When I was in high school, I use to hear all the girls say that women have better pain tolerance than men, but whenever those girls got a small paper cut they started to complain about how bad the paper cut hurt. When I spranged my right ankle, I laughed about it and didn't even care. I am starting to think that the amount of pain tolerance is determined by the individual person, not the gender. What does everyone else think?
Most Helpful Girl
i definitely think it depends on the person. if i get a paper cut, i'll forget about it within like 5 seconds. and this one summer i sprained my ankle THREE times! i dont know how it happened because i rarely sprain my ankle but in one summer it happened. the first time i was kind of mad but not because it hurt that much, it was because i couldnt work out normally for like a week, and the second and third time, i just found it funny. like what are the odds! but also, just like another girl said, we are more vocal about it like i'll say "ow!" but it doesn't mean its the worst pain ever, its just my first reaction. also this one time i fell off a long board while going down hill at a fast pace so i literally rolled like 3 times when i fell off and i was bleeding a little but i had no clue until later because i didn't think much of it, just got back on the board and kept going.1
Most Helpful Guy
men ususally have a higher pain tolerance than women. but during birth a woman's brain makes such an amount of dopamine (which is a painkiller made by the body) that she can deal with giving birth without too much pain to die of shock or to pass out. if you are going to compare kicking to the testicles with giving birth thats not going to work, since when you are kicked in the testicles the dopamine comes afterwards. if you compare being kicked in the balls and being kicked in the vagina, there have been reported deaths of women as well as men from being kicked there. people usually die of shock due to pain, as there is a nerve going from the genitalia directly to the brain, and it passes by the heart, you can get a heart attack from being attacked in your genitalia. men due to evolution have a higher pain tolerance because it is them who are more violent and engage in combat more often than women.1