My wife and I were having an discussion which I feel only the people who frequent Meh are qualified to answer

Felton10 thought this was worth mentioning said

Since this a very sensitive subject, I will try to be as generic as possible in describing the discussion.

If one is having an ongoing buildup of pressure in their lower region, can one accurately determine if a release of gas will solve the problem or a trip to the bathroom is necessary. Or if you are undecided about the outcome, it is better to err on the side of caution?

And is the answer different for a man than a women?

Any yes-you are 100% correct in your assumption that after 50 years of marriage, we have some very weird discussions in our family.