DEAR ABBY: I am a girl in my junior year of high school. My boyfriend of three years is very good to me, affectionate, attentive and very good looking. I don't think he cheats on me, but he does have serious flatulence. He thinks it's hilarious and does it in public just to embarrass me to death. He also does it at the end of lovemaking, which I think is gross and he thinks is the funniest thing in the world.
Abby, he's the only serious boyfriend I have ever had. Are all guys this gross and inappropriate? It's putting a serious damper on how I feel about him. Please help me to save our relationship. -- TIRED OF NATURAL GAS IN FLORIDA
DEAR TIRED: Your boyfriend's problem isn't his flatulence; it's his immaturity. Young children think flatulence is fall-down funny, but they usually outgrow the kind of humor you describe by the time they reach his age.
Tell him what he's doing isn't funny to you, that it is making you think less of him and will be a deal-breaker if he doesn't stop. If you do, it may save the relationship -- unless you want to continue being the girlfriend of the class clown. (Or should I say, "NO-class clown"?)