Men can take more pain than women, new research finds

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posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:03 PM
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Originally posted by darkhorserider
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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.




25 people is too small a sample to have any statistical validity.




posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:03 PM
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Originally posted by ollncasino
That's very impressive, having been studying pain for 50 years.


I used to live in biker bars. What do you think?



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:05 PM
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Originally posted by intrepid

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.


Read the whole post intrepid.. thats what I said. LMAO!!! It has a distinct function within our species. Its a shame some folks think you have cut their penis off and threw it out the window while driving down the freeway when they read they arent superman.



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:06 PM
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I think men feel pain just as much but have been well taught to hide it.
Can't have your buddies thinking you are a wimp.
They have become good actors.



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:07 PM
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It's like asking why men refuse to stop and ask for directions, while women wouldn't hesitate. Perhaps something to do with pride?


In my case it`s because people give wrong information all the time lol



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:07 PM
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Yup, I was just backing up what you properly said. We are different for a reason. We complement each other. Female strengths can be male weakness and vice versa. That's why we are the top dog on this planet.



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:08 PM
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Many women I know say abscess toothache is on par with childbirth, I have 20 bad teeth that need to be pulled Im not impressed:
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posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:08 PM
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They monitored sensitivity, endurance and willingness to report and admit to pain, by putting them through pain-inducing experiments, including jabbing them in the hand with a blunt tip.



This isn't pain. This is discomfort. The study was definitely flawed. Why not study cancer patients? Why not study military people? Why not study athletes?

Taking a group of 200 volunteers and poking them in the head with a blunt tip is not a study on pain.

Studying 200 burn victims, cancer patients, surgery recipients, and accident victims is a study on pain. In fact, anyone, male or female, that complained of "pain" from a volunteer study where the pain was intentionally inflicted has never endured real pain. Pain tolerance doesn't even begin in the type of environment a volunteer could participate in. They need to get out of the office and go explore some real PAIN!



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:08 PM
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Originally posted by AccessDenied
I think men feel pain just as much but have been well taught to hide it.
Can't have your buddies thinking you are a wimp.
They have become good actors.


In good pain studies.. you cant "act" your way out of it.. they use autonomic system indications of pain response. In real life.. yep, I completely agree.



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:08 PM
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mabee all those anecdote and studies show that there is bigger difference between individuals and between genders.



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:09 PM
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Well, when this topic comes up, I always remember the words of several women I have known:

"You think you're tough? Push a kid out your birth canel and then come talk to me."

Guys, women bleed for 28 days and they don't die!



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:10 PM
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I'm a 23 year old male with chronic back pain for the last 4 and half years, confirmed to be a ruptured disc. I'm on pain medication but, i do be in constant pain all the time and deal with it quite well at times. i personally think its down to the individual, everybody has a different pain tolerance so i do not believe this study to be anywhere near accurate. how can they say such a thing without actually getting everybody to participate in the study, that's the only way to get an accurate result.
how many people here participated in this study?!?!?!


that's just my opinion and experience.



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:11 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.


Here' we go, i can guarantee folks have NOT read any of the research on this subject and will respond with the usual anecdotal and stereotypical responses. I have so here, goes, let's get started.

Womens bodies are flooded with oestrogen during childbirth which is a pain killer. Men don't have oestrogen. An invalid response, please read the research into the subject. (not just the one highlighted by the OP)
edit on 1/11/2012 by yorkshirelad because: spelling



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:11 PM
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Originally posted by ollncasino

Originally posted by darkhorserider
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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.




25 people is too small a sample to have any statistical validity.



So is 200.

Why not go to a podiatrists office, and interview 1500 patients after receiving a cortizone shot in the heal and see how the interviews vary from male to female, race to race, etc.

Why not go to Dentist's office, and interview 1500 patients after having a molar removed and see how the responses vary?

Why not ride around in an ambulance or fire truck for a few months and interview accident victims?

Why not visit a Pain Clinic and see who is receiving more pain meds, men or women?

Actually, I can tell you the answer to that last one, and it is at least 2 to 1, in favor of the men getting much, much more opiod treatment than women!



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:12 PM
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Originally posted by darkhorserider
reply to post by ollncasino
 


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.



Women on average have more body fat than men.



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:12 PM
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onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/j.1532-2149.2012.00229.x/abstract
dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.1532-2149.2012.00229.x

Original Article
Effects of ethnicity and gender role expectations of pain on experimental pain: A cross-cultural study

O.A. Alabas 1,2,*,
O.A. Tashani 1,2,
M.I. Johnson 1,2

DOI: 10.1002/j.1532-2149.2012.00229.x

European Journal of Pain

Early View (Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue)

Author Information

1 Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK
2 Leeds Pallium Research Group, Leeds, UK

* Correspondence
Oras Alabas
E-mail: o.a.alabas@leedsmet.ac.uk

Funding sourcesNone.

Conflicts of interestNone declared.

Publication History

Article first published online: 16 OCT 2012
Manuscript Accepted: 27 AUG 2012


Abstract

Background

Gender role expectations of pain (GREP) have been shown to mediate sex differences in experimental pain. Few studies have investigated the role of ethnicity in shaping GREP. The aim of this study was to examine interactions between ethnicity and GREP on experimentally induced pressure and ischaemic pain in Libyan and white British students in their respective countries.

Methods

Libyan (n = 124) and white British (n = 51) students completed a GREP questionnaire and their response to experimental pain was measured. Blunt pressure pain threshold (PPT) was measured over the 1st interosseous muscle using algometry. Pain intensity and pain unpleasantness (100 mm visual analogue scale) were measured at 1-min intervals during a submaximal effort tourniquet test on the forearm.

Results

Multivariate analysis of variance detected significant effects for Sex and Ethnicity on pain measurements. Men had higher PPTs than women (p 



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:13 PM
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Originally posted by chiefsmom
Really?

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

Not buying that for a minute.
edit on 1-11-2012 by chiefsmom because: afterthought

Would that be the women with all that hair that men don't have.....oh hang on it's the other way around. Invalid response, please read the research into the subject. (not just the one highlighted by the OP)



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:14 PM
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I found a video of a pain study Intrepid did .. beside the biker bar. It was all about the effect on pain prompting psychic ability..




posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:14 PM
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Originally posted by darkhorserider
reply to post by ollncasino
 


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.

This merely highlights the extra body fat on women, a well known phenomena. Please read the research into the subject. (not just the one highlighted by the OP)



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:17 PM
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Oh please. If I was to shove a pool cue up a dude's butt during a fight I'm sure one would complain mightily even though they were full of testosterone and adrenalin. And a pool cue is much smaller than a child's head.





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