During the first phase of most romantic relationships, we try to look as desirable as possible, even if that means ignoring some of our bodily urges. Like, letting out a fart, for example. Sooner or later, however, most couples realize that there’s no need to blow against the wind and deny their biology, sharing their first fart. Weng Chen, the artist behind The Adventures of Messy Cow, thinks it’s perfectly normal, too. To highlight this, she has created a humorous fart guide for everyone who is sharing a bed with their significant other, and it might be more useful than you’d think.
“I ate all kinds of food and often ran into this problem,” Chen told. “I was curious how other people handled the situation but it’s a hard topic to bring up in casual conversations. So I decided to make a comic about it and <…> was happily surprised by how many people were open to this discussion.”
“Some couples can fart comfortably in front of each other after a week, some won’t do that after 50 years,” she added. “I think you should care about how it affects your relationship because you don’t want to make your partner dislike you, and it’s important you keep liking each other in a long-term relationship. I recommend using my comics as a guide and test it step by step. If your partner showed disgust at some point, don’t proceed further down the list.”
Weng is Chinese, but she’s fluent in English and visual language, too. She started drawing manga at a very young age and has been creating comics on-and-off since. In late 2016, she started the Messy Cow series.