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What Hurts More: Childbirth or Getting Kicked in the Balls? Finally a Scientific Answer

childbirth or being kicked in the testicles

When it comes to the question of which is more painful, childbirth or being kicked in the balls, the gender division could not be more striking. Each camp of course, being convinced that we have it worse when it comes to pain.

I have had the same pointless argument with my husband on numerous occasions myself – with neither of us ever willing to concede that the other might be right.

His final point (which is the singularly most annoying thing to have ever left his lips, and trust me there have been a few) is always the same –  “Well, you don’t see men lining up to be kicked in the nuts, do you? But women nearly always go back and have more kids.”

It is at this point that I have to summon up all of my self control not to poke him in the eye, or kick him in the testicles just to make him shut up! And usually settle on casting the death glare at him, while uttering the word “Ab-so-lut-ly-clue-less” in his direction.

I’m guessing many of you will have had this same infuriating, disagreement with your significant other too.

Well, it seems we may need to bicker no longer – the good people at asapSCIENCE have the answer!

‘Whilst women are left with the task of fitting a watermelon sized object through a coin sized hole, males protest even the slightest nick of their family jewels can leave them incapacitated – so which hurts more?’



Yeah, I know! What the…?

Just for the record – I will NEVER show this to my husband!




Jolene enjoys writing, sharing and connecting with other like-minded women online – it also gives her the perfect excuse to ignore Mount-Washmore until it threatens to bury her family in an avalanche of Skylander T-shirts and Frozen Pyjama pants. (No one ever knows where the matching top is!) Likes: Reading, cooking, sketching, dancing (preferably with a Sav Blanc in one hand), social media, and sitting down on a toilet seat that one of her children hasn’t dripped, splashed or sprayed on. Dislikes: Writing pretentious crap about herself in online bio’s and refereeing arguments amongst her offspring.

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