone who's busy farting away........gross
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
I dont think its rude at all. Not if both the people agree on that! its a body function, its natural.
juicebox07 juicebox07 7 years
I agree with #5. It is lack of consideration. Unfortunately, my boyfriend farts in front of me all the time.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
The difference between men and women is that women go to the bathroom or at least another room when we have gas. We don't just let it rip for all to smell. I think it's just laziness and lack of consideration that men just fart willy nilly.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
LOL I agree mamasita. But I do like their answers.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
oy vey, welcome to my weekend :) my question is.... who are these oblivious-about-men women asking these questions????
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
Being a gassy individual myself I say they are right, its a compliment to feel so comfortable!
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