Don't get all offended by saying that the feeling of the intensity of the pain shouldn't correlate with gender-- because that's not what I'm asking. I'm just curious as to how the majority feels about the other gender. If you are offended, just don't comment lol. It's that easy.
But anyway, I'm just asking because according to a poll of 250 subjects that I took for a stats class...:
1) Guys can handle emotional pain a lot better than girls. (about 60%)
2) Girls can handle emotional pain a lot better than guys. (about 40%)
1) Guys can handle physical pain a lot better than girls. (about 52%)
2) Girls can handle physical pain a lot better than guy. (about 48%)
A lot of the anonymous comments that were added took giving birth into account, but also taking in to account how guys seem to be less "dramatic"...
So yeah, do any of you guys agree with the poll's outcome?
Most Helpful Guy
It's not quite as simple as that you have to take into account a lot of things, are we taking things at just a natural baseline here? because some people like me can take increased levels of pain shrug it off a lot easier then other people, while some won't, are we taking military training into account?
If we are just talking about base from birth type of thing I would probably say guys.
But I think this is more of a question on a individual level because not all individuals of either gender are going to be able to take the same amount of pain, sure guys can take more pain then women physically but at the same time that's not all going to be on the same level as another guy, the same goes for women.
You also have to take into account personal experiences of a person, like I used to be very susceptible to emotional pain, depression things like that. But after living through certain experiences and situations I just don't give a rats ass about it anymore. Physical pain used to be the same, now a days the more I get hurt, it just makes me more excited because usually if I am in pain then I am sparring, pain equals a stronger opponent, better fight.
It's just not as simple as men or women can feel more or less pain then the other gender. And these polls and stuff are hardly ever accurate in my experiance.0
Most Helpful Girl
Depends on what you mean. I think in both cases, women handle it better in a sense, because of toxic gender roles causing men to be less willing to actually acknowledge their pain. Men are even more likely to ignore pain and refuse to go to the doctor about it, which is obviously a very bad way of handling it. That goes for emotional pain too. Men are far less willing to talk about their feelings than women are, which is also deeply unhealthy.
Now, if we're considering being better at dealing with pain to mean who is better at holding it in, then probably men, for exactly the reasons that I just described. However, as I said, I really wouldn't consider that to be better, as it's honestly just unhealthy.0