I still struggle to even talk about my bodily functions, but since this incident, my girlfriend has forced me to fart in front of her so we can get over this hump and become closer as a couple, and you know what? I think it’s worked.
Ouch! What a painful lesson. Sounds like you and your partner are well matched since you both have made efforts to use this painful episode to be more open and honest about yourselves . I know what you mean though about wanting to appear ladylike! Early training is hard to overcome!