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Childbirth vs Getting Kicked in the Testicles
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I think pushing a baby out of your parts is more painful.
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Yay for your sister. Okay, so you'd like duration of pain to not be a factor, but considering each contraction period lasts for five minutes, and (from what I have heard) the pain of getting kicked in the nuts lasts for five minutes, then comparing the pain of getting kicked in the nuts to the pain of one contraction, and determining whether the accumulated pain of one contraction is greater than the severe pain of getting kicked in the nuts once.Or rather, is the pain of labor comparable to getting kicked in the nuts 96 times in a day? This is problematic, because the pain of each contraction is variable and dependant upon which stage of labor the mother is in. But let's do a little theoretical quantification.
K = pain of kicked in the nuts C = pain of contraction
1 hr = 5 min x 12
time K = 5 min time C = 5 min C/hr = 12
average hours spent in labor (conservative) = 8 8*12=96 average cumulative pain of labor = 96C
so:
does K=C, or rather 96K=96C,meaning that getting kicked in the nuts 96 times is the pain equivalent of giving birth to one child?
or:
does K=96C, meaning that one kick in the nuts is the pain equivalent of giving birth to one child?
Remember that values are averaged across N, so case studies (like your sister) are insignificant. As in, your sister is 1/7,000,000,000 so she doesn't count in this math.
If you really don't want duration of pain, or the total pain experienced during the duration of the pain experience, to be considered, then you'll have to come up with an equation that compares the pain of K at any given time to the pain of C at any given time, and that requires some serious calculus. I suggest that we get Mipegg to help with that, what with him being a theoretical physicist and all that.

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The human body has a pain threshold, once the limit is reached, it will become unconscious. That's why in a serious car accident, you don't see the patients awake.

Either admit that you were lazy and reevaluate your statements, or give it up. People don't pass out due to pain; they pass out due to shock and subsequent low blood pressure. Yes, shock can be triggered by extreme pain, but it can also be triggered by any other extreme emotional response, so your argument is invalid and has no bearing whatsoever on the comparison of pain experienced after getting kicked in the nuts vs the pain experienced during childbirth.

I've read your other posts for six or seven months now. You can do better than this.



Well your base problem with this is that you assumed pain is linear. Thinking about it logically pain is te response to external force or damage, now think about it like this. A pin prick does absolutely minimal damage and barely any force but it hurts quite a lot, walking into a door frame (something I seem to be fond of) actually causes quite a lot of bruises ect by doesn't really hurt much more than the pin prick. Therefor I would postulate that the effective pain felt be a nonlinear scale with some form of damping term, probably natural exponential because well everything is natural exponential.

Now to the crux of the matter. The way you went about constructing the problem is suboptimal, getting an exact pain reading at any one time, let alone for a range of times, to construct your curve is hard. What's not hard is getting relative readings, so if we give relative pain against time then all we are missing is an exact zero point, however given the nature of these things thatll be variable and probably not help us very much. Obviously if you parametrise properly you could make it so total pain would be the legnth of the curve, thus removing out constant zero error and making things compararable in some ways. This is the Approach I would take.

However it's ameaningless debate. Does it get us anywhere? Nah, does t improve our knowledge in any way? Nah. Child birth hurts, getting kicked in the ball hurts but the human body is such that you feel things differently
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Mayo2111 wrote:

Try a cluster headache. Even most women who get one admit it's worse than childbirth. I've had a few in my time and I would never wish that on my worst enemy.


I had migraines from carbon monoxide poisoning for about 4 months and that was quite painful, but cluster headaches are on a completely different level. I thankfully have never had one myself, but I have seen a few documentaries on them and they look absolutely insane. Apparently there does lie hope with hallucinogens to keep them at bay though from what I have seen on some documentaries. The specific person I saw took a few capsules of them at a time and it would keep his cluster headaches away for 2 months which is pretty amazing. For those that haven't seen someone that is having a cluster headache attack the video below shows a person who is having one from another documentary. This particular attack lasted for 25 minutes according to the video, but cluster headache attacks can last up to 3 hours.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzpcPeoPnW0
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Well, considering childbirth is "bookended" by roughly 9 months of pregnancy, which doesn't sound like fun at all, and the 18 years of pain and suffering from raising the damn thing. I'll take a kick to the balls.
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For the people who saying "they are afraid of getting kidney stones", remember: always drink water at regular intervals so you stay hydrated.

Drinking water is always good, you know?
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Childbirth would be WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY worse
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kingwolf707 wrote:


Falcon132 wrote:

I'd say no comparison anyone who thinks getting kicked in the balls is worse is kidding themselves, I've heard child birth can be compared to a guy trying to pass a baseball through his urinary tract. Think of that for a moment... If that's true child birth is far worse.

Props to women for putting up with that type of pain.


1) Your statement is based only on "what you've heard". You should not form an opinion from one or a few things you "heard'. 2) A penis is not designed to deliver children, a vagina is.

It's useless to debate which is more painful since it's nearly impossible to measure. There are far too many variables in either scenario to get accurate and, most importantly, consistent results.


1. I wasn't basing my entire opinion on what I've heard... I was simply pointing out an example of possible similar pain. Even if I hadn't heard of that example I'd still say childbirth is far more painful. Even drugged up childbirth is really painful, can't say that about getting kicked in the balls while drugged up. (I have a cousin who went into surgery to fix his nose because it had been broken so many times. They drugged him and the effects lasted for quite sometime being the the drugged up idiot he was him and his friend decided to see how much pain he could handle. Resulting in multiple kicks to the groin and him walking around like nothing happened.)

2. I'm well aware the penis isn't used for giving birth.(Thanks though) It was a size comparison an average fully developed baby squeezing through a vagina = A baseball squeezing through the penis, size wise. Get it? Get kicked in the balls you get a bad stomach ache possibly a headache that's gone shortly afterward. Compared to the constant pain of child birth for hours at a time? Yeah, again no comparison.

Sure their is no real way to tell. But this is my opinion, if you have a problem with said opinion then to bad. In one of your earlier posts you said arguing this is childish and pointless yet I see your the one doing most of the arguing here... While bringing up EXTREMELY rare occurrences of having no pain our orgasms during childbirth as if they were common place? Please...
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Shrapnel893 wrote:

For the people who saying "they are afraid of getting kidney stones", remember: always drink water at regular intervals so you stay hydrated.

Drinking water is always good, you know?


Water can be bad for you, too. Like everything, you need to do it in moderation. The average adult can only process about 15 litres of water a day. And the storage in the body is around 20 litres. So if you drink too much too fast it can lead to water intoxication. The same goes for those vitamins that everyone likes but some can actually kill you with an overdose. In conclusion, I love french toast.


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Shrapnel893 wrote:
Drinking water is always good, you know?

My doctor told me to drink coffee. Seriously.
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jojo034 wrote:

Think of it this way. Has a man ever asked to be kicked in the testicals?


Yes, actually their are hundreds of videos on youtube of willing participants.
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Let's put it this way...most people can't die from getting kicked in the groin
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dark_paradox_21 wrote:

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.


I've seen fifteen, each one was different.


Falcon132 wrote:

Sure their is no real way to tell. But this is my opinion, if you have a problem with said opinion then to bad. In one of your earlier posts you said arguing this is childish and pointless yet I see your the one doing most of the arguing here... While bringing up EXTREMELY rare occurrences of having no pain our orgasms during childbirth as if they were common place? Please...


The point I'm trying to make is that every childbirth and kick to the junk is different and experienced differently. Even slaps to the face can be different and experienced differently.

I'm not arguing for either side and I don't think anyone else should reference to proper research done. But honestly, why waste resources on studying something as pointless as this?
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It has been proven through multiple studies that the average woman is more tolerant of pain than the average man. Men can laugh off the pain of getting testicle-kicked, but women cannot do the same to giving birth.
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BME pain olympics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhevNN1BDnQ (Viewer's perspective, not actual footage.)
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