Turns Out, Women’s Farts Smell Worse Than Men’s | Men's Health Magazine Australia

Turns Out, Women’s Farts Smell Worse Than Men’s

Another fun fact has emerged for the deep dark web, thanks to a viral video posted on TikTok, saying that women’s farts stink more than men’s.

The video, which was posted by a doctor known under the account name Mad Medicine, claims that in 1998 there was a study done that tried to clarify what was contained in flatulence and what the difference was between men and women.

It revealed that while men fart more wind on average than women, it was the females that had a higher concentration of Hydrogen sulfide, which is the ingredient that makes your farts, well, stink. Or in our household, fall in to the ‘dangerous’ category.

The study also found that men have a sulphur concentration of 0.59 in each fart, whereas women have a recording of 1.77. The total volume in men’s farts was 119ml, versus 88ml in women – but it’s all about quality rather than quantity.

But the best part about all of this? How they got the samples: some loose people out there had to literally smell people’s farts and get some readings on them.

“Flatus was quantitatively collected via rectal tube from 16 healthy subjects who ingested pinto beans and lactulose to enhance flatus output,” the study said.

“The concentrations of sulphur-containing gases in each passage were correlated with odour intensity assessed by two judges.”

The study continued: “While the social significance of flatus derives mainly from its odour, previous studies have focused on the non-odoriferous components of rectal gas.

“The aims of the present study were to determine the role of sulphur-containing gases in flatus odour and test the efficacy of a device purported to reduce this odour.

“Rectal gas has been a topic of scientific and scatological interest since the beginning of recorded history.”This fascination with flatus has little to do with its volume, 200-2500 ml per day, but rather its offensive odour. Nevertheless, virtually all scientific publications concerning flatus, which date back to 1816, have focused on the quantitatively important, but non-odoriferous components (oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, and methane).”

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