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When it comes to the battle of the sexes, there is one debate always rearing its head. What hurts more, getting kicked in the junk or giving birth?
As a male and through experience, I believe getting kicked in the nuts is far worse than giving birth. After all, women will contemplate having more than one child, but a guy will never consider getting kicked in the groin area repeatedly. I am confident many men will agree with me on this.
However, as women feel the pain during childbirth transcends the crippling pain of being hammered in the goonies, the time has come to look at the professionals for an answer.
AsapScience has attempted to determine which pain is more excruciating and these are their findings.
Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown of AsapScience explain this was a rather tough question, as there isn’t an actual measurable unit of pain. This is despite what internet folklore claims.
Moffit and Brown explain pain is received by sensory neurons called nociceptors. These send nerve signals to the spine or brain.
Nociceptors can either send off a dull pain or a sharp pain which leaves you gasping for breath, wishing you will die,
When it comes to testicles, the sharp pain is linked to the fact that a man’s nuts are lined with nociceptors, which are in turn connected to both the stomach and the brain’s vomit centre.
Before men think this sort of answers the question of what hurts more, don’t get all high and mighty just yet.
Women don’t have it any better as the uterus is also lined with loads of nociceptors. This, coupled with hours of agonising labour, nausea and fatigue, results in females gaining ground on the subject.
Then, pain is subjective to an individual and not actually measurable; this leads to Asap Science establishing it is a tie between the two sources of pain.
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However, the Newcastillian wanted to know what residents thought of the question. This is what they have to say:
“I say childbirth is more painful than a man being kicked in the privates. I have experienced childbirth; men can at least put an icepack on top of their genitals after being kicked.”
“Childbirth is by far more painful. Men are just being softies.”
Danel and Meyring Olivier
Meyring feels giving birth is more painful. “The pain lasts much longer than that of being kicked in between the legs.”
Danel laughs and says she fully agrees. “I doubt a man will be able to handle the pain of giving birth, but I am sure a woman can handle the pain of being kicked.”
“Being kicked in the nuts has got to be more painful than giving birth. You can’t walk properly for days if you get kicked hard.”
What are your thoughts? Do you feel being kicked in the junk is more painful than giving birth? Share your opinions with us in the comment section below.