This is when it's okay to fart in front of your partner: study

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Shout out to Mic.com for collecting the data on this (wind)breaking study.

Unbeknownst to all of us at Vancity Buzz, there’s actually an appropriate time to fart in a relationship. Most of us here in the office tend to let it rip from day one, which could explain why the majority of us are single.

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At any rate, we now know better and can jump back into the world of dating with a new sense of reasonable boundaries.

While Mic’s study was small – only 129 people were surveyed – it’s enough to give us a glimpse into the tooting habits of new couples. More than half of respondents say they start farting in front of their partner in six months or less – 29% say they wait two to six months, and 22.4% say they wait just a few weeks.

Only 7% of respondents say that they will never ever cut the cheese in front of their significant other. We’re having trouble wrapping our heads around the thought processes of those people – while holding in farts isn’t necessarily bad for you, why wouldn’t you want to feel the pure joy of sweet release?

About 18% of respondents say they wait for their partner to butt sneeze first, and Mic.com says 73% of those are women. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, considering there was a whole episode of Sex and the City dedicated to Carrie accidentally passing wind in front of Big.

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