First kiss, first date, first I love you: we're made to believe that actual fireworks will ignite as we reach certain milestones in our romantic relationships.
In reality, there are smaller, unspoken moments that bond you with your partner more intimately than those hallmark milestones ever do. For example: the first fart. I was surprised at how close I felt to my ex after he scurried over to me and farted against my leg. No, I wouldn't request this act of intimacy frequently, like I would a big bear hug after a long day at work -- but something about it told me we had reached a new level in our relationship.
To shed more light on this under-discussed milestone, I asked some guys and gals about the first time they let one slip in front of their partner and what sort of lasting trace it left on their relationship.
I gagged while I was giving my boyfriend a blow job, and as a reflex I farted. He was lying on the bed and I was on top of him on all fours, and suddenly I farted and there was this moment, frozen in time, where I stopped and he looked up at me. We both started laughing and after a while he told me to keep doing what I was doing -- no need to let a little fart ruin a perfectly good BJ. It could have been awkward, but his laughter made it OK. I would say it brought us closer, although I still hold my farts in as much as possible. Best to keep the blowing to one end at a time. -- Jessica, 23 (Los Angeles, CA)