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I've met plenty of women who either had or wanted to have a second child...but not a single soul who wanted to be kicked in the balls a second time.  

Same goes for kidney stones (which put me in the E.R. this Thanksgiving, BTW...everyone drink water...you do NOT want to share my fate)
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2 of those are restricted to only 1 gender.  Kidney stones are equal opportunity pain causes.  Talking to anyone who ever had a stone, no one wants a second one.  I had 2 in '05, and I was told the 2nd one was 4 x bigger than the first.  I didn't care for it one bit.  

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I worked with a gal who had 2 kids and had kidney stones; she said the kidney stones where "way worse"!
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I worked with a gal who had 2 kids and had kidney stones; she said the kidney stones were "way worse"!

Well... Ory and ol-zeke -- have you been kicked in the groin before?  Was that more painful than kidney stones?  If yes, then we can deduce that the former would also be worse than giving birth. But if not, then the question remains open.   :;):


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Yes, I have been kicked in the groin, more specifically in the balls, and kidney stones were much more painful.  The kick took me down for about 5 minutes, while the stones took me down for an entire evening.  Maybe if we defined the kick as something that happened repeatedly over a 4-5 hour time frame. There were not enough pain killers in my cabinet, so ER administered Demerol for the stones.

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Very hard to make a comparison.  At the end of childbirth, we get a present.  We also get amnesia, so that we sorta forget over time what it was really like (for,the record, I got pregnant the second time before I had forgotten, and I did NOT want to repeat it).

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Well... Ory and ol-zeke -- have you been kicked in the groin before?  Was that more painful than kidney stones?  If yes, then we can deduce that the former would also be worse than giving birth. But if not, then the question remains open.   :;):

When I deduced what was probably going on I went straight to the hospital - horror stories like Ol Zeke's were forefront in my mind.  From first pang to writhing & vomiting in the ER was about 45 minutes.  

I have erected a small shrine dedicated to the doctor who gave me the first magic pain meds...a small bronze likeness of her, surrounded by prayer flags, tribute poems, and candles which I keep eternally lit.  I offered her marriage, but my girlfriend intervened.

...but I digress.  My worst nutsack trauma was several moments of the most excruciating pain imaginable, followed by an unpleasant but manageable dull ache.  But I'm guessing my experience was not as bad as it could be...

So just from my experience...assuming the kidney stone pain would've continued indefinitely without pain control, I would've much preferred a a swift kick in the ol' coin pouch.
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Childbirth because the pain and agony last for 18 years....  :p

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Childbirth because the pain and agony last for 18 years....  :p

...and that's if you're lucky enough to have them leave the house at 18.  

Heck, just this morning at a breakfast restaurant we were next to a table full of ill-behaved screeching carpet vermin...only had to endure that for one hour, and I would've nearly preferred a crane-kick to the ol' yogurt-slingers
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My suspicion has always been that the real comparison issue should be menstrual cramps and a kick in the balls. Both involve your gonads, in agony that can be bad enough to make you pass out or puke, curl up like a fetus and scream, unable to stand, cold sweats.

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The OP poses a question which requires personal experience, so we won't have a satisfactory answer until the science of transgendering advances to the stage of full equipment and functionality.

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I've met plenty of women who either had or wanted to have a second child...but not a single soul who wanted to be kicked in the balls a second time.  

Same goes for kidney stones (which put me in the E.R. this Thanksgiving, BTW...everyone drink water...you do NOT want to share my fate)

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My suspicion has always been that the real comparison issue should be menstrual cramps and a kick in the balls. Both involve your gonads, in agony that can be bad enough to make you pass out or puke, curl up like a fetus and scream, unable to stand, cold sweats.

Yeah. Plus: both are inflicted by forces beyond our control. The difference is, you can look forwards to the cramps every 30 days.  Most people don't get kicked in the privates that often :p

(And lest any of you guys think Echo is exaggerating, I have done all those things during periods at various times, except screaming.  Well, that too, but it was motivated by foolish males, not pain).


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I've been kicked in the nuts before. To be honest, it really wasn't that bad. I would suspect that since they offer epidurals for childbirth, it probably hurts quite a bit more.

The most pain I've ever felt by a mile was a collapsed lung. Having a boil burst behind my eardrum was a relatively close second when I was a kid.


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With one of my kids being adopted and one an emergency c section I never had the labor/delivery experience honestly. But my mom always said her cramps were worse until she was about 17, than her childbirth.

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Believe it or not, I've never been officially kicked in the nuts.

But as a hockey goalie, I once took a slapshot to the nuts from a guy that would enter the NHL the following year. Done broke the cup. I was down for about 10 minutes, didn't walk right for a day, suffered a dull pain for 2-3 days, and didn't even think about women for about 2 weeks.

Still, I think I'd rather repeat that experience than "birth" an 7-pound turd, which is an experience about as close to childbirth as I can imagine.


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Many years ago, I was roughhousing with friends and took a kick in the groin.

I didn't think much of it until a dull ache gradually worsened over several hours. Turned out I had testicular torsion. I was up in northern Michigan working at a lake, and by the time we got to Traverse City medical center I was vomiting. The last thing I remember was a nurse with a needle. I woke up several hours later.

Surgery came that winter to prevent a reoccurrence. That was an experience I would not care to repeat.


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Well this has certainly picked up what was a slow afternoon. Follow up question: why is it so funny to see or hear about someone getting their nuts cracked? It seems to be a cross cultural comedy staple. I'm laughing, just reading these posts.

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Well, Jack's post wasn't so funny, but I didn't see it before I posted mine. Sorry man.

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As Jimmy Buffett once said, in life, tragedies can often become comedies pretty fast with the right attitude.

I was 18 when this event occurred. I think what I remember most was "testing" my new configuration with my girlfriend about a week after surgery. And 25 years later, my son was born (to a different woman). So I guess it all worked out.


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I was 18 when this event occurred. I think what I remember most was "testing" my new configuration with my girlfriend about a week after surgery. And 25 years later, my son was born (to a different woman). So I guess it all worked out.

Wow, that was a long and complicated gestation!   :laugh:
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I've never had a baby but I have had a kidney stone that Demerol wouldn't touch. Took morphine to tame that bad boy. I've also had blunt force trauma to the testicles. Once from a bull calf that didn't want to be castrated and once from a Quarter horse that decided she didn't need her back hoofs checked.

I'll take a kick to the nuts anyday.
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I was 18 when this event occurred. I think what I remember most was "testing" my new configuration with my girlfriend about a week after surgery. And 25 years later, my son was born (to a different woman). So I guess it all worked out.

Wow, that was a long and complicated gestation!   :laugh:

I figured that was coming.

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I had a preemie for my first kid who barely weighed 5 pounds. That wasn't so hard, I did it natural with no pain meds. I was "this is soooo easy!!".

Then 12 years later, I had kid two. Who was 9 pounds. Holy crap, that epidural was soooo good.

Then I had kid 3 2-years after. He was 10 1/2 pounds when I had him at 38 weeks. Had a toddler sized head. He fit in freaking 3 month clothing at birth. I was in "early" labor for 3 months with never ending contractions. Walk up the damn stairs and I had to lay down. I felt like that kid was going to fall out every day. Walking hurt so bad - I waddled for months.
Oh yeah, and he was sunny side up which was my second kid to be that way. Let me put it this way: an epidural DOESN'T block the pain when they are. I felt every bit of it when I went into labor.
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Sar, I didn't know that about the epidural and sunny-side-up babies.  Glad I never got around to it with mine!

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