It’s a burning question that is sure to spark a debate between the sexes but it has to be asked: what is more painful, childbirth or getting kicked in the balls?
It is expected that women would say childbirth is more painful while men would, decidedly, say there’s nothing more painful than getting kicked in the balls.
Considering that they would never experience what the other gender is trying to defend, it would be nearly impossible for them to agree on their individual points. So, it is up to science to prove which answer is correct.
Now, have you chanced upon a social media post claiming that the human body is designed to handle less than 45 del of pain yet a woman experiences 57 del of pain during childbirth. It goes on to urge people to respect and love their mothers who endured such pain just to bring them to the world.
Well, AsapSCIENCE debunks that statement, saying there is no such thing as a “del” of pain. There was once a unit called “dol” to measure pain but that was supposedly retired because pain, as we know it, could not really be quantified.
The perfect example for this is that people have different bodies who can handle pain differently. Given the same type of pain source on the same spot in the body, they would perceive this pain in different manners. Those who have high pain thresholds might not even feel anything while those with low pain thresholds would already be screaming in pain.
So, going back to the question, what is more painful, childbirth or getting kicked in the balls? The best answer there would be, “It depends on the person experiencing the pain plus other factors, such as pain threshold.” This means that everything is relative: some women might experience pain worse than getting kicked in the balls yet some men could experience pain worse than childbirth.
Moreover, if you view the sources of their pain, women could go on labor for hours, making them feel like the pain is magnified while getting kicked in the balls only happens in a few seconds yet could make the man immobile for minutes, even hours.
So, who really wins? Find out in this video by AsapSCIENCE: