The gassy one

Glamour (South Africa) - - Sex -

Some­times, you just have to think, ‘Life, you crafty rot­ter,’ and laugh. One such time is when your gas­troin­testi­nal sys­tem be­haves like a show pony all day – un­til some­one’s head goes be­tween your thighs, then it turns into one of those old carthorses that per­ma­nently farts. You al­ter­nate be­tween, ‘Wow, this feels good,’ and, ‘gas: clench, clench.’ Even mov­ing to in­ter­course doesn’t help. Ac­cord­ing to Dr Rymer, sex and wind are part­ners in crime. Dur­ing sex, pres­sure on the ab­domen and rec­tum gives gas the go sig­nal, then “the in­vol­un­tary mus­cle con­trac­tions that hap­pen dur­ing an or­gasm can cause the re­lease of gas,” she adds. Which means we’re ba­si­cally all pass­ing wind dur­ing sex. Re­as­sur­ing, in a ‘shall we open a win­dow?’ way.

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