Have you ever been in a situation where you have had a problem with flatulence and become a social outcast after just one mistake?  For example, accidently let one slip at a board room meeting and been demoted or even sacked.  Ever broken wind at a religious service and been banished from all further gatherings. We are a support group who deals with these incidents of victimisation and provides victims with support, advice and encouragement. Our other major function to promote anti flatuphobia in Australia and breaking down the stereotype of flatulence in popular culture.

Victims of Flatuphobia:

This story is from Kate in Olinda, Victoria

"I had worked at Tobin Brothers in Croydon for five years.  During one funeral I accidently let one rip and sent the whole congregation into hysterics. But my boss didn't think it was funny and I was given notice a week later. They said the reason for my sacking was my poor attitude but I am certain it was due to my flatulence problem."

This story is from Jenny Ferntree Gully, Victoria

"Me, my brother and my boyfriend went to a restaurant a few days ago. My brother farted, but my brother said to my boyfriend, 'Jen, stop farting'. Now my boyfriend doesn't seem to take me seriously any more and mocks me because of the restaurant incident."

This story is from Martin, Montrose, Victoria

"As a kid my mother thought I had a problem with flatulence. She made me eat these charcoal tablets which were supposed to get rid of the problem. They had the side effect of causing explosive diahreah which was worse than the cause."

Australians Against Flatuphobia is an organisation that is against flatuphobia, that is, fear of flatulence. As the above testimonies describe flatuphobia can devastate a person's life. Flatuphobes rarely realise the damage they are causing. Martin, above, has extensive colonic damage due to excessive diahreah as a child. Martin's mother had no idea of the damage she was causing.

How we can help
If you are located are Melbourne Victoria we provide face to face conselling to help you deal with flatuphobia. We also have group meetings which are held each week at the Montrose Town Hall on the Tuesday of each month and 7.00 pm.  Though flatuphobia is a serious issue we try not to take ourselves too seriously and we do have fun. Check out our gallery of our easter trip to Sydney.

We also have a guestbook which is a handy way for people share their experiences with others. The best way to deal with flatuphobia is to discuss it.

How you can help
Even if you don't join the AAF, as a first step, people should atleast have sympathy for victims of flatuphobia. Kate (first testimony) might still be employed if some of her workmates had have shown her sympathy and helped her keep her job.

You can also help by filling out our survey about incidents and perceptions concerning flatuphobia.

How to join
The A.A.F. is currently recruiting new members. Click for more information on becoming a member. To become a member send a private message to denise at denisebrunette at gmail dot com. You will be sent an information pack on member requirements and entitlements.

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The A.A.F. also has a guestbook and a forum. If you would like to raise and/or argue an issue concerning flatuphobia please post in the forum. If you would like to leave a permanent message concerning the website please sign the guestbook. Thanks.

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