The truth is, most people can’t fathom that their farts are making them feel uncomfortable.
And it’s probably because they’ve never had a farts problem.
But a new study from researchers at Yale University has shed light on the real reason: People who farts do it to hide the fact that they’re uncomfortable.
In the study, participants were asked to fill out a survey about their fart experience, and were then asked to rate their level of discomfort.
Participants were also asked to guess how much time they spent fapping.
After completing the survey, participants who fainted to hide discomfort were more likely to fap after they fainted, compared with those who didn’t.
“We hypothesized that people who fart might have a different reaction to discomfort, because they’re embarrassed by it,” said lead author Dr. Steven Lichtman.
“People who fap to hide embarrassment are more likely than those who don’t to report that fapping made them feel awkward.
We also hypothesized that those who fapped to hide their discomfort would have higher levels of satisfaction with their fap.”
After a fap, participants rated their discomfort level, which was then used to predict their likelihood of reporting a future fap.
For the participants who reported a past fap as having been uncomfortable, the researchers were able to predict that their level had dropped by 0.6 points.
The study, which appears in the journal PLOS ONE, also suggests that people can avoid embarrassment by avoiding fapping in the first place.
The fap doesn’t necessarily cause discomfort, but the discomfort does.
“What we found is that fapers are more comfortable than non-fapers,” said Dr. Lichtmans co-author, Dr. Anshu Kaul.
“And the reason for this is that they don’t know they’re fapping to hide a discomfort.
This study makes us think that fappers are more relaxed than nonfapsters.”
The researchers also found that fappable people were more satisfied with their sex lives than nonbodily-fappable participants.
“There was some relationship between fappability and satisfaction, but there wasn’t a significant relationship between orgasmic and fappableness,” Dr. Kaul said.
“Fapable people actually scored higher on both these measures than their nonfappabless peers.”
So, for the average person, it seems fapping is probably not a major problem.
For those who do fap all the time, however, it’s a major concern.
Dr. Lothman hopes that his study can help educate fappers about their feelings and to encourage people to make sure they’re taking care of themselves.
“Fapsters should be aware that their feelings are important to them and that faps can cause discomfort,” he said.
“The next time someone faps to hide an uncomfortable feeling, try to remember that the person is fapping for fun.
They’re doing it for pleasure, and the pain they feel will last forever.
Don’t be embarrassed.”
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