Why do Guys Like the Smell of their own Farts?

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Offline John Chapman

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« on: 01/02/2009 15:49:41 »
Can anyone tell me, is there any biological or even socialogical reason why most people enjoy (or at least tolerate) the smell of their own farts but detest the smell of anyone else's? Does this indicate a common characteristic running through all of any one person's farts, regardless of what they have eaten? If so can a fart be used to identify a person, perhaps forensically? Might I one day be asked by a policeman "would you mind farting into this bag, Sir?"

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« Reply #1 on: 01/02/2009 18:14:08 »
Or is it just me?! [::)]

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« Reply #2 on: 01/02/2009 20:06:53 »
It is not the case for me. Some of my farts make me wish I wasn't with me. They are so dense you could cut them with a knife. I doubt the police will by a guff detector!
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« Reply #3 on: 01/02/2009 20:11:27 »
I think it's psychological. It is bit like why tickling the soles of your own feet is quite tolerable, but not if someone else does it.

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« Reply #4 on: 01/02/2009 20:57:00 »
It is not the case for me. Some of my farts make me wish I wasn't with me. They are so dense you could cut them with a knife. I doubt the police will by a guff detector!

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oh, I hate all fart smells. But comedy noises are OK.

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« Reply #5 on: 02/02/2009 00:41:58 »
Because they know when they're about to fart, so their noses are also ready. But when someone else does it, pheeeewww...... (just my guess).

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« Reply #6 on: 06/02/2009 11:35:35 »
I remember Chris Smith saying in one of the shows that each person has a unique blend of intestinal flora. I'm sure that he said something about being able to grow cultures of gut bugs and making a bacterial profile of a person. I'm also pretty sure he said that the mix of bacteria you have stays with you for life and has certain repercussions on health and weight gain.

This would suggest that the products of those bacteria might also be unique to an individual and maybe a person is more tolerant of their own farts because they live with the unique blend of gases within them at all times. Just a thought!!

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« Reply #7 on: 06/02/2009 12:02:59 »
Or is it just me?! [::)]

It is most certainly not just ewe .

Oh my !!...catch it in your hand and inhale that hefty goodness !!..Puts hairs on your chest !! Eyes roll back and I'm in Euphoria Avenue

I luff it !!..(My own that is !!....not someone elses..that would be bad and wrong)
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« Reply #8 on: 07/02/2009 03:45:07 »
It is not the case for me. Some of my farts make me wish I wasn't with me. They are so dense you could cut them with a knife. I doubt the police will by a guff detector!

Mine rarely have odor but when they do.. its horrid..... LOL.. Something That can be embarrassing to say the least! The boys in my family smell horrid like something crawled up inside and died!! ewwwwweeeee Gag me with a spoon!

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« Reply #9 on: 08/02/2009 12:19:56 »
It is not the case for me. Some of my farts make me wish I wasn't with me. They are so dense you could cut them with a knife. I doubt the police will by a guff detector!

Mine rarely have odor but when they do.. its horrid..... LOL.. Something That can be embarrassing to say the least! The boys in my family smell horrid like something crawled up inside and died!! ewwwwweeeee Gag me with a spoon!


Love your farts Karen ! clebrate the aroma !
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« Reply #10 on: 08/02/2009 12:58:48 »
lol......Celebrate the odor within huh? LOL...LOL.......

Wasn't ther a question awhile back asking if an odor could  kill you?...Well...............Lol..

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« Reply #11 on: 12/02/2009 17:12:26 »
Much as Geek said above, I have just heard Chris Smith on the Australia's RN Breakfast Science & Technology podcast (catch it if you can) talking about intestinal bacteria. I quote:

"Your gut bacteria spectrum is more unique to each individual one of us than our fingerprints are".

So, farty jokes apart, I reckon each of us DOES has a unique combination of fart gasses.

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« Reply #12 on: 13/02/2009 02:02:07 »
Thats interesting.. I wonder if they will ever use that in a criminal way!

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« Reply #13 on: 14/02/2009 00:32:48 »
Surely when you smell a fart, you're actually inhaling (sniffing) molecules that have eminated from the rectum of the farter?

Perhaps we are more comfortable with our own farts because we know where they've been!

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« Reply #14 on: 14/02/2009 00:35:35 »
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« Reply #15 on: 14/02/2009 22:54:47 »
LOL!!  [;D]

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« Reply #16 on: 24/02/2009 22:39:36 »

Surely when you smell a fart, you're actually inhaling (sniffing) molecules that have eminated from the rectum of the farter?


Why do farts smell anyway? It's not just the smell of methane. Are we breathing in tiny bits of poo suspended in the gas?

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« Reply #17 on: 25/02/2009 00:56:30 »

Are we breathing in tiny bits of poo suspended in the gas?

Not unless your nose is deliberately inserted into the offender's rectum.

There is a way of getting round the embarrassment of smelly farts and that's to use a deodorant or a stain stick called 'VANISH'. Stick it up your arse and you disappear - then everybody wonders where the smell is coming from!

Warning: this procedure may make your eyes water.
Not advised for under 18 year olds.


« Last Edit: 25/02/2009 01:14:59 by FuzzyUK »

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« Reply #18 on: 25/02/2009 02:25:32 »
I always had the same questions about farts and I never knew the answers!
Not all people enjoy the smell of their own farts; my family finds it weird that I like the smell of my own farts lol

anyways I think the reason is psychological. Here is a small experiment you can do to prove that! but this experiment has to happen by coincidence


Since some farts have odor and others don't!

suppose you are sitting among family members ( we are assuming that you enjoy the smell of your farts)..... and let's suppose you were lucky enough to release a fart that doesn't have odor (because no one else smelled it although you moved around so it is not trapped under you somehow) and then about 15 seconds after someone else releases a stinky one without any noise, I bet that you'd enjoy smelling that fart assuming it's your own although it is really not hehehehe ..
you need other ppl's account in this experiment

It is very unlikely to happen, but I remember something like this happening to me once along time ago!! lol

 
« Last Edit: 25/02/2009 02:27:48 by Farah Jarjous »
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« Reply #19 on: 25/02/2009 03:12:31 »
Uhh...okay, why don't I try! [:)]

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« Reply #20 on: 08/03/2009 01:14:53 »
And another thing!

Last night I was sitting on the settee and the dog was lying next to me with his head in my lap. And I farted. It was about a 70 percenter. Not toe curling but fairly potent. The dog, however, appeared to be oblivious to it. I thought for a moment I had killed him but I think he was just enjoying an interaction with his master. So tonight I tried it with the cat. Same result.

Why don't cats and dogs mind the smell of farts?

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« Reply #21 on: 08/03/2009 02:53:37 »
Maybe they're just used to it! [;)]

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« Reply #22 on: 08/03/2009 03:09:53 »
Dogs and cats lick their own butts - I don't think they'll mind...
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« Reply #23 on: 08/03/2009 03:55:56 »
Actually I had a Boston Terrier who could run you out of the house!

 He however would come lay down against you let one fly then after 30 seconds or so would get this look on his face of shame or disgust and would get up walk away down the hall....Lol He would come back about ten minutes later.. but always left when he farted.... He also left when My husband farted..Lol..I don't think he liked it...

Rocky my pit bull seems to be fine with his own as well as others.. Who knows why?
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« Reply #24 on: 15/03/2009 18:08:17 »
 

Surely when you smell a fart, you're actually inhaling (sniffing) molecules that have eminated from the rectum of the farter?


Why do farts smell anyway? It's not just the smell of methane. Are we breathing in tiny bits of poo suspended in the gas?

According to The Font of all Knowledge, Wikipedia:

“The gas released during a flatus event frequently has an unpleasant odor which mainly results from low molecular weight fatty acids such as butyric acid (rancid butter smell) and reduced sulphur compounds such as hydrogen sulphide (rotten egg smell) and carbonyl sulphide that are the result of protein breakdown”
 

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« Reply #25 on: 09/08/2009 17:43:03 »
Can anyone tell me, is there any biological or even socialogical reason why most people enjoy (or at least tolerate) the smell of their own farts but detest the smell of anyone else's?


It's a sensual reminder of one's own existence. For an individual of philosophical existentialist persuasion, they might utter these most famous words:

I fart, therefore I exist!

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« Reply #26 on: 10/08/2009 04:35:57 »
But we just detest the existence of the people around us when they fart!

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« Reply #27 on: 07/12/2009 04:13:26 »
I'm sorry for the bump, but I must say—the only reason that I registered was to tell you that this thread is the funniest thing I have seen in my life.  Some of the posts were absolutely hilarious.  I applaud all of you.
And by the way, not gonna lie—I do enjoy a good Dutch oven for one every once in a while.  It's a real shame that I can't share my bounty with everyone.
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« Reply #28 on: 07/12/2009 04:27:35 »
I do enjoy a good Dutch oven for one every once in a while. 
Good on you mate, good on ya.

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« Reply #29 on: 07/12/2009 07:56:39 »
Does it not have something to do with the evolutionary(primal) human being. If their farts smelled wrong to them, there was something not right inside?
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« Reply #30 on: 09/12/2009 03:14:18 »
Haven't you all seen show where the lady who comes to peoples homes and she teaches them to change their diets to be healthier etc etc... Well she always takes a stool sample..( Poo).. She says if it stinks you are not eating properly... and the same stands for the air passing by the stool on its way out! LOL..

There must be something to that.. stinky poo and stinky air = bad eating habits and more obese subjects??? I wonder what truth is in that if any?

She takes the stools to a lab and they are put through an analyis to find bacteria and bad organisms etc....

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« Reply #31 on: 09/12/2009 10:22:45 »

Last night I was sitting on the settee and the dog was lying next to me with his head in my lap. And I farted. It was about a 70 percenter. Not toe curling but fairly potent. The dog, however, appeared to be oblivious to it. I thought for a moment I had killed him but I think he was just enjoying an interaction with his master. So tonight I tried it with the cat. Same result.
I was once in someone's house repairing their TV and let a real stinker go. Fortunately for me the owner thought it was their dog and kicked it outside with a flea in it's ear. After she apologised to me, I had to go out when the next one erupted!  [:I]

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« Reply #32 on: 09/12/2009 10:25:53 »
LOL..LOL...Thats funny.. I bet that was difficult.. Hee hee.

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« Reply #33 on: 10/12/2009 05:31:16 »
poor dog lol
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