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Good News For Women – Science Finds They Have A “Higher Pain Threshold” Than Men

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Praise the Gods of Venus!

Turns out that because women “forget pain” quicker than their male counterparts, they have a higher threshold for pain – that’s according to a new study.

Canadian scientists leading the investigation note that pain between the two sexes is registered completely differently, with recent science making quite a few interesting discoveries about male and female reactions to pain.

Dr Loren Martin, from the University of Toronto, found that men react more to pain than females do in general.

In the first of two experiments, 41 men and 38 women were exposed to low-level heat pain. They then rated their pain on a scale of zero to 100.

Immediately afterwards, they were subjected to a more painful experience and the whole thing was then repeated the very next day.

The study found that men rated their pain “higher than they did the day before, and higher than women did”.

“That came as a complete surprise,” says Dr. Mogil.

It is hoped that the study and developments from it will eventually help find new treatments for chronic pain.

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