1. Be upfront
“Say that you need to go to the bathroom and you’re embarrassed about being overheard. You could even make a joke about having a ‘shy’ or ‘rude’ digestive system… talking about it like a third person can emotionally distance you from the issue and reduce awkwardness.”
2. Redefine romance
If you made some unpleasant smells or loud toots, use it as a chance to bond, says Cribb.
“Sharing your vulnerability, embarrassment or shame will improve closeness with the right partner and will begin to heal your skewed beliefs around this bodily function. Forget the Hollywood version of romance – attachment will actually develop more quickly if you allow yourself to just be you.” Good advice.
3. Reflect and reassess
“Many people are more accepting of these things than we give them credit for,” Cribb notes, so it’s likely your partner will be cool.
If they’re not down with your movements, “it’s a very good sign that they lack the emotional maturity to make them a good long-term partner”!
Translation: flush that shit.