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Childbirth vs Getting Kicked in the Testicles
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I feel like you're trying too hard to win at Tic-Tac-Toe. Pain is not the same amongst everybody.

Let's consider this: Most men have a higher pain threshold and pain tolerance level than most women. Taking this into account, a woman stubbing her toe may be more painful than a man getting kick in the balls and childbirth would be like "kill me now!' kind of pain. Now let's take a look at childbirth for a moment. During labor, the female body releases many hormones that help suppress pain. So does that mean that getting kicked in the balls is inherently more painful? Of course not.

It truly is impossible to come to a conclusion that all sides will agree with. So why argue about it? Perhaps because they're the kinds of pains only one gender can experience we feel the need to compete with the other? Because we want to feel special? Or perhaps it's because of sexist motives?

In any case, arguing for either side is ridiculous and childish.
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eegah87 wrote:

How is this even up for a debate?

*sees the one asking the question is a male*

Oh ok whatever makes you feel better man.


If you saw the video provided and read a few articles, I don't think you'd be saying that.



Ok so getting kick in the area, most men walk it off and usually are fine within a hour. Women giving childbirth on average labor lasts for 8 hours and usually needs a few days rest to recover from it. It's clear that childbirth is more draining on the human body (and can result in death), but more painful? Well since pain is subjective and as the video mentions and nearly imposable to accurately measure it would seem we may never really know the answerer. But I do think it is interesting that some men feel the need to degrade childbirth because they think that admitting a women can handle more pain than them somehow bruises their mainly ego.
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You could never know sine no one can do both o.o
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Well child birth is much longer and arduous, at least getting kicked in the balls is quick and over with fast
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eegah87 wrote:

Ok so getting kick in the area, most men walk it off and usually are fine within a hour. Women giving childbirth on average labor lasts for 8 hours and usually needs a few days rest to recover from it. It's clear that childbirth is more draining on the human body (and can result in death), but more painful? Well since pain is subjective and as the video mentions and nearly imposable to accurately measure it would seem we may never really know the answerer. But I do think it is interesting that some men feel the need to degrade childbirth because they think that admitting a women can handle more pain than them somehow bruises their mainly ego.


1) I do appreciate that you acknowledge we have have no way of knowing which is more painful.

2) Read my post about my sister's delivery and about the women who orgasm during delivery.

3) Does childbirth have to be most painful thing a human can experience for it to be special, wonderful, miraculous, etc.? Hell no. Ain't nothing great about being torn apart by a bear, and I'm confident that's painful as hell.

4) Does one gender have to be more important than the other? Of course not, and neither is. Neither can exist without the other. We should appreciate and respect each other's differences instead of arguing about them.
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I'd rather get kicked below the belt any day of the week.
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its actually been scientifically proven that getting kicked in the nuts hurts worse but doesnt last as long so i say they are equal
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kingwolf707 wrote:
It truly is impossible to come to a conclusion that all sides will agree with. So why argue about it? Perhaps because they're the kinds of pains only one gender can experience we feel the need to compete with the other? Because we want to feel special? Or perhaps it's because of sexist motives?

In any case, arguing for either side is ridiculous and childish.

I didn't get quoted for this, but I knew it was for me anyway, somehow.
Okay, so just to clear things up: I haven't been arguing along gender lines at all, and I don't feel the need to compete pain-wise. I know I'm tough as nails. But I haven't felt like letting crappy arguments like, "it happened once" slide as quantifiable evidence. In my original post I compared passing a kidney stone to transitional labor. It's pretty similar, actually. Many males through this thread have suggested that passing a kidney stone is more painful than getting kicked in the nuts, but I have yet to see a post by a man who compares first-hand experience with both.

To quantify my pain experience on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the worst I could imagine):
1: a paper cut, stepping on a sharp rock, or running my face into a door, muscle aches, tension headaches
2: falling down the stairs, getting punched in the head, early labor contractions, fallen arches
3: active labor contractions, post-op from minor surgery, spitting stitches
4: broken bones, severe migraine headache, subdermal hematoma
5: transitional labor contractions, passing a kidney stone
6-10: completely in my imagination, maybe loss of a limb or surgery without anesthesia, cluster headaches,gunshot and stab wounds etc.

I am interested in how a male who has experienced both nut-kicking and kidney-stone-passing would integrate those levels of pain into this continuum. Oh yeah, and anyone who can fill in areas 6-10, that would be nice too. I have a high tolerance for pain and a good imagination, so even when I'm flirting with consciousness due to borderline shock I assume it's not that big of a deal.
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I've never experienced either, but I say both is pretty awful. Of course, there is medicated birth available now. You'll feel like death after, but at least you didn't feel it.
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kingwolf707 wrote:


eegah87 wrote:

Ok so getting kick in the area, most men walk it off and usually are fine within a hour. Women giving childbirth on average labor lasts for 8 hours and usually needs a few days rest to recover from it. It's clear that childbirth is more draining on the human body (and can result in death), but more painful? Well since pain is subjective and as the video mentions and nearly imposable to accurately measure it would seem we may never really know the answerer. But I do think it is interesting that some men feel the need to degrade childbirth because they think that admitting a women can handle more pain than them somehow bruises their mainly ego.


1) I do appreciate that you acknowledge we have have no way of knowing which is more painful.

2) Read my post about my sister's delivery and about the women who orgasm during delivery.

3) Does childbirth have to be most painful thing a human can experience for it to be special, wonderful, miraculous, etc.? Hell no. Ain't nothing great about being torn apart by a bear, and I'm confident that's painful as hell.

4) Does one gender have to be more important than the other? Of course not, and neither is. Neither can exist without the other. We should appreciate and respect each other's differences instead of arguing about them.


1. Orgasms during delivery isn't experienced by most women, just like how most men don't get aroused from being kicked in the area.

2. No it doesn't have to be the most painful thing for it to be special what makes it special is the fact that a child is born. I can think of a bunch of things that would be more painful then getting kicked in the area, but childbirth? I can't think of very many.

3. I don't think one gender is better then the other. I have just found that most men who bring this up, do feel like one is better then the other and that they have something to prove.
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I see a few posts saying labor is longer and therefore must be more painful. I've said we shouldn't make pain duration a factor, but let's look at an example. Let's say a guy gets kicked in the junk once every minute for his entire life. As ridiculous as it sounds, it is entirely possible. That's an infinite amount of time longer than 8 to 12 or even 24 hours that labor may last. Based on such assumptions, getting kicked in the junk has the potential to be infinitely more painful than childbirth.
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marcel20 wrote:

What do you think Crunchy people??? The idea of this video is funny and something I probably would of came up with.
Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJeuK1Pl2bQ



My friend just endured a labour that lasted 36 hours and still be able to walk the next day. I can't see any men being able to do anything after being kicked in the nuts repeatedly for 36 hours.
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You've never seen a woman immediately after childbirth, have you?

Stop watching anime, get over yourself and walk around the real world for a bit.
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I am interested in how a male who has experienced both nut-kicking and kidney-stone-passing would integrate those levels of pain into this continuum. Oh yeah, and anyone who can fill in areas 6-10, that would be nice too. I have a high tolerance for pain and a good imagination, so even when I'm flirting with consciousness due to borderline shock I assume it's not that big of a deal.


While I have (thank God) not personally passed any kidney stones, I known a man whom I have personally kicked in the junk (I was in the navy, there were a few brawls here and there) and got up in about 5 seconds and kept swinging. The same man (a few months later) was literally bedridden in agony for two days after passing a stone. I have known several men that were incapacitated by kidney stones.

I have had fingers, legs, arms and nose broken (separate events), fingernails ripped off, nuts kicked, and invasive surgery. The worst pain I have ever felt was when my morphine ran out in the night immediately after having a steel plate put in my leg and the lazy nurse didn't want to make her rounds to refill it. Having an 8" cut and carpentry screws drilled into your bones is not pleasant. If that pain was a 9 or 10 on my personal scale, having fingernails ripped off would be about a 7 or 8 and a nut kick would be around 4.5 to 5.

I think the guys who compare a nutshot to giving birth just haven't been beaten up enough to know what real pain is. They probably should be. Everyone needs at least one truly epic ass beating in life in order to properly learn empathy.

Incidentally, when I teach women self-defense techniques I tell them to NEVER take the nut shot. It will drop some guys, but only some. If a guy is trying to hurt you, his adrenaline is already running and a nutshot is likely to make his adrenaline rush stronger without actually stopping him. It might slow him down, but not stop him. If you are attacked, take out the eyes, throat, and knees. An attacker cannot chase you if he cannot see, breathe or walk.
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I apologize if this comes across as offensive or sexist. I'm not the most sociable person, and mean no harm from what I say.

This is how I would describe the pain of getting kicked in the nuts.

It's like having a sledgehammer rammed through your crotch. Your balls go flying through your stomach, and your natural reflex is to drop to the nearest thing you can call a ground. If you have a bad stomach and you just so happen to experience this pain, it'll put you close to the point of throwing up your guts. Trust me, I know.

I have sympathy for women on the topic of childbirth, I truly do, but most of the times I've been kicked is by women who have degrees in various martial arts. Fucking cheap. If you have a black belt in Judo, it'd be better spent kicking me in the stomach and tossing me over your shoulder as opposed to a cheap shot to the nads. I almost want to kill people for cheap shit like that. It's disgraceful, and it's one of the few pet peeves I possess that's physical. You do that to us because it's a mortal weakness, when I guarantee there are some men out there who will do the same fucking thing back to you, and the pain is incomparable. We have two little sacks that go flying like rockets through our stomachs. You just have a pair of lips. It'd still be painful, but I guarantee women can't feel half of the pain men feel from groin kicks.

A nut kick hurts more in my opinion. I may be wrong on this, but don't women get shots and stuff to alleviate the pain of childbirth? Pain pills really don't do a kick to the nuts any justice at all.

And the thing is, all it ever took to get a nice nut whack was a few words. Next thing I know I'm kneeling like a slave mumbling to my balls whether we're still capable of producing kids. I do believe a kick to the balls can cause severe damage. There was a part on a 1000 ways to die where a man died from a kick to the nads. He was an ass who deserved it, like all the people featured on that show, but a precisely placed cleat kick to the nuts and he simply died.

Sure, there's the many hours versus five minutes argument, but time doesn't really mean shit when it comes to feeling pain. Just because excruciating pain can last for five minutes doesn't mean it isn't easily comparable to some pain that could last three hours. I say this from personal experience, time has no meaning when it comes to pain. A simple case, kind of: kidney stones versus pregnancy. Kidney stones can take forever to pass, and they're painful as all Hell, as some people have already noted. Pregnancy can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days, I would guess. Point proven, I hope. Kidney stones have also been stated somewhere along the lines as "childbirth for men." In short, time holds no significance in comparing pain, at least in my opinion.

Edit: Looking at the comments above, I'm probably gonna get ripped in two for that entire comment, so I'll make an edit as I'm too lazy to change the entire thing. Some men can handle a nut kick, some can't. Some people can tolerate getting an arm ripped off to a certain extent, while others will screech like banshees. I compare a nut kick to childbirth as I don't really feel gang violence or abuse is something that can be compared to childbirth, and I haven't had kidney stones yet, so I can't use that pain as a comparison yet. I'm limited on experiences, and am merely reaching for the closest thing that will make sense to someone. Please excuse me if I come across as sexist or seem to be comparing two genders. In the end, I'm just a poster on this thread. Thanks if you read this long ass post.
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