January 18, 2006

Love & Methane: An Open Discussion

It's been well over a year since this has been on the front screen. These stories never fail to amuse me, so it's back. I'm hoping we can get some new insight into this crucial romantic turning point...



I'm curious about a milestone we reach in relationships. People have very specific thoughts and rules about kissing on a first date and when it's okay to have sex for the first time, but when is it cool to let out that first fart?

Is there a proper etiquette to crossing this bridge? What's the best way to do it? Do you think it's good to get it right out there in the open, or wait like my father and literally let your very first shared emission be in the elevator on your honeymoon. (I love that, and salute him for his timing.)

I remember the following conversation I had with my wife early on in our relationship, as we drove along in her car:

Me: "So. How long have we been dating now?"

Her: "I dunno. 3 or 4 months?"

Me: (taking her hand) "Well... I think we've been together long enough that I can talk to you about something."

Her: (getting nervous) "Okay...?"

I then rip one.

She laughed. And then rolled down the windows. It's been smooth sailing ever since.

How have you broken this ice? Like sex, how long should one wait? Are the rules different for men and women? Did your loved one find a creative way to introduce this aspect of your relationship?

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