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Which One Hurts More: Getting Kicked in the Balls or Give Birth to a Baby?

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Image credit: A screen capture from the AsapSCIENCE YouTube video.

Which one hurts more? Giving birth to a baby through small hole? Or, being kicked in the groin?

There are some nerve cells called Nociceptors that send pain signals to the spinal cord and brain. Once the pain threshold has been reached and crossed, these sensory neurons will be fired. And the frequency of the firing indicates the pain intensity. Both the pain of getting hit in the balls and giving birth to a baby ramp-up the neural firing.

So, which one is more painful? AsapSCIENCE offers a scientific breakdown of this burning question. Check this video out to get an idea.