Is It Normal To Fart During Sex?

Question of the day:

Is it normal to fart (not a vagina fart, an ass fart) during sex, or at least feel like you have to fart even if you manage to hold it in? Every now and then I have that feeling, and recently I wasn’t successful holding it in, and now I’m embarrassed. HELP.

The muscles in the anus, like any muscle in the body, can fail to hold in its contents. During climax, your muscles are more likely to be relaxed, allowing your fart to be released, especially if there is pressure on the abdomen depending on what sex position you’re in.

So, yes, it is normal to fart during sex, and I can assure you that even if most people have never farted during sex, they’ve definitely felt like they might at some point. For the sake of transparency, that’s one of the reasons I hate being in 69. Not only is it just an annoying and overrated sex position in general, but it’s the worst placement to have your body if you feel like you might fart.

“Some people find that farting during sex is more common during orgasm, when the body’s tense muscles suddenly relax. This can release gas.”–HEALTHLINE.COM

To alleviate any gassy sensations, try your best to poop before sex because that’ll usually get rid of that feeling of having to let one rip. This may involve having somewhat of a schedule when it comes to the time you have sex, but at least you won’t be nearly as worried about farting since you already handled your business beforehand.

Also, consider changing up your diet. I want you (and whoever else is reading this) to think about everything you’ve consumed within the past 48 hours. Have you been indulging in fart-inducing foods like beans, wheat, or fatty foods like beef that can slow down digestion? And don’t even get me started on fast food like Chipotle, Taco Bell, and Mcdonalds. Instead, add more skinless white meat, fish, eggs, or fruits such as grapes and berries to your diet. 

If you’ve done all of that and still have to pass gas, but you don’t want to admit that to your partner then tell them you need a quick water break. Then on your way to get some water, let one loose real quick and continue doing what you’re doing. Either that or switch to a different sex position that allows you to keep your butt clenched more easily, like missionary. 

Nevertheless, everyone farts. It’s a natural bodily function, and sometimes that bodily function can be unpredictable and relentlessly inconvenient. Unless it becomes a real problem, happens all the time and is accompanied by abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, weight loos or blood in the stool, it is nothing to worry about.

Regardless, if it happens to you there’s a strong chance that your partner will either laugh about it or barely acknowledge that it happened because they’re more focused on sharing mutual pleasure. We’re all human, so it’s nothing to be embarrassed about. 


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