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Do Women Really Handle Pain Better Than Men?

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Many people think that women have a higher pain tolerance than men, but researchers have recently found that might not be the case. Why Some People Don't Feel Pain ►►►► http://bit.ly/1UYAgB8 Sign Up For The TestTube Newsletter Here ►►►►://bit.ly/1myXbFG Read More: Sex, Gender, and Pain: A Review of Recent Clinical and Experimental Findings http://www.jpain.org/article/S1526-5900(08)00909-7/abstract "Consistent with our previous reviews, current human findings regarding sex differences in experimental pain indicate greater pain sensitivity among females compared with males for most pain modalities, including more recently implemented clinically relevant pain models such as temporal summation of pain and intramuscular injection of algesic substances." Gender, Coping and the Perception of Pain http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304395901004274 "A consistent pattern of effects was found, over both behavioral and self-report measures of pain. Compared to females, males exhibited less negative pain responses when focusing on the sensory component of pain (i.e. increased threshold, tolerance and lower sensory pain)." Culture and Gender Effects in Pain Beliefs and the Prediction of Pain Tolerance http://ccr.sagepub.com/content/34/2/135.short "Consistent with their beliefs, Indian participants had higher pain tolerance than those in the United States, and males had higher pain tolerance than females." The effects of experimenter characteristics on pain reports in women and men http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304395904003835 "Results indicated a significant main effect for professional status of the experimenter on pain tolerance. Subjects tolerated pain longer when they were tested by a professional experimenter." ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Julia Wilde on Twitter https://twitter.com/julia_sci DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq Sign Up For The TestTube Mailing List: http://dne.ws/1McUJdm
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Text Comments (1910)
LYNXX (2 days ago)
No no they do not
Tia Ornellas (8 days ago)
Mahdi Abdullah Noman (12 days ago)
i am really filling pain, after watching this video.
Mahdi Abdullah Noman (12 days ago)
where is all the male feminist..??
TooShortToTurn SS3 (16 days ago)
See who can take a BBC up the ass better, that's the ultimate test
Maliha Jinnat (18 days ago)
Some woman handle pain better then men and some men can handle pain better then woman so it's about the person not the gender
SimplyAnnie ` (25 days ago)
WHOEVER IS SAYING THAT WOman have more pain no. They give birth, go through periods. CRAMPS which I hate :cc
huhh ! (26 days ago)
Go back to the kitchen
First Name Last Name (1 month ago)
It doesn't matter what kind of things both women AND men go through. The body simply doesn't work that way. Some females don't even give birth and don't know the pain. So when giving birth to their first baby, the body isn't aware of what amount of pain it's about to go through. _But_ say if someone (the female) has giving birth multiple times, only then their body will grow some sort of toleration to the pain.
Jack Boyce (1 month ago)
Ever passed a kidney stone?
BellaTrixieSparkleDash (1 month ago)
Ur stupid its not true
Present mic (1 month ago)
Heh, these women are weak, I'll let you know I stubbed my toe a few hours ago and i only cried for *3 days*
ㅤㅤ (1 month ago)
It has been said by women that have passed a kidney stone and given birth that the stone is more painful to go through.
16bit Gamer (1 month ago)
Of course of coarse oh my god
Life line (1 month ago)
Women have much more tolerance than men
Ali Chahboun (1 month ago)
If men can handle a woman on their period, they have an extraordinary pain tolerance.
Katie DeMarco (1 month ago)
I want to commit suicide now.
Californian Princess (1 month ago)
Let me just say it here. Women are stronger then men whether you like it or not. We are the ones who give birth, go through periods every month, puking because of pregnancy. And we can handle it. Sorry, men.
roscoe barney (1 month ago)
Women miss more days at work,cause they can't handle pain . They go to the doctor more than men.
good boy (2 months ago)
Tiger Lilly 0503 (2 months ago)
Not really...I'm stronger and have a higher pain tolerance than all the men in my family
Simon Williams (2 months ago)
*woman hits man* *man tries to hit woman back* Woman: *YOU CANT HIT ME IM A GIRL!!!*
Jennifer Loeffler (2 months ago)
lmao i dont get why guys have to suddenly say women are pathetic once hearing that they have a higher pain tolerance, like...whoo big accomplishment? gfu? ur body doesnt tell ur brain that ur in trouble as much as women bodies do? also it makes guys think that suddenly their pain tolerance is 10x higher than women. they said higher, not "men have no pain and women cry about everything" thats just from what ive been seeing in the comments btw, not every guy i guess..
Brokenvain 1 (2 months ago)
I don’t agree
Kerrie Cobain (2 months ago)
Painful experiences increase a person's tolerance. Men tend to get injured more due to doing more dangerous activities, so they are often exposed to more pain earlier. My pain tolerance before kids was really low. Now? It's MUCH higher. I still don't ever want to pass a kidney stone.
Story Time (2 months ago)
I am going to get the link from this video and post it on every video that says women are stronger than men
AdolfOliverTitsov (3 months ago)
America is raising pussies, that's why they felt more pain than the Indians.
AdolfOliverTitsov (3 months ago)
Women think they handle pain because they go through child birth...BUT they have no choice. If they could tap out when they are in labor...they would. Men would too, but they'd handle it as well.
roscoe barney (1 month ago)
My ex-wife broke her ankle and said it hurt alot more than giving birth.
Andrew Marc (3 months ago)
I have a weird disorder where I feel 38% less pain.
abdelrahman mohamed (3 months ago)
we can tolerate more environmental pain because our body are designed to tolerate more our skin is thicker we also have hair on our skin which an extra shield and many other factors. I don't think we can tolerate giving birth because women have hormones that helps them with it that we simply don't have at least not with the required amount. The point is comparing pain doesn't really mean a lot we have always knew that man can just take more physical loads than women it's actually surprising that this not obvious I mean look for size and muscles mass difference between men and women bodies. what is really interesting is the psychological side of it
helpstop misandry (3 months ago)
Vincent Mayfield (3 months ago)
Thanks, I thought this was going to be skewed/fake data because women give birth.
Liz Skelton (3 months ago)
Whoa whoa whoa, biased, women have a lower tolerance for cold, not pain. My hands and feet are like ice and I’m always cold. My husband on the other hand my husband is like a furnace.
You tube bollocks (3 months ago)
My ears are in pain listening to your voice
Nonhlanhla M (3 months ago)
Women like pretending they feel more pain than they actually do.
Aholf Ditler (4 months ago)
I just found out about this misconception. Do people really think women tolerate less pain? From my personal experience, the girls of these days are gigantic crybabies. I try avoiding them. The women I actually like are the older ones because they seem so much chill.
Random Randomness (4 months ago)
Megavicid (4 months ago)
Estrogen blocks pain receptors from reaching the brain So yeah a woman who's not androgynous takes pain better
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Charlotte V (4 months ago)
OKAY FOR ALL YOU PEOPLE FIGHTING! Men are women are perfect, without men we wouldn't have buildings and a family, and without women we wont have kids or people taking care of us. We are both perfect the way we are, just because boys are tougher doesn't mean you should get all shit up about it.
iimochii B (4 months ago)
I don’t know why men think this is such a big deal and some women are getting annoyed it’s one thing they may be better at it doesn’t make them any more superior
Jonah Brown-Demers (4 months ago)
Pain is different for everyone. It's not a gender thing, what makes people think that?
Mangle the Fox (4 months ago)
Some men (most of them) are really but REALLY racist and i just wish i can give them the slap of respect and be sorry for the resg of their lives Also,if they think they are stronger,can they bleed seven days and survive?No,so shut up!
Clinton Fham (3 months ago)
No offense but don't be surprised if you get PUCNHED not slapped and yes, (some) men can take unbelievable amount of pain
I’m very gay but, (4 months ago)
Next make a video on why the wage gap isn’t real.
x Hyde x (5 months ago)
We really even each other out. Men and women each have things they do better than the other sex. So no men aren't better then women. And women aren't better then men. Also personally believe it really depends on the person. I mean sometimes a woman might be just as good or better then something a man is usually better at. And sometimes a man might be just as good or better than something a woman is usually better at. Like I have been able to out run some guys or be just as fast. Or like I've seen where some guys are able to do multitasking just as good as most women.
100% Me (5 months ago)
Nhlanhla Mofokeng (6 months ago)
its because men have levels of testosterone, birth aint no joke though
Naturally Netty (6 months ago)
I really don't think it has to do with gender. Im pretty sure it depends on the person themself.
Keegan Baic (6 months ago)
Why does she say “I’m sorry but it’s true. Men have better pain tolerance...” Feminist
AJ doggo (6 months ago)
WhEn I wAs EiGhT i GoT a PaPeR cUt AnD i DiDn’T cRy aNd I’m A gIrL
k (6 months ago)
Punch a guy in the face and he get annoyed, punch a girl in the face and she cries like a baby. How anyone could ever think women are better with pain is beyond me
Gaming Purrdur (7 months ago)
(note I am a female) let's see broke the same toenail twice, fractured then broke the same arm, gotten hit on the face and back of head multiple times (like a 100 times), fell on my face, injured my other arm last school semester, a few bruises from carrying the school instrument and from other shit, and scratches from my cat and only once I cried
l l (3 months ago)
I once was running and cut open my forehead and didn't even feel anything, and I was 8.
Stubeii (7 months ago)
LEGO’s ares the ones with no real pain those mother f-ckers
Jay Mike (7 months ago)
That bullshit women can handle pain I don’t give shit about science some women can handle pain
Jay Mike (7 months ago)
santi 15 shut up cause in the end you’ll end up an idiot
santi 15 (7 months ago)
Jay Mike lol so ignoring facts bc of what u wanna believe, that's an appeal to emotion fallacy and makes u look like an idiot
SavageCelest (7 months ago)
Once i was running and i hit my foot on the wall i continued walking as if nothing happened. I happen to be a girl
Creepzer178 (7 months ago)
Getting kicked in the nuts is fucking insane.
Kadence Dumas (7 months ago)
I know I am late but here is what I think, I may be wrong btw. I think that girls feel pain quicker but get over it quicker, like say I sprained something, I would feel hurt for about 3 minutes but would then move on.
Bruce Perkins (7 months ago)
But but but muh equality...
Connor Neff (7 months ago)
Wut breaking a bone probobally hurts more
I think it's based on your personality, way you grew up and how much pain you want through in the past. It's different for everyone.
MrJimmy3459 (8 months ago)
In 2015 the U.S. Navy SEALs has allowed female participants, still waiting for ONE to complete the FULL grueling, training the same as men do every single year.................
AlpMarmot (8 months ago)
I always knew that shit with "We give birth so we can handle pain better" is exactly that, bullshit.
Funkadelic M (8 months ago)
Of course men are stronger this is like saying cats are stronger then dogs
ninja (8 months ago)
That means boys are braver
PsychoBecca (8 months ago)
I nevered cried from a shot since I was a baby and im a female😒
Fîñïtę thē Thįrd (8 months ago)
If you didn’t know this which most people don’t all babies start out as a mostly female fetus then change into a male inside the womb that is why men have nipples I am not making this up it is a real fact, in saying this I give you evidence that men are more evolved than women
Dead Man (9 months ago)
What a surprise. Obviously women are weaker and more sensitive. Feminism is a joke
Fîñïtę thē Thįrd (9 months ago)
Just cause you give birth doesn’t mean your tougher it’s not like just cause you can do it means that you can take the pain
CuteDistinct ! (9 months ago)
We might not take pain as badly (But some tough women can take it pretty badly, so it's not all women), but women birth you men, and we can just as easily get rid you.... >:)
Sprung Oyunda (9 months ago)
i dont get women even if its just pain. U EXPERIENCE LESS PAIN BUT CRY MORE?! wtf?!
MisterMooMilk (9 months ago)
Some of this not true. There are some psychological indifferences too, like how men generally feel the need to be more “manly.” While IN GENRAL women are not constantly told to “man up.” Women biologically feel less pain because estrogen can muffle pain.
Chriscom28 (9 months ago)
Feel temped to try that experiment now. Try focusing on the emotional aspect of pain, then try physical aspect. Would be interesting to see how I process pain.
Bill Chaffee (9 months ago)
For young women not taking exogenous hormones does the time of the month make a difference? What about cross sex horomones? What about food or water. It’s interesting that opioids constrict the pupils. They will result in pinpoint pupils in total darkness if the dosage is high enough. This is the opposite of what pain reportedly does. Something that women probably don’t realize is that a blow to the testicles causes delayed refered pain. The pain is felt in the upper abdomen and it takes about 30 seconds to a minute to build up to a peak.
Positivitea (10 months ago)
Lol, tell that to my brother who can't eve take an alcohol swab to his wound.
Gideon Ndala (10 months ago)
guitar lover (10 months ago)
I remember watching a video with Teens being maced in the face, just to see what it felt like, and the girls were the first to scream and cry around, while the guys obviously not enjoying it nonetheless kept their shit together.
•No Name• (10 months ago)
i love pain.
Torilla Tavataan (10 months ago)
Steps on a lego. i want to *DIE*
JoskaG (10 months ago)
El Kl (10 months ago)
Actually can’t deal with all these people thinking being a feminist is a bad thing, feminism is about equality between genders, and to make fun of it and say you’re not a feminist, is quite honestly equivalent to saying you’re racist because by not being a feminist makes you sexist, cause you therefore don’t believe in equality 😂😂
santi 15 (7 months ago)
El Kl feminism is a joke well now it is, all those man hating crazy women give it a bad name that's why most women don't call themselves a feminist but believe in equal rights, but honestly why would u want equal rights as men, as a man it can suck. We're expected to be brave, tough, not allowed to show emotional side without being called a puss, have to support families, harder to get a girl, boners in public, not allowed to hut girls even if they're hitting u 1st, have to attend consent classes, have harder jobs, war, last to be rescued in hostage situation etc etc, women be happy ur a woman bc being a man can suck lol also single mothers get praised but single fathers get looked down upon what's up with that lmao
The Incredible Squeak (10 months ago)
At least girls aren't immature and scream you spastic and anyone and everyone
Irish Black Guy (10 months ago)
If someone asked me to focus on the emotions caused by the pain I think I'd be so puzzled by the request that it might help dull the pain. The only emotion would be feeling older, and that ain't an emotion.
cup caked (10 months ago)
Bruh. It doesn't matter that man are stronger than women. You guys need women and we women need guys. You guys should thank your mothers right now because you are alive and your mom had to stand the pain you gave them. Don't you think your mom was strong enough to give birth to you? Man could be strong and everything but you guys don't deal with pain out of nowhere. Women deal with pain almost everyday, when they have cramps (when period) and when they give birth. Men are strong but that doesn't mean you are the leader of everything.Sometimes you, men, hurt women with those muscles, that's why women are abused everyday, every hour in this world... Anyways, thank your mom and if you have a sister wish them luck. It does NOT matter who's stronger.
Cj Mayo (11 months ago)
Science is a sexist lie ☺️
Seize Dean (11 months ago)
Of course men deal with pain better. Married men likely deal with pain even better than unmarried men. See the connection?
InsanityAndGenius (11 months ago)
Thank you discovery! Truth is good to hear. I think women just put up with the pain more to prove they are equal to men, much women aspire to be men or similar to them, however the opposite is true as well. Since pain is a factor necessary in our selves to let us know we are in danger obviously " A cut or a slice on the hand will send a signal to our brains right" if any of you believe in evolution then the women would be the prime suspect to receive pain first since she may be carrying two people and need to be warned to escape or take care of the problem, I however wont deny that perhaps women can deal with more pain and live longer its to be tested yet I don't want to allow two patients to act as sacrificial lambs in order to test this lmao.
Animation Cow (11 months ago)
Woo! I'm feeling pretty tough now! I hit my funny bone while typing when I adjusted my arm on the corner of my bed's handle
Leah Tyler (11 months ago)
I think women are conditioned to admit to being in pain more quickly than men. Men want to be "manly" so it's not so much that one is more or less tolerant, but that some people feel more comfortable quitting for their own happiness rather than toughing it out to be cool.
santi 15 (7 months ago)
Drifting Raven they did a test not factoring being "manly" By seeing how the pupils dilate and the studies show women dilate more so u can't use that excuse anymore
Ok ok ok (11 months ago)
this made me hate being a woman even more. Men get it so Fucking easy.
Kameron Riley (4 months ago)
I love you meow meow
Rick Herz (11 months ago)
If it is indeed true that women tolerate pain less than men, than means women are prone to bevery brave humans, facing the same pain as everyone else. My respect to that ability.
Rick Herz (11 months ago)
I am a 24-year old dude, and I think that my threshold of pain is kinda lower than other men that I know. I dunno why. It's interesting to mention, however, that my personality has many traits that could be considered femenine ,I would say; and that inlfuences my social behavior, which in turn could influence my perception of pain .___.
•No Name• (11 months ago)
Uhhhh they always say “but we give birth” i push a girl and she cries I slam my brothers head on the floor he gets up and starts messing again the reason you give birth isn’t because you have a higher threshold for pain it’s because you have to, ITS BIOLOGICAL FFS
John & Jane Smith (1 year ago)
Try watching the whole video. They tell you the study proves only that every study gets different results, and the only thing they’ve proven is men and women feel pain differently, partially due to women’s higher empathic responses.
Fortifyman (1 year ago)
im pretty sure getting kicked in the nuts is more painful than giving birth i have heard many women say 'lets have another baby' i have never in my life heard a man say 'come kick me in the nuts'
Mara Westerhoff (11 months ago)
Red yes because after birth you have a fucking kid?! You don't get a reward from being kicked in the nuts but that doesn't mean it's more painful.. Have you ever witnessed a birth? When a dude gets kicked in the balls it must hurt really bad so they lay on the ground holding their balls maybe even cry but then comes labor... it can last up to 30 hours, the women scream cry, vomit and pass out because all the abdomen musceles try to squeeze a human and of a tiny hole.. Sometimes during birth the doctor literally cuts the woman so the baby fits better through hole.. imagine someone cutting open your balls. I'm just saying... I can imagine that guys can handle pain better than women but don't believe for a fucking second that a kick in the nuts, no matter how bad it must hurt, is worse than labor... i think it's more compareable to period cramps... go ask your mom
Ninja (1 year ago)
I saw women get slapped lightly and they cried when men get punched and fucking get bruises everywhere and bleed but they still don’t cry
Lucy The Great (9 months ago)
And what does that make you, men? Fucking Gods?
Kariann Erickson (1 year ago)
“Journal of pain”. That’s called a diary sweetie
Daniel Rittegar (1 year ago)
I talk to women like thiere a retard and that's the way I like it
Pizza-n-Party Fox (1 year ago)
Why can't people just understand that pain tolerance is individual and has nothing to do with gender? I could agree with that pain threshold thing but that is something totally different than tolerance.
Leslie Porter (1 year ago)
Thank you for telling the truth.
korkz808 (1 year ago)
dayum. she hot
ForsakenSavior (1 year ago)
i thought women are used to taking it :3
Lucy The Great (9 months ago)
Society: No, it's actually the males that are *supposed* to be used to it because they are *men.*

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