Childbirth Or Getting Kicked In The Balls – What Hurts More?

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A fundamental component in the battle of the sexes is the age-old debate of which gender has it worst when it comes to pain. Childbirth vs getting kicked in the balls? I know getting kicked in the nuts, or giving birth to a child is not a joke. It is indeed extreme pain.

The question of whether childbirth or getting kicked in the balls hurts more has ignited furious arguments between men and women as both sides fight to win the crown of being the gender who suffers the most pain.


Nociceptors are nerve cells that send pain signals to the spinal cord and brain. These sensory neurons fire once a certain threshold has been crossed, and the frequency of that firing determines the intensity of the pain. Both the agony of childbirth and getting kicked in the balls ramp-up that neural firing.

The video ends with the safe conclusion that it is a tie this time in the battle of the sexes.

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