In the early days of every relationship, we all make a huge effort to appear more beautiful and to behave in the most dignified manner possible. This is the honeymoon stage, where partners go to extreme lengths to cover up any unflattering details about themselves. This self-conscious period doesn’t last too long into a relationship. As you become more comfortable with your partner, you start to relax and stop worrying that showing your “dark side” will chase them away. And in a really short time, everything you’ve worked so hard to hide is out in the open, and you can’t believe how silly you’ve been to even bother in the first place. And if your partner doesn’t mind any of your unbefitting qualities, then you’ve really struck gold.
This list, compiled by Aunty Acid, shows twenty gross things that partners who’ve been together for a long time don’t mind doing in front of each other.
1. Shaving is optional
You can shave if you feel like it, but you know you don’t really have to. Great news for ladies who can’t be bothered.
2. Farting out loud
Farting is a natural process, everyone does it, so why hide it? The first time she farts in front of you is a sign your relationship has progressed to the next stage.
3. Taking a poop
Not a popular topic for the beginning of a relationship, to be sure. But in the more advanced stages, being able to tell your partner that you really need to go for a number two is a sign of reaching a new level of comfort in your relationship.
4. A period drama
A lot of women feel embarrassed to talk about their period, but its monthly reoccurrence has a big impact on your everyday life. Why shouldn’t you be able to talk to your partner about something that affects your mood, your sex life, and even your diet?
5. Seeing is believing, peeing is relieving
Just because one of you needs to pee, it doesn’t mean that you can’t carry on with the conversation. Just leave the door open. Seeing each other pee is no big deal when you feel so comfortable around one another.
6. Peeing in the shower
If your partner doesn’t mind you peeing while you’re showering together, then you have definitely found the one. If they can handle that, they can handle anything.
7. Morning, stinky breath!
Remember the early days when you always had to brush your teeth before daring to kiss your partner? Yeah, well, time cures everything, even your worries about morning breath. Morning kisses are the best anyway!
8. Pop goes the pimple
Some people find popping spots and pimples to be very fun. Kinda disgusting, but it takes all sorts. Convincing your partner to let you pop their pimples is an achievement that proves just how comfortable your relationship is.
9. In sickness and in health
Being sick may be a little gross, but it’s not gross enough to stop you from kissing each other!
10. A weight off your shoulders
Gaining a few extra pounds and knowing that it won’t affect the way your partner feels about you is a pretty good place to be in a relationship.
11. You’re sexy and I know it
Reaching this level of comfort in your relationship doesn’t mean resigning yourself to a life full of disgusting habits. It means seeing all the flaws your partner has and still finding them attractive. That is true love.
12. Are you getting cold feet?
What to do when your feet get very cold? Put them on your partner’s nice and warm legs. Ah, so much better!
13. Smells nice
You love their natural smell. When they aren’t in bed with you, the scent lingering on their pillow is very comforting.
14. Sharing is caring
You share everything, from eating utensils to toothbrushes. Who cares, you spend all your time kissing anyway!
15. Ingrown hairs
You love going out on a fancy date in the evening, but you are also quite happy to spend a quiet night in tweezing your partner’s ingrown hair.
16. So dirty
You pick up their dirty underwear. Well, someone has to do the laundry…
17. Keep this love in a photograph
Your partner’s head looks a bit weird from behind? Take a picture and show it to them!
18. It’s shedding season
Their hair is everywhere: the sink, the bathtub, the sofa, the microwave. How can they still have hair after all that shedding?
19. Bathroom chats
You’ve had a complete conversation in the bathroom while one of you was brushing their teeth and the other was on the toilet.
20. Fiercely competitive
Not only do you dare to fare in front of each other, but you compete who can fart the loudest. And you vividly describe the way it smells: ‘It smells like something died inside me!’