Is it Rude to Fart?

Farting, breaking wind, blowing raspberries, or cutting the cheese: no matter what you call it, it all comes out the same end (literally). 

But, is it rude? Read on below and find out what people think about it!

Is it Rude to Fart?

It is considered rude to fart, in front of others, no matter where you are or what you are doing. There is no place or time, aside from when you are in the bathroom and/or alone, that farting isn’t considered rude.

How Rude Is it?


Farting in front of others rates 9 out of 10 on the rude meter. There are no cultures, or places of business, for that matter, where farting is socially acceptable, period. 

In other words, there is no place or time for farting outside of the bathroom or privacy of your own home. 

Even in your own home, it is rude to fart in front of others because you can go to the bathroom and do it instead.

Why is it Rude?

Farting is something that all people do, naturally (despite what some folks would have you believe). Likewise, no one’s farts smell like fresh-cut grass and a dozen roses. In other words, farts are not pleasant, and they should be kept as private as possible (just like peeing and pooping are kept private).

Other Options to Do Instead

The best other options to do instead of farting in front of someone include:

  • Excuse yourself from the room and fart somewhere else
  • Go to the restroom and fart there instead
  • Hold the fart as long as possible
  • Try to fart as silently as possible

There is no better option than walking away and farting somewhere else, rather than farting in front of someone.

Common Questions

Why is farting rude?

Farting is rude because it is smelly and often interrupts whoever is talking (or whatever is going on). Farting is a rude action no matter where you are, who you are with, or what you are doing. Whether you are eating, sleeping, dancing, or romancing, farting is a major no-no. Unless you want to look rude and smell bad, you should wait until you are alone to fart.

Do all people fart?

All people fart, no matter if they are men, women, or children. If you eat food, and you have a stomach full of acid that breaks your food down for the digestive process, then you are going to end up farting at some point or another. All people fart, regardless of race, sex, religion, gender, intelligence level, bank account balances, or any other factors that make us different as individuals.

Is it polite to fart, ever?

There is no time or place that is polite to fart, outside of anime shows and farting contests. Basically, you would never take a dump in front of someone, or pee in front of them… farting is the same caliber of thing. You just don’t do it in front of other people. Yes, we all do it. No, it is not polite to do it in front of other people.