For nearly a decade, she kept her normal bodily functions hidden from her husband as he has always maintained that he finds it "gross."
Imagine being shamed for something that almost every living organism does: farting. Farting in public might throw you into an awkward situation but farts are also sudden and there's no way one can be prepared for them. Farts don't smell great either but holding them in can be painfully challenging and unhealthy.
But you have the freedom to fart to your heart’s content when you are home, right? Well, apparently, you don't. This woman from Australia has been suffering taunts and ill words from her husband and he won’t stop shaming her for farting in front of him. Nobody wants to catch a whiff of anyone’s fart but spouses are expected to be comfortable around each other. Imagine being judged for a little fart!
According to Kidspot, Sam, the woman whose name has been changed for privacy reasons, revealed that her marriage with her husband Rob has been strained ever since she farted in front of him. “From very early on in our relationship he made his views on this specific bodily function very clear after a night out at the pub with some friends,” she told the outlet. Her husband had witnessed one of her female friends burping and, on the walk home, he kept ranting about how "uncouth" and "gross" Sam's friend's actions were.
Ever since then, Sam has made a mental note to not expose her normal bodily functions in front of her husband and has been walking on eggshells around him for almost a decade. But all the hard work and careful living were of no use because, in the end, her husband caught her in the infamous act while she was falling asleep one night.
"For nine years now I have been able to maintain this flatulence quality control but a few weeks ago as I started to drift off to sleep, my guard was down and out came the post-pizza gasses from that evening’s dinner," she wrote. "Yep, the worst flatulence scenario happened, I farted, and it wasn’t a small or inoffensive smelling one either. In fact, it was probably one I’d be embarrassed about even if I was alone in the toilet. But horrifyingly, I wasn’t alone in the toilet, I was lying in bed next to my wide-awake husband who had now turned to look at me with the most disgusted expression on his face that I had ever seen."
Since Sam wasn’t careful enough to "hold it in," she left her husband mortified with her fart. She recounted that her husband told her how "absolutely revolting" it was. He also made sure to remind her that farting is "the most unladylike thing a woman could possibly do, especially in front of her husband."
Sam felt so humiliated that she could barely sleep that night. Even though she apologized to her husband the next morning and he seemingly accepted it, he often brings it up to shame her.
“As if he is teaching me a lesson and making sure that I will never do it again,” she said.
We guess Sam’s husband is from a different century because he reminds his wife about the things which are "unacceptable" for a woman to do in society. “If we watch a TV show or a film and a woman burps or farts, he reminds me how disgusting it is by making a disgruntled noise and even talks about how uncivilized it is afterward,” she said. Sam confided about her husband's stance on this matter in a friend of hers who was outraged upon hearing her situation.
According to HuffPost, psychologist and sex therapist, Shannon Chavez, stressed that farting shouldn’t be shrouded in secrecy. “It is all human and there is nothing to be embarrassed about. A couple tackling this topic is setting a healthy foundation for open and honest communication,” Chavez said.
We hope Rob recovers from his problem and grows up soon.