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  • It depends, Some can, others can't... Thats the best way I can put it... Because there are some girls who freak out when there is even a sign of blood, and I know guys who can stand there with part of them cut off and not even be shaking... So I guess it really depends on the kind of pain.
  • As a man I say no, because I've seen plenty of girls take pain not very well, while I and the guys I know can take alot. That being said, if I were a female, I dont think I could handle giving birth to a kid... so, yeah, I'm not really sure lol.
  • Depends on who it is and how high their pain threshold is. For women when it comes to the menstral cycle we get so used to it we barely even notice it. Other's have pain so bad they can't move. As for child birth you're so worried about the baby the pain becomes a secondary thought. For men it's the same way. I know guys who will get into knock down drag outs and not show any pain at all. Other's a hang nail has them acting like babies.
  • In general most woman can handle pain better than man, as a man that has seen a woman give birth twice and been in the waiting area while 3 other woman give birth 4 times and having seen and heard the pain I can honestly say I doubt many men could stand that kind of thing! Having said that, out of the people that experience extreme pain, excluding childbirth, torture for example, men cope better than woman.
  • I think that women have the ability to handle pain a lot better than a man....trust me I seen my wife in labor and would NOT want to do that!! So in my book they win!
  • Yep, if men had periods, there would be a bank holiday every 28 days.
  • Everyone has a different pain ceiling, personally I would never ever want to experience child birth, and I will go so far as to say that if men were given the responsibility of having children...Well we would all be the last generation. But I will say this, women, you have no idea how much it hurts when you hit our "special area"...Don't talk about pain till you've felt like a giant 200 ton anvil has come crashing down on the most important part of your body.
  • Like others have said, it really depends on the individual and the type of pain. When I broke my leg, I hardly felt any pain at all. It honestly was not a very painful experience. Yet period pain absolutely slays me. Very odd.
  • Overall females can not handle pain better than men. When you're talking about giving birth and menstrual cycles no body knows how men would take it because men don't experience it just like women can't experience a steel toe boot to the testicles. A woman's brain is wired to handle that type of pain, men's brains are not. If the female brain didn't evolve a high endurance for that pain then the species would die out cuz women would never get pregnant. Women are tough though, tougher than they get credit for, they certainly deserve credit and respect for going through the birthing process, I'm sure it must be excruciating pain.
  • I think that each sex is "wired" to withstand different kinds of pain. It is also an individual thing. I have seen those on both sides who can withstand a tremendous amount of pain and those who will "piss and moan" over the slightest discomfort. All things considered, in the end I think it is just about equal.
  • I'd think so
  • It's hard to determine becuase when a guy get's hit in the balls we can be down for up to 40 minuttes and when women in labor it MUST be unberable pain
  • I'm pretty sure we can!
  • I heard somewhere that men can take short-term, intense pains better than women but women can take long-term pains better than men.
  • I think that women can handle physical pain better than woman but there's also this stigma that men can handle emotional pain better or hide it better than us.
  • Speaking as a man - YES!
  • Fact I learned from a "QI" repeat the other day: Women have twice as many pain receptors in their skin as men, so the same force of pain-causing-stuff will cause a woman more pain than a man. Apparently there was once an eperiment where they tested the theory by administering electric shocks to male and female volunteers (can't imagine how they persuaded people to sign up for that...) and the women still appeared to be able to withstand a greater shock than the men - despite the fact that technically they were getting twice the amount of actual pain. Having said that, as one of the contestants pointed out - men have never tried giving birth - they might be brilliant at it for all we know.
  • Yes, she sure can, especially if she lives in Russia.
  • I think it's more a matter of DIFFERENT pain. For example: my husband hits his thumb with a hammer, it's black and blue and his nail falls off. He never says a thing. However, he gets a touch of heartburn, and you'd think he's dying. If I hit myself with a hammer, I'd cry like a baby. That stuff HURTS! But I deal with internal pain on a daily basis: allergy attacks, PMS, bone issues in my feet... whatever)
  • geee let me think about that???? DUH!!!!!!!!!!!
  • There are different kinds of pain. You can't really compare a punch in the stomach to an actual stomach cramp. Also, I do know that men have stronger bones and more cushioning (muscle mass) to take certain kinds of pain. But generally, women have more endurance. That being said, I don't think it has quite as much to do with gender as it has to do with the individual. There are men and women who can take much pain. And there are men and women who can't take much at all. I can handle more pain than my last ex. I'm still not so sure I could handle pregnancy. Most women are wired to want children at some point. I am not.
  • Yes, naturally so. They have easier access to their endorphins in order to cover the intense pain of childbirth.
  • well we have our period every month, so we have that kind of pain all the time. Men, I guess don't usually get the chance to be in pain.....unless they're kicked in the balls. lol. welll anyway, my answer is, i don't think it depends on gender. It's the kind of person you are.
  • Women don't "handle" pain well, they will complain about it, just like everyone. They are forced to have pain....so no. It's a tie.
  • Women have a higher pain threshold. Too many studies have been done to show this to be the case :)
  • its difficult to explain the pain of being a man... we have no such specific time that pain happens. im sure women have their pains and men have theirs.
  • ya i feele srry for all the girls having to give birth and all im glad i am a man but i guess it depends wich girl or wich guy
  • im a girl so my views are leaning toward my own sex. supposedly (idk, im only 14 so i have no experience with this) but supposedly child birth is one of the most painful things ever.
  • Through out time grunts, who were almost always male, have always gone out to protect their families, friends, community, and country against intruders and invaders. As a US Marine grunt I can honestly say that most people will never know true pain, like how us grunts (Yes, women are not grunts...which is not to say they don't have important roles...they do). I have seen guys with blown up limbs, faces blown off, body parts missing, impalements and so much more yet they were conscious the whole time and still fighting off the enemy all the while, not even yelling out a single scream. And during that time, they also know they won't be able to be in a hospital for at least 1 hour to even up to 5 hours. So please, spare this crap about how females have more pain tolerance. Yes, women are better than guys in some things (Like reaction time and flexibility, which is why women tend to go into pilots) and yes guys are better than women in some things (strength and resistance to physical and emotional pain, which is why almost every grunt through out history have almost always been men.).
  • Well men seem to be able to stoicize themselves much better. Childbirth and menstruation are natural so if we are in good health simply matters of course.

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