Love is patient and love is kind, but it can also be pretty darn gross sometimes. Seriously, once you're past the honeymoon phase of a relationship, things start to get shockingly real. But as it turns out, there are plenty of gross things that are good for your relationship as a couple. It's all about getting to know the real you, farts and all.
As much as you'd like to be first-date perfect all the time, life intervenes. Catching a cold or dealing with digestion issues at some point is inevitable. It's just a part of being human. And on some level, it's nice to drop the facade and just be yourself.
So if you find it weirdly romantic when the SO brings you extra tissues or listens to your gory tale of period pain, just know that that's OK. There's a certain level of intimacy in sharing the less-than-perfect parts of yourself with a partner. To learn more about this idea, Romper spoke with a variety of relationship, health, and wellness experts to get their take on the topic. Here's what they had to say about the embarrassing, vulnerable, and sometimes disgusting things that health couples do. Basically? There's no reason to feel ashamed about taking on your partner's back acne.