What exactly is farting? When the body breaks down food during digestion, it produces gas within the stomach and intestines. This gas is released through the anus when it builds up enough pressure to pass through the sphincter (the circular muscle closing your anus).

Doctors call this process “flatulence,” but it is most commonly known as farting. Other names for farting are: breaking wind, cutting the cheese and letting one rip, among others…

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