Why Do We Like The Smell Of Our Own Fart?

Venezuela
December 30, 2009 7:17am CST
Come on, admit it. You could fart right now and not even raise an eyebrow on its rotten smell. Sometimes you wouldn't even feel "successful" if it doesn't smell at all. I even know some people who would cup their behinds just to smell their own. But if someone else rips a nasty one, we would be gagging like crazy. Why do we like it? Is it psychological?
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@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
30 Dec 09
I can assure you I don't like the smell of mine - nor does anyone else who's unfortunate enough to be in the room with me at the time. I come from a family of farters, but what makes things worse in my case is I have Lupus, an autoimmune disease which affects the organs. It affects my lungs and my bowel, so my farts come out with a government health warning attached.
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• United States
30 Dec 09
It's going to be so funny to come back to read the responses. My farts are just full of air. I had surgery and it's been this way ever since. Now my daughter is a nasty one. She farts these disgusting bombs daily. She likes to smell her farts in the bath tub.
• Spain
30 Dec 09
Your daughter is justhaving a free jacuzzi!
• Venezuela
30 Dec 09
Lol. I knew someone who would fart in the tub and then wait for the air bubbles to come out just to see if it still smells.
@megamatt (14341)
• United States
30 Dec 09
I think its because we're used to the smell. It's our body, so we have a tolerance for it. When someone else does it, it's a bit different. It's a foreign smell that we are not prepared for mentally so its a bit jarring when it occurs.
@drakesuyat (1064)
• Philippines
30 Dec 09
i dont like it either although its tolerable for me. i would even tell someone who just hate me upon smelling it that i didnt ask them to smell it in the first place