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Why do guys find farting to be so funny?

By edvard2 following x   2014 May 30, 1:37am 32,470 views   49 comments   watch   quote     share  

Maybe not all guys. But a lot of them. Me included. I'm a grown, mature adult man and yet farting, especially when I do it is still as funny to me as it was when I was 10. In fact I think most males also think it is funny.

Two instances I remember:

1: When I was in gym class as a 3rd grader. Now I was this scrawny little kid back then- the smallest in the class in fact- but that particular day we were all sitting around on the floor as the coach was explaining how to throw a football or something and I let out this HUGE fart. I think sitting on the floor amplified it too because it echoed off the walls. The kids of course thought it was hilarious. In fact I'm snickering to myself writing this.

2: When I was oh- maybe 15 or 16- Dad had some important people over for dinner from work. We were all sitting around the living room, which had wood floors when out of nowhere I let this huge one rip and not only was it amazingly loud but it stunk like you wouldn't believe. I just sat there and nobody said anything, as if nothing had happened. I knew that secretly inside they probably thought it was just as funny as I did but manners told them not to laugh. I had the most difficult time not laughing out loud.

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10 edvard2   2014 May 30, 4:02am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

Ceffer says

Generally, a pathetic, immature grab for temporary social dominance by forcing others to breath your aerosolized feces.

I just about have tears in my eyes. That's hilarious!

11 Dan8267   2014 May 30, 6:38am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

edvard2 says

Why do guys find farting to be so funny?

It's funny because it's socially inappropriate. Violating social norms is funny.

Perhaps humor is a defense mechanism against repercussions of violating social norms or perhaps it's funny because it is a tiny act of rebellion. But either way, it's funny. Laughter is the most honest expression.

12 edvard2   2014 May 30, 8:25am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

Dan8267 says

It's funny because it's socially inappropriate. Violating social norms is funny.

Totally agree. The reason is that for example, I could be all by myself all day long and fart up a storm. Its no big deal and I don't even think about it. The very second I'm around anyone then its instantly funny.

13 Tenpoundbass   2014 May 30, 8:47am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

When you can stoically fart around someone, you are too damn old.

14 rufita11   2014 May 30, 9:40am   ↑ like (2)   ↑ dislike (2)     quote        

Steak and asparagus farts are pretty awesome when they are your own. Not so much when they are your spouse's. My husband and I talk a lot about this subject.

When we first got married, he thought the dutch oven was hilarious. The amount of time I stayed angry at him and the pitch of my voice when yelling at him about it curbed the behavior for the most part. But when he's overtired he forgets and tries again. He so desperately wants to share his farts with me. This part of the male psyche I will never understand.

I can only blame myself though, because I went into our marriage after having heard the soundtrack that he had recorded of his own farts over the years while recording music.

Once while I had some male clients in my office during a design session, I scooted in the chair and it made a fart sound, so I calmly said, "excuse me."--The looks on their faces. After I few seconds of their suffering, I let them know it was the chair. They seemed relieved.

16 zzyzzx   2014 May 30, 11:20am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

rufita11 says

Steak and asparagus farts are pretty awesome

Broccoli farts are worse.

18 John Bailo   2014 May 30, 11:22am   ↑ like (2)   ↑ dislike (2)     quote        

My friend's brother had a theory: People like the smell of their own farts, but not that of others.

True?

19 APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   2014 May 30, 11:23am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

Clam farts make you and everyone with a mile die immediately.

20 indigenous   2014 May 30, 11:32am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch says

Clam farts make you and everyone with a mile die immediately.

And face farts?

21 Quigley   2014 May 30, 11:34am   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        

John Bailo says

My friend's brother had a theory: People like the smell of their own farts, but not that of others.

True?

"Everybody loves their own brand."
Fat Bastard

22 Ceffer   2014 May 30, 11:36am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch says

Clam farts make you and everyone with a mile die immediately.

Bearded Clam farts have a different provenance, and are not considered chemical weapons under the Geneva Convention.

28 Tenpoundbass   2014 May 31, 12:32am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

zzyzzx says

Broccoli farts are worse.

Sick Farts are by far the worse.

Farting when you have a fever, the flu or a bad cold, produce those sweet and sour lingering farts.

Or it could just be the Orange Juice and Chicken Soup combo that does it.

29 Ceffer   2014 May 31, 3:26am   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        

Moist, gummy farts are the worst. They leave you covered in sticky fart soot.

30 zzyzzx   2014 Jun 6, 3:32am   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        

Are there people who don't find farting funny???

31 corntrollio   2014 Jun 6, 4:16am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

zzyzzx says

Broccoli farts are worse.

No, sharts are the worst.

32 Wagongroove   2015 May 21, 1:05pm   ↑ like (2)   ↑ dislike (2)     quote        

I was perusing the Internet wondering the same thing when I stumbled upon this gem of a post. Wish I had seen it sooner when folks were actively posting. Well here are my thoughts on why guys think farts are funny...

1. Someone nailed it earlier when they said that it's breaking the social norm. That is absolutely true. If it weren't for the people that think farting is vile, rude and disgusting, the funny factor would be gone! We're taught to fart privately. So breaking that is going to shock and amuse people. It's rebellious. The guys who find farts funny are probably rebellious themselves and perhaps even slightly in admiration of their buddy's boldness and virility. Furthermore, most women don't like it and find it gross. This makes us find it even funnier.

2. Sharing something considered "private" or "intimate" is going to make your buddy realize you're comfortable with him. Laughter is an appropriate response of acknowledgment.

3. If you think of all the things that we do in private that are socially unacceptable - farting, burping, picking our nose, masturbation, pissing and taking a dump - farting is the only one that's really amusing. Boogers aren't really funny. Piss and shit, in most cases (not all), aren't that interesting. Masturbation is sexual so we don't really make a comedic association there. And that leaves burping and farting. Burps often sound the same and provide less smell. Farts have so many different sounds and smells...and quite possibly the funniest thing about them is that they come from our butts. Seeing someone lift a leg, lean to the side or spread a cheek is absolutely funny.

4. Lastly, farting can be competitive in a friendly way. Some animals use loud noises and strong smells to scare other animals away. And show how "tough" they are. It's really not that different with men and farts. If my buddy rips a really loud or long fart and others are around to hear it, I'm going to show my appreciation through laughter, commentary and admittedly a bit of envy!

And there you have it. Farting is like a second language to men. Ripping one at the urinal is a great way to strike up conversation with a stranger. I'm in my 30s and have no doubt that no matter how old I am, I will always think farts are hilarious. Brrmmppffftt!!

33 FortWayne   2015 May 21, 4:16pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        

It's not just guys, it's everyone, gals included.

34 curious2   2015 May 21, 8:15pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

FortWayne says

It's not just guys, it's everyone, gals included.

Another reason not to visit Fort Hood's crib, and another reason why people who move to Reseda complain, "Everything STINKS!!"

35 jazz_music   2015 May 21, 10:09pm   ↑ like (2)   ↑ dislike (2)     quote        

There is a hardbound book titled The Limerick, in there is a whole chapter of limericks based on farting.

Enjoy.

dodgerfanjohn says

Laughing at farts

36 HEY YOU   2015 May 21, 10:27pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        

Because simple-mindedness,as in voting for Reps & Dems.

37 Wagongroove   2015 May 23, 8:09am   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        

There are a few books titled The Limerick. Which one?

38 jazz_music   2015 May 23, 1:43pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        

Amazon has it! --the dark green hard cover, with the name in gold foil.

Keep it handy for when some guys over for a drink.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Limerick-Examples-Notes-Variants/dp/B00005W98G/ref=pd_sim_14_5?ie=UTF8&refRID=1X9AQQ15XJ360AK4SS8J

39 Mrblack   2015 Sep 19, 11:44am   ↑ like (2)   ↑ dislike (2)     quote        

I've lived with my wife for 3 years now. I Dutch oven her EVERY time I fart in bed.
It never gets old, and it is always funny.
She once caught me bent over trying to get a better smell of a fart I had just ejected. She thought I was trying to felate my self (even though I had shorts on). My philosophy is if you don't smell it it was a waste.
Farts are always funny, and always will be.

40 d0ed   2017 Jan 26, 5:27pm   ↑ like (3)   ↑ dislike (3)     quote        

One post said gay men don't think farting is funny. Well, I'm a gay man and I love to fart and think it's funny when others fart. And your right mrblack, if it doesn't smell, it was a waste!
Not every gay man gets into what people think that all gay men get into. I'm one of them. Perhaps that's why I think it's funny and love to let them rip!!

Fucking White Male says

edvard2 says

apparently not all people find farting to be funny. It makes me sad that someone gave me a negative mark on this post...

pretty sure only single women who grew up without brothers, and homosexual men are the only two types that don't find farting funny.

Women that are married become accustomed after a few Dutch ovens, and men...well farts are hella funny until it's another dude farting when you're about to penetrate his hairy b-hole.

41 Fucking White Male   2017 Jan 26, 6:02pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

d0ed says

One post said gay men don't think farting is funny. Well, I'm a gay man and I love to fart and think it's funny when others fart. And your right mrblack, if it doesn't smell, it was a waste!

Not every gay man gets into what people think that all gay men get into. I'm one of them. Perhaps that's why I think it's funny and love to let them rip!!

Thumbs up bro! Shows you what I know.

42 Fucking White Male   2017 Jan 26, 6:03pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

This autograph and photo from HOF pitcher Bert Blylevel seems super perfect for this thread.

43 HEY YOU   2017 Jan 26, 6:40pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

This is a stinking thread!

44 anonymous   2017 Sep 6, 11:06pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
im literally sitting here laughing to myself as im reading these fart-o-rama stories.
the first one had me in tears and then the one explaning why the farts are hilarious took the cake.
personally i feel like when guys fart..especially the silent ones they let it rip and then when you ask them about it
they like to "look around" and say it wasnt me.
i think what might help them "hide they farts" is to make a noise LOUD ENOUGH (especially when around people) than the fart
45 rpanic01   2017 Sep 7, 4:32am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
My farts are the only ones that make noise around the house and they always put a smile on my boys. When my oldest or the cat farts its time to leave the room they reek.My youngest likes to fart in the bathtub. I always blame my loud farts on the cat and that just makes them all argue and laugh more.
46 NuttBoxer   2017 Sep 8, 11:13am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
Women totally love farts too. If they didn't they the tradition of hot-boxing your wife wouldn't exist.
47 Ceffer   2017 Sep 8, 11:36am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
Nothing like a couple of wet, splattering farts to be the life of the party.
48 Blurtman   2017 Sep 8, 4:41pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
Lots of humor surrounding the whole act of pooping.

Pinch a loaf - now that is evocative.
49 NoYes   2017 Sep 8, 8:47pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
Old Farts are the worst

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