By go snope yourself - United Kingdom
Today, I was debating which hurts more: child-birth or a kick to the testicles. Some guy spouted the old urban legend that a nut-kick is 9000 "dels", and giving birth is 57, so I proved that no such measurement of pain exists. His comeback was to sucker-punch me to the floor. FML
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  Alexweber929  |  14

I remember freshman year in high school me and about 8 other people started the nut tap wars, it lasted for about a semester before we decided it wasnt a great idea, it was terrible, I stand by the fact that getting punched in the nuts hurts more than when I broke my femur

  Sputnikspak  |  13

I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that the most pain a human being can endure is having their femur broken, as it is the strongest bone in the body and EXTREMELY painful if it breaks. Probably doesn't include hairline fractures or dislocating, but snapping the bone (oh that thought just made me throw up a little, eugh) is supposedly really painful.

I have never broken a femur, but I have had a uterine biopsy done after I caught PID from an IUD, and given that I've never had children, apparently my screaming and cursing was loud enough to concern other emergency room patients. >.> I may or may not have called the gyn resident performing the procedure several rude names. I am not certain, as I passed out.

  S182  |  15

60 - I believe that it's not the actual snapping of the bone that makes a femur fracture so painful, but the spasms and soft tissue damage associated with it.

  wlddog  |  14

I know kidney stones put me in so much pain I could not understand what people were saying to me. I have no idea what "Del" that is, but when the nurse asked me to rate my pain on the stupid 1-10 face chart, I could not even understand what she wanted from me.

  Alexweber929  |  14

when I broke it I was 5 years old and fell off of the slide at the park, I got taken to the e.r. In the flight for life and was in a body cast from my chest down for about 6 months, I dont really remember much of the experience, thats why I can say that the nut punching hurt more, but it deffinatly hurt more than when I broke my radius and about as much as when I broke 6 bones in my ankle, and im not talking a light punch from a little girl, im talking from my friend who was at the time 5'8' and 200 pounds, it only happened once but I stopped playing after that

  Alexweber929  |  14

I also just realized that the gingerbread man as my profile.picture has a broken femur, a broken ankle and a broken arm, thats a freakin awesome coincidence, and im ginger too, what the fuck

  jdyo3  |  5

60 my friend broke his femur playing football and the trainer (who is a moron for saying this) told him he could go back in the game. If its really the most pain someone can have I doubt he would have been able to even walk

  3yellowzebras  |  19

Most painful thing a person can experience is nerve damage or muscle deterioration/ muscle death. Trigeminal neuralgia (also known as suicide disease) is one of the most painful conditions associated with nerve damage (facial pain) and it is 1000 times worse than childbirth. Would not wish it on my worst enemy.

  thatonename  |  7

58) this is a never ending argument. Have you ever been kicked in the nuts? Nobody will ever both, bare a child and receive a shot to the nuts, therefore no true comparison can be made. Can we just agree they both hurt like hell?


What I hate most about this specific "debate" is how aggressive people get...



People... Are you really going to yell at one another over "which hurts more" or "who has to endure more pain"?

I'm sure no guy wants to be kicked in the nuts and no woman wants to suffer childbirth (Even though the outcome is beautiful). Now, please, be civilized human beings and argue about bacon or something.

Edit: somehow ended up on the wrong comment. Sorry :X

By  markuskind  |  7

Actually a kick in the nuts is worse, but considering the pain from a kick in the nuts last for a maximum of 10 min, and childbirth may last for more than 20 hours. They even eachother out

  StalkerChick  |  13

I had a second degree tear and an episiotomy when I gave birth to my son. That, plus contractions and pain during the recovery period, leave me to believe that childbirth is by far worse. Even with the epidural.

  fdupagain  |  11

You, are an idiot... 10 minutes of severe pain and hours of labor are not even comparable. I'd gladly kick you in the balls for 30 seconds every minute for 20 hours, then shove a golf ball, well, you know. Then, tell me how comparable it is.

  Nessco  |  36

I have given birth and can verify that it does take 4-6 weeks to recover from what was referred to as a 'no problem' birth. This is also a very common time period for almost every woman who gives birth. I was unable to move during labour and also in the birthing stage. I was so weak I couldn't even hold myself up. This was done without drugs so I feel I'm pretty confident to comment. The guys I've seen kicked in the nuts generally recover in about 5-30 minutes (depending on the kicker and kickee). Therefore, it logically appears that giving birth would have to be a much more painful experience. Why else are the women offered drugs? Why do they not give pain relief drugs to someone kicked in the nuts?

  mousey119  |  4

I have given birth, I had a 40 hour labour and close to third degree tears, it was VERY Painful, and although I've never been kicked in the balls, as I have none, I've seen it happen and it been laughed at, and also recovered from in around 5 minutes, so anyone who tells me that's more painful from childbirth can go suck it.

  hellaflushfa5  |  6

I think a lot of people in this convo are getting away from the point. Every argument I've seen from a female on here is about the length of time.
I'm a man, I can't have a child so who am I to say it doesn't hurt as much. But what I think is safe to say is that both sides are in extreme pain.
I don't know what they would rate in a certain measurement but lets just say child birth took 10 - 30 mins for the pain to go away. I bet you the pain scale would be pretty much even.
Why does one gender have to go through more pain then the other? Doesn't make us better then each other so lets just all thank the women for giving birth, and thank the men for...well for having an experience that we can relate to women with. Thank you goodbye

  MaJiCiDe  |  5

So get two cups and fill them with 500ml of water...
Then poke a hole in the bottom of one and tip the other one upside down...
Then tell me which one leaked the most water...
Ladies and gentlemen there's your comparison...

  emirie  |  21

Unless you've both given birth and been kicked in the balls, you shouldn't decide you're right on that matter. Since we all know you can't have both...

  EchoSerenity  |  15

Agreed with #54, though if guys were kicked in the nuts in the right spot it could do some damage, like lose a nut, true story, but still probably not as bad as the pain of child birth.

  annie_nk  |  22

Oh. My. GOD! I am so sorry! I can't wrap my head around the level of pain you were in. I pity anyone who tries to argue with you a kick in the nuts is more painful.

By  oj101  |  33

I think it was the other way around actually. Giving birth has a similar dels rating to multiple bones being broken at onces. Meanwhile, pain in testicles being kicked are comparably tiny.