Men can take more pain than women, new research finds

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posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 12:47 PM
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Men have a higher tolerance to pain that women.


Men can tolerate more pain than women and are less likely to react to it because they want to appear macho, researchers have found.

Dr Tashani said men had higher pain thresholds and reported less pain intensity than women irrespective of nationality.

The two-year study, which researchers claim is the first of its kind, has been published in the European Journal of Pain.

The Independent


The fact that men can tolerate more pain that women comes as no surprise to men.


Women do apparently release hormones during childbirth that increases their pain tolerance temporarily, but otherwise, women just can't take the bumps that men take in their stride. Biologically they are designed for different functions.


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posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 12:48 PM
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I don't believe it for a second.

They have never given birth to a child.



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 12:51 PM
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Really?

They can't even handle being sick!!!! LOL
Or waxing or getting plucked LOL

Not buying that for a minute.
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posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 12:52 PM
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Punch a man in the mouth he'll be liek yea ok w/e lets slug each other for another 12 rounds. LIghlty punch a chick on the arm and owwwwww!
Just saying.......
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posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 12:52 PM
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No way.

The study has to be flawed. Men can deal with certain kinds of pain more effectively, because they encounter it more often, but men do not have a higher pain tolerance than women. No way.

Women probably address their pain more frequently, and more directly, which is also part of the reason women live longer, but it doesn't mean they can't handle it. They can handle it.



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 12:53 PM
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Originally posted by Sissel
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I don't believe it for a second.

They have never given birth to a child.



I'm sure if we could, we wouldn't create the fuss and drama women do. Just suck it up. Like a man would do.



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 12:54 PM
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Originally posted by ollncasino
The fact that men can tolerate more pain that women comes as no surprise to men.

Women do apparently release hormones during childbirth that increases their pain tolerance temporarily, but otherwise, women just can't take the bumps that men take in their stride. Biologically they are designed for different functions.


Sorry man but that's BS. I'm in my 50's and have seen grandparents, parents, siblings, children of both sexes and I'll tell you that women are much tougher than men. The most pathetic thing you can witness is a man with the flu.



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 12:55 PM
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Well, I can see where this thread is going. *Readies flame shield*



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 12:57 PM
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First of all the study was conducted by a male Dr., who is named Osama.

There were 200 volunteers who had pain inflicted on them, yet the study fails to reveal what the percentage of males versus female ratio was.

Need anybody say more?



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 12:58 PM
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By the way, all you people using the cliched "Women Give Birth" and "Men Complain With The Flu" arguments are idiots. Certain examples that you see in YOUR life doesn't amount to a 2 year study on the subject.



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 12:58 PM
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Originally posted by intrepid

Originally posted by ollncasino
The fact that men can tolerate more pain that women comes as no surprise to men.

Women do apparently release hormones during childbirth that increases their pain tolerance temporarily, but otherwise, women just can't take the bumps that men take in their stride. Biologically they are designed for different functions.


Sorry man but that's BS. I'm in my 50's and have seen grandparents, parents, siblings, children of both sexes and I'll tell you that women are much tougher than men. The most pathetic thing you can witness is a man with the flu.


I think maybe men take initial pain more .. but they have NO endurance with pain.
WOmern can handle pain long after the adrenaline and etc is no longer being introduced into the system. Men, they do GREAT with it initially. I dont think its a deficit in either sex.. its a very clever thing actually.. so we work more efficiently together.
These studies always tell half the story.. always guaranteed at least a 50% YEEHAW between the sexes.



Oh and for sweetpea above me, there are more studies than this ONE.. and in my personal experiencve its based on 10 yrs working in an ER and several more on the floor. No one neutered you, calm down..
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posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 12:59 PM
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Originally posted by intrepid
Sorry man but that's BS. I'm in my 50's and have seen grandparents, parents, siblings, children of both sexes and I'll tell you that women are much tougher than men. The most pathetic thing you can witness is a man with the flu.


If women have a higher tolerance to pain than men, why then are doctor's offices full of women?



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:00 PM
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Originally posted by PsychoReaper4
By the way, all you people using the cliched "Women Give Birth" and "Men Complain With The Flu" arguments are idiots. Certain examples that you see in YOUR life doesn't amount to a 2 year study on the subject.


LOL, did you even read the article? Nowhere does it say that the study was conducted with equal ratio of men versus women.

Perhaps people with real time are not the idiots, but whoever got funded for the study was?

Who's the idiot?



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:00 PM
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Well thank you for calling me an "idiot". Do you have any experience in pain that would add something to the discussion? Does your 2 year study compare to my 50 years of experience?



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:00 PM
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Mythbusters disagrees!


Twenty-five members of each gender took part. The women lasted an average of 100.4 seconds in the ice, while the average for the men was 84.3 seconds.


I'm sure I've seen other University studies also disagreeing with this. I'll go look.



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:02 PM
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Originally posted by intrepid
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Well thank you for calling me an "idiot". Do you have any experience in pain that would add something to the discussion? Does your 2 year study compare to my 50 years of experience?



That's very impressive, having been studying pain for 50 years.



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:02 PM
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Originally posted by Advantage
I think maybe men take initial pain more .. but they have NO endurance with pain.


That's how we as a species have been designed. It also goes with strength.



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:02 PM
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Originally posted by ollncasino

Originally posted by intrepid
Sorry man but that's BS. I'm in my 50's and have seen grandparents, parents, siblings, children of both sexes and I'll tell you that women are much tougher than men. The most pathetic thing you can witness is a man with the flu.


If women have a higher tolerance to pain than men, why then are doctor's offices full of women?





Because women address their issues of pain earlier, and are more in tune with their bodies. The observation of seeing more women than men in doctors offices has been linked directly to the higher life expectancy of women. "Toughing it out" isn't a very good plan for many illnesses, aches, and pains.



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:02 PM
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I think men and women feel the same pain, but women tend to express more (and men who play soccer lol). Enduring pain can be trained in both sexes.

About the "giving birth" story, kidney stones are said to produce the same kind of pain, so this is not a valid argument.



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:03 PM
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Originally posted by ollncasino
If women have a higher tolerance to pain than men, why then are doctor's offices full of women?


Perhaps women have more time to do that between giving birth and getting their nails done.


Perhaps if you can prove women have more office visits your comment might go somewhere.

It's like asking why men refuse to stop and ask for directions, while women wouldn't hesitate. Perhaps something to do with pride?





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